26.02.2024

by Mateusz Mazur

PointsBet Welcomes New Group Chief Technology Officer

PointsBet Holdings Limited is set to welcome Daniel Lucas as its new Group Chief Technology Officer starting September 1, 2024.

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Lucas, currently serving as Global Director of Trading Technology at Flutter Entertainment, will be stepping into the role following Jerry Bowskill’s departure after the sale of the US Business to Fanatics Betting and Gaming.

A Strategic Hire for PointsBet

With a rich background in global trading technology operations across notable Flutter Group brands, Lucas brings a wealth of experience to PointsBet. His expertise in algorithmic trading, risk management, and advanced analytics is expected to be instrumental in enhancing PointsBet’s operations in Australia and Canada.

CEO Sam Swanell expressed enthusiasm about Lucas’s appointment, stating “We are very pleased that a Senior Executive of Dan’s quality and experience is joining PointsBet. Dan’s understanding of complex platform and trading operations, in particular algorithmic trading, risk and advanced analytics together with his strong people leadership skills, are valuable assets to PointsBet’s Australian and Canadian operations, as we continue to invest in our market leading live betting and multi capability through Odds Factory.”

Daniel Lucas: Geared for a New Challenge

Lucas shared his excitement about joining PointsBet. “I am super excited about the opportunity to join a technology and product led company like PointsBet. They continue to invest in their platforms and there are exciting growth opportunities ahead.”

Sam Swanell also took a moment to acknowledge Jerry Bowskill’s significant contributions to PointsBet. “Jerry Bowskill has made an outstanding contribution to PointsBet over his tenure leading our global technology organisation. He has been an integral part of the group executive leadership team, and his experience and expertise has proven invaluable as we have planned for and executed the transition of our United States business to Fanatics. I would like to thank Jerry for all he has done for PointsBet and wish him all the best in his future endeavours”

Our Commentary: PointsBet’s Forward-Thinking Move

The appointment of Daniel Lucas as Group CTO marks a strategic step for PointsBet in its commitment to innovation and leadership in the iGaming industry. By bringing on board a seasoned executive with a proven track record in trading technology and platform operations, PointsBet is poised to enhance its product offerings and solidify its position in key markets.

This move underscores the company’s dedication to maintaining a cutting-edge technology infrastructure that meets the dynamic needs of its customers and adapts to the evolving digital landscape.

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