Great Canadian Entertainment adds new general counsel

March 5, 2023 3:35 PM
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  • Mark Keast, CDC Gaming Reports
March 5, 2023 3:35 PM
  • Mark Keast, CDC Gaming Reports

A passionate advocate for women in leadership and gaming is taking a prominent role with Great Canadian Entertainment, a leading gaming and hospitality company.

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The company announced that Katie Lever is taking the role of general counsel, corporate secretary, and chief privacy officer. In her new role, Lever will oversee the company’s legal, privacy, and corporate-governance functions.

“Katie brings with her a wealth of experience and a proven track record of success in the gaming and hospitality industry,” stated Matthew Anfinson, chief executive officer, Great Canadian Entertainment. “With her leadership, I have no doubt that our legal, privacy, and corporate-governance functions will continue to drive success for our company and uphold our commitment to corporate responsibility and ethical conduct.”

Lever has a deep background in the gaming and hospitality industry, serving as chief legal officer and general counsel for a number of companies. Those include Baha Mar, Scientific Games, and its acquired entities, Bally Technologies and SHFL Entertainment. Lever is also an independent board member of GeoComply Solutions Inc. and GBank Financial Holdings Inc., the parent company of GBank.

She’s a seasoned vet in corporate law, governance, mergers and acquisitions, compliance, securities law, and government relations.

Lever is a major advocate for women in leadership roles in gaming and community engagement. She has received several awards, including Great Women of Gaming,  25 People to Watch, and Top Ten Women in Gaming, and a nomination to the Women’s Hall of Fame Nevada. She’s an adjunct professor at the UNLV Boyd School of Law and a counsellor and former president of the International Association of Gaming Advisors.

Great Canadian Entertainment has 25 facilities in Ontario, British Columbia, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. Next up is the opening of the company’s largest project in its history – the 400-room hotel, 5,000-seat entertainment venue, new parkade, multiple food and beverage venues that will comprise the new Casino Woodbine in Toronto.