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Laurence Hawke

Director

Laurence is a director of ICS, after first joining the company in 1991. He has 30 years of casino, wagering and gambling experience across various countries including Australia, Macau, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the US Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, the Philippines and several Pacific Islands.

Laurence has consulted on a range of projects including listed land-based casinos, cruise ship casinos, Internet operations and Integrated Resorts. He has held senior executive roles and consulted to a number of globally recognized gaming and leisure brands including Galaxy, Crown, Tabcorp, HPL Singapore, SkyCity and Centrebet.

With a career focused on casino operational and financial responsibilities and the recent development of KISS6 (casino management software), Laurence has unique skills in casino accounting systems and management systems.

A Masters degree in Professional Accounting compliments his Bachelor of Economics. Laurence is a fellow of CPA Australia.  

Ian Manning

Senior Associate

Ian has been associated with ICS since 2004, providing consultancy services in casino operations, regulatory, compliance and due diligence investigations. 

Ian is a highly respected casino executive casino regulator with exposure to an extensive list of casino jurisictions across the globe. He was an executive regulator of casinos in Australia for 20 years and was instrumental in the development of casinos on behalf of Governments in Tasmania, South Australia, the Australian Capital Territory and Victoria.

As Director of the Victorian Gaming Authority from 1993 to 2000, he had the regulatory oversight of the development and ongoing operations of the Crown Casino in Melbourne.

Since entering the commercial operations of the gaming industry, Ian was the founding Chief Executive of gaming product testing companies in South Africa and the USA. More recently he has been providing consulting services to Governments interested in the development of casinos, and to gaming operators for the development and implementation of compliance processes.

Ian recently completed a three year tenure as Vice President of Global Due Diligence Investigations with an international gaming consultancy based in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He was also responsible for business development for Australia and Asia.

Gary Morrison

Casino Operations

Gary began his casino career in 1985 in Glasgow UK as a dealer and was heading off to overseas projects and in management roles four years later.

Gary has held senior management positions in the US, onboard cruise ships, the Caribbean and across Europe and Africa. His time spent at a variety of different jurisdictions has given him a strong sense for all areas within a successful casino operation including table games, poker, slots, marketing, cage and surveillance.

Attracted to the island life, Gary spent much of the last 15 years operating casinos in Antigua, St Vincent, St Lucia and Vanuatu with well known brands Trump International and Holiday Inn Resort.

Graeme Croft

Consultant

Graeme (Crofty) began his casino career in 1985 at Jupiter’s Casino as a dealer / inspector on Australia’s Gold Coast before moving onto Diamond Beach Casino in Darwin. This grass roots experience proved invaluable as he moved into senior management roles.

In 1991 Crofty relocated to S.E.Asia to work for ICS onboard the MV Orient Sun, a high stakes casino cruise ship catering to junkets and premium players. Crofty’s abilities were quickly apparent to ICS and as a result he rapidly rose to a senior executive level within our organisation. He went on to play a major role in the start up of several other high stakes casino cruise ships which at that time involved dealing with the largest baccarat action in the world.

In 1995 Crofty moved to the South Pacific and managed casinos in Tahiti, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu for ICS.

Crofty has been since been involved in the pre-opening and expansion of a number of casinos in the Asia / South Pacific region including 3 additional properties for ICS. Crofty was Casino Operations Manager of the Tinian Dynasty Hotel & Casino, a five star casino resort in the US Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas. The Tinian Dynasty marketed almost exclusively to junket and premium players from Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, China and Taiwan.

Crofty has since held key roles in a diverse range of gaming operations including listed Internet wagering companies and several land based casino projects around the world. These include MGM Grand Macau and Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

Colin Darcey

Software Development

Colin is a well-known software professional with over 20 years of experience and with a focus on casino management systems. Colin heads support of ICS management systems in place in Asia, Australia and the Pacific Islands. These systems transact more than US$100m on any given day. 
Colin is also the software developer behind computer simulations we undertake in verifying house edge calculations and expectations. 

Colin has a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) and a Masters degree in Cognitive Science.

Stephen Earl

Associate

Stephen Earl is a casino finance veteran with twenty-five years experience in gaming with a focus on cage operations. Stephen has held executive cage roles in the following casinos: Adelaide Casino, Casino Canberra, MGM Grand Darwin, Holiday Club Cambodia, Tinian Dynasty Casino and, since 2004, Galaxy Casinos and StarWorld Macau.

Stephen has successfully opened many new casinos, most recently opening four properties in Macau. He was responsible for formulating procedures for Asian based, high-end junket casinos. He has held roles in ensuring compliance with internal and external procedures for the functions of casino revenues, cashiering operations, chip bank, hard count and soft count.

Stephen’s responsibilities have included liaison with government regulators and members of casino control authorities. Stephen has been Asia-based for many years and is most familiar with the varying casino operational models.