SOURCE: Spectrum Gaming Group

Spectrum Gaming Group

November 04, 2011 11:55 ET

Spectrum Gaming Group Announces Hiring of Vice President, Business Development -- Latin America

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - Nov 4, 2011) - Spectrum Gaming Group, responding to the growing global demand for its independent research and professional services, today announced the hiring of Francisco Nolla to fill the newly created position of Vice President, Business Development for Latin America, based in Miami, Florida.

Francisco "Paco" Nolla holds a Juris Doctor Degree from Inter-American University in Puerto Rico and Bachelor Degree in Economic Science from the University of Puerto Rico. He has extensive experience in management, development, regulation, licensing, and consulting in the gaming, hospitality, entertainment, cruise ports and tourism industries.

Nolla began his regulatory career by serving as Director of the Gaming Department of the Government of Puerto Rico Tourism Company, the government agency that controls and enforces all casino gaming activities. He also served as consultant for the Casino Control Commissions of Panama and The Dominican Republic.

He has advised the casino industry and examined the legal, operational, licensing and law enforcement aspects of casino gaming throughout Latin America, including Argentina, Aruba, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curaçao, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Panamá, Perú, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and Venezuela.

"Paco Nolla has a solid-gold reputation for integrity and gaming knowledge," said Spectrum Managing Director Fredric Gushin. "His decades of experience will serve our growing list of government clients in this important, expanding part of the world."

"Paco, who will work out of his office in Miami, is conversant with the markets in Latin America and Florida, with a solid understanding of gaming regulation," said Managing Director Michael Pollock. "He will work with our expanding list of private clients in the gaming and cruise industries, providing a wealth of knowledge unavailable elsewhere."

Spectrum Gaming Group is the world's foremost gaming-specific research and professional services firm. Among many other current projects, Spectrum is or has been engaged to:

  • Ongoing, comprehensive regulatory consulting and market analysis for the State of Ohio
  • Market analysis and regulatory due diligence investigations for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
  • Market analyses and feasibility studies for prospective destination resort applicants in Florida
  • Ongoing background investigations of junket-license applicants for the Singapore Casino Regulatory Authority
  • Market analysis and development of Internet-gambling business plan for a major European firm

For more information about Spectrum's services, call 1-609-926-5100 or visit