Newgioco Signs Slicker for U.S. Efforts

Newgioco Group Inc., a gaming tech company providing software for sports betting, has signed bookmaker Kevin Slicker to head efforts in U.S. sports betting development. Slicker has more than 30 years in the industry and will oversee the American design and infrastructure of the ELYS betting platform.

Global gaming technology company the Newgioco Group, which provides software solutions to regulated online and land-based sports betting and gaming operators, struck a deal with bookmaker Kevin Slicker to lead the company’s U.S. sports betting operations and business development plan.

Slicker has spent more than 30 years in the sports betting industry and serves as an advisor in the U.S. market. He is currently working with several U.S. tribes in preparation for the legalization of sports betting. In addition, he is the sports betting consultant for the Arena Football League, offering help on strategy, marketing, partnerships and potential new revenue streams.

As product consultant to Newgioco, Slicker will direct the American design and infrastructure of leading-edge ELYS betting platform and lead the Newgioco operations team build-out from his base in Oklahoma. He will work directly with company developers in Europe to create a unique online and land-based sports betting blend for state lottery, casino and route operators, as well as private operators that will combine the broad expertise and history of European roots with the nuances of American sports betting players.

“We are very pleased to have Kevin join our team in the U.S. Our strategic plan for developing our business in the rapidly growing regulated U.S. 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 enable Newgioco to execute on both our multi-pronged strategy and our reach throughout the extensive and dynamic U.S. sports betting market,” said Newgioco CEO Michele Ciavarella in a release.

Newgioco Group, Inc. is a global leisure gaming technology company, with fully licensed online and land-based gaming operations and innovative betting technology platforms that provide bet processing for casinos and other gaming operators.

Italian-based Newgioco offers clients a full suite of leisure gaming products and services, such as sports betting, virtual sports, online casino, poker, bingo, interactive games and slots. The company also owns and operates betting platform software providing both B2B and B2C bet processing for casinos, sports betting and more.