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Server-based gaming specialist Inspired Gaming Group (INGG) has appointed Mark Irvine as managing director of its newly-formed online division, as the company looks to further expand its gaming content into the burgeoning online gaming space.

IG Group Holdings plc has appointed Christopher Hill as the company’s new chief financial officer, replacing Steve Clutton who stepped down earlier this year after four years in the role.

As the company begins implementing its five-year growth strategy, Australia’s Centrebet International Limited has announced the appointment of Michael McRitchie to the role of managing director, replacing incumbent Con Kafataris who will step down following a six to twelve month transition period.

Scientific Games Corporation has undertaken a major shake-up of its executive management team in order to position the company to take advantage of “meaningful opportunities” in the Chinese lottery market and to stake a leading position in the business-to-government online gaming industry.

The UK’s Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced that it is inviting applications for a new chair and chair designate for the proposed Gambling and National Lottery Commission – the new body which will eventually comprise both the Gambling Commission and the National Lottery Commission.

Live TV gaming specialist NetPlayTV plc has announced that Martin Higginson has stepped down from his role as CEO of the company with immediate effect, to be replaced by Charles Butler, NetPlayTV’s current managing director and former CEO of Bowman International.

Australia’s Victorian Commission for Gambling Regulation (VCGR), the statutory authority in charge of regulating the state of Victoria’s gambling industry, has announced that its executive commissioner and chief executive officer Peter Cohen has resigned after twenty-seven years with the public service.

Football Pools operator Sportech plc is on the look-out for a new chairman after incumbent Piers Pottinger resigned from his role as non-executive chairman of the company with immediate effect.

The president and chief executive of Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation, Marie Mullally, is to step down from her role in January 2011, with current VP of Gaming Operations Steve MacDonald taking over as acting president and CEO.

iGame Ltd, the Malta-based company which last year bought Entraction’s Casagaming operations for €4.5m, has announced that it will appoint Entraction’s chief operating officer Tobias Fagerlund as its new chief executive.