Dennis Drazin appointed to PlayUp Board of Directors

PlayUp is pleased to announce that Industry Legend and Hall of Famer Dennis Drazin has joined the PlayUp Board.

Mr Drazin was recently appointed to the Board and will help drive the USA business and support the company with its global growth strategy.

Mr Drazin is the Chairman and CEO of Darby Development LLC, the operator of the largest Racetrack in New Jersey (Monmouth Park). The track made history when it took the first legal sports wager by Governor Phil Murphy on 14 June 2018. For decades, he has been an advisor to the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and became Chairman of the New Jersey Racing Commission in 2009.

Mr Drazin also masterminded the repeal of PASPA which led to the legalization of sports betting across the USA. For his personal achievements, he was inducted into the Sports Betting Hall of Fame in 2019. He is principal of law firm Drazin and Warshaw, a well-recognized global expert and a leading voice in the racing and gambling industry.

Mr Drazin said: “I am very excited to join PlayUp and look forward to utilizing my many years of experience and industry leadership to develop and expand PlayUp’s extensive strategy as they look to grow their USA and Global presence in online betting.”

Daniel Simic, Global CEO of PlayUp, said “Dennis is a well-recognized figure in the USA Betting industry and will add enormous experience to our Board. I look forward to working with him as we expand our global footprint.”

Mr Simic also added, “significant progress has been made to introduce fixed-odds horse racing in the USA and what better person to have on our board than the man helping to currently oversee the pilot program.”

About PlayUp

PlayUp is a next generation entertainment and technology group that enriches the lives of its clients by providing an entertaining, rewarding, and responsible online betting service. At its core, PlayUp develops innovative betting technologies in-house to power its brands and deliver world-class user experiences. Its energies are focused on fulfilling the needs of dedicated and passionate users who seek a deeper connection to the games they play.

PlayUp’s mission is to unify online betting into one platform inclusive of Sports Betting, Fixed-Odds Racing (Horses and Greyhounds), iGaming, Esports and Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) where it now hosts Australia’s largest and indeed some of the world’s biggest prize pools in competitive peer-to-peer online betting.

The company holds online betting licenses in multiple jurisdictions and currently operates in Australia, New Zealand, India and several regulated USA states.