Toronto-listed lottery messenger service LottoGopher Holdings has appointed American entrepreneur and business executive Kevin Harrington to the company's board of directors.

Harrington is the founder of As Seen on TV and was one of the original panel members and investors on the ABC TV series Shark Tank from its inception in 2009.

"The lottery market is ripe for an update," said Harrington following his appointment. "I like to search for businesses that solve a real problem and have mass appeal. LottoGopher fits this thesis perfectly.

"There is an opportunity here to carve out a sizeable niche, from the massive lottery market in the US, of customers who prefer to order a ticket online with a credit or debit card. It really is a logical platform and I am excited to join the board."

LottoGopher president and CEO James More added: "I am thrilled to welcome Kevin Harrington to the team. Kevin brings tremendous marketing and operational experience to the board, and he can also assist the team in marketing the public company as well.

"His expertise in driving brands forward will help us exponentially as we expand. I am extremely excited to have such a driven and connected executive join the board."

The company also confirmed that Kurtis Rintala has stepped down from the board of directors and has joined its advisory board.

LottoGopher’s board of directors now comprises Morel, finance chief Alnesh Mohan, and directors Lloyd Lemmon and Norman Wareham.

Shares in LottoGopher Holdings Inc (CNX:LOTO) closed at CAD$0.61 per share in Toronto Tuesday, up 19.6 per cent from its IPO listing price of $0.51 on May 23rd.

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