Gaming industry consulting firm Spectrum Gaming Group based in the United States says it has appointed Asaka Ishiyama as its senior vice-president for Japan.
Spectrum issued on Tuesday a written announcement saying Mr Ishiyama would oversee from Tokyo the part Spectrum is playing in the development of casino resorts in Japan.
The announcement stated Mr Ishiyama had more than 35 years of experience in business and business development, gaining knowledge of how commerce is conducted in general in the United States, Australia, Southeast Asia and South Asia.
Mr Ishiyama was a director of Adelaide Casino in Australia and has recently worked for Spectrum on its engagements in Japan. Spectrum gives advice about economic, regulatory and policy matters to do with legal gambling around the world.
Spectrum has also announced three other appointments.
Matthew Roob is now senior vice-president for financial analysis, joining the firm from Seneca Gaming Corp, which runs tribal casino gaming operations in New York state in the U.S., on behalf of the Seneca Nation of Indians. Mr Roob will be in charge of Spectrum’s financial analysis and strategic planning.
In addition, Richard Doss has been appointed as the group’s marketing and events coordinator. Mr Doss most recently handled promotions and marketing for the Golden Nugget Lake Charles casino in the U.S. state of Louisiana.
He will coordinate Spectrum’s marketing tasks, and oversee the holding in the U.S. of the East Coast Gaming Congress, and of the winter and summer meetings of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States.
Daniel Phillips meanwhile has become an adviser to Spectrum. His job is to develop new relationships with online gaming and sports betting businesses interested in entering the U.S. market.
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