Senior Director, Product and Operations, Online Gaming
Warren Steven is a senior executive with over 25 years of experience in the electronic entertainment industry, of which the last 15 years were spent in the online gambling industry. For the last 4 and a half years, he has lead the online gambling product and operations team at Landry’s Inc. where they successfully launched the Golden Nugget online casino in New Jersey, USA in 2013.
Golden Nugget is considered one of the top-tier online casinos in New Jersey and is well positioned for expansion into any newly regulated markets. The Golden Nugget was presented with the eGR North America – 2017 Operator of the Year award and have the honor of winning the iGaming North America - Operator of the Year award for the last 3 consecutive years.
Looking back, Warren started out his career as an entrepreneur in South Africa pioneering the early adoption of e-Sports in Africa, as well as starting and developing on his print and online publishing business focused on electronic entertainment. An opportunity to join the online gambling industry presented itself in 2003 focused on brand and marketing management, where he learned the nuances of operating online casinos.
In 2007, Warren took the opportunity to move to Europe with his family and joined Paddy Power in Ireland to manage their Casino and Games division and then segue across the pond to the UK to take on the challenge of heading up Betclic Everest Group’s Casino and Games division and over the next few years moved up to take on P&L responsibility for their entire iGaming division until 2013.
Over the 15 years in online gambling, Warren has gathered key experience in brand, marketing, product and operations and has the knowledge and experience of being able to adapt and deliver on large scale M&A projects, established larger operations and smaller scale start-ups.