December 23, 2021 Land Based, Partnerships, Personnel

Canadian Gaming Association appoints new Chair, Vice-Chair

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llkim Hincer and George Sweny will join the CGA’s board of directors.

The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) has appointed llkim Hincer, Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, Hard Rock International, as Chair. It also appointed George Sweny, Vice-President, Compliance, Flutter Entertainment, as Vice-Chair of the CGA’s board of directors.

Both will join Danielle Bush, Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP, and Robert Scarpelli, Managing Director, HLT Advisory, who hold the roles of Corporate Secretary and Treasurer on the CGA’s board.

Paul Burns, CGA’s President and CEO, had positive things to say about the upcoming changes: “I am pleased that Ilkim has accepted the role of Chair of the Board of Directors.

"I’ve known Ilkim for years and have followed his notable career in the gaming industry. Ilkim has a strong track record with some of the world’s largest gaming operators, both here in Canada and in the United States. I look forward to working alongside him as we bounce back from the pandemic and position the CGA to capitalize on all of the exciting technology, iGaming, and sports betting developments across Canada.”

Hincer praised the CGA for its efforts in helping during the past year, and he expressed his excitement to serve on the board.

“I’m honored to serve as Chair. The CGA has played a key role in helping our industry weather this incredibly challenging pandemic,” said Hincer.

“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.”

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