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Draftkings Sportsbook adds former Wynn Resorts executive


DraftKings Sportsbook has added an experienced sports betting director to its team.

Johnny Avello has left his executive director post at fellow operator Wynn Resorts to join the sportsbook and oversee retail operations.

DraftKings co-founder Matt Kalish is quoted by Legal Sports Report as saying: Johnny is considered a legend in Las Vegas. He is very respected in the gaming industry and brings well over 30 years of experience, insights and ideas to DraftKings.”

The addition of Avello follows those of Frank Kunovic as Head of Retail Operations and Jamie Shea as Head of Sportsbook Digital.

Kunovic was previously Director Specialty Games for operator Caesars Entertainment, while Shea has joined from supplier IGT, where she was Sports Betting and PlaySpot Specialist. 

DraftKings was the first mobile sportsbook in the US to offer bets in a state other than Nevada, when it accepted wagers in New Jersey in August.