GAN, the gaming solutions provider formerly known as GameAccount Network, has hired former SHFL online gaming chief Michael Daly as its executive vice president of systems.

Daly is a thirteen-year veteran of the gambling industry and joins GAN on a full-time basis after recently working with the company as a consultant.

He previously served as chief executive of banking technology start-up Automated Cash Systems until June this year, having previously served as SHFL’s vice president of online gaming. Daly also worked for Bally Technologies, creating the company’s mobile, internet and social division as senior director of interactive division operations.

“Michael brings a wealth of experience in the emerging US Internet gaming industry combined with a solid background working in the land-based casino sector,” GAN chief executive Dermot Smurfit commented. “His versatility and industry savvy make him an integral part of GAN expansion in the US market.

“GAN has a strong history and reputation as the industry leader in the US Internet gaming space, and bringing in consummate professionals such as Michael will ensure that we maintain our position at the forefront of the US casino industry as it continues to move online.”

“I'm very excited to be joining the GAN team,” Daly added. “GAN's growing portfolio of partnerships with top tier US casino operators and casino equipment manufacturers puts the company in an exciting market position. I look forward to working with the high calibre of GAN professionals to push the business to new heights.”

As executive vice president of systems for the North American market, Daly will be responsible for managing relationships with casino equipment manufacturers that work with GAN to bring their machine-based products to online and mobile devices.

He will also work closely with GAN’s sales, marketing and operations team on signing, launching and supporting Simulated Gaming in the US and real-money regulated gaming clients.

Shares in GAN plc (Co.Data) (AIM:GAME) were unchanged at 37.00 pence per share in London early Monday, ahead of their 52-week low of 35.00 pence per share.

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