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Find out more about the members of our Managing Board and read about their professional development.

Vorstandsmitglied Erwin van Lambaart

Erwin van Lambaart, General Director

Erwin van Lambaart was born in Rotterdam, NL, on June 22, 1963. He started his professional career in 1985 and held a variety of positions, including General Manager and Deputy General Manager, until 1995. From 1995 to 1998, he worked as Directeur Délègue Economy Hotels Holland & Sales and Marketing Manager Benelux. During this time, he also gained extensive experience in the hotel industry at Accor Hotels. In his next chapter, from 1998 to 2011, he was the CEO of Joop van den Ende Theaterproducties / Stage Entertainment Netherlands, after which he worked at Stage Entertainment International as a Member of the Executive Board & Chief Content Officer from 2006 to 2012.

In 2012, he switched to the Dutch media and entertainment company Niehe Media BV, where he served as CEO until 2014. Next, he ran Sail Event Partners CV and ACE Concepts & Events BV as CEO from 2014 to 2016. In 2016, he took over as CEO of Holland Casinos NV, where he established himself as a proven casino and gaming expert.

As of March 14, 2022, Erwin van Lambaart moved to Austria and started in the position as Director of the Board of Casinos Austria AG and Österreichische Lotterien GmbH.
As of April 1, 2022, Mr. van Lambaart serves as General Director of Casinos Austria AG and Chairman of the Board of Österreichische Lotterien GmbH.
As of February 7,2023, the European Casino Association appoints Erwin van Lambaart as the new ECA Chairman.

Erwin van Lambaart is married and has two children.

Casinos Austria Vorstand Martin Skopek

Martin Škopek, Director

Martin Škopek has been a Director of Casinos Austria AG and Österreichische Lotterien Gesellschaft m.b.H. since 1 May 2019.

He has specialised in business to customer (B2C) activities in the banking sector since the start of his career in the 1990s in the Czech Republic. In 1999, he was appointed to the Managing Board of the Erste Bank’s Czech subsidiary, Česká Spořitelna. In 2010, he moved to the Group’s administrative head office in Vienna for 18 months, where he managed the Erste Bank’s entire B2C operations in seven countries, including Austria. He then spent two years at the Romanian Banca Comercială Română in Bucharest and was also responsible for B2C operations there.

In 2014, Martin Škopek joined the Czech KKCG conglomerate. KKCG acquired the remain­ing shares in the Sazka Group in 2018 and has been its sole owner since then. The Sazka Group, in turn, is a shareholder of Casinos Austria AG.

Casino Management

Information on the directors of all 12 casinos in Austria can be found here.