Chris

Online & Club Bingo, New Product Development, In-House Radio

Chris has over 30 years’ experience in the forefront of the Entertainment Gaming industry, holding senior positions at Granada Theatres, Gala Bingo, the Gala Coral Group, Beacon Bingo and Praesepe PLC.

An award-winning career in operational management, including two new build openings, was followed by stints in ‘New Product Development’ and ‘E-Commerce’ for the Gala Coral Group, culminating in the launch of: Gala TV, Gala Bingo Online, Touchscreen Bingo and Jackpot Stud Poker, the industry’s first ‘wide area’ progressive poker game.

Moving to Praesepe PLC, Chris was responsible for setting up the Interactive department, launching five websites, a social gaming site and ensuring that Praesepe was one of the earliest adopters of social media in the gaming industry, operating over 20 pages across four brands on: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

He also created and launched the industry leading in-house radio station Jackpot FM to complete a genuinely powerful communications operation for the group.

Chris is also available as a conference host, presenter and charity bingo caller, or for coaching, effective communication, stage presentation and bingo calling.

Projects:

• Development & launch of Gala Bingo On-Line.
• Development, launch & operation of Jackpot FM.
• Development & launch of Gala TV (SKY).
• Development & launch of touchscreen bingo.
• Introduction of loyalty points to Gala Bingo (Nectar).
• Development & roll out of ‘Wide Area Progressives’ Gala Casinos - a world first.
• Set up of Praesepe On-Line Ltd (IOM).
• Development & operation of the ‘Gala Bingo Calling School’.
• Development & roll out of ‘Single Number Verification’ Gala Bingo.
• Selection & launch of integrated AV system for Gala Casinos.
• Development of cashless electronic roulette & The Electric Lounge.
• Development & roll out of ‘Touch Bet Roulette’ alternatives.
• International Showtime.

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Chris

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