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Sun International CEO Heads Casino Association

4 Aug 2005

SOUTH AFRICA – As reported by the Moneyweb: "Sun International chief executive Peter Bacon has been elected chairman of the Casino Association of South Africa (CASA), succeeding Jabu Mabuza.

"CASA chief executive, Derek Auret, making the announcement today, said that CASA's new chairman would lead a substantial industry which had created nearly 100 000 direct and indirect new jobs over the past nine years. Annually it contributed over R1.7 billion in taxation to the public sector, and since 1996, had been responsible for more than R12 billion in new investment.

"…Gambling industry analyst and academic, Professor Peter Collins, executive director of the National Centre for the Study of Gambling at UCT, and director of the Centre for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming at Salford University in Manchester, said that Bacon's appointment would further enhance the international credibility of South Africa's casino industry…"

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