OddsJam is strengthening its team with a veteran from a legendary name in tools for sports bettors. The sports betting content and data company recently added Benjie Cherniak, formerly of Don Best, as a strategic advisor.
Cherniak served as a Principal and Managing Partner at DonBest from 2007 until 2018. In his role at OddsJam he will both work on the product development side as well as consult on B2B strategy. Given DonBest’s strong history as one of the first major odds consolidation tools on the internet, the fit is a natural one.
Cherniak will advise on both product development and B2B strategy
“As a product-led company operating both B2C and B2B verticals, we couldn’t be happier to join forces with one of the true trailblazers in our industry,” said OddsJam co-founder Alex Monahan. “Benjie’s experience leading Don Best – a platform that played a major role in inspiring us to launch OddsJam – and his deep understanding of data-driven products and how to forge partnerships in the sports betting space are invaluable assets that will be key to our continued growth.”
While at Don Best, Cherniak helped to build up the network of sportsbooks the company worked with to include sportsbooks in Asia and North America in addition to Europe. Scientific Games (now Light & Wonder) acquired DonBest in 2018. Cherniak stayed on in a similar role for two years to help with the transition before departing in December 2020.
“I’m excited to be advising OddsJam, who are rapidly making waves in our space,” commented Cherniak. “Their market-leading subscription offerings resonate in a meaningful way with punters across North America and beyond. They are also gaining traction with operators, who see real value in the depth of OddsJam’s betting data, in particular within the growing playerprop vertical.”
New OddsJam Screen picks up where Don Best left off
The timing of Cherniak’s arrival coincides with the beta launch of a product that is similar to the kinds of products Don Best specialized in, the OddsJam Screen. The page consolidates betting markets and prices from a range of regulated US sportsbooks for bettors to easily shop for lines in one place. Should bettors not want to be inundated with everything, the screen will be fully customizable so they can only see the markets and sportsbooks they specify.
The beta product is live, but should be fully deployed sometime next month. This comes on the heels of the OddsJam app release this past August.