Toronto-listed solutions provider NYX Gaming Group has appointed Todd McTavish as its first chief legal officer, based in the company's Las Vegas headquarters.

McTavish will assume the newly-created role on January 16th, having left mobile payments provider Mozido where he served as executive vice president and general counsel.

McTavish also brings gaming industry experience from his time at Multimedia Games - since acquired by Everi - where he served as the supplier’s senior vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer. He has also served as general counsel for Video Gaming Technologies and D1 Sports Training, as well as working as a management consultant for PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

NYX chief executive Matt Davey said McTavish's experience in corporate law, business strategy, regulatory and product compliance would "add further strength" to the supplier's senior management team.

"As a highly-diversified group, we have the largest gaming content portfolio for regulated markets in the industry," Davey explained. "Combined with our leading casino products, our sportsbook technology via OpenBet is the market leader and powers the majority of tier one operators in regulated markets."

Commenting on his new role, McTavish said: "NYX has established a highly attractive position in the market across multiple product categories. After a period of strategic M&A the focus of the business has turned to world-class execution.

"The strength of the combined business will be underpinned by critical decisions within our legal, compliance and strategy functions," he added. "I'm looking forward to working with the team as we take NYX through the next phase of its impressive growth story."

Shares in NYX Gaming Group Limited (Co.Data) (CVE:NYX) closed in Toronto Wednesday down 3.36 per cent at CAD$1.15 per share.