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Data Science, Gambling and Bookmaking

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.

Feb 2019
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About Marco Blume


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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.


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Hugo Bowne-Anderson

Hugo is a data scientist, educator, writer and podcaster at DataCamp. His main interests are promoting data & AI literacy, helping to spread data skills through organizations and society and doing amateur stand up comedy in NYC.

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