The differences of working for an iGaming Casino Operator vs an Online Betting company. What job would suit you best?


Working at a casino operator and a sports betting company can be quite different experiences. The two types of companies have similar business models where one focuses on sports games while the other focuses on casino games. They may also have diverse cultures and environments. Let us highlight some specific differences. 

 Job roles are one of the things, many are interested in. Some are sector exclusive, typically you would find a Sports Trader Analyst, Sportsbook manager, Odds Compiler working for sports betting companies while you might find game presenters or game designers if games are built in-house to mention a few exclusive to online casino companies. On the other hand, there are also positions that overlap which are Affiliate managers, Developers, IT, Marketing managers, Graphic designers, and customer support.

Types of games and activities are different between the two. Online casino companies typically offer a wide range of casino games such as slots, blackjack, roulette, and poker, while sports betting companies focus on football games, horse racing, and other types of competitive events. As an employee, you might be expected to have a different level of knowledge or expertise depending on the type of company you work for. If you are an avid sports fan, you might want to go for a sports betting company. All these roles mentioned, and others are offered in Malta as in-house, hybrid or fully remote. This depends on the role.

Online casinos generally make money by taking a small percentage of each bet placed by players, known as the “house edge.” Sports betting companies, on the other hand, may generate revenue through a variety of methods such as odd trading, where the odds are calculated and the company makes money on the lost bets. This may affect the types of tasks and responsibilities you have as an employee.

Another factor to consider is the customer base. Online casinos may attract: 

  • A more diverse group of players. 
  • Those who are interested in traditional casino games.
  • Those who are looking for more interactivity.
  • The social gambling experience.  

 Sports betting companies, on the other hand, may primarily attract: 

  • Sports fans.
  • Individuals who are interested in betting on specific events or outcomes.  

This may also affect the types of customer service and support tasks you are responsible for as an employee.

Finally, the culture and environment at an online casino company and a sports betting company may be quite different. This depends on several factors, whether it is privately owned or stock-market listed and the size of the company. Typically, somebody who is interested in working for sports betting companies would be familiar with sports, and most often with football. Ideally, one of their biggest hobbies is watching and/or playing football and other sports. 

On the other hand, working in casinos, you need to know about certain subjects like: 

  • Gambling terminologies 
  • The different game types (table games like roulette and blackjack, and the slots) 
  • Different game providers and their games 

It is an added benefit if you ever experienced playing/gambling by yourself as this also understand the industry from a customer’s perspective. So now that you know the differences… You are asking, how do I start working in any of them? 

  • Having an interest in either casino games or gambling is a plus to setting foot in the world of online casinos.  
  • For betting companies, as mentioned previously, having an interest in sports would help a lot.  
  • If you are new with no industry experience, check which companies have junior roles in them as this would be easier to get accepted for an interview without prior experience in the iGaming industry.

Look up games from famous game providers like Playtech, Play’n Go, Bally, Netent as you will get to know more about typical online slot games like Book of Dead, Gonzo’s Quest, Starburst, and others. We are writing more about how to get an iGaming job so follow us to learn more, until our next post… this should get the ball rolling. 

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