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This past weekend 888 co-founder Shay Ben-Yitzhak died in a plane crash in Israel, while his 11-year old son survived the crash with serious injuries.
Shay Ben-Yitzhak, 52, had helped form the online betting group Casino-on-Net, which provided casino, poker, and sportsbetting services. It eventually grew to become a publicly-traded company, making the entrepreneur wealthy. He was flying this past weekend with his son when the aircraft reportedly had a malfunction, diving straight into the ground.
When emergency personnel arrived at the scene, the elder Ben-Yitzhak was already deceased, and his son was injured. Mechanical tools were needed to pull the two from the vehicle. The accident is currently being investigated, with no conclusion related as to why the crash happened.
The thoughts of the Casino Listings staff goes out to Ben-Yitzhak's family and friends during this difficult time.
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