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HRI executive named chair of Canadian Gaming Association’s board

HOLLYWOOD — llkim Hincer, executive vice president and chief legal officer for Hard Rock International, has
been named chair of the Canadian Gaming Association’s board of directors. CGA, which made the announcement Dec. 23, is a national trade association that represents operators and suppliers in Canada’s eSports, gaming, lottery and sports betting industries.

“I am pleased that Ilkim has accepted the role of chair of the board of directors,” Paul Burns, president and CEO of the CGA, said in a statement. “I’ve known Ilkim for years and have followed his notable career in the gaming industry. Ilkim has a strong track record with some of the world’s largest gaming operators, both here in Canada and in the United States. I look forward to working alongside him as we bounce back from the pandemic and position the CGA to capitalize on all of the exciting technology, iGaming, and sports betting developments across Canada.”

“I’m honored to serve as chair,” Hincer said in a statement. “The CGA has played a key role in helping our industry weather this incredibly challenging pandemic. I want to thank Carrie Kormos for her transformational leadership during her term as chair, and look forward to working with Paul, the board and our many diverse stakeholders as we recover and continue to grow in these rapidly evolving times.”

Hincer earned a law degree from the University of Windsor and a bachelor’s degree from Queens University. Both
universities are in Ontario, Canada.