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OpenBet Welcomes Sam Depoortere as VP of Platform Products

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OpenBet, a leading technology, content and service provider to the sports betting industry, has appointed Sam Depoortere as its new Vice President of Platform Products to drive continued innovation within the company.

Depoortere has a wealth of industry experience, most recently serving as Business Director for TOTO (Sportsbook & Casino) at Nederlandse Loterij, the largest gambling operator in the Netherlands. During his tenure, he oversaw the operator’s online sportsbook, casino, and retail sportsbook divisions.

Previously, Depoortere was Marketing & Sportsbook Manager at TOTO and held positions with renowned brands such as Betway and Media Odds. OpenBet is well-positioned to benefit from his extensive operator experience, providing a solid foundation for the company’s continued focus on its platform products.

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In his new role, Depoortere will be responsible for driving the sports betting provider’s platform solutions product strategy, playing a vital role in executing the growth of its solutions in the coming years. Based in Athens, Depoortere will report directly to Nikos Konstakis, Chief Product Officer at OpenBet, taking charge of product lifecycle management.

Sam Depoortere, VP of Platform Products at OpenBet commented: “I am thrilled to step into this role at OpenBet, an industry leader known for its innovation and strong partnerships.

“Leveraging my experience and insights from the operator side, I am committed to steering OpenBet’s platform products to new heights and ensuring that we remain at the forefront of delivering safe and entertaining betting experiences for players worldwide.”

Nikos Konstakis, Chief Product Officer at OpenBet, added: “With Sam joining the ranks, we are poised for even greater success. His in-depth understanding of best practices and unparalleled industry experience makes him a valuable addition to the team.

“As we look to the future, we are confident that with Sam’s extensive experience and leadership qualities, OpenBet will continue to redefine the standards in sports betting entertainment.”

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Southampton Football Club announces Rollbit as its Front-of-Shirt Partner

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Southampton Football Club has announced that Rollbit, an innovator in the world of online gaming and entertainment, has become its official Front-of-Shirt Partner.

The partnership will see Rollbit’s logo front and centre of the Men’s First Team shirts and they will have visibility around St Mary’s through LED advertising and hospitality.

Launched in 2020, Rollbit is making huge strides in the online gaming, esports and entertainment space. Through their platform, Rollbit blends entertainment with investment in an innovative way, including the creation of digital gaming spaces for its users to explore.

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The company has grown to have a huge global presence, with recent partnerships including the likes of Serie A giants Napoli and with the world’s most subscribed esports gaming team, FaZe Clan, who have over 8.5million subscribers on YouTube alone.

Southampton Football Club becomes Rollbit’s first partner within the Premier League, bringing together two organisations that share a commitment to innovation and delivering great experiences for their respective audiences.

Greg Baker, Chief Revenue Officer for Southampton Football Club said: “We’re pleased to welcome Rollbit, a leader in the online gaming space, into the Saints family as our official Front-of-Shirt Partner. This partnership marks a dynamic fusion of technology and sport, at an exciting time for the club as we embark on our journey back in the Premier League. Together, we look forward to creating unforgettable moments for our fans.”

Sam Norman, Head of Partnerships for Rollbit said: “Rollbit is delighted to announce its latest partnership with Southampton FC following on from their incredible win in the playoff final. We feel Southampton is the perfect club to embark on this journey with as we look to continue to expand our presence globally with one of the Premier League’s most respected teams. We believe in the vision of the club that embodies our commitment to innovation and excellence and look forward to cheering on with Saints fans everywhere in this exciting next chapter for Southampton.”

 

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Oddin.gg fuels Dafabet with its esports odds feed and a variety of fast betting content including eCricket

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Oddin.gg is proud to announce its new partnership with Dafabet, a globally recognized platform and online betting powerhouse with global reach. Oddin.gg’s awarded odds feed has further improved the offer of one of the world’s biggest online bookmakers.

Dafabet stands out as one of the premier online betting platforms, boasting a vast, worldwide user base and a top-quality selection of offerings. With the integration of Oddin.gg’s comprehensive suite of esports products, Dafabet will enhance its esports betting experience for bettors by providing creative, esports-only markets and superior betting odds.

Leveraging Oddin.gg’s cutting-edge odds feed, known for its reliability, industry-leading uptime, and profitability, Dafabet will offer an enriched betting experience. The Dafa Sports betting site will also feature Oddin.gg’s fast betting content, including eFootball, eBasketball, and a unique eCricket.

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Additionally, it will introduce a globally unique Counter Strike 2, 1 on 1 format and both male and female versions of a fast-paced table tennis betting product.

By incorporating Oddin.gg’s advanced technology, Dafabet will expand its esports markets, offering a broader range of options to its users regardless of their preferred platform: desktop, Android, iOS. This integration not only enriches Dafabet’s esports portfolio but also sets a new industry standard, combining Dafabet’s robust betting infrastructure with Oddin.gg’s expertise in esports betting.

James Barnfather, Head of Sports at Dafabet, comments: “With the esports industry skyrocketing, a trend we’ve already observed in our sportsbook, we recognized the need to supercharge our offerings to match market demand. Choosing Oddin.gg was an easy choice due to their unparalleled expertise and ideal product suite for our needs. This new alliance with Oddin.gg empowers us to intensify our commitment to esports betting globally. We have been eagerly anticipating the launch of these enhanced features for our players. On top of it, we see great potential in a 24/7 eCricket solution in line with growing appetite for cricket betting, yet lacking enough content such as football. The product is a perfect solution to fill the gaps. On the integration side, we have collaborated with various partners, and the feedback on Oddin’s integration has been overwhelmingly positive. Our team rates it as one of the best experiences, noting the prompt and precise responses.

Marek Suchar, Managing Director and Co-founder at Oddin.gg, explained why he is enthusiastic about the partnership: “We are really excited about this partnership with such a strong and well-known traditional brand. We admire the top expertise of Dafabet’s team combined with the massive community impact they have with their sponsorships. We feel honored to bring the most engaging esports betting experience to all Dafabet’s clients globally. Dafabet is also renowned for their commitment to responsible gaming and integrity which is in line with our long-term vision for the esports industry.”

 

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MERKUR UK strike 3-year University project to research next-generation gaming technologies

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MERKUR UK is pioneering the development of the gaming machines of the future following a partnership agreement with the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

A group of ten students from the University’s technology department will participate in the three year project entitled ‘The next generation of gaming technology’.

The research project will explore machine design, the use of composite materials to reduce manufacturing and transport costs and how AI can be applied in predictive machine maintenance.

Sascha Blodau, General Manager at MERKUR UK said: “I am delighted to confirm this dynamic project which will bring a fresh and exciting perspective on how technology can be deployed to develop the next generation of gaming machines.”
He added: “This type of collaboration is a first in the UK land-based sector and the outcomes could well have profound implications for the way in which gambling entertainment is delivered to and enjoyed by players.”

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MERKUR UK joins an illustrious list of UCLan research partners which includes NASA, the English Football Association, the Professional Golfers Association and the International Olympic Committee.

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