The Isle of Man Government's Department of Economic Development has appointed Tony Ure as its new head of e-Gaming.

Ure has been working as an industry consultant for a number of years, following a long career in the private sector. He takes over from Mark Robson, who stepped down from the role in March this year.

"Tony has spent over 30 years working for some of the most recognisable names in the industry," the department's director of e-Business Jonathan Mills said. "His extensive global experience in launching and running products and platforms across online and land-based operations will undoubtedly help drive continued growth in the Isle of Man’s e-Gaming sector, which currently represents around 20 per cent of the Island's economy."

Ure began his career with Grosvenor Casinos, rising through the ranks to a management position before joining the Sheraton Group to launch a new casino in Egypt. He then shifted into online gaming with Ladbrokes. Working from the operator's Gibraltar office, he was responsible for launching and managing its online poker business, helping create the Sky Poker Million tournament.

He then joined International Game Technology (IGT), spending a decade as its head of poker operations before moving into consultancy early in 2016.

"I am looking forward to working with the e-Gaming team in the Department of Economic Development," Ure said of his new role. "It is an exciting time to join and continue the growth of the Isle of Man as the premier iGaming jurisdiction."


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