Online sportsbook operator PointsBet has a new Chief Commercial Officer at its US business following the appointment of Eric Foote this week. 

He previously held the position of Vice President of Business Development and Partnerships for CBS Sports Digital and has more than two decades’ experience in the North American sports and media sectors.

Foote, whose new position becomes effective from January 6, will be based at the firm’s Denver office. He commented: “Sports betting is just getting started in the US and I’m excited to be joining such an ambitious, talented and well-positioned team.

“PointsBet has already established a successful business and made significant progress since PASPA repeal, and I look forward to working with the team in pursuit of market leadership.”

PointsBet Chief Executive Sam Swanell said: “We are very pleased that a senior executive of Eric’s quality and experience is joining PointsBet. His understanding of the US media landscape and the opportunities that this can provide our company will be invaluable as we continue to expand across the United States and seek strategic partnerships.”