Microgaming’s Lydia Barbara joins CasinoCoin advisory board

The CasinoCoin Foundation has appointed Microgaming‘s head of innovation Lydia Barbara to its advisory board.

Barbara joins several other senior industry professionals on the advisory board of the CasinoCoin Foundation, which is a non-profit entity supporting the blockchain powered payment solution.

Barbara, who is also a non-executive chair at the Isle of Man Department for Enterprise Digital Agency board, said: “I’m delighted to be able to take part in the early stages of such an exciting project.

The breadth and diversity of experience across the board is impressive, and I look forward to working with the CasinoCoin team and board on bringing this revolutionary payment solution to market.”

Formed last October to support the development and growth of the cryptocurrency, the advisory board also includes Britt Boeskov, CPO Kindred Group; Lee Fenton, CEO Gamesys; Jeffrey Haas, chief international officer at DraftKings; Sam Hobcraft, CEO OPL Gaming Group; David Sargeant, founder of iGaming Ideas; James Scicluna, co-founder and partner of WH Partners; Morten Tonnesen, CEO Ve Global; and Luke Webster, managing director, Knox Private Office.

John Caldwell, director of advocacy, CasinoCoin Foundation, said: “Lydia has a deep understanding of blockchain technology and is a veteran in the gaming world.

“We simply cannot have enough people with those two qualities helping us, and we are very pleased to have Lydia join the CasinoCoin Advisory Board. Lydia focuses every day on innovation in gaming and we’re thrilled she can share some of that knowledge with us.”