About Degree 53

We are an award-winning digital agency, specialising in creating bespoke solutions for the online gambling industry. We offer full platform build, backend and frontend development, UX and design, as well as consultancy services.

The team have worked on a range of projects, including online gambling platforms, sportsbooks, casino lobby design, lottery apps and websites. Our experts provide help with complex system integration, testing, data feed management and API development.

Degree 53 can support your business with bespoke development, design, research and consultancy from start to finish.

We hold the Remote Gambling Software licence from the UK Gambling Commission. This means we can build and adapt gambling software for the UK licensed operators. We are also an Associate Member of the European Lotteries.

Meet the management team

Richard Wagstaff - Managing Director

Richard previously worked as the Operations Director at Degree 53, supporting the project team. He has also worked across many different industries as a project manager at Betfred, Amaze and IGT

He has been specialising in digital projects for close to 10 years. As a Managing Director, he is responsible for leading the Degree 53 team and managing client relationships.

Rich Wagstaff

Chris Benstead

Chris Benstead - Digital Director

Chris has been supporting emerging digital projects for over 10 years. Previously working for Hewlett Packard supporting large enterprise-level financial and customer service projects, Chris’ background is in the identification of customer’s core business requirements and understanding how and where value can be added to a proposition through the use of digital.

Chris facilitates many of the discovery and Product Design Sprint services offered by Degree 53.

Bav Patel - Technical Director - Web Infrastructure

With over 13 years of experience in the digital industry, Bav has been involved in developing projects for multiple sectors including the Education, Hospitality, Gambling, Financial and Health & Wellbeing industries.

Formerly the Head of Web Development at Degree 53, Bav has also worked as a developer for Saatchi & Saatchi Healthcare, Razorfish Healthware and Think Money Group. Bav is responsible for designing and delivering web and cloud based solutions for our clients.



Peter Stringer - Technical Director - Mobile

As Technical Director of Mobile, Peter is responsible for Degree 53's iOS and Android offerings.

Peter has over 10 years' experience working across many different platforms. He first got into coding after buying Click'N'Play, an early game development suite. He was lucky enough to have turned a passionate hobby into a career!

He also has a keen interest in AI and machine learning in terms of what this could mean for our clients in the future.

Get in touch with us!

Contact us about your project or query to find out how we can help.