February 26, 2024 2 min read


PointsBet to Welcome Lucas as CTO, Part Ways with Bowskill

As CTO, Daniel Lucas will replace Jerry Bowskill who is set to depart from the company

PointsBet, a major sports betting operator, has enhanced its tech team with the addition of Daniel Lucas as chief technology officer. As someone who has previously served Flutter Entertainment, the new appointee will be a valuable addition to the PointsBet C-suite.

PointsBet described Lucas as a seasoned veteran with years of experience and an impressive track record. During his time with Flutter, Lucas was responsible for overseeing the tech operations of many of its brands, including Betfair, FanDuel, Paddy Power, PokerStars, Sky Bet and Sportsbet.

Prior to joining the gambling sector, Lucas worked for entities in London’s investment banking sector.

PointsBet’s new hire is currently based in London, UK, but will relocate to Melbourne, Australia, to begin his new position. As CTO, he will replace the outgoing Jerry Bowskill who is set to depart from the company.

Lucas will step into the office on September 1 and will underpin PointsBet’s growth.

Swanell Welcomed Lucas to the Team

Lucas commented on his new appointment, expressing his excitement about the opportunity to work for a major sports betting operator such as PointsBet. He described the gambling company as a tech and product-driven business, lauding its continued investments in technology. According to Lucas, PointsBet’s qualities set it up for further growth.

Sam Swanell, PointsBet’s chief executive officer, welcomed Lucas to the senior executive team, praising his experience in the betting sector. According to the CEO, the appointee’s skill set will be a valuable addition to the company, allowing it to scale up its operations across multiple markets.

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.

Sam Swanell, CEO, PointsBet

In the meantime, the CEO thanked Bowskill for his service and contributions and wished him all the best in future endeavors.

PointsBet recently published its Q2 results in Australia and Canada, posting a net win of $39.15 million. The company also shared its guidance, saying that it expects FY24 total net win to be 10%-20% higher than FY 23. In addition, the operator expects EBITDA to normalize from April and turn positive next year.


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