Ilkim Hincer joined Hard Rock International as Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer in February 2020, overseeing all legal matters for one of the most globally recognized entertainment, gaming and hospitality companies with venues in 68 countries spanning 249 locations.
Ilkim hails from Toronto, Canada, and brings over 25 years of experience at preeminent law firms and gaming & entertainment companies. He brings a nuanced and practical understanding of gaming globally, legislative & regulatory frameworks, the roles of operators, developers & regulators, the impact of technology & innovation, and the intricacies of balancing the interests of diverse stakeholders consistent with public policy and social responsibility. His experience spans both the private and public sectors, and includes legal, commercial & international transactions, First Nations gaming, regulatory, compliance, technology, risk management, and bricks & mortar and online gaming operations.
Ilkim is a proud alum of Queens University in Kingston, Ontario and the University of Windsor, a member of the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA), the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL), the Law Society of Ontario, the Law Society of British Columbia and the Florida Bar. As a leader in his field, Ilkim has been ranked as one of the top gaming lawyers in Canada.