Peermont appoints Billy Gray as Group Gaming Executive
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Peermont Hotels, Casinos and Resorts is proud to announce the appointment of Billy Gray as the Group Gaming Executive, a role that will see him focus on Peermont’s entire gaming division, ensuring that visitors are entertained and that the group’s offerings continue to meet and exceed guests’ expectations. The former Group Slots and Business Intelligence Executive says he’s honoured to have been selected for this position, especially after having been with the Peermont group for 22 years. “To this day, I love the fact that Peermont is made up of a tight-knit team of talented and skilled individuals who work well together. You’re not just a number, you are part of the Peermont family," says Billy.
Looking back on his career, which began in 1991, Billy is grateful for the opportunities that have been awarded to him by the industry, including the places he’s travelled to and the different parts of the world he has seen. Although most would like to leave a legacy behind, Billy realises that he’s fairly new to the position, and for that reason he has chosen to grow into the role, learn from the people around him and use that knowledge to offer visitors the best experience imaginable. “I know that through teamwork, we will not only continue to offer our visitors a thrilling range of exciting entertainment, we will also continue to provide a platform for one another to grow within our respective positions. This will also strengthen the family dynamic that currently exists within the organisation,” he quips. Billy intends on adding value to the group as he focuses on extending Peermont's entertainment footprint with an amazing gaming team.
When asked about the industry and what he enjoys most about it, Billy said – "I really enjoy the fact that tomorrow is not going to be the same as today, and that today is not the same as yesterday, and the people you interact with every day are always different."
Billy, who holds a Bachelor of Accounting Sciences from the University of South Africa, joined Peermont in 1998. Prior to that he worked in the gaming industry, where he also initiated the financial internal audit department and assisted in establishing a computerised gaming system in the Bahamas (Atlantis for the Kerzner Group). He then joined the Mpumalanga Gambling Board, where he was responsible for the establishment of the Investigations and Compliance Department and the design of the RFP process, licensee applications, selection process and the investigations into the applicants.