PointsBet hires a new group CTO from Fluter Entertainment

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PointsBet hires a new group CTO from Fluter Entertainment
PointsBet hires a new group CTO from Fluter Entertainment

Daniel Lucas of Flutter Entertainment has been named as PointsBet’s group chief technology officer (CTO), succeeding Jerry Bowskill.

Lucas will begin his new post at PointsBet on September 1st, succeeding current group CTO Jerry Bowskill, who is headquartered in the United States and will move down following the sale of PointsBet’s US company to Fanatics.

Lucas is currently the worldwide director of trading technology at Flutter, where he oversees trading technology operations and services for brands such as Fanduel, Sportsbet, Paddypower, Betfair, Pokerstars, and Skybet.

He is now located in the United Kingdom, but will relocate to Melbourne to take up his new position.

Prior to joining Flutter, Lucas held various key positions at Sportsbet in Melbourne, including head of data solutions and head of trading technology, after working in the investment banking sector in London.

“We are delighted that a senior executive of Dan’s caliber and experience has joined PointsBet,” stated PointsBet CEO Sam Swanell. “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.”

Lucas stated, “I am extremely enthusiastic about the opportunity to join a technology- and product-driven company like PointsBet. They continue to invest in their platforms, and there are promising growth opportunities ahead.”

Swanell commented on the transition, saying, “Jerry Bowskill has made a tremendous contribution to PointsBet during his term as our global technology leader. He has been a key member of the group senior leadership team, and his experience and knowledge have been crucial as we planned and implemented the transition of our US company to Fanatics.

“I would like to thank Jerry for all he has done for PointsBet and wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”

PointsBet Holdings Ltd. (ASX:PBH) shares finished steady at AUD$0.77 per share in Sydney on Monday, after the firm announced its half-year results for the fiscal year 2023–24.

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