News UK Names Simon Collins As MD Of Betting & Gaming

News UK has named Simon Collins, co-founder of Cashcade and Gaming Realms, as its betting and gaming sector managing director.

Collins co-founded Cashcade in 2001, and later developed the bingo site and flagship brand FoxyBingo, which was sold for £96 m ($123.9 m) in 2009 to PartyGaming.

He co-founded Gaming Realms in 2018, which focuses on offering mobile real-money gaming opportunities.

In February this year, Gaming Realms sold its B2C Bear Group subsidiary to River iGaming for £ 11.5 m.

Collins will oversee the development of the gaming brands of News UK, including Dream Team, Sun Bingo and Sun Racing, in the new role.

Scott Taunton, CEO of Wireless’s parent company said: “There are few more experienced players in the online gaming space than Simon Collins.

“He has a history of building audiences and value around brilliant digital gaming brands.”

Collins said: “I am particularly excited to take up this new role as I believe there are a number of opportunities to develop the existing business.

“I’m looking forward to working with what I know is a very talented team, across some of the UK’s biggest brands.”