Gaming industry veteran Holly Gagnon and litigator Alex Spiro to bring specialized expertise to Bragg’s strong Board and management team
TORONTO, May 12, 2021 – Global B2B gaming technology and content provider Bragg Gaming Group (TSX:BRAG, OTC: BRGGD) (“Bragg” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce the appointment of two new directors, Holly Gagnon and Alex Spiro joined Bragg’s board of directors (“Board“), effective May 11, 2021.
Holly Gagnon is an experienced gaming industry CEO, with over 29 years’ in the industry. Ms. Gagnon is Co-Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chair at Artemis Strategic Investment Corporation. Ms. Gagnon serves as a board member of GameWorks, Inc., is a trustee for the Conference Board, and is a founding board member of Global Gaming Women. She is a Distinguished Fellow for the International Gaming Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She also holds the role of President of HGC Hospitality Gaming Consulting and is a senior strategic advisor for Spectrum Gaming Group.
She has formerly held senior positions at Seneca Gaming Corporation, Caesars Entertainment Corporation, MGM Resorts International, and Harrah’s Entertainment Inc., Chumash Enterprises for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians and Pearl River Resort in Mississippi. Ms. Gagnon holds a B.S. in Accounting from Bentley University in Massachusetts and an MBA from Chaminade University of Honolulu and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Alex Spiro is a well-known litigator and investor and serves as Chair of Glassbridge Enterprises. Mr. Spiro is a former prosecutor and the former coordinator of a program for children with autism at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School’s psychiatric facility. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School, where he also continues to teach. He has lectured and written on a variety of subjects related to psychology and the law.
“We’re extremely pleased that Holly and Alex have agreed to contribute their expertise to the Bragg Board,” said Paul Godfrey, Chair of the Board at Bragg Gaming Group. “Holly’s extensive experience in the North American gaming sector will be invaluable as we expand our footprint in the U.S., and Alex brings exceptional analytical and business leadership skills to the team. Their areas of expertise are strong complements to our current Board.”
“I’m excited to join Bragg at this key time in its evolution,” said Ms. Gagnon. “The Company’s recent announcement of its acquisition of U.S.-based Spin Games will be a foundation for strong U.S. and North American growth and I’m eager to contribute my experience to the mission.”
“I’m happy to leverage my knowledge and network to accelerate their growth strategy,” said Alex Spiro.
About Bragg Gaming Group
Bragg Gaming Group (TSX:BRAG, OTC: BRGGD) is a global B2B gaming technology and content provider. Since its inception in 2012, Bragg has grown to include operations across Europe and Latin America and is expanding into an international force within the growing global online gaming market.
Through its wholly owned subsidiary ORYX Gaming, Bragg delivers an innovative business-to-business iGaming platform, casino content aggregator, managed sportsbook and managed services provider, offering cutting-edge content from leading studios.
Bragg’s ORYX Gaming is licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) and the Romanian National Gambling Office (ONJN) and its content is certified or approved in 18 other major jurisdictions. Underpinning Bragg Gaming Group’s commitment to information security, ORYX Gaming was recently awarded an ISO/IEC 27001 certificate.
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