Richard Bayliss Named Playtech's New Senior Manager

Publish: 07.03.2018

The Isle of Man-based gambling software development company Playtech has welcomed a valuable addition to its team of skilled executives.

Richard Bayliss, former Senior Online Manager at the United Kingdom Gaming Commission has been appointed to the firm’s Compliance team as the new Regulatory Compliance Manager.

An Important Figure

Bayliss’ new role will make him a key figure in leading Playtech’s initiatives aimed at promoting responsible gaming.

Commenting on the latest move, Ian Ince, Group Head of Regulatory Affairs at Playtech, said that everyone at the company was delighted to welcome Richard, whose insight would be a major bonus as Playtech strived to stay at the forefront of regulatory compliance developments and added he was certain Bayliss would be an invaluable addition to the team.

He further stated that a commitment to promoting responsible gambling and fostering a safe and entertaining environment for players was central to Playtech, and the latest appointment demonstrated the strength of that commitment, representing a key part of the company’s ongoing investment in exceeding regulatory expectations.

A New Challenge

Bayliss spent 11 years at the United Kingdom Gaming Commission, and during that period was one of the key figures in supervising both technological and product innovations within the industry itself, and estimating the influence they could have on the United Kingdom’s regulatory system.

Playtech’s new Regulatory Compliance Manager, Richard Bayliss said he was looking forward to seeing some of the industry’s technological developments first-hand, after more than a decade of assessing their regulatory impact.

He added Playtech had long had a reputation as a major innovator in online gambling, and that he was very excited to be joining the team.

Founded in 1999, Playtech produces software for online casinos, online poker rooms, online bingo games, online sports betting, scratch games, mobile gaming, live dealer games and fixed-odds arcade games online.