Esports Technologies, Inc., a global provider of advanced esports wagering products, has appointed Dennis Neilander, former chairman of the Nevada State Gaming Control Board, to its Board of Directors. His decades of experience in gaming and regulatory law is expected to contribute to the continued growth of Esports Technologies.
Neilander has distinguished himself as the longest serving chairman in the regulatory board’s history having held this post from 2000 to 2010. During his tenure he oversaw sweeping technological changes in the Nevada gaming industry as it shifted from retail to digital and online platforms.
Neilander’s appointment to the Esports Technologies board, as an independent member, follows the announcements of strategic advisors Atari founder Nolan Bushnell and music/creative entrepreneur Clinton Sparks.
Aaron Speach, CEO of Esports Technologies, said, “Dennis Neilander’s knowledge of gaming and regulatory law is expected to be instrumental in helping us achieve our company’s long-term goals. We are fortunate to have Dennis on our Board of Directors and look forward to benefiting from his deep industry experience.”
Neilander was chief of the GCB’s Corporate Securities Division, which regulates the publicly traded gaming companies that operate in Nevada. As chief executive officer of the GCB, Neilander executed daily operations of the board, including overseeing 500 employees, a $42 million budget and five offices across Nevada. He represented the GCB in all government matters at the state and federal levels. He also served as chairman of its audit committee, responsible for full-scope audits of Nevada casinos. Neilander has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in Gaming Law since 2015 and was named to the Best Lawyers in Nevada for 2015 and 2019. He is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado and the University of Denver College of Law.
“The Esports Technologies team has impressed me with their vision and capabilities,” said Neilander. “I look forward to lending my insights and providing my guidance to this exciting esports betting platform, with the goal of contributing to accelerating the company’s growth.”
SOURCE Esports Technologies, Inc.