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Esports Entertainment adds Sun Gaming founder Soper to board

| By Robert Fletcher
Esports Entertainment Group (EEG) has appointed Robert Soper, the founder of Sun Gaming & Hospitality, to its board of directors.
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A highly experienced executive, Soper has led Sun Gaming & Hospitality as president and CEO since launching the business in April 2017.

The company provides advisory services to resort operators, investors, regulatory bodies, private equity funds, banks and developers.

Prior to this, Soper served as president and CEO of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority. He also had a spell as international president of Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment.

Earlier in his career, Soper spent almost 14 years with Mohegan Sun, including spells as president and CEO of facilities in Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Here, he oversaw the launch of online gambling within the organisation.

“I am honoured to welcome Robert, a highly esteemed and widely renowned leader in the resort and gaming industries, to our board of directors,” EEG CEO Alex Igelman said. “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. 

“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.”

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The appointment comes after EEG earlier this month also announced the return of Damian Mathews as its chief operating officer.

Mathews was previously chief financial officer of EEG from April 2022 to December 2022 and also served as COO for a number of months.

He stepped down from both roles in December but remained as a member of EEG’s board, a position he has held since June 2020.

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