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BEVERLY, MASS. — January 31, 2023—The International Center for Responsible
Gaming (ICRG) convened last week in Las Vegas and elected Mark Lipparelli as chair
of the governing board. The board also welcomed new members, Birgitte Sand, former
executive director of the Danish Gambling Authority, and M. Cristina Romero De Alba,
partner at the LOYRA law firm in Madrid Spain.
Mark Lipparelli, the founder of Gioco Ventures LLC, is the past chairman of the Nevada
Gaming Control Board and a past member of the Nevada State Senate. He has served
on numerous boards of gaming companies and is the current board chairman of Galaxy
The ICRG Board honored outgoing chair, Alan M. Feldman, for his vision and
leadership and tireless work on behalf of the ICRG’s mission. Feldman is Distinguished
Fellow in Responsible Gaming at the UNLV International Gaming Institute.
Birgitte Sand served as executive director at the Danish Gambling Authority from 2008
to 2020. She is currently an independent consultant covering gambling legislation and
regulation, gambling authorities, player self-exclusion, responsible gambling, market
strategies, reporting and the use of gambling data.
M. Cristina Romero De Alba is a partner at the LOYRA law firm in Madrid, Spain. She
specializes on advising financial institutions and investors including private equity,
operators and suppliers in the gaming and betting industry. She is focused on multi
jurisdiction and cross border transactions as well as regulatory and licensing
proceedings in the United States, Latin America, the European Union and the United
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The ICRG is the global leader in scientific research on gambling disorder and
responsible gaming. It is supported by gambling operators and related manufacturers
and businesses. For more information, visit www.icrg.org.
Christine Reilly (617-359-9904)