Bragg Gaming Group has confirmed the appointment of Canadian publishing magnate and former Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp Chair Paul Godfrey to its Board of Directors with immediate effect.
According to the firm, Godfrey’s experience in the Canadian gaming industry will prove valuable as the government moves forward with its recently announced proposed federal legalization of single-event sports betting. He will guide Bragg’s strategy in this evolving market.
CEO Adam Arviv commented on the appointment, saying: “Paul’s extensive experience in the media, gaming and sports worlds will be invaluable as we move forward with our rapid growth plans. We’re extremely pleased to have him join the championship team that we’re building and look forward to his guidance.”
Godfrey, a renowned business leader and Canadian politician, was the Founder of Postmedia in 2010 and held the role of President and CEO of Postmedia Network where he continues to act as Chair.
He was also an active participant in multiple Canadian professional sports organizations. As the former President and CEO of the Toronto Blue Jays, he was a member of the team that built Toronto’s SkyDome, now known as Rogers Centre.
Prior to his business career, he was a prominent Canadian politician, acting as an alderman and subsequently, Chairman of Metropolitan Toronto.
On his latest role, he commented: “I’m very excited to join the Bragg team. They’ve had an exceptional year in 2020 and are on track to becoming a leader in the world gaming space. I’m happy to add my expertise to the mission.”