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IGRG confirms Hagan as new chairman

| By iGB Editorial Team
The Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) has appointed John Hagan as its new chairman.

The Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) has appointed John Hagan as its new chairman.

Hagan, a founding partner of specialist gambling law firm Harris Hagan, replaces outgoing chairman Barry Hardy.

In addition to his new role with the IGRG, Hagan is an officer of the International Association of Gaming Advisors, a member of International Masters of Gaming Law and is the deputy chairman of UK problem gambling charity GamCare.

“IGRG has recently been incorporated, demonstrating the commitment from its members to continue to work together as a single body on shared key projects from their social responsibility agenda,” Hagan said.

“Barry has clearly been a key force in the operation and successes of IGRG and this is demonstrated in the high profile it enjoys within the gambling sector, with operators, social responsibility organisations and regulators alike.”

Founded and launched in 2014, the IGRG comprises trade associations in the five sectors of the British gambling industry.

The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB), British Amusement & Catering Trade Association (BACTA), Bingo Association (BA), National Casino Forum (NCF) and Remote Gambling Association (RGA) all contribute to the IGRG.

Outgoing chairman Hardy added: “Selecting the right candidate to lead the five key gambling associations in Great Britain has been a thoughtful process.

“The five CEOs from the trade associations set a brief to find a high calibre individual with gambling knowledge and expertise, combined with a key focus on our social responsibility agenda.

“The five CEOs concurred that John provided an excellent fit for this profile and are delighted with John’s acceptance of the chairman’s position.”

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