Sports betting and gaming technology provider SBTech has appointed David Hammond as its new chief operating officer.

Hammond joins the business after more that 25 years in the gaming industry with the likes of Inspired Entertainment and Paddy Power Betfair.

His new role will see him take charge of SBTech’s global operations and delivery, as the supplier continues to expand in existing and new regulated markets.

He will also oversee the company’s technology, research and development, operations and business analytics teams.

“We’re delighted to have appointed Dave, whose vast operational experience and proven track record of implementing high growth strategies in a host of senior industry roles will add huge value to the company as we continue to grow in the 20+ regulated markets we currently operate in,” said SBTech CEO Richard Carter.

“Dave will work closely with myself and the senior management team across all areas of the business to ensure we not only meet but exceed our customers’ expectations in 2019 and beyond.”

Hammond said of his new role: “I’m thrilled to have joined SBTech. The company’s proven omni-channel full platform technology is widely used and is rapidly being adopted by numerous well-known sports betting, gaming, horse racing and lottery brands on an international scale.

“I look forward to accelerating this growth as the business and its innovative products continue to break new ground, furthering our partners’ reach and maximising their revenue.”