Toronto-listed gaming supplier NYX Gaming Group has added to its commercial team with the appointment of Steve Mayes as sales director.

Mayes joins from rival supplier Playtech where he served as commercial manager for the company’s Open Platform and third-party game providers since January 2015.

He had initially been part of the Ash Gaming commercial team before it was acquired by Playtech, and also previously served in various operational and management roles at bet365.

“We are happy to welcome Steve to the NYX Gaming Group team where he will have an integral role within our strategy that will further improve the products we offer our customers,” said NYX Gaming chief executive Matt Davey.

“Steve has extensive experience in the betting and gaming industry following his time at bet365 and Playtech. He will be a valuable member of our third-party network and we look forward to working alongside him.”

The new role will see Mayes assume responsibility for growing NYX’s network of third-party suppliers, including game developers, payment providers and trading services across its sportsbook, casino, lottery and bingo operations.

“I’m thrilled and excited to have joined NYX Gaming Group,” Mayes said. “They have a fantastic customer base and a growing partner network with many of the leading suppliers in the industry. My focus will be to work closely with our internal product leads and partners across the business to implement a clear third-party strategy.

“It’s important that NYX continues to attract and build long-term relationships with best-of-breed suppliers across casino, sportsbook and our full portfolio of products to offer the best possible third-party network for our customers.”

Shares in NYX Gaming Group Inc (Co. Data) (TOR:NYX) closed in Toronto Tuesday up 4 per cent at CAD$1.50 per share.