Former Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Aristocrat Leisure; Manjit Gombra Singh is to lead PointsBet’s sports betting charge into the US.
Taking the position of PointsBet President, Product and Technology, Mr. Manjit brings a track record in delivering leading product and technology strategy for mobile, social and traditional casino gaming products. His arrival is strategically timed with PointsBet’s continued US expansion to the prosperous tech market in Denver, where PointsBet will utilize the strong university network throughout Colorado to help install a foundation for prolonged success.
“The PointsBet team is excited to join the great state of Colorado in establishing a new, Denver headquarters,” noted Johnny Aitken, PointsBet USA’s Chief Executive Officer. “It’s a sports-loving, tech hub that is also in a great location for us strategically. We can’t wait to have a presence in the area and have access to some of the best and brightest minds as we continue to grow.”
The online sports betting operator has also announced it will open a new U.S.-based headquarters in Colorado in October 2019. The downtown Denver hub will serve as PointsBet USA’s western base of operations, maintaining a focus on product innovation and technology recruitment moving forward.
The announcement was welcomed by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation (Metro Denver EDC) and the City of Denver as the Centennial State explores the potential to welcome sports betting.
“We are happy to welcome a strong global technology company that is fueling industry innovation,” said Michelle Hadwiger, Director of Global Business Development for the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. “PointsBet’s arrival underscores a continued trend of Australian companies choosing Colorado for our strategic location and access to tech talent needed to expand their operations.”
“Metro Denver EDC is thrilled to welcome PointsBet to Colorado. The company’s commitment to technology development, innovation, and great-quality jobs make it a perfect fit for the Metro Denver region. We look forward to supporting PointsBet’s long-term growth in Colorado,” said Sam Bailey, Metro Denver EDC’s Vice President of Economic Development.
Launched in the United States in January 2019, PointsBet is a rapidly growing sportsbook with unique offerings and a bettor-friendly approach. PointsBet has introduced a slew of bettor-first initiatives, including: Good Karma Payouts, which provides bettors relief in the event of unlikely circumstances that sway the fate of the game, Early Payouts, and an exclusive $10,000 gameday guarantee for all NBA and NHL playoff games, as well as the entire MLB and NFL seasons.