Webis Holdings, owner of the advance-deposit wagering operator Watchandwager.com, has appointed Rich Roberts as an independent non-executive director of the company.
Webis said Roberts has extensive experience in the online sports entertainment industry, having spent time as a director of Sportech PLC, and successfully helped in building sports betting platform FaceOff in the US.
Roberts stood down from his role of president of digital for the US at Sportech in 2016, also resigning from the company’s board. He is currently a director of Webis’ Watchandwager.com brand, as well as of skill-based real-money game developer Papaya Gaming.
“I am delighted to welcome Rich to the board of Webis,” said the company’s managing director, Ed Comins.
“His experience in the gaming industry will prove invaluable, and we are sure he will make a very positive contribution to the board.”
In November last year, Watchandwager.com extended its license to offer horse racing in California until 2022, allowing the operator to continue taking online pari-mutuel wagers in the state.
The operator said at the time that the renewal would mean it had continued access to the largest US state population, while also leaving it well-placed to expand into sports betting should regulation pass.
In February this year, the operator extended its partnership with Malta-based data and marketing service provider, AretoNet, which it said had helped to generate high engagement rates among customers.