Entain hires former Louisiana regulator

Former chair of the LGCB, Ronnie Jones, is to join Entain's advisory board.
Former chair of the LGCB, Ronnie Jones, is to join Entain's advisory board.

Ronnie Jones has received approval from the LGCB to take on a role at Entain.

US.- The former chair of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board (LGCB), Ronnie Jones, is to join Entain’s advisory board.

The LGCB has given green light to the position. Jones had contacted the approval the Louisiana Ethics Administration Program (LEAP) for advice on his post-employment prohibitions.

LEAP found Jones was entitled to take up the role at Entain but he must not deal with matters directly related to the LGCB for two years.

In the new role, Jones will advise Entain on with regards US regulatory policies as the British gaming company aims to grow in the US while complying with regulations.

Jones said: “I had absolutely no interaction or relations with [Entain] while I was on the board at any time nor was the entity licensed to conduct business in Louisiana during my term of service.

“Indeed, as of this date the entity has not been licensed in Louisiana nor is there a pending application for licensure in this state. Moreover, during my seven-year term on the board I had no communications directly or indirectly with any employee agent or representative who during that time was associated with the entity.”

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