Gaming Realms Hires Ex-Ladbrokes CEO Chris Bell

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Gaming Realms is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Bell as a Non-Executive Director. He joins the Board with immediate effect.

Chris has over 25 years’ experience working in the gaming industry. He joined the Hilton Group in 1991 and was appointed managing director of the company’s Ladbrokes Worldwide business in 1994. He joined the Board of Hilton Group in June 2000 and, following the disposal of its hotels division in 2006, became Ladbroke’s Chief Executive. He held this position until May 2010. Prior to joining Hilton Group, he held several senior positions at drinks manufacturer Allied Domeq.

Since leaving Ladbrokes, Chris has held many senior non-executive board positions operating in the UK and around the world including Responsible Gambling Strategy Board and a trustee of the Northern Racing College.

He is currently Chairman of XLMedia Plc and TechFinancials, Inc. and the Senior Independent Director of The Rank Group Plc.

Michael Buckley, Chairman of Gaming Realms said:

We are delighted that Chis has agreed to join the Company. He brings a wealth of experience of the gaming industry and extensive corporate knowledge which will help us to develop the Company further. We welcome him and greatly look forward to working with him.”