Armalytix, the leading UK fintech specialising in source of funds and affordability checks, today announces the appointment of Jeremy Lever as Head of Gaming.
Lever is a compliance expert within the iGaming industry and joins from Experian, one of the UK’s largest credit reference agencies, where he worked as a Senior iGaming Identity Specialist focused on customer income and identity checks.
The seasoned gambling industry professional has been recruited to spearhead Armalytix’s growth in the sector following the fintech’s recent appointment by Buzz Bingo Group, the largest bingo operator in the UK.
Prior to Experian, Lever developed extensive iGaming experience at a number of RegTech companies which saw him work with the biggest and fastest growing operators in the industry including William Hill, Paddy Power, Entain, SkyWind Group, jumpmangaming, and MidNite.
His work in RegTech and Experian saw him develop significant expertise across the full spectrum of the customer compliance journey from Know Your Client checks to customer monitoring and safer gambling measures such as affordability checks.
Lever commented: “A few months back I was speaking to Kirsty Caldwell, William Hill’s former Head of Compliance, who now successfully runs BetSmart Consulting. She excitedly told me about an incredible new platform she’d just started working with which was making a significant difference in the competitive AML and player protection space.
This led to a conversation with founders Richard (McCall) and Mike (Ward), who showed me what Armalytix could do for the gaming industry. I’m hugely excited to get going and start demonstrating the power and potential of Armalytix’s proprietary iGaming products to the wider industry.”
Richard McCall, CEO of Armalytix, remarked: “Following the success of our work delivering financial risk checks for Buzz Bingo, demand for our affordability solution has steadily grown as the industry gears up greater regulation in the space. Therefore, I’m delighted to welcome Jeremy onboard to build on the great work done by our Gaming team here. He brings a wealth of experience in the sector and I’m confident he’ll take us to new heights.”
Lever also previously worked as an advisor to the Safer Online Gambling Group, founded by former online gambling addict David Bradford and his son Adam Bradford which previously won backing from Entain (formerly GVC Holdings) in 2019 to develop problem gambling tools. During his time at the organisation, Lever helped support the group’s efforts to raise awareness of online gambling addiction and progress new innovative mobile player protection initiaves drawing from the family’s lived experience.
Armalytix began working with Buzz Bingo earlier this year to support the completion of financial risk checks. Buzz’s adoption of Armalytix’s platform subsequently saw a two and a half times increase in completion rates and a three time increase in the speed at which the checks were completed by customers compared to their previous system.