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Caesars Sports fires longtime Las Vegas bookmaker

Updated August 31, 2021 - 6:13 pm

Longtime Las Vegas bookmaker Nick Bogdanovich has been fired by Caesars Sports four months after Caesars Entertainment purchased William Hill for $4 billion and named Bogdanovich its vice president of trading.

Bogdanovich, who was previously William Hill’s sportsbook director since 2012, confirmed Tuesday that he had been let go.

“They wanted to go in a different direction,” Bogdanovich said in a text message.

He declined further comment.

Bogdanovich, 59, was director of bookmaking operations at Club Cal-Neva sportsbooks when William Hill bought Club Cal-Neva, American Wagering and Brandywine Bookmaking for $55 million in 2011.

A Las Vegas native and Western High School graduate, Bogdanovich played basketball and earned a degree in business administration from Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho.

He started his career in the sports betting industry in Las Vegas in 1986 as a ticket writer at the Sands sportsbook. He spent nine years as Binion’s Horseshoe sportsbook director and also ran books at the Stratosphere, Mandalay Bay and the Golden Nugget.

Messages sent to Caesars Sports and William Hill seeking comment weren’t returned.

Contact reporter Todd Dewey at tdewey@reviewjournal.com. Follow @tdewey33 on Twitter.

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