Simon Collins has stepped down from his role as managing director of betting and gaming at media giant News UK, in order to pursue a new start-up opportunity.
Collins joined News UK in November 2019, where he oversaw a portfolio including bingo brand Sun Bingo, racing affiliate Sun Racing and fantasy sports product Dream Team.
Collins said that while he enjoyed his time at News UK, he wanted to return to the start-up space.
He has previously been involved with two high-profile gaming businesses. He was a co-founder of Foxy Bingo operator Cashcade, that was sold to PartyGaming in a £95.9m deal in 2009. Following the acquisition he ran an investment fund for the operator.
Collins, along with many of the Cashcade team, then went on to establish Gaming Realms, where he worked until 2019.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at News UK,” Collins said. “It’s been a pleasure to work with such a talented team to develop some of the most popular gaming products in the UK environment – from..