The online casino software and games developer, Playtech, has confirmed that it has hired a new Regulatory Compliance Manager. Richard Bayliss joins the FTSE-listed Playtech with a lot of experience under his belt since he served as Senior Online Manager with the UK’s highest gambling authority, the UK Gambling Commission. Bayliss was with the UKGC for over a decade.
With joining Playtech, Richard Bayless will be responsible for the group’s responsible gambling initiatives and strategy – an important component with any company hoping to operate in a regulated online gambling environment today.
The Group Head of Regulatory Affairs at Playtech, Ian Ince said that everyone at the group was delighted to welcome Bayless. He said that the new executive’s wealth of experience with the UK gambling authority, as well as his insight, will be a major bonus for Playtech as the company strives to stay at the forefront of regulatory compliance developments.
“I’m certain he will be an invaluable addition to the team,” said Ince.
Overall, it has been a very successful year for Playtech, with the group winning the poker and bingo supplier awards as well.
“A commitment to promoting responsible gambling and fostering a safe and entertaining environment for players is central to everything we do at Playtech,” added Ince. “Richard’s appointment and his enthusiasm for joining Playtech demonstrate the strength of that commitment, and is a key part of our ongoing investment in exceeding regulatory expectations.”
Also commenting on his new appointment was Bayliss who said that after more than a decade assessing the regulatory impact of technological developments in the online gambling industry, he was looking forward to seeing some of these developments first hand in his new capacity as Regulatory Compliance Manager with Playtech.
“Playtech has long had a reputation as a major innovator in online gambling and I’m very excited to be joining the team,” he said.
Playtech is considered one of the world leaders in the online gambling industry. Playtech’s omni channel gambling platform offers seamless “anytime, anywhere” gameplay and some of the best-performing content available. Players from all over the world, including South Africa, regularly enjoy top notch casino games at sites that support Playtech titles.