The International Center for Responsible Gaming (ICRG) convened last month in Las Vegas and elected Mark Lipparelli as chair of the governing board. The board also welcomed new members Birgitte Sand, former executive director of the Danish Gambling Authority, and M. Cristina Romero De Alba, partner at the LOYRA law firm in Madrid, Spain.
Lipparelli, the founder of Gioco Ventures LLC, is the past chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board and a past member of the Nevada state Senate. He has served on numerous boards of gaming companies and is the current board chairman of Galaxy Gaming.
The ICRG Board honored outgoing chair Alan M. Feldman for his vision and leadership, and tireless work on behalf of the ICRG’s mission. Feldman is Distinguished Fellow in Responsible Gaming at the International Gaming Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Sand served as executive director at the Danish Gambling Authority from 2008 to 2020. She is currently an independent consultant covering gambling legislation and regulation, gambling authorities, player self-exclusion, responsible gambling, market strategies, reporting and the use of gambling data.
De Alba specializes in advising financial institutions and investors including private equity, operators and suppliers in the gaming and betting industry. She is focused on multi-jurisdiction and cross-border transactions as well as regulatory and licensing proceedings in the United States, Latin America, the European Union and the United Kingdom.