Data Science, Gambling and Bookmaking (with Marco Blume)
Marco Blume, Trading Director at Pinnacle Sports talks about the role of data science in large-scale bets and bookmaking, how Marco is training an army of data scientists and much more.
About Marco Blume
Marco’s path into the world of sports betting stemmed from his interest in poker. After a few years playing poker professionally, he was introduced to Pinnacle by a friend from the Magic the Gathering scene (a card game built on game theory and probability). Marco quickly moved on from simply trading sports and has spent 10 of his 12 years with Pinnacle as the company’s Trading Director. Within his role, Marco oversees all trading activity for Pinnacle and has played a vital role in the growth of esports betting for the online bookmaker.