DraftKings Hire Las Vegas Veteran Johnny Avello

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DraftKings has announced that it has hired longtime Wynn Resorts operative Johnny Avello.

The 65-year-old will assume the title of Director of Operations with DraftKings. Avello has been involved in sports betting operations in Las Vegas since the 1970s. A statement issued by DraftKings said that Avello will be involved in oversight on retail sportsbook trading and risk management in his new role.

“Johnny is considered a legend in Las Vegas,” said Matt Kalish, co-founder of DraftKings and the company’s chief revenue officer. “He is very respected in the gaming industry and brings well over 30 years of experience, insights and ideas to DraftKings. We’re committed to building a world-class sports betting operation by putting together amazing talent with diverse experiences and backgrounds, and Johnny’s arrival brings us one step closer to that goal.”