Hoboken, New Jersey–(Newsfile Corp. – May 3, 2022) – Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMBL) (NASDAQ: GMBLW) (or the “Company”) today announced the appointment of Ms. Jan Jones Blackhurst to the Company’s Board of Directors. Ms. Jones Blackhurst satisfies the criteria for independent directors for the purposes of Nasdaq rules and applicable Securities and Exchange Commission requirements. Ms. Blackhurst’s appointment will bring the size of the Board to seven members.
“We are delighted to welcome Jan Jones Blackhurst, a highly distinguished leader, to our Board of Directors,” said Grant Johnson, Chairman and CEO of Esports Entertainment Group. “She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience which will be of great value to our Company as we expand our iGaming and esports operations and establish ourselves as the leading provider of technology solutions to the fast-growing, exciting world of real money esports wagering. This is a critical time in our evolution, and I am confident that Jan will be an effective steward of the Company’s growth and quickly become a valued counselor to the Board and our leadership team given her significant insight and perspective.”
Jan Jones Blackhurst has served on the Board of Directors of Caesars Entertainment Corporation since 2019 after serving as the company’s Executive Vice President for Government Relations & Corporate Responsibility from 1999 to 2019. She has also served as Chief Executive in Residence at the UNLV International Gaming Institute since 2019 and as Executive Director of the UNLV Black Fire Leadership Initiative since 2021. Prior to her involvement with Caesars, Ms. Jones Blackhurst served two four-year terms as Mayor of Las Vegas from 1991 to 1999. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Vegas Chamber), Gaming and Hospitality Acquisition Corp., the Global Fairness Initiative, the Nevada Resort Association, the Las Vegas Visitors and Convention Authority, and the Las Vegas Stadium Authority. Ms. Jones Blackhurst holds a BA in English from Stanford University and attended the University of Southern California’s School of Food Marketing Management. She is also a member of the American Gaming Association’s Gaming Hall of Fame.
About Esports Entertainment Group
Esports Entertainment Group is a full stack esports and online gambling company fueled by the growth of video-gaming and the ascendance of esports with new generations. Our mission is to help connect the world at large with the future of sports entertainment in unique and enriching ways that bring fans and gamers together. Esports Entertainment Group and its affiliates are well-poised to help fans and players to stay connected and involved with their favorite esports. From traditional sports partnerships with professional NFL/NHL/NBA/MLS teams, community-focused tournaments in a wide range of esports, and boots-on-the-ground LAN cafes, EEG has influence over the full-spectrum of esports and gaming at all levels. The Company maintains offices in New Jersey, the UK and Malta. For more information visit www.esportsentertainmentgroup.com.
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