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PROVIDENCE, R.I., March 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Bally's Corporation (NYSE: BALY), a global gaming, hospitality and entertainment company with a portfolio of casinos and resorts and online gaming businesses, today announced that Bobby Lavan has been appointed as Bally's Chief Financial Officer. Steve Capp, Bally's current Chief Financial Officer, is leaving Bally's to pursue other interests and opportunities, and will continue to support the business through the end of April.
Mr. Lavan has been Senior Vice President, Finance & Investor Relations of Bally's since May 2021. In this role, he led the acquisition, financing and integration of Gamesys, as well as the internal and external reporting processes. Prior to joining Bally's, Mr. Lavan was Chief Financial Officer of NYSE listed Turning Point Brands where he executed multiple international acquisitions, complex systems integration and streamlining reporting analytics. Prior to Turning Point Brands, he was Chief Financial Officer of General Wireless Operations and held various analyst and portfolio manager roles on Wall Street. Mr. Lavan has a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
Bally's Chief Executive Officer, Lee Fenton, said "Bobby's track record leading successful M&A and integration initiatives will be invaluable in helping us grow the business and accomplish our long-term financial goals. I am excited to work with Bobby on the Gamesys integration, streamlining our financial reporting, and executing our broader financial strategy to create further shareholder value."
Mr. Lavan commented on his appointment, "I look forward to working with Lee and the team to continue our transformation into a global omni-channel gaming leader."
Mr. Lavan's appointment as Bally's Chief Financial Officer is subject to receipt of customary regulatory approvals.
About Bally's Corporation
Bally's Corporation is a global casino-entertainment company with a growing omni-channel presence of Online Sports Betting and iGaming offerings. It currently owns and manages 14 casinos across 10 states, a horse racetrack in Colorado and has access to OSB licenses in 16 states. It also owns Gamesys Group, a leading, global, online gaming operator, Bally's Interactive, a first-in-class sports betting platform, Monkey Knife Fight, the fastest growing daily fantasy sports site in North America, SportCaller, a leading, global B2B free-to-play game provider, and Telescope Inc., a leading provider of real-time fan engagement solutions.
With approximately 10,000 employees, Bally's casino operations include more than 15,800 slot machines, 500 table games and 5,300 hotel rooms. Upon closing the previously announced Tropicana Las Vegas (NV) transaction, as well as completing the construction of a land-based casino near the Nittany Mall in State College, PA, Bally's will own and manage 16 casinos across 11 states. Its shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "BALY".
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