London, UK/Tel Aviv, Israel/Sofia, Bulgaria – September 2017
Market-leading sports betting solutions provider and igaming platform SBTech continues to strengthen its senior management team with the appointment of Jake Pollard as communications and content director.
Jake will be responsible for all press and public relations and management of the group’s media exposure. He will also develop and implement SBTech’s content strategy with both trade press and industry stakeholders, while also identifying opportunities where the group can contribute valuable content and discussion through appropriate channels.
Richard Carter, chief executive of SBTech, commented: “I’m delighted to welcome Jake into the SBTech team, where his long-standing industry experience as one of the leading gaming journalists will help us develop our corporate communication and content strategy. We very much look forward to working with him to keep building our company profile.”
Jake Pollard added: “I am very happy to be joining the fastest growing betting and gaming solutions provider in the sector and look forward to contributing to this progress through regular contact with journalists, event organisers and stakeholders. I also very much look forward to providing strong and informative content to media partners that will encourage debate and knowledge throughout the sector.”
As a journalist Jake has covered the online betting and gaming sector for more than 10 years, during which time he established himself as a leading industry commentator and observer. He joins SBTech after four years at iGaming Business as head of online content and most recently as overall head of content for all iGaming Business brands. Before that he was editor of iGaming France from 2010 to 2013 and from 2004 to 2009 he was editor of eGaming Review.
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SBTech is the industry-leading provider of fully managed and semi-managed sports betting solutions and services in regulated markets thanks to the world class coverage of its sportsbook, unrivalled in-play betting, complete omni-channel solution and its innovative and uniquely configurable Chameleon360 iGaming Platform.
About Jake Pollard
Jake has worked as a betting and gaming journalist for more than 10 years and is well known and respected by all industry stakeholders. Prior to joining SBTech, he was head of content at iGaming Business for four years, during that time he increased traffic to the website by more than 60% and established iGaming Business as a platform for strong B2B content. As a fluent French speaker and writer he also covered the French igaming market extensively as editor of iGaming France from 2010 to 2013. Before that he helped establish eGaming Review as a leading media outlet from the earliest days of the online gaming and betting industry from 2004 to 2009, during which time he covered momentous industry events such as UIGEA, Black Friday and the massive growth of the sector.