GVC Holdings Appoints Lycka To Lead U.S. Regulatory, Responsible Gambling Initatives


GVC Holdings PLC has appointed Martin Lycka as its Senior Vice President for American Regulatory Affairs and Responsible Gambling.

In this role, Lycka will be responsible for expanding GVC’s licensing and regulatory structure in the US and underscoring the company’s commitments to responsible gambling, sports integrity, and regulatory compliance.

Lycka will also lead regulatory affairs in Canada and support GVC’s Latin America regulatory strategy as the company looks to establish state-regulated offerings in these regions. He will continue his role as trustee of the GVC Foundation and the GVC Foundation US and will relocate to the United States early next year.

Lycka has served as director of regulatory affairs at GVC Holdings since 2018, responsible for licensing and regulatory compliance across GVC’s operations in 20 countries. He is also a trustee of the GVC Foundation and the GVC Foundation US. Lycka has been an in-house legal and regulatory counsel to global online gambling operators for more than 11 years.

He serves as a member of the Advisory Board to the National Council on Problem Gambling, the Responsible Gaming Committee of iDEA Growth, and the Gaming Law Advisory Board for the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) William S. Boyd School of Law. He is also a board member of the European Gaming and Betting Association.

“The United States presents a tremendous opportunity for GVC Holdings as more states embrace sports gaming in robust and transparent regulatory structures. GVC and the GVC Foundation US are at the forefront of this development, demonstrating our commitment to regulatory compliance, sports integrity and responsible gambling. I look forward to leading these programs in the U.S. and Canada,” Lycka said.

“Martin has already made great strides in his regulatory duties, bringing responsibility, sporting integrity and effective regulation to life in the U.S. Martin’s new role is further evidence of our commitment to the strong and growing U.S. market and our ambition to lead this growth,” Rob Hoskin, chief governance officer of GVC Holdings, said.

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