Hensel spent 15 years with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, being appointed as its first director of licensing in 2005. In this role, she oversaw the certification of more than 100,000 individuals and businesses as the market expanded from only slots to a wide range of products including online casino and sports betting.
Hensel was also named one of iGB’s Most Influential Women in Gaming in 2020.
Last year, Hensel left the Pennsylvania regulator to co-found Hensel Grad PC, a boutique law firm providing services to the gaming industry.
“Susan’s sterling reputation in the gaming industry, combined with her vast regulatory experience, fits perfectly with Play Globally’s growth plans,” Play Globally president and CEO Stephen Dunham said. “Having overseen the licensing of more than 100,000 gaming entities and individuals plus helping to develop many of the regulations, policies and gaming practices that exist today, Susan has played an important role in shaping the ever-expanding sports wagering and online gaming space.
“Susan’s expertise and progressive ideology makes her an excellent addition to the Play Globally team.”
Play Globally offers free-to-play sweepstakes games based on sports events for real-money prizes. Hensel said she had been very impressed by the business and believed it was creating an innovative product.
“I am excited to join the advisory board of a truly innovative company that is reinventing the way people engage with sporting events,” said Hensel. “Not only is the company committed to developing a first-of-its-kind gaming experience, but they’re doing so with the highest levels of integrity. This company is one to watch.”