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Star Hires Robbie Cooke as CEO in Bid to Chart Recovery

  • Cooke previously led lottery and gaming operator Tatts
  • Star’s challenges to be his ‘priority and focus,’ Cooke says
The Star complex, operated by Star Entertainment Group, in Sydney.
The Star complex, operated by Star Entertainment Group, in Sydney.Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg
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Star Entertainment Group Ltd. named Robbie Cooke as chief executive officer as the Australian casino operator attempts to recover from a damaging regulatory inquiry.

Cooke’s appointment is subject to regulatory approvals and his start date will be confirmed later, Star said Wednesday. Cooke was CEO of lottery operator Tatts Group from 2013 to 2018 and is currently managing director of Australian financial technology provider Tyro Payments Ltd.