The board of plc (‘’), the global online gaming group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Edward Comins as Chief Operating Officer of its European Wagering Services business, with effect from 6 February 2007.

Ed Comins has over 15 years’ experience in the betting and gaming industry with Coral, Ladbroke Casinos, the Tote, where he had overall responsibility for developing Totepool’s pari-mutuel business and latterly at GameAccount, a provider of on-line skill games to sportsbook, casino and poker operators, where he managed betting partner relationships with key clients.

Garry Knowles, Chief Executive of, said: “I am delighted that Ed will be joining one of our key businesses. With his in-depth experience of pari-mutuel betting, I am confident his appointment is a significant step forward for the group.”