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Richard Veltri and Rob Lekites

COO, and Vice President, GAN Sports

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Richard Veltri and Rob Lekites

GAN has been involved in social gaming, iGaming and now sports betting for more than 10 years. But it’s a new division focused on sportsbetting has brought in some cutting-edge technology with the purchase of Coolbet, a European B2B and B2C company. Richard Veltri, one of the founders of Coolbet is now the COO of GAN Sports, and Rob Lekites, who came over from Twin Spires, the sports betting arm of Churchill Downs, is the vice president for GAN Sports. While Coolbet has some B2C activity in Europe, in North America it’s strictly concentrating on B2B, with a technology that will allow clients of GAN Sports to stand out from their competitors. Lekites and Veltri joined GGB Publisher Roger Gros on Zoom in November to explain what makes their platform so different.

Roger Gros is publisher of Global Gaming Business, the industry's leading gaming trade publication, and all its related publications. Prior to joining Global Gaming Business, Gros was president of Inlet Communications, an independent consulting firm. He was vice president of Casino Journal Publishing Group from 1984-2000, and held virtually every editorial title during his tenure. Gros was editor of Casino Journal, the National Gaming Summary and the Atlantic City Insider, and was the founding editor of Casino Player magazine. He was a co-founder of the American Gaming Summit and the Southern Gaming Summit conferences and trade shows. He is the author of the best-selling book, How to Win at Casino Gambling (Carlton Books, 1995), now in its fourth edition. Gros was named "Businessman of the Year" for 1998 by the Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce, and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Gaming Association in 2012.

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