Australian industry association the Gaming Technologies Association (GTA) has announced the appointment of Anthony Ball as its new chairman, replacing long-time chair Adrian Halpenny in the role. GTA is organiser of the Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE).
Ball, a former CEO of ClubsNSW and now General Manager, Government and Industry Relations ANZ/APAC for Aristocrat, will be joined by Aruze Gaming Australia Managing Director Cameron Louis as Vice Chairman.
“Our association has a well thought out plan for how it can contribute to the long-term wellbeing of gaming technology and supplier companies, venues and all that have a stake in our industry,” said Ball after being officially named during this year’s Australasian Gaming Expo, which closed Thursday.
“We will work energetically to deliver our agenda, which includes increasing stakeholder understanding of our industry, supporting efficient, balanced and effective rules and regulation; promoting technology as an enabler of responsible gameplay; encouraging innovation to meet player and customer (venue) needs; and representing the interests of technology companies while contributing to gaming industry advocacy more broadly.”
Departing chair Halpenny held the role for over nine years, transforming GTA’s advocacy capabilities and overseeing exponential growth of the association’s showcase event, AGE.