Longtime Las Vegas bookmaker Nick Bogdanovich confirmed to media that he has been fired by Caesars Sports just four months after Caesars Entertainment completed its $4 billion acquisition of William Hill and named Bogdanovich as its vice president of trading.
According to a text message to the Las Vegas Review Journal, Bogdanovich merely said that Caesars “wanted to go in a different direction” He refused to make further comments.
William Hill Sportsbook Director
Prior to being the vice president of trading at Caesars, Bogdanovich served as William Hill sportsbook director since 2012.
As sportsbook director, Bogdanovich was in-charge of risk management and ensuring that the company’s trading department complies with the Nevada Gaming Regulations. Bogdanovich also made sure that William Hills’ betting meny is the best in class.
Unless he decided to take a break, it’s unlikely he will be jobless for long. With his knowledge, experience and worldwide contacts would make him a valuable asset to any sports betting organization.
With the sports betting industry wars heating up right now, several competitors are already rumored to be in talks to sign Bogdanovich to their fold.
Bogdanovich Rose from the Ranks
Bogdanovich rose from the ranks to become one of Sin City’s top bookmaker. He started his sports betting industry career in 1986 as a ticket writer at the Sand sportsbook in Las Vegas. He also spent nine years as Binion’s Horseshoe sportsbook director and was also in-charge of sportsbooks at the Stratosphere, Mandalay Bay, and the Golden Nugget.
A native of Las Vegas who attended Western High School, Bogdanovich played college basketball while earning a degree in business administration from Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho.
He was a director of bookmaking operations at Club Cal-Neva sportsbooks when the latter and the American Wagering and Brandywine Bookmaking were bought by William Hill for $55 million in 2011.