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The US Thoroughbred Racing Associations (TRA) has appointed Penn National Gaming vice-president Christopher McErlean as the 35th president of the TRA, replacing Roy Arnold who has served on the board since 1998.

After six years in the role, Tipp24’s Klaus F Jaenecke has announced that he will resign as chairman of the company’s supervisory board following the Annual General Meeting (AGM) later this year in June.

Irish betting and gaming operator BoyleSports has made a number of key appointments to its senior management team, bringing in new expertise to head up its gaming, sportsbook and trading functions.

France’s FDJ has appointed Patrick Raude, an advisor to former French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin, as the company’s new director of regulatory and European affairs, who will be charged with preparing the position of the group on matters of national and European regulation.

The American Gaming Association has appointed Whitaker Lee Askew, former aide to the Speaker of the House, as its new vice president of government affairs.

Lottomatica Group subsidiary GTECH Corporation has made changes to its senior management team, with Alan Eland promoted to senior vice president and chief operating officer of GTECH North America and Declan Harkin promoted to senior vice president and chief operating officer of GTECH International.

Mobile technology specialist Mfuse has promoted Darren Clarke to the role of chief technology officer, after he successfully created a specialist research and development team to embark upon the next phase of Mfuse’s software development.

FremantleMedia, one of the leading creators and producers of entertainment brands, has integrated its gambling division under the company’s commercial brand extension arm, FremantleMedia Enterprises, appointing Simon Murphy as head of gambling.

Football Pools operator Sportech plc has strengthened its board with the appointment of Playtech’s Roger Withers as the company’s new non-executive chairman, taking over from acting chairman John Barnes.

The American Gaming Association (AGA), which represents the commercial U.S casino industry by addressing federal legislative and regulatory issues, has re-elected five current members of the board of directors to three-year terms, while also appointing Robert Heller, MD and head of gaming and leisure for the Americas at UBS Investment Bank, as an at-large member of the board.

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