Gamesys Group appoints Ben Wood as General Manager for Isle of Man office

15 February 2021

Gamesys Group has announced the appointment of Ben Wood as General Manager for its new Isle of Man office.

Famous for its award-winning bingo and online casino brands and sites, including Virgin Games, Jackpotjoy, Monopoly Casino, Heart Bingo and Vera&John, Gamesys Group is one of the UK’s leading online gaming operators and a FTSE 250 company. The company’s Isle of Man operations started in 2020 and deal primarily with its Asia-facing business.

Ben will be responsible for setting up and leading the Isle of Man operations, as well as recruiting a new team to support the company’s plans for growth. Formerly Head of Partnerships and Senior Sales Manager at Microgaming, he has worked in the eGaming sector for more than 10 years. Along with extensive commercial and regulatory experience, he has a strong history of developing business in emerging and regulated markets.

Commenting on his appointment, Ben said: “The opportunity to lead Gamesys Group’s operations on the Isle of Man is a dream job for me. Gamesys is hugely respected throughout the industry for its mission of crafting entertainment with care, and for its pro-active, responsible approach to attracting and retaining customers and employees.

“Opening a new office in the middle of a global pandemic means there are more challenges than usual in recruitment, but we are already well underway with our plans and I look forward to drawing the team together and delivering a great experience for our community of players.”

Gamesys Group CEO Lee Fenton added: “We are delighted to have Ben in charge of our Isle of Man office. He has impressive and widespread experience of the online gaming industry, both locally and at an international level, as well as a thorough understanding of the regulatory and jurisdictional landscapes in which we operate.

“Ben joins us at an exciting time in our evolution and the Isle of Man will play an important part in our strategic plans for growth. The Island is well known for its excellent reputation in the online gaming industry and for the skill base it has built up over the past decade. We look forward to welcoming more talented individuals to the Gamesys community under Ben’s expert stewardship.”