By Published On: May 16, 2024

Betfred, a world-leading independent bookmaker, is delighted to announce that Sharp Gaming has rebranded as Betfred’s Technology department following a successful £100 million migration of all Betfred customers onto one single, proprietary platform.

As a result of the transition, Sharp Gaming’s CEO Andrew Daniels will now assume the role as the bookmaker’s new Chief Information Officer and will be responsible for all the Betfred Group’s IT and Technology infrastructure.

Sharp Gaming was born out of Daniels’ previous venture, Degree 53, back in 2020. Following an initial £25 million investment, Betfred boss Fred Done described Daniels as a “little genius”, and the Betfred Group would acquire Sharp Gaming a year later.

Speaking upon his appointment, Andrew Daniels reflected on the migration milestone:

“It’s been seven years in the making and has been one of the biggest challenges of my professional career, but the hard work has been worth it in the end. I’d like to thank my fantastic team for making this migration possible and I’m very excited to begin my role as the company’s new CIO.”

As Betfred’s dedicated proprietary platform, the full-spectrum B2B system will power player account management software, sportsbook, gaming aggregation, remote gaming server, applications and an array of websites. The new platform’s potential will be pivotal in pioneering unique betting and gaming products, and this move is undoubtedly another big breakthrough for the Betfred Group’s global aspirations.

Betfred’s CEO Joanne Whittaker reinforced the significance of Sharp Gaming officially joining the Betfred family:

“This is the latest transformative milestone in Betfred’s near 60-year history and it marks a new beginning for our operations as a business. I would like to thank Andy and the Sharp Gaming team for their amazing efforts for bringing this unique and exciting migration to fruition.”

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