Development Outsourcing for Casino and Sports Betting: Should You? If So, How?

May 30, 2024
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Scaling an online casino? Building a sports betting platform? As a business manager, you probably want to keep your project in-house, under your full control and oversight. Yet sometimes constraints and unique circumstances demand to take some of the work elsewhere.

Sometimes you don't have enough manpower, sometimes you don't have enough resources... Still, you want to maintain the quality and the outcome. What can you do?

Why Outsourcing of Sport Betting Software Development Might Be Your Best Bet?

Outsourcing can be a lifesaver. You find a reliable partner, set your deadlines, and let them handle it. But it also means trusting someone else with your project. If you prefer to keep a close eye on things, consider outstaffing.

This way, you get an external team that works for you and reports directly to you, similar to hiring new employees without the HR hassle.

Outstaffing also offers flexibility. You can adjust team size as needed and control key parts of the process while delegating the rest.

What Should You Outsource in Casino and Betting Software Development?

Obviously, you can outsource everything. But companies who only start with outsourcing/outstaffing, don’t usually begin with core functionalities. They keep the core functionalities like website and application development in-house until they trust the outsourcing team completely.

A lot of our clients start by outsourcing design and prototyping.

QA is another area that’s perfect for outsourcing. External QA teams bring a fresh perspective and can catch issues your in-house team might miss.

What other parts of projects can be outsourced? Our advice is simple — ask yourself which parts of the project you are okay with sharing. Start with those. Prioritize and take on the first task on your list. Once you face your fears, you’ll see outsourcing isn’t as scary as it seems.

Here are some more examples of tasks that were given to our outstaffing teams, for you to consider:

  • Integrating third-party services: platforms, games, tournament themes, payment, billing systems, etc;
  • Developing, maintaining, and managing the affiliate platform;
  • Configuring dashboards and reports system;
  • Systems' maintenance and support;
  • Managing user restrictions, notifications, promotions, tournaments, bonuses and more;
  • Developing and supporting App Store and Play Store applications;
  • Performing an audit for an online casino;
  • Creating art, banners, animation, and 3D.

2 elements that should only be outsourced to subject matter experts:

  1. Legal Compliance: This is a big one. Each region has different rules for gambling apps. Outsourcing to experts who know these rules can save you a lot of trouble. For example, in the U.S., different states have their own regulations, so partnering with a team that understands these nuances can streamline the process.
  2. Security: Security is crucial because of the financial transactions and personal data involved. You might want to handle this in-house or work closely with your outsourced team to ensure top-notch security.

Consider the case of an online casino that suffered a data breach; the aftermath could have been mitigated with proper security measures in place from the beginning.

When we are approached with one of these tasks, we immediately recommend speaking with SMEs.

One more thing to consider

Some managers like to pick each outstaffing employee individually. However, seasoned professionals often look for cohesive teams that already work well together.

Throughout the last twenty years, we’ve been building such organic teams. These teams can hit the ground running and deliver results from day one. It’s a bigger commitment on your side, but it’s definitely worth it.

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Looking for a dedicated and organic Casino & Sports Betting Software Development team? Contact us to see what teams we have available today.