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 building online gambling platforms, sporting results products, mobile betting apps and websites. Our experts provide help with complex system integration, 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.

Meet the management team

Andrew Daniels - Managing Director

Formerly head of mobile development division at Betfred, Andrew has been involved in the digital industry since 2000. He’s worked with start-ups and large corporations, including premiership football teams and Sony Playstation.

Founder member of mobile gaming start-up Million-2-1, Andrew supported its SMS gaming product. After it was acquired by IGT, he focused on developing HTML5 casino games for mobile platforms.

Andrew Daniels

Robert Walter

Robert Walter - Engineering Director

Robert has been developing digital solutions for the likes of Betfred, Co-Op Bank, AstraZeneca, Ford, Everton FC and Sofology for more than 15 years.

He oversees all digital projects and is the go-to person for strategic and technical advice.

He has previously worked as head of development at Saatchi & Saatchi Health and Social Care Network.

Richard Wagstaff - Operations Director

Richard previously worked as a project manager delivering digital projects across a variety of industries at Degree 53, Betfred, Amaze and IGT.

He has been specialising in digital projects for close to 10 years and as Operations Director is responsible for the Degree 53 project team and internal processes.

Rich Wagstaff

Jade Daniels

Jade Daniels - Design Director

Jade has been designing gambling apps and websites for more than 5 years, having previously worked in Betfred’s in-house team. She now leads the Degree 53 design team and helps to create a better user experience for our clients. She brings a vast experience of applying design and UX principles to the Degree 53 projects and actively supports our designer's development internally.

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.

Chris Benstead

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Andy Furnival - Technical Director

Andy is responsible for the technology strategy of the business and oversight of all of the technical teams, as well as providing support to the leadership team. He joined Degree 53 from the UK sports betting operator William Hill where he was Head of Technology. Over the last seven years, Andy has led strategic projects, such as maintaining compliance and regulatory standards, as well as streamlining sportsbook platforms.

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