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Esports Entertainment Group has appointed Robert Soper to the company’s Board of Directors.

“I am honored to welcome Robert, a highly esteemed and widely renowned leader in the resort and gaming industries, to our Board of Directors. He brings an impressive track record and deep relationships across the industry that I believe will add tremendous value to our Company as we execute on our strategic turnaround. His willingness to join our board illustrates his confidence in the Company’s ongoing transformation, as well as our significant potential within the iGaming and esports sectors,” Alex Igelman, Chief Executive Officer of Esports Entertainment Group, said.

Mr. Soper brings over two decades of experience in the resort and gaming industry, having overseen the development of numerous projects from the ground-up, while also leading the operations of integrated resort properties in very competitive regional and destination markets. He is the founder and CEO of Sun Gaming & Hospitality, a leading provider of advisory services to resort operators, investors, regulatory bodies, private equity funds, banks and developers in every area of resort finance, development and operations for large-scale projects.

Mr. Soper previously served as President & CEO of Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre, PA, and President & CEO of Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT. As President & CEO of these properties, Mr. Soper was responsible for overseeing the successful launch of the first casino in the Commonwealth of PA as well as the launch of online gaming for the organisation. In addition, Mr. Soper served as President & CEO of the Mohegan parent company, Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority (MTGA) where he oversaw all business development efforts and day-to-day operations of MTGA. Among his accomplishments, Mr. Soper successfully led the effort to procure an Integrated Resort License in Korea among a global field of 34 applicants, for the purposes of developing a world-class integrated resort at Incheon Airport, as well as overseeing all financing for the project as International President.


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