The Challenge

Sky Betting & Gaming needed support in designing and developing a refresh of their sports trading engine which underpins their football product. The objectives were simple; to improve margins and ensure an improved customer experience.

This was achieved through developing new in-house pricing models, enhanced risk management, trading automation and integrating additional data feeds from sporting suppliers.

Our teams of experts augmented the existing squads, providing direction and hands on development to build out a high performing, low latent solution leveraging native serverless AWS technology.

 

Solution

Sky Betting & Gaming used a combination of pop-up squads and team augmentation to design and build out the new software services and components.

Our expert associates worked with the in-house squads sharing their skills and deep experience in AWS technology, React and Kotlin.

Our teams adhered to best practice and scrum methodology to ensure measured and predictable throughput, reduced cycle times and a shift left test approach and automation ensuring regular releases of high-quality software components and services.

 

Result

Over 12 months the squads delivered several successful releases, each building on the last and releasing incremental benefit and margin improvements at each phase.

Feedback from traders was fantastic as the ease of use and automation ensured that the traders could trade more games in parallel in the comfort that any risk liabilities would be alerted.

The improved models and innovative pricing of pre-match and in-play events plus ease of trading coupled with improved risk visibility has positively improved the profitability of the business and created a more immersive product offering for Sky Betting & Gaming’s customers.

Over 12 months the squads delivered several successful releases, each building on the last and releasing incremental benefit and margin improvements at each phase.