Rational Group general counsel and board member Paul Telford is set to leave the company following the closure of Amaya’s $4.9bn acquisition.

Telford stressed that he would like to take a break to spend more time with his wife and family following a hectic few years following Black Friday and continuing right up to the closure of the Amaya transaction.

“I want to be clear that my personal decision to leave does not reflect in any way my views of our new owners. On the contrary, my dealings with David [Baazov], Marlon [Goldstein] and others from Amaya have made this decision much harder as I have every confidence that their leadership will take us on to great things," said Telford.

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