Esports Entertainment Group (EEG) has announced the addition of Robert Soper to its Board of Directors.
Labelled a ‘renowned resort and gaming industry executive’, Soper brings over two decades of experience in the resort and gaming industry, having overseen the development of numerous projects ‘from the ground-up’.
Alex Igelman, CEO of Esports Entertainment Group, stated: “I am honoured 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.”
He has also previously led the operations of integrated resort properties in what have been described as very competitive regional and destination markets. He is also the Founder and CEO of Sun Gaming & Hospitality.
Igelman added: “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.”
Moreover, 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, Soper also successfully led the effort to procure an Integrated Resort License in Korea among a global field of 34 applicants, as well as overseeing all financing for the project as International President.
At the start of this month, Damian Mathews also took on additional responsibilities on the Board of EEG, reassuming his former position of Chief Operating Officer.
New Zealand-based Matthews had been a member of the Board in a part-time capacity since June 2020 and stepped up to full-time Chief Financial Officer duties in April 2022.