ECA appoints Glatz-Kremsner as vice chair alongside new board members

The European Casino Association (ECA) has elected Bettina Glatz-Kremsner as its new vice chair, in addition to appointing three new members to its board of directors.


Glatz-Kremsner, who also serves as CEO of Casinos Austria and Austrian Lotteries, takes the role after being a member of the ECA since 2020. She joins Pascal Camia, executive vice president of gaming activity at Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer, who serves as the association's other vice chair.

Glatz-Kremsner was previously responsible for the ECA's international innovation working group, which focused on technological developments and novel casino concepts. The new role will see her more involved with the licensed European casino industry.

She said: “I am honoured by the faith and trust placed in me by the ECA membership. I look forward to fulfilling my additional duties as vice chair during this exceptionally difficult period for the land-based casino sector as we meet and adapt to the challenges of sustainability, responsibility, safety and inclusion.”

Furthermore, Holland Casino CEO Erwin Van Lambaart, Casino Helsinki general manager Tiina Siltanen and Domi De Wilde of the Belgian Casino Association have all been appointed as ECA board members.

ECA chairman Per Jaldung added: “The ECA is delighted to welcome three new members to the Board at this year's General Assembly. The breadth of experience and knowledge that every board member brings to their role is vital for the recovery of the land-based casino sector, and I am very grateful to Domi, Tiina and Erwin for committing their time and energy to the ECA."

The ECA underwent a board restructuring in 2020, after which it named a new secretary general in Hermann Pamminger.

It was announced in April that Glatz-Kremsner would be stepping down as CEO of Casino Austria after declining to renew her contract - which is due to expire in April 2022.

After overseeing developments at the operator including its major restructuring plan last year, Glatz-Kremsner cited personal reasons as the driving force behind her decision.