Award-winning online casino and poker operator, 32Red Plc, has announced the appointment of Jon Hale as the new Group Finance Director of the UK focussed Online Casino, Poker and Sportsbook operator.
Prior to joining 32 Red, Jon Hale was Chief Operating Office, Finance Director and Company Secretary of Alan Brazil Leisure Plc, an operator of a horse racing club with hospitality and gaming. Prior to that he was Finance Director of the Sports CafÃƒÂ© Group Ltd; overseeing significant growth in the group’s portfolio and its admission to AIM in December 2001.
“I am extremely excited to be joining 32Red Plc. 32Red has built an excellent reputation amongst online casino players in the UK thanks to providing excellent customer service to players as well as fast and efficient payments. The acquisition of Bet Direct in the summer provides the Company with the full suite of betting and gaming opportunities and I look forward to assisting the business in meeting its objectives.”
Ed Ware, CEO of 32Red added:
“Following an extensive search we are delighted to appoint Jon to the Board as Finance Director. He has an excellent understanding of the gambling industry as well as strong financial skills and public company experience. We look forward to Jon’s involvement in the continued development of 32Red.”
This latest signing to the 32Red team follows on from Martin Saunders joining as Trading Director in October, as well as 32Red.com becoming official sponsors of Premiership football outfit Aston Villa FC.
Notes to Editors:
32Red Plc operates the award winning online casino 32Red.com, including roulette, blackjack, baccarat, craps and poker, as well as one of the UK’s favourite poker rooms at 32RedPoker.com.
Based in Gibraltar, 32Red is licensed and regulated by the government to offer online gaming to customers around the world. For the past 3 years 32Red has been awarded ‘Best Casino’ by Watchdog and Player Advocate site Casinomeister.
32Red.com and 32RedPoker.com attract players from around the world but has a predominantly UK player base, with 83% of customers registered as coming from the UK & Ireland.
In Sept ’05 the Company listed on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market.
32Red is first and foremost a gaming business. The management team is steeped in the gaming industry and all the company’s employees are motivated by one goal – to create the most exciting gaming experience available online.
By Ed Andrewes
32Red Press Office
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