Rafi Ashkenazi, Rational Group Chief Executive Officer, announced yesterday that Zeno Osskó has been appointed as Managing Director of BetStars which is Rational Group’s online sportsbook brand that also operates the PokerStars online poker brand.
Osskó will join BetStars on the 12 of September and assume responsibility for the overal performance of the company’s business, reporting to Ashkenazi. Osskó has over 10 years of iGaming experience with publicly traded German gaming company mybet, most recently serving as the firm’s Chief Executive Officer.
“Zeno is the right person to lead BetStars into the future,” Ashkenazi said. “His experience leading a portfolio of online and retail gaming products and the development and roll-out of an omni-channel sports betting product will help position BetStars for continued product improvement and growth. He is a strong addition to our experienced executive management team.”
Osskó held many senior management positions at mybet, inlcuding Managing Director, beofre being appointed as Chief Executive Officer in 2015.
“I’m eager to join the team and build upon BetStars’ foundations,” said Ossko. “BetStars has a bright future within the PokerStars family and I look forward to leveraging PokerStars’ existing base of more than 103 million registered customers as well as making BetStars a new customer acquisition channel for the company.”
Prior to mybet, Osskó held positions at Vienna Online and Datango AG (currently SAP AG). He will relocate to Isle of Man, where the company is headquartered.
BetStars is a betting brand under Pokerstars, that also offers an online casino. Players who enjoy a diverse selection of online playing options can easily navigate from the brand’s online sportsbook, to their casino lobby and then to their online poker rooms. The platform is available to players from many countries, including Canada, and it is expected that the website will be rolled out in more jurisdictions during the coming months.