Casino Operations Summit

Erwin van Lambaart

General Director of Casinos Austria AG / Chairman of the Management Board of Austrian Lotteries / Chairman of the European Casino Association

General Director of Casinos Austria AG

Chairman of the Management Board of Austrian Lotteries

Chairman of the European Casino Association

 

 

Erwin van Lambaart was born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on June 22, 1963. He is an experienced leader in the global hospitality, entertainment, and gaming sectors. Starting his career in 1985, Erwin has held various management roles, such as General Manager and Deputy General Manager, up until 1995.

 

Between 1995 and 1998, he served as the Directeur Délégué (Deputy Director) for Economy Hotels in Holland and was the Sales and Marketing Manager for the Benelux region. During this period, he also accumulated significant international experience in the hotel industry with Accor Hotels.

 

Erwin’s career continued to flourish from 1998 to 2011 as the CEO of Joop van den Ende Theater Productions, which is part of Endemol/Stage Entertainment Netherlands. He expanded his responsibilities by joining the Executive Board and becoming the Chief Content Officer of Stage Entertainment International from 2006 to 2012.

 

In 2012, he became the CEO of Niehe Media BV, a Dutch media and entertainment company, a position he held until 2014. Then, from 2014 to 2016, he led Sail Event Partners CV and ACE Concepts & Events BV as their CEO. In 2016, Erwin took the helm as the CEO of Holland Casino NV, where he confirmed his expertise in the casino and gaming industry.

 

On March 14, 2022, Erwin relocated to Austria to join Casinos Austria AG and Österreichische Lotterien GmbH as a Director of the Board. Then, on April 1, 2022, he was appointed CEO of both entities. The European Casino Association (ECA) appointed Erwin as its Chairman on February 7, 2023. Subsequently, on February 6, 2024, the ECA’s General Assembly re-elected him for an additional three-year term in this position.

 

Apart from his executive roles, Erwin is an active member of the supervisory boards of several organisations, including serving as the president of the Breda University of Applied Sciences, Sporthilfe Austria, and he has also been a member of the Dutch Arts Council for six years.

 

In recognition of his continuous contributions to numerous charitable organisations and his support for the arts, cultural, and talent institutions, Erwin was honoured with a knighthood in the Netherlands in 2016.