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Gaming software and systems giant Playtech has appointed Richard Bayliss to its Compliance team as regulatory compliance manager.

Bayliss, former senior online manager at the UK Gambling Commission, will take a lead on Playtech’s responsible gambling initiatives.

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.”

Bayliss added: “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.”