Gaming Innovation Group – appointment of new board member

1 April, 2022

The board of directors in Gaming Innovation Group Inc. (“GiG”) has appointed Mr. Michael Ahearne as new board member. Mr. Ahearne is currently CEO of SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited (“SkyCity”). The appointment follows the approval by the shareholders in the Special Meeting of Shareholders on 20 January 2022, and the completion of the acquisition of Sportnco Gaming SAS today.

Mr. Ahearne joined SkyCity in December 2017 as Group Chief Operating Officer and was responsible for driving value across SkyCity’s properties in New Zealand and Australia. Mr. Ahearne also led SkyCity’s online gaming strategy, including overseeing the establishment of SkyCity Online Casino in 2019. His extensive global experience in the gaming industry spans over 20 years across multiple sectors, including land-based and online casinos, as well as retail and online sports betting. Prior to joining SkyCity, Mr. Ahearne held a number of senior leadership roles at Paddy Power Betfair, Aristocrat and The Star Casino in Sydney. Mr. Ahearne is a qualified accountant and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Technology, Sydney.

GiG is pleased to welcome Mr. Ahearne as new board member and expect that his background from the gaming industry will add experience and competence to the Company going forward.

GiG’s board of directors now consists of seven members; Petter Nylander (Chairman), Henrik Persson Ekdahl, Helge Nielsen, Nicolas Adlercreutz, Kjetil Garstad, Kathryn Moore Baker and Michael Ahearne.

For further information, please contact:
Petter Nylander, Chairman of GiG, [email protected]  +46 76 525 09 55


About Gaming Innovation Group (GiG):
Gaming Innovation Group is a leading iGaming technology company, providing solutions, products and services to iGaming Operators. Founded in 2012, Gaming Innovation Group’s vision is ‘To be the industry leading platform, sportbook and media provider delivering world class solutions to our iGaming partners and their customers’.  GiG’s mission is to drive sustainable growth and profitability of our partners through product innovation, scalable technology and quality of service. Gaming Innovation Group operates out of Malta and is dual-listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol GIG and on Nasdaq Stockholm under the ticker symbol GIGSEK. www.gig.com


The B2B services, including GIG Core (online gaming platform), and GIG Sports (proprietary sportsbook), are licensed and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority (licence number: MGA/CRP/330/2016 issued on the 1st August 2018) and the UK Gambling Commission (44073).

The licences are held by iGamingCloud Limited (Company Reg. No. C48466 of @GIG Beach, Triq id-Dragunara, St. Julians, STJ3148, Malta.)

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