Kambi has appointed Mattias Eriksson as chief product officer, as the company streamlines its product strategy and development efforts ahead of a potentially game changing legal ruling within the US.
With the Supreme Court widely expected to repeal the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), whether that be partially or a declaration of complete unconstitutionality, Eriksson is charged with driving development of a “next generation sportsbook,” in preparation for, and with the potential to lead, the potentially soon to be regulated US market.
Eriksson, who brings with him in excess of ten years experience at Swedish sports betting monopoly Svenska Spel, stated: “Kambi already has a fantastic product – the best Sportsbook on the market but, even more importantly, it has the capabilities required to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing sports betting industry.
“As a lifelong follower of US sports, I’m particularly excited at the prospect of bringing Kambi’s know how to American sports fans, and I’m confident we will have a product in place they will love as much as our customers around the rest of the world already do.”
Occupying his new role, Eriksson will report to Kambi’s deputy chief executive officer and chief business development officer Erik Logberg, who commented: “I’m delighted to welcome Mattias as our new Chief Product Officer.
“Mattias’ knowledge and expertise in creating and commercialising future-ready products will be invaluable as we continue to build our product organisation.
“Our transformation into the future hinges on our ability to create products that help our operators outperform the market, and Mattias is the perfect fit to enable our ambition.
“Together with a group of some truly talented people, we are confident Mattias will elevate the Kambi Sportsbook to the next level and in doing so extend our lead over the competition.”
Set to be based in Kambi’s product focused Stockholm office, Eriksson will lead the supplier’s product strategy, design and implementation.