Independent Gaming Consultant, Merlin Financial Advisors LLP
Member of the Leisure & Lodging Council
Nigel Payne has been an Independent Gaming Consultant and Owner of Merlin Financial Advisors since October 2006. Previously, Mr. Payne served as Group Chief Executive at Sportingbet plc, an internet sports betting, casino and poker business, from May 2000-October 2006. In this role, he steered the group through flotation and several international acquisitions. He was also appointed non-executive chairman of the board in skilled games development at GameAccount from September 2008 to September 2009. Mr. Payne was also a Non- Executive Director at Sportingbet, from 2007 to 2011. Sportingbet is one of the world''s largest internet gambling businesses with over 3 million registered customers trading into 186 countries. He has specific experience of the US and EU markets and regulatory environment. Mr. Payne has spoken at the US Senate and at the EU in Brussels about the merits of developing and regulating the industry. He also has a detailed knowledge of the UK gaming industry, both land based and online. Previously, Mr. Payne was Group Finance Director of Polestar Magazines, Europe''s largest magazine printer. He has also held Directorships at Scottish & Newcastle and Brann Direct Marketing (This is me - Update Profile)
Nigel Payne has not participated in any GLG Live Meetings.