Don Westcott and Tammi Barlow

Bally's expands global compliance, CSR efforts with two appointments

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Bally's Corporation announced Thursday the appointment of Don Westcott as SVP, Global Chief Compliance Officer, and Tammi Barlow as Inaugural VP of Global Responsibility and Social Impact. 

Kim M. Barker, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer at Bally's, said: "On behalf of the entire leadership team, I am pleased to welcome Don and Tammi to Bally's. Their deep expertise enables Bally's to continue our progress toward building industry-leading compliance, responsible gaming, and social impact functions as the company continues to grow and expand."

Kim M. Barker

Westcott is a compliance expert with more than 25 years of experience within the financial technology and gaming industries. Most recently, he served as the Global Head of Compliance for Nuvei. Prior to that, Westcott served in Vice President and Director roles with Fortune 500 companies Fiserv and First Data.

While within financial technology, he developed regulatory compliance programs and control frameworks enabling financial institutions and financial technology service providers' services within the gaming industry.

He started his professional career within the gaming industry, which included leadership roles with, among other enterprises, Caesars Entertainment, Osage Casinos, and the Isle of Capri Casinos. Coming full circle, he started his gaming career with Jumer's Casino & Hotel, which is now Bally's Quad Cities. He holds an M.B.A. from Georgia State University. 

For her part, Barlow has over a decade of experience building and managing responsible gaming and corporate social responsibility programs for companies in the gaming industry. She is described by Bally's as an experienced executive with a demonstrated history of developing responsible gaming and community engagement programs that comply with regulatory requirements and enhance local communities.

Prior to joining Bally's, she led the development and execution of Rush Street Interactive's (RSI) corporate social responsibility strategy, including the continued implementation of the RSI's responsible gaming initiatives. As part of her role, Barlow worked with C-suite executives and external industry experts to promote the expansion of RSI's diversity, equity, and inclusion program, as well as its CSR programs, and develop the strategy to create its first community engagement and employee volunteerism program.

Barlow is the previous co-chairwoman and is now a committee member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee for Global Gaming Women, and is currently Chairwoman of the Responsible Gaming Committee for the National Council on Problem Gambling, a Board member of the Massachusetts Council on Gaming and Health, and a committee member of African Americans in Gaming. She has an M.B.A from Roosevelt University in Chicago and will be based in Bally's headquarters in Providence, Rhode Island.

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