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ASX-listed PointsBet has appointed Daniel Lucas to the role of chief technology officer (CTO).

Lucas is currently serving out his role as global director of trading technology at Flutter Entertainment, where he is responsible for leading the firm’s global trading technology operation and service.

In that role, he oversees trading tech across Flutter’s major brands including FanDuel, Sportsbet, Paddy Power, Betfair, PokerStars and Sky Bet.

Lucas is expected to take on his new CTO role at PointsBet, taking over from current group CTO Jerry Bowskill, from 1 September this year.

The US-based Bowskill will stand down from his role following the sale of PointsBet’s US operations to Fanatics Betting & Gaming.

Meanwhile Lucas, who is currently based in the UK, will relocate to Melbourne to begin his new role at PointsBet.

Prior to his current position at Flutter, Lucas held several senior positions at Sportsbet in Australia, including as head of data solutions and head of trading technology.

Before that, he held various positions across London’s investment banking sector.

“We are very pleased that a senior executive of Dan’s quality and experience is joining PointsBet,” said the company’s CEO Sam Swanell in a statement.

“Dan’s understanding of complex platform and trading operations, in particular algorithmic trading, risk and advanced analytics together with his strong people leadership skills, are valuable assets to PointsBet’s Australian and Canadian operations, as we continue to invest in our market leading live betting and multi capability through Odds Factory.”

Lucas added: “I am super excited about the opportunity to join a technology and product-led company like PointsBet. They continue to invest in their platforms and there are exciting growth opportunities ahead.”

Swanell also offered his thanks to outgoing CTO Bowskill, saying he had made an “outstanding contribution” to PointsBet over his tenure with the business.

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