Thursday, July 29, 2021
Robert Gansmo

Former Wynn Macau CFO to join High 5 Games

High 5 Games today announced the appointment of former Wynn Resorts executive Robert Gansmo as chief financial officer, bolstering its C-level team with the addition of the gaming industry leader. Mr. Gansmo joins High 5 Games as the company continues to expand its presence in North America and beyond.
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Alibaba anchor investor in HK$2bln Greater Bay Area startup venture fund

E-commerce giant Alibaba is going to be a key investor in a HK$2 billion Greater Bay Area venture fund aimed at further integrating the region via startups in the Greater Bay Area.
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Far East Consortium to develop 56-story skyscraper in London

Hong Kong-based developer Far East Consortium (FEC) iis planning to build a 56-story skyscraper in London's Canary Wharf, having submitted the plans to demolish the current office building sitting on the site.
President Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte says gambling a necessary evil to fight pandemic

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, a strong opposer to online gambling in the country, on Wednesday begrudgingly admitted that the activity was necessary to boost the country’s Covid-19 response funds.

Regulating the Game organizers mulls postponing event 

The organizers behind the “Regulating the Game” seminar, held during the week of the Australasian Gaming Expo says it has begun exploring the possibility of “pushing the course back to later in the year.”
Lynn McCreary

Sportradar Appoints Lynn S. McCreary as Chief Legal Officer

Sportradar, a leading global provider of sports betting and sports entertainment products and services, announced the appointment of Lynn S. McCreary as Chief Legal Officer. 
Paul Newson, SENET

Regulators barely have a seat at the table [video]

Asia Gaming Brief asia editor Felix Ng catches up with former gaming regulator Paul Newson, Principal at Senet Advisory about how the pandemic, and recent royal commissions have sparked change in the approach to gaming regulation in Australia.
Julie Allison, Microgaming

Microgaming set to strengthen global presence with new director of markets Julie Allison

Leading content aggregator, Microgaming, has reinforced its senior leadership team with the appointment of Julie Allison as director of markets.
Tilak Mandadi

MGM Resorts hires former Disney and Amex exec 

U.S. casino operator MGM Resorts has announced that Tilak Mandadi to will join the company July 6th in the newly created position of Chief Strategy, Innovation & Technology Officer. 
Ron Babini

Gaming veteran Ron Babini passes away

To all gaming-industry colleagues, we announce with great sadness that Ron Babini, a well-known and popular gaming executive, passed away, suddenly and unexpectedly, at the age of 56 on May 26th in Kiev.

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