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Former Ladbrokes director joins Playtech BGT

Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) has bolstered its executive team with the appointment of former Ladbrokes managing director Lee Drabwell, who will become chief operating officer for the UK and Ireland.

Drabwell has an impressive 29-year Ladbrokes career behind him in which he served in a number of senior positions within the gambling group's retail betting division.

He left the newly formed Ladbrokes Coral in April after latterly working as group retail operations director.

During his time at Ladbrokes, Drabwell was instrumental in the roll-out of SSBTs across its 2,700-strong retail estates in UK, Ireland and Belgium, and his experience in the area will be invaluable when directing PBS’ expanding client base.

In his new role, Drabwell will be responsible for leading and developing the PBS customer base across the UK and Ireland, as it looks to expand its sports betting solutions and deploy the latest content development.

John Pettit, managing director for UK, Ireland, Asia, and Australia at Playtech BGT Sports, said:

“Lee is an excellent addition to our senior team with decades of retail experience at one of the leading names in the sector, and we will be tapping into his expertise in the coming months. He was a pioneer in the roll-out of SSBTs during his time at Ladbrokes and this experience will be invaluable to our expanding operations within the UK and Ireland.”

PBS has recently signed contract extensions with leading operators, including Boylesports and Betfred, and are currently in the progress of rolling out its BetTracker product with a number of partners.

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