US firm opens Dublin sports betting arm

Trading firm Susquehanna believes real-time data analysis experience gives it an edge

31st October, 2017
American football one of the sports eyed by US firm's new Dublin arm. Pic: Getty

A US trading firm has set up a division in its Dublin office to focus on sports gambling.

Susquehanna describes itself on its website as a quantitative trading firm, or one that uses computer models. It has more than 1,900 employees worldwide, including about 300 in Dublin.

It has always embraced game theory, taking employees to baseball games and using poker as a tool for teaching its traders. Now the US firm is betting that gambling on...

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