Webinar: Putting the Pay into Play -- Experienced Perspectives on Payments & US Sports Betting

2nd October 2019

In the final webinar of their three-part series on payments and the American sportsbook space, Paysafe and Worldpay get granular. In their first two webinars, the payments companies gave a broad yet detailed overview of the role of payments in the evolving US market. Their third webinar zooms-in on established operator Golden Nugget’s payments experience.

Paysafe, Worldpay and Golden Nugget will discuss the operator’s New Jersey-facing sportsbook from a payments perspective. Based on the panelists’ in-depth discussion, webinar attendees will gain actionable insights on:

• Integrating a payments offering into a US sportsbook
• The diverse benefits of a comprehensive range of payment methods
• The role of payments in player acquisition
• The role of payments in player retention
• Payments challenges for operators and overcoming them
• How the payments space could evolve over the short and long term
• The broader future of the US sports-betting market

Following the 45-minute panel discussion, there will be a 15-minute Q&A period for webinar attendees.



Joseph Pappano
Job title:
Senior Vice President


Joe Pappano joined Vantiv, now Worldpay, in 1992 and during his decades in the payments industry, Joe created and developed several market development teams with a focus on sales, product, strategy, process improvement, revenue optimization, and long-term vision in the gaming industry. Joe has advocated for our industry for more than 26 years and continues to lead the industry in regards to the convergence of gaming/gambling and payments with an emphasis on an omni-commerce player experience.

Neil Erlick
Job title:
EVP Business Development


Neil has been a member of Paysafe’s management team for 15 years, as part of the original team which helped grow the company from start-up to multibillion-dollar enterprise. Since 2013, he has been responsible for business development, helping businesses implement fast, smart and secure payment capabilities.

Thomas Winter
Golden Nugget
Job title:
SVP and GM, Online Gaming


Thomas Winter is SVP and General Manager of Online Gaming of Golden Nugget, the award winning, US number 1 online gaming operator. Prior to that, Winter served as CEO of Betclic, a major European online sports betting brand, helping the business grow organically 10 folds to $200m revenues over 3 years. He was also responsible for Expekt.com, which he merged with Betclic. Prior to joining Betclic, he spent 9 years in the Telco and Sports Media industries, notably as a Marketing and Sales Director. Thomas Winter holds an MBA from ESSEC business school in Paris