Dizplai acquires PickGuru gaming platform and creates Dizplai Gaming

Dizplai has acquired PickGuru, a customer-centric, free-to-play, gaming platform.

PickGuru provides smart solutions that drive audience and commercial objectives for multi-channel bookmakers, publishers and rights holders. Its solutions enable partners to quickly and easily create predictor and fantasy games for their platforms, and drive both deeper engagement and commercialisation opportunities.

The acquisition brings together two innovators in the fan engagement space, creating the new division, Dizplai Gaming. This division will expand Dizplai’s end-to-end offering and drive even greater experiences for fans across both first and second screens.

“We fundamentally believe that when audiences are compelled, through a gamified approach, to interact, it makes content more engaging, more commercially valuable, and enables it to grow and, ultimately, retain audiences,” said Ed Abis, CEO, Dizplai. “The acquisition of PickGuru as a business, and the team of people who will join Dizplai, will enable us to supercharge that approach, offering a whole different level of services to our clients, thus driving our overarching strategy.”

Paul Watkins, PickGuru: “Dizplai and PickGuru have a collective vision, and this acquisition enables us to accelerate product developments that enables us to build on the Dizplai mantra of ‘Gamifying the Game’. Fans want to be part of the action and love predicting outcomes, collectively we can deliver on this. Watch this space.”

PickGuru’s Paul Cobley added: “The PickGuru platform was built on the principle of flexibility. We are committed to enabling our partners to quickly and easily create gamified experiences for their platforms that drive both deeper engagement and commercialisation opportunities. This is an extremely exciting time for us.”

Following the acquisition of PickGuru, Dizplai has announced two new senior roles, in line with the growth of the business, with Paul Watkins taking up the role of chief financial officer and Paul Cobley becoming director of gaming.

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