With the recent news that Bet365 boss Denise Coates earned £469m this past year, it is clear that women are at the forefront of the igaming industry today.
In a business that has experienced huge growth in recent times, there is a range of female figures doing exciting things across the igaming industry. From new online bingo sites to decades-old igaming giants, women are revolutionizing the ways in which the entire sector functions.
In this article, we will take a look at some of the most influential females in the world of igaming, from CEOs to CFOs, and more, we will take a long look at some of the most exciting women in the business.
So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the woman who might just be the world’s most influential figure in terms of igaming.
After founding Bet365 in her home some twenty years ago, the boss of Bet365 was paid one of the best pay packets in UK business history.
As the top paid director of Bet365, CBE Coates took home a salary of £421m in the year ending 29 March. What’s more, she got £48m in dividends, jumping her overall pay to £469m.
As one of Britain's richest females, Coates has donated tens of millions to charity through her Denise Coates Foundation. This year, Coates’ salary was higher than the £277m she took home in 2019, meaning she made close to £1.2m every single day in the previous year.
Far from simply a flourishing for online gambling sites, the women leading the way in the igaming industry are also holding down some top positions at the world’s biggest software companies.
This has never been more true than of Therese Hillman, CEO of NetEnt. As one of the planet’s most popular providers, NetEnt is a behemoth of the igaming industry and under Hillman, this has only become more true. Since taking the mantle of boss in 2017, she has managed to make the company more efficient and has overlooked a surge in commercial growth.
Hillman has already had to make tough decisions since arriving at the brand in 2017. In the past few years, she has reduced the workforce in the brand’s Stockholm head office to try and improve the firm’s efficiency and gain commercial growth.
Home to some of the world’s most played slot games such as Starburst, Gonzo’s Quest, and more, NetEnt has gone from strength to strength under Hillman and all roads point to continued success for this wildly popular Swedish software creator.
Overall, it can be said that women who are leading the way in the igaming industry are pushing the sector from strength to strength. Whether through the knowledge of professionals at the helm of the world’s top sites or with a canny eye on things from the games' perspective, things have never been so rosy for women in igaming.
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