Julians, Malta–(Newsfile Corp. – June 12, 2023) – Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMBL) (NASDAQ: GMBLP) (NASDAQ: GMBLW) (NASDAQ: GMBLZ) (“Esports Entertainment” or the “Company”), a leading, global iGaming Company and business-to-business (B2B) esports content and solutions provider, today announced the addition of Mr. Robert Soper to the Company’s Board of Directors.
“I am honored to welcome Robert, a highly esteemed and widely renowned leader in the resort and gaming industries, to our Board of Directors,” commented Alex Igelman Chief Executive Officer of Esports Entertainment Group. “He brings an impressive track record and deep relationships across the industry that I believe will add tremendous value to our Company as we execute on our strategic turnaround. His willingness to join our board illustrates his confidence in the Company’s ongoing transformation, as well as our significant potential within the iGaming and esports sectors.”
Mr. Soper brings over two decades of experience in the resort and gaming industry, having overseen the development of numerous projects from the ground-up, while also leading the operations of integrated resort properties in very competitive regional and destination markets. He is the founder and CEO of Sun Gaming & Hospitality, a leading provider of advisory services to resort operators, investors, regulatory bodies, private equity funds, banks and developers in every area of resort finance, development and operations for large-scale projects.
Mr. Soper previously served as President & CEO of Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre, PA, and President & CEO of Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT. As President & CEO of these properties, Mr. Soper was responsible for overseeing the successful launch of the first casino in the Commonwealth of PA as well as the launch of online gaming for the organization. In addition, Mr. Soper served as President & CEO of the Mohegan parent company, Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority (MTGA) where he oversaw all business development efforts and day-to-day operations of MTGA. Among his accomplishments, Mr. Soper successfully led the effort to procure an Integrated Resort License in Korea among a global field of 34 applicants, for the purposes of developing a world-class integrated resort at Incheon Airport, as well as overseeing all financing for the project as International President.
Mr. Soper graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics from the University of Georgia, and graduated with a Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia Law with honors, also serving on the Editorial Board of the Georgia Law Review.
About Esports Entertainment Group
Esports Entertainment Group is a leading, global MGA-licensed, “esports-first” iGaming B2C operator and a US-focused B2B aggregator and supplier of esports solutions and e-simulator content. The Company owns and operates the world’s leading esports venue management system, currently deployed in 810 global locations, including more than 100 colleges and universities. The Company’s strategy is to capitalize on the multi-billion-dollar market for esports and esports wagering by leveraging its leading position in the industry. The Company is also targeting the rapidly growing market for e-simulator content, which features competitive, short-cycle head-to-head leagues that are optimized for betting. In addition to its plans to distribute esports content, the Company currently provides B2C-focused wagering through its MGA-licensed suite of brands. For additional information about the Company, please visit www.esportsentertainmentgroup.com.
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