European Casino Association reveals new board structure

The European Casino Association (ECA) has announced a new board structure after it was confirmed that Bettina Glatz-Kremsner will retire as general director of Casinos Austria.


Glatz-Kremsner will be replaced on the ECA board by Erwin van Lambaart, who took on the role of chief executive at Casinos Austria earlier this month.

As such, van Lambaart will serve as Austria’s representative on the ECA board, the ECA confirmed following its board meeting at ICE London 2022.

ECA also announced Pieter Boers, vice president of gaming and services at Holland Casino, will join its board, replacing Van Lambaart’s vacated position as representative for The Netherlands on the ECA board.

“The contribution of Bettina Glatz-Kremsner, as Board Member and the ECA’s vice chair during the last two years, has been critical to the unified response of the land-based casino sector to the adversity faced by members during the Covid-19 crisis,” ECA chairman Per Jaldung said.

“I wish Bettina the very best as she retires from her role at Casinos Austria and, on behalf of the ECA, recognise the debt we owe for the contributions she has made, not only in regards to our association, but to the casino industry as a whole. I am sure we will cross paths in the future, and I look forward to such opportunities.

“I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Erwin van Lambaart on his new role leading Casinos Austria. As an existing and highly valued ECA board member; I look forward to maintaining our close working relationship.

“I also extend a warm welcome to our newest board member, Pieter Boers, whose input is most welcome at this pivotal time for the land-based casino industry in Europe.”

The restructure comes after the ECA last month announced French casino operator the JOA Group as France’s first business to be certified according to its Responsible Gambling Framework.