Gaming Intelligence Hot 50 2021
Chief executive officer
Matt Davey has quietly had a very good year with Tekkorp – investing in and advising companies such as BetMakers and Scout Gaming Group. He has seen valuations bloom but he has also been putting the foundations in place to start making much bigger moves.
He has partnered with Resorts Casino owner Morris Bailey and recruited a team that covers pretty much every facet of the betting and gaming spectrum. His meticulously compiled Board includes former Caesars CEO Tony Rodio, Facebook’s former head of gaming Sean Ryan, Ernst & Young’s global gaming lead Tom Roche, and former Stars Group general counsel Marlon Goldstein. But perhaps his biggest coup is the recruitment of Goldstein’s former colleague Robin Chhabra, possibly the industry’s most respected deal doer.
Tekkorp announced its $250m initial public offering in October, with a view to finding a high growth betting and gaming company to merge with. You can expect whatever company Davey lands on to fly high. Few share his ambition or his track record.