Global sportsbook operator PointsBet has confirmed the setting up of a new US HQ in downtown Denver, Colorado. Operational from October 2019, the hub will serve as the firm’s western base of operations, maintaining a focus on product innovation and technology recruitment. 

The announcement is bolstered by the recent appointment of Manjit Gombra Singh as President Product and Technology, whose arrival is strategically timed to coincide with the company’s entry to the prosperous tech market in Denver. 

“The PointsBet team is excited to join the great state of Colorado in establishing a new, Denver headquarters,” noted Johnny Aitken, PointsBet USA’s Chief Executive Officer. “It’s a sports-loving, tech hub that is also in a great location for us strategically. We can’t wait to have a presence in the area and have access to some of the best and brightest minds as we continue to grow.”

The announcement was also welcomed by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation (Metro Denver EDC) and the City of Denver as the Centennial State explores the potential to welcome sports betting.

“We are happy to welcome a strong global technology company that is fueling industry innovation,” said Michelle Hadwiger, Director of Global Business Development for the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. “PointsBet’s arrival underscores a continued trend of Australian companies choosing Colorado for our strategic location and access to tech talent needed to expand their operations.”

“Metro Denver EDC is thrilled to welcome PointsBet to Colorado. The company’s commitment to technology development, innovation, and great-quality jobs make it a perfect fit for the Metro Denver region. We look forward to supporting PointsBet’s long-term growth in Colorado,” said Sam Bailey, the organisation’s Vice President of Economic Development.