september 2000 File Photo Montreal (QC) CANADA
Mitch Garber seen here when he was CEO of SUREFIRE (which became FireOne). Mr Garber, who lives in Canada, will have to move to Gilbraltar and it is understood Party Gaming will pay his relocation costs.
The company may also buy out any remaining share options he has in Fire One.
Mr Garber is likely to add weight to Party Gaming's acquisition strategy as Mr Garber has experience in mergers and acquisitions.
He oversaw the merger of payments companies Terra Payments and Canadian-based Optimal Group in 2002.
Mr Garber, who went to McGill University in Canada, is a qualified lawyer and for nine years worked for Lazarus, Charbonneau, a Canadian law firm.
He has worked with casinos and advised governments on regulating betting and gaming companies.
Online poker company Party Gaming is set to replace outgoing chief executive Richard Segal with Mitch Garber, former executive chairman of Aim-listed online payment firm Fire One.