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Gambling.com Group Limited, a provider of performance marketing services for the regulated global online gambling industry, has announced that it has welcomed Dan D’Arrigo to its board of directors. D’Arrigo’s board membership became effective following the closing of the Company’s initial public offering on July 27th, 2021.
D’Arrigo most recently served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of MGM Resorts International, a global entertainment company with U.S. and international operations, from 2007 to 2019, where he was responsible for the company’s worldwide financial functions. D’Arrigo was a member of the team that created what is now known as BetMGM, a joint venture between MGM Resorts and Entain (formerly GVC Holdings), and was involved with various partnerships and sponsorship deals to help advance the sports and online gaming business. In his role with Gambling.com Group, he will serve as Chairperson of the Nominating & Governance Committee and serve as a member of the Audit Committee.
“Dan has extensive experience as the CFO of a publicly-traded S&P 500 casino and hospitality company which will be an enormous asset to the management team at Gambling.com Group, and he is a timely addition as we begin our journey as a publicly-traded company in the United States,” said Charles Gillespie, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Gambling.com Group.
During his time with MGM Resorts, D’Arrigo led the 2011 initial public offering of MGM China Holdings, Ltd on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the 2016 initial public offering of MGM Growth Properties, Llc on the New York Stock Exchange. From 1995 to 2007, D’Arrigo served in various finance and management roles at MGM, including oversight over MGM’s $6.4 billion acquisition of Mirage Resorts in 2000 and $7.3 billion acquisition of Mandalay Resort Group in 2005. D’Arrigo previously served as a member of the board of directors of MGM China Holdings, Ltd from 2011 to 2019 and its audit committee from 2014 to 2019. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration—Accounting from West Virginia University.
“I am excited for the opportunity to join Gambling.com Group’s board of directors and work with the management team as the company continues its growth as a leader in performance marketing for online gambling,” said D’Arrigo. “Charles, along with his co-founder and COO Kevin McCrystle, has built a successful international business that is well-positioned to take advantage of one of the largest U.S. growth opportunities today – regulated online sports betting and iGaming.”