September 7, 2023 3 min read


OpenBet Welcomes Sam Depoortere as VP of Platform Products

Depoortere’s experience will help OpenBet grow and double down on its platform product strategy

OpenBet, a leading provider of technology, content and services to the sports betting industry, has reinforced its product leadership. As announced, the company has appointed the experienced Sam Depoortere as its new vice president of platform products and will rely on him to drive innovation.

In his new position, Depoortere will leverage his years of experience in the gambling industry to bolster OpenBet’s platform solutions product strategy. He will be responsible for growing the company’s products and helping it innovate and set itself apart from its competitors.

As VP of platform products, the new hire will work directly under Nikos Konstakis, OpenBet’s chief product officer.

As mentioned Depoortere is an industry heavyweight with years of experience with various high-profile companies. Most recently, he served as business director for TOTO at Nederlandse Loterij, the largest Dutch operator. During his time with the Dutch gambling company, Depoortere was responsible for overseeing its casino, retail and sports betting arms. 

Prior to that, Depoortere served as marketing & sportsbook manager at TOTO. He has also worked for a variety of other companies such as Betway and Media Odds.

Depoortere’s experience will help OpenBet grow and double down on its platform product strategy.

Depoortere Is Happy to Join a Prestigious Company

Depoortere expressed his thoughts on his new position, sharing his excitement about joining OpenBet. The appointee praised the company as an industry leader that is known for its innovation and strong partnerships and said that he is looking forward to helping it reach new heights.

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.

Sam Depoortere, VP of platform products, OpenBet

In the meantime, Nikos Konstakis, OpenBet’s chief product officer, welcomed Depoortere to the OpenBet family. He praised the hire’s experience and said that the appointment of the experienced product expert as VP of platform products poses OpenBet for growth.

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.

Nikos Konstakis, CPO, OpenBet

In other news, in mid-July OpenBet added odds and lines for the Professional Bull Riders event. A week earlier, the company secured WLA’s Gold Contributor status.


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