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Black Type founder Craig Nicholson leaves the online bookmaking firm

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Craig Nicholson, chief operating officer of online bookmaker Black Type, has left the business he co-founded in 2016.

His responsibilities are set to be taken over by the firm's head of operations Stephen Davison.

No reason was given for Nicholson's departure from Black Type, which was launched by Dave Gowers and Nicholson in conjunction with Mylo Sangster – the grandson of Robert Sangster.

Chief executive Keith Oliver said: "Craig dedicated a lot of time, effort and hard work to take Black Type from the drawing board to the fast-growing business it is today.

"I, along with the entire team, owe him a debt of gratitude as we look to finish what Craig started and take the business onto another level in the coming years."

Gowers, who left Black Type in 2016, and Nicholson had previously overseen 888sport's racing products while working at sportsbook supplier Kambi.

Black Type were launched with the promise winning punters would not be closed down, although management has admitted some customers are restricted.

Nicholson said: "As a co-founder of Black Type, I am immensely proud of the achievements of the Black Type team.

"For the company to grow from a start-up to be established as a brand in the competitive UK market in such a short period of time is testimony to their hard work and dedication.

"It has been a privilege to be part of the leadership team through such an exciting journey and I wish them well for the future."


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