Conscious Gaming appoints Seth Palansky as VP of CSR and comms

Responsible gaming organization Conscious Gaming, part of GeoComply, has appointed gaming industry stalwart Seth Palansky as its new Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility & Communications. He joins the firm after more than 17 years with Caesars Entertainment and the National Football League (NFL)

In his new role he will spearhead corporate social responsibility and communications efforts for the philanthropic organization which is committed to utilizing advanced technology to propel social responsibility initiatives. 

Conscious Gaming works with gaming operators, regulators, suppliers, responsible gaming advocacy groups, sports leagues, academics and treatment professionals to better protect consumers and enhance responsible gaming. 

Just last week the organization announced a partnership with GVC Holdings and BetMGM, who have agreed to deploy PlayPause, a multi-state digital self-exclusion tool for the gaming industry to support responsible gaming.

Anna Sainsbury, Conscious Gaming Trustee and GeoComply Chairman and Co-Founder, 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.”

Palansky commented on his appointment: “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 honored 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 joined the NFL in 2003 as the first employee of NFL Network, the league’s foray into the cable television industry, overseeing the network’s communications department while managing business communications for the league pertaining to television and other media matters.  

After successfully contributing to NFL Network’s launch and growth to more than 55 millions subscribers, Palansky left in 2008 to join Caesars’ sports and entertainment division in Las Vegas.

Prior to the NFL, Palansky worked in corporate communications for Fox Sports, managing the company’s 21 owned and operated regional sports networks, Fox Sports Net.