TCSJohnHuxley appoints Global CEO; Intertops Poker to host five Thanksgiving Free Roll Tournaments; Gamcare president’s first public speech

tcsjohnhuxly CEO cathOnly a few days after casino supplier TCSJOHNHUXLEY announced its Group Chief Executive stepped down – it seems it hasn’t taken the company long to find a replacement. Today it announced former Vice President of Bally Technologies, Catherine Burns, as its Global Chief Executive Officer, effective 1 March next year.

Burns brings 20 years experience, holding senior positions in several worldwide gaming and technology companies after a five year stint at Bally Tech in Macau.

Chairman of TCSJOHNHUXLEY, Bertil Knutsson, said: “We are very pleased Cath Burns will be leading our business. We considered many talented and qualified individuals but Cath was the stand-out candidate and we are confident her proven track record and formidable results provide the right experience, talent and energy to develop and drive the business forward.”

As a well-known and respected gaming professional, the company affirmed Burns was considered the ideal candidate for the role as she met “all the Board’s criteria to further advance TCSJOHNHUXLEY’s lead position in the industry”.

Commenting on her appointment, Cath Burns said, “I am delighted to join the Company at this exciting time and look forward to taking the business forward in the next stage of its development. TCSJOHNHUXLEY is a global brand with an established and strong heritage, a great portfolio of innovative products and a talented and strong team of industry professionals. My aim is to build on this and maximise all opportunities for long term growth and profitability.”


IntertopsOnline casino, poker and sportsbook, Intertops Poker, has announced it is hosting five Thanksgiving Free Roll Tournaments for the American holiday season, offering a 50% Reload Bonus until Sunday.

In addition to the $1500 total prize pool for these tournaments, Intertops has said it is also throwing in some bonus prizes. It’ll give $1000 to the player who wins three out of five of the freerolls and $500 to players that win any two of the five. Those players who have gambled away their clothes and finish in the top five in two or more tournaments will receive a much needed Intertops hoodie. There are also t-shirts for those that finish in the top ten in two or more tournaments.

These free roll tournaments will be held on Friday, 25 November and Saturday 26 November at 17:00 and 21:00 EST and on Sunday 27 November at 20:00 EST.


gamcareIn his first speech after being appointed President of problem gamblers counselling groupGamCare, in June – Lord Sharman of Redlynch has explained why he was pleased to become President, and what his plans for the company’s future are.

Speaking at GamCare’s 14th Annual Conference he welcomed the new funding agreements between GamCare and the industry fundraiser, the GREaT Foundation.

He said: “We in GamCare are clear about what can be achieved, and we have set ourselves a new and challenging target. Our aim is that by 2015: all adults who choose to gamble, and all teenagers and their parents, should know how to gamble responsibly; and everyone affected by gambling should have, and know how to get, access to information, advice and locally-delivered treatment.”

Lord Sharman’s optimism was shared by other speakers at the evebt, which included Neil Goulden, the Chairman of the GREaT Foundation and Dominic Harrison, the CEO of Business in Sport and Leisure.

Today, GamCare also published its Annual Review 2011, which exhibited a standstill budget. Nevertheless, the company insist the year saw considerable progress in services for those who consider themselves to be “problem gamblers” and want help and advice.