International gaming consultant and bookie Vincent Caldwell says he has become an eGaming ambassador for Manx Telecom.
Mr Caldwell was one of the early pioneers of online betting, starting Betinternet.com in the Isle of Man in 1998 and took it to a stock market listing on AIM in 2000 as chairman and chief executive officer.
He recently returned to live in the island after spending some years in the United States of America. He worked in American racing. He said: ‘Manx Telecom approached me when l got back on the isìand and l was only too pleased to work with them.
‘They already service some of the biggest egaming operators in the world, such as Poker Stars and Paddy Power, and I hope to help them attract even more customers.’
Manx Telecom has just announced the launch of a huge second data centre at Greenhill.
Mr Caldwell spoke to Business News earlier this year when he said the island should be looking to more eGaming business with America.
Mr Caldwell, 52, is one of the island’s first original eGaming pioneers and has recently returned to live here after a number of years in the States. The Belfast-born entrepreneur says North America is 10 years behind the Isle of Man and Europe in eGaming.
He told Business News he had to overcome scepticism in some quarters in the early days over the viability of eGaming which has since proved to be a success story for the Isle of Man with around 800 island folk employed in the industry.