Playtech add Former UKGC Senior Manager to Compliance Team

Playtech have added some important regulatory expertise to their team with the hiring of Richard Bayliss, the former Senior Online Manager at the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC).Bayliss’ role of Regulatory Compliance Manager will revolve around Playtech’s responsible gambling initiatives.As a part of the commission who put regulations in place for responsible gambling, Bayliss is very well positions to ensure that Playtech comply with them.


Speaking of the hiring, Ian Ince, Group Head of Regulatory Affairs at Playtech, said:“Everyone at Playtech is delighted to welcome Richard. With a wealth of experience with UKGC, his insight will be a major bonus as we strive to stay at the forefront of regulatory compliance developments. I’m certain he will be an invaluable addition to the team.“A commitment to promoting responsible gambling and fostering a safe and entertaining environment for players is central to everything we do at Playtech. 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.”


Mr Bayliss worked for the UKGC for 11 years, and was vital to assessing the impact of iGaming innovations on the regulatory system in the UK.Speaking of his appointment to Playtech, Mr Bayliss said:After more than a decade assessing the regulatory impact of technological developments in the industry, I’m looking forward to seeing some of these developments first-hand in my new role. Playtech has long had a reputation as a major innovator in online gambling, and I’m very excited to be joining the team.”With regulation becoming increasingly strict, it would not be a surprise to see more former UKGC workers taking Mr Bayliss’ lead, and taking roles in iGaming companies in the future.

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