Founder & Executive Director, Nektan
An entrepreneur and industry veteran with a consistent track record of delivering business growth, Gary founded Nektan in 2011 following a joint venture with GTECH.
In 1994 he left Johnson Press PLC to start and self-fund Hughes Rae. Hughes Rae became one of the pioneers of internet application development across Europe working in the retail bank and pharmaceutical sectors, which he sold in 1999 to Morse PLC. In 2000, Gary left Morse to join Victor Chandler and contributed to setting up the world’s first poker network which launched in conjunction with Tribeca Tables. He established the first European white label gaming business, launching white label deals with the Racing Post and Virgin Media.
Gary left Victor Chandler in 2002 to establish his own gaming company, St Enodoc, which acquired the Gibraltar-based under-performing assets of Gala Interactive. He led the recovery of the business, launching a series of gaming business ventures, including both the IPN Poker network with Boss Media, and in 2004 the IBN Bingo Network.
St Enodoc became Europe’s largest end-to-end white label operator with 84 partners in 24 countries including Virgin Games, Yahoo, The Daily Mail and Sportingbet. Gary was the Executive Chairman when St Enodoc was acquired by GTECH-Lottomatica for $55 million in 2008. He remained with GTECH-Lottomatica working in the US, until forming Nektan.