The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) has appointed experienced gaming executives llkim Hincer and George Sweny to its Board of Directors. Hincer is currently Executive VP and Chief Legal Officer at Hard Rock International and will serve as Chair of the CGA Board, with Sweny, who is VP of Compliance at Flutter Entertainment, assuming the role of Vice-Chair.
“I am pleased that Ilkim has accepted the role of Chair of the Board of Directors,” said CGA President and CEO Paul Burns. “I have known Ilkim for years and have followed his notable career in the gaming industry. He has a strong track record with some of the world’s largest operators, both here in Canada and in the US. I look forward to working alongside him as we bounce back from the pandemic and position the CGA to capitalise on all of the exciting technology, iGaming and sports betting developments across Canada.”
Hincer said of his new role: “I am honoured to serve as Chair. The CGA has played a key role in helping our industry weather this incredibly challenging pandemic. I want to thank Carrie Kormos for her transformational leadership during her term as Chair, and look forward to working with Paul, the Board and our many diverse stakeholders as we recover and continue to grow in these rapidly evolving times.”
The CGA Board is now comprised of 16 members, including representatives of FansUnite Entertainment, Everi, IGT, DraftKings, Great Canadian Gaming, Gateway Casinos, Konami, Scientific Games, Niagara Casinos and the Responsible Gambling Council.