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The Ontario government has confirmed the appointment of Paul Godfrey, President and CEO of the National Post newspaper, as the new Chairman of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) alongside the appointment of five new members to the company's board. The appointments follow last year's expense account scandal at the company which led former OLG Chairman Michael Gough and the entire Board of Directors to stand down.

As the state government looks to strengthen integrity assurance in the Victorian racing industry following revelations of corruption across the three racing codes in recent years, the Australian state of Victoria has appointed former Police officer and corporate security specialist Sal Perna as its inaugural Racing Integrity Commissioner.

After a year of growth in both its online gaming and sportsbook businesses, Gaming VC said this morning that it will be significantly expanding its operations into new markets, bringing in former PartyGaming Chief Marketing Officer Jon Salmon and Sportingbet's former Head of Sportsbook Jim Humberstone to manage the expansion plans for the company's casino and sportsbook.

Strengthening its commitment to social responsibility, online betting exchange Betfair has appointed Malcolm Bruce, former Chief Executive of the UK's Responsibility in Gambling Trust (RIGT), as the company's new Head of Sustainable Gambling.

Having stepped down as head of Chartwell Games in order to pursue other opportunities within the industry, Lee Richardson has been confirmed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Irish independent bookmaker Boylesports, nine months after the departure of the company's previous CEO.

Chartwell Technology Inc has appointed Daniel Phillips as the new Chief Executive Officer of its wholly owned subsidiary Chartwell Games (International), replacing Lee Richardson who has decided to leave the company to pursue other opportunities in the gaming industry.

Australia's Tabcorp has concluded its search for a new Managing Director of its Wagering Division with the appointment of David Attenborough, current Chief Executive Officer of South African wagering operator Phumelela Gaming and Leisure Ltd.

As the company looks to reorganise its poker business and create a B2B offering to sit alongside its successful consumer-facing business, bwin has appointed the former head of Boss Media, Peter Bertilsson, as the new Managing Director of poker subsidiary bwin Games AB.

Seeking to build on its recent growth and begin challenging the more traditional CFD and spread betting providers, WorldSpreads Group plc has announced the appointment of three senior executives from CMC Markets, with Roger Hynes taking over as Chief Executive Officer of the company's UK division, WorldSpreads Limited.

Ladbrokes plc said Tuesday that it has begun the search for a new Chief Executive who will position the company for a new era of profitable growth, after incumbent CEO Christopher Bell announced that he will be stepping down from his role later this year after nearly twenty years with the company.

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