Developer and distributor of casino table games and systems Galaxy Gaming has announced that gaming industry veteran Gavin Isaacs has bolstered its growing team.

Joining as a member of the Las Vegas headquartered organisation’s board of directors, the appointment is subject to customary gaming regulatory approvals.

Mark Lipparelli, Galaxy’s chairman of the board, said of the new addition: “Gavin brings a rare broad set of skills to the Galaxy Gaming Board including his leadership roles, public company background, international reach and deep industry experience.  

“Our shareholders will benefit a great deal from his contributions to the board’s efforts in setting the strategic direction of the company. We are excited to get started.”

On the appointment of Isaacs, Todd Cravens, Galaxy’s CEO, stated, “I have known Gavin for a number of years, and we have always wanted to find a way to work together. As we grow into new markets and new product lines, Gavin’s counsel will be invaluable.”

Beginning his career as an attorney in Australia, Isaacs has held leadership positions across the gaming industry, including president of Aristocrat Technologies, chief operating officer of Bally Technologies, CEO of SHFL Entertainment and president and CEO of Scientific Games.

Regarding the new role Isaacs, who is also the non-executive chairman of SBTech, added: “I believe Galaxy Gaming is in a very unique place, with tremendous opportunities in front of it. I am very pleased to be joining the board of directors. I am hopeful that my experience in gaming, especially my time in the table games business, and my experience in M&A, will be helpful in driving Galaxy to the next level.”

Last month Galaxy received a number of licensing approvals across the United States and Canada, including a gaming related contractor certificate from the State of Wisconsin’s Division of Gaming, a manufacturer’s licensing approval from the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency and Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.