Sudden death of Ron Babini at 56

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Ron Babini, a popular executive in the international gaming industry, has died suddenly a the early age of 56 in Kiev, Ukraine.

He entered the industry in 1993 at IGT Europe as a sales executive and was with the company for 12 years. A long-time friend, Harmen Brenninkmeijer, said this week: “During his time at IGT, he was a key member of the team that put that business on a very profitable course.

“He was known for his relationship building and pursued each sale with the same passion whether it meant a single machine or many hundreds. As sales manager Europe and Russia, he was active in virtually every market.”

A keen traveller and enthusiast for opening up new business areas, Babini visited many countries, taking his skills and knowledge on to Inspired Gaming, where he became casino sales director Europe.

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He then moved on to Austria’s Amatic Industries as sales manager and more recently became the representative of Scientific Games in the Ukraine.

Said Brenninkmeijer: “Ron will be fondly remember for his joie de vivre, his love for people, his passion for Alfa Romeos and Harley-Davidsons and last but not least barcos.”

A memorial service is to be held in the Netherlands soon. Babini was a Netherlands citizen. He leaves a wife, Julia, and three children.

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