alaxy Gaming announced Wednesday that it added gaming industry veteran Gavin Isaacs to its Board of Directors. The appointment is subject to customary gaming regulatory approvals.
"Gavin brings a rare broad set of skills to the Galaxy Gaming Board including his leadership roles, public company background, international reach and deep industry experience. Our shareholders will benefit a great deal from his contributions to the Board’s efforts in setting the strategic direction of the Company. We are excited to get started," stated Mark Lipparelli, Galaxy’s Chairman of the Board.
"I believe Galaxy Gaming is in a very unique place, with tremendous opportunities in front of it. I am very pleased to be joining the Board of Directors. I am hopeful that my experience in gaming, especially my time in the table games business, and my experience in M&A, will be helpful in driving Galaxy to the next level," said Isaacs.
On the appointment of Isaacs, Todd Cravens, Galaxy’s CEO stated, "I have known Gavin for a number of years, and we have always wanted to find a way to work together. As we grow into new markets and new product lines, Gavin’s counsel will be invaluable."
Gavin Isaacs began his career as an attorney in Australia. He has held leadership positions within the gaming industry, including President of Aristocrat Technologies, Chief Operating Officer of Bally Technologies, CEO of SHFL Entertainment and President and CEO of Scientific Games. Gavin is also the Non-executive Chairman of SBTech.
He left his post as Vice Chairman of Scientific Games' board in December. Throughout his tenure, Isaacs oversaw the sale of SHFL to Bally in 2013, and then headed Scientific Games’ $5.1bn merger with Bally in 2014.
Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, Galaxy develops, manufactures and distributes innovative proprietary table games, state-of-the-art electronic wagering platforms and enhanced bonusing systems to land-based, riverboat, cruise ships, and online casinos worldwide.