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bwin.party appointed new poker director

Online gambling company bwin.party has appointed Jeffrey Haas as its new group director of poker, ahead of the group’s planned launch of new poker software later this year.

Pokerfuse.com reports Haas will take up his new position in September, shortly after the expected launch of the new software.

He will work alongside current director of poker Chris Welch during his first month in the position to oversee the implementation of the new software, before Welch departs at the end of September.

Haas will join bwin.party from PokerStars where he was director of strategy, business development and new platforms. He will also be familiar with bwin.party, having worked for the group in Sweden as director of product management for the Ongame Network between 2005 and 2006.

John Shepherd, director of corporate communications at bwin.party, said: 'We are pleased to have secured Jeffrey’s services to head up poker. He is a well known and seasoned professional who knows poker inside out.'

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