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December 9, 2022 Marketing, Personnel, Canada

Six new board members appointed to Canadian Gaming Association

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Bruce Caughill, Managing Director for Rush Street Interactive, is one of the five new members.

The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) announced the appointment of six new board members to the Association's Board of Directors during the Annual General Meeting on December 7, 2022.

Bruce Caughill, Managing Director (Canada) for Rush Street Interactive, is one of the five new members added to the board. He brings with him nearly 25 years of executive experience in the Canadian gaming industry.

Caughill served as Chief Legal Officer with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario and before that was the VP Legal and Chief Compliance Officer with the Niagara Casinos.

Playtech Head of Regulatory Affairs Charmaine Hogan, who has several years of experience in the gambling industry was also appointed to the Association's Board of Directors.

Chair of the Board Ilkim Hincer commented: "Given this unprecedented time of growth in the Canadian gaming industry, the CGA Board of Directors has been amplified by five new members.

"Increased representation is important to ensure that the work of the board reflects the diverse needs of Canadian gaming. I look forward to continued collaboration with the board as we work together to shape a progressive environment that enables this industry to succeed."

Mark Harper and Dale Hooper were also appointed to the Canadian Gaming Association board. Harper has been the General Manager at NS Sports for five years. Hooper is the General Manager of FanDuel Canada and has over twenty years of leadership experience. 

Both Niaz Nejad and Scott Vanderwel were announced as board members as well, Nejad is currently Senior Vice President and Head of Marketing for US and Canada at Aristocrat Gaming.

Vanderwel has been the PointsBet Canada CEO since August 2021. Prior to his time with the company, he was the Senior Vice President for Rogers Communications. 

CGA President and CEO Paul Burns said: "We welcome to Charmaine, Bruce, Niaz, Mark, Dale, and Scott to the CGA board and believe their experience will help the Association launch its new strategic plan to guide our growth and development over the next several years."

Several Canadian Gaming Association board members will be leaving due to term limits expiring.

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