Betting technology supplier Newgioco has appointed industry veteran Kevin Slicker to lead its US sports betting operations and business development plan.
In his new position, Slicker will direct the US design and infrastructure of the supplier’s ELYS betting platform and also lead the Newgioco operations team build-out from his base in Oklahoma.
He will work directly with developers in Europe to create a unique online and land-based, US-facing sports betting solution for state lottery, casino, route operators and private operators.
Slicker has worked in the US sports betting market for over 30 years, spending the last 10 years as a consultant to sportsbooks, casinos and daily fantasy sports providers.
At present, Slicker is working with a number of US tribes in preparation for the legalisation of sports betting in certain states and also serves as sports betting consultant for the Arena Football League indoor American football competition.
“We are very pleased to have Kevin join our team in the US,” Newgioco chief executive Michele Ciavarella said. “Our strategic plan for developing our business in the rapidly growing regulated US sports betting market considered each state’s unique set of rules, regulations and framework requiring a comprehensive multi-faceted team.
“Bringing Kevin on board should help enable Newgioco to execute on both our multi-pronged strategy and our reach throughout the extensive and dynamic US sports betting market.”
Ciavarella added: “Kevin is a highly recognized expert in the US bookmaking industry. We further expect that having a true bookmaker as a part of the U.S. strategic operations plan combined with his extensive industry experience could be a significant advantage over our competition.”