Personalised recruitment solutions and career consultation | Betting Connections

We spoke to the team at Betting Connections about the growing level of demand they have been experiencing as iGaming recruitment specialists since opening their doors in 2010. To cope with this high level of demand, they opened SpotOn Connections to offer international recruitment solutions outside of the iGaming industry and now have SpotOn offices in Malta and Portugal, with an Irish office opening next year

2 May 2017, 10:40am
iGaming is a lucrative, fast paced, and expanding industry that is constantly evolving
iGaming is a lucrative, fast paced, and expanding industry that is constantly evolving
Betting Connections was established in 2010. How did you choose Malta as the base for your business and how has the company grown in these past seven years?

Malta was, and continues to be, a major international iGaming hub and we wanted to be at the forefront of the industry so that we could react to changes within it. When we started Betting Connections in 2010, there were only three iGaming recruitment companies in Malta and we saw the opportunity to offer personal recruitment solutions that invest time getting to know both clients and candidates, and their needs. We endeavor to find the best candidates on the market and place them in roles that suit their personality, skillset, and the long term aims of our clients. Driven by honesty and transparency, the high level of personal service that we offer has led to organic growth over the years as clients return to us when looking for new staff and candidates return to us when looking to take a new step in their career. Our international reach continues to grow and we now work in fifteen different countries, operating as an extension of our clients’ teams and an ongoing source of career consultation for the individuals we work with. As the international iGaming industry continues to grow, year on year, so too do we, and we anticipate this continuing in the future.

In your opinion, why should one consider a career in iGaming? 

iGaming is a lucrative, fast paced, and expanding industry that is constantly evolving. In general, individuals who move into the iGaming industry can expect to receive highly competitive salaries and positive working environments with strong opportunities for career progression, internationally and locally. iGaming is typically very multicultural with many companies incorporating flat structures, and once you become involved in the industry, there are excellent opportunities to grow within the digital space. For career driven individuals, this offers a highly positive work-life balance. In addition to working with experienced iGaming professionals, we help people take that first step into the industry, and as personal recruitment specialists, we are here to help bridge the gap between a candidate’s experience and iGaming companies.

Is there any advice that you would offer to someone looking to get into iGaming for the first time?

For anyone who is looking to get into the iGaming industry for the first time, we advise that you focus on your area of skill and demonstrate initiative to learn further skills. As a dynamic industry, iGaming is always looking for bright individuals to help develop the industry. If a candidate can demonstrate that they are hardworking, professional, a team player, and capable of applying relevant knowledge in the correct way, we can offer a personal recommendation to our clients to help secure that all important first interview, helping them to get involved in the iGaming industry.

Due to the high quality of our recruitment solutions and consultancy, we found ourselves being approached by clients outside of the iGaming industry who were looking for staffing solutions
Due to the high quality of our recruitment solutions and consultancy, we found ourselves being approached by clients outside of the iGaming industry who were looking for staffing solutions
What led to the set-up of the sister company Spot-on connections? And what industries does it service? 

Due to the high quality of our recruitment solutions and consultancy, we found ourselves being approached by clients outside of the iGaming industry who were looking for staffing solutions. In order to prevent a loss of focus on the iGaming industry, we decided to set up a completely new company that would initially focus on the finance, legal, and technical industries – this is SpotOn Connections. This company also turned out to be very successful and we have now expanded to cover international recruitment solutions across all industries with a huge demand for language speakers. We work in fifteen different countries across Europe and opened a second SpotOn Connections office in Portugal at the start of this year to cope with the high level of demand for our international recruitment solutions. The opening of this office has been very successful, allowing us to connect with more clients across Europe, and we will be opening a new office in Mullingar, Ireland, at the start of next year. This office, the fourth in our Connections network, will host Betting Connections and SpotOn Connections recruitment teams. As people become more aware of us, demand increases, and we are prepared to keep expanding in order to meet the needs of our clients. 

What distinguishes Betting Connections and Spot On Connections from the many competitors out there? 

We offer personalised recruitment solutions, taking the time to get to know all of our clients and candidates so that we can make the perfect match. When you work with us, no matter if you are an employer or a job seeker, you will have a single point of contact within our company who will take the time to understand your needs fully. We are not a CV factory and we never send candidates to our clients unless we are fully confident in their suitability for a role and ability to fit in with the company culture. Similarly, we would never forward a candidate’s CV to a client without first discussing the role and company in detail with them to establish if they have genuine interest in the vacancy. We stay in touch with both parties throughout the recruitment process, requesting and offering honest feedback so that we can improve our offerings and offer higher quality consultancy on an ongoing basis. We invite all individuals and companies to get in contact with us so that we can demonstrate the high level of service that we have been delivering since 2010.

Betting Connections is Malta’s largest iGaming recruitment specialist, offering personal recruitment solutions and career consultation to the international iGaming community. To see what they can do for your iGaming business or career, please get in touch with them at [email protected] or visit their website: www.bettingconnections.com.

SpotOn Connections offers international recruitment solutions and career consultancy to all industries, operating in 15 countries across Europe. To see what they can do for your business or career, please get in touch with them at [email protected] or visit their website: www.spotonconnections.com.