Betfair sets up software-development centre in Romania

August 1st, 2007

worldOnline betting and gaming company Betfair has set up a new software-development centre in Romania to take advantage of skills as well as low costs.
The company opened the centre earlier this year with eight developers, and there are now 35 staff with the company expecting the centre to reach its capacity of 50 in September.
The company said the decision to open a Romanian centre in the city of Cluj-Napoca was not just based on 30% lower staff costs, but on the area’s skills and resources.
As reported by Silicon.com, Director of Betfair development in Romania, Eachan Fletcher, said they will use skills such as Microsoft .Net and SQL, Java and specialist areas like mobile driver development to work on a new sportsbook platform, and the poker and gaming products. They will keep expanding the facility in line with product roadmap demand.

Source: computerweekly

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