Conscious Gaming, part of GeoComply, has named stalwart Seth Palansky as its new Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility & Communications for the gaming industry. After more than 17 years with Caesars Entertainment and the National Football League, he entered the business (NFL).
In his new position, he will direct the philanthropic organisation’s corporate social responsibility and communication activities, which are dedicated to using advanced technology to support social responsibility initiatives.
Conscious Gaming works to help protect customers and strengthen responsible gaming through gaming providers, regulators, retailers, responsible gaming advocacy organisations, sports leagues, educators and therapy practitioners.
The organisation announced a collaboration last week with GVC Holdings and BetMGM, who have agreed to deploy PlayPause, a multi-state digital self-exclusion tool to promote responsible gaming for the gaming industry.
Anna Sainsbury, Trustee of Conscious Gaming and Chairman and Co-founder of GeoComply, said: “We believe the benefits of offering a technology-driven self exclusion tool are critical for our industry to ensure we protect all stakeholders.
“We are excited to have Seth join us to front our adoption efforts and work with the industry to deliver Conscious Gaming’s state of the art solution to help simplify, streamline and stay ahead of a complex issue.”
Of his appointment Palansky said: “This is an incredible opportunity to help rally the gaming and sports industries behind this very important initiative. Sports betting and igaming businesses are spreading rapidly throughout the US, and in order to ensure their longevity, it is imperative that all stakeholders have their responsible gaming initiatives accommodate the modern habits of those users they aim to protect.
“It’s clear Anna and the team are once again prescient in developing this core technology solution to streamline the administrative burden and eliminate the silos associated with maintaining numerous separate state-operated self-exclusion databases. I’m honoured to be chosen to help lead this philanthropic cause to benefit the industries I care so deeply about.”
No stranger to start-up roles, Palansky entered the NFL in 2003 as the first NFL Network employee, the league’s foray into the cable television industry, overseeing the marketing department of the network and handling television and other media company communications for the league.
Palansky left in 2008 to join the sports and entertainment division of Caesars in Las Vegas, after successfully contributing to the launch and expansion of the NFL Network to more than 55 million subscribers.
Palansky worked in corporate affairs for Fox Sports prior to the NFL, overseeing Fox Sports Net, the company’s 21 owned and operated regional sports networks.