Dr. Laila Mintas Bio

Dr. Mintas is the Co-Founder and was CEO of PlayEngine, which is an Award Winning, full-turnkey and highly-automated B2B Sports Betting and iGaming Software Provider to B2C gaming operators and media companies. We empower our customers’ businesses with the most automated and data-driven solutions in the market, helping them to increase their revenues margins by 80% and provide a robust, reliable and innovative solution.
Dr. Mintas is a high-profile Entrepreneur, Investor and Thought Leader in the Technology and Sports Industry on a global level. She has been involved in various roles as a High Executive or Strategic Advisor in the Sports, Sports Betting & iGaming, Entertainment and Crypto space.
She has extensive and unique experience in the Sports Betting space having worked in many different roles – as a representative of major Sports Organizations such as FIFA and CONCACAF, the leading sports (betting) data company with Sportradar (valued at $2.4 Bn USD during her tenure), a very innovative, omni-channel Betting Platform with Betworks and as a disruptive B-C sports betting, fantasy, iGaming and horse racing operator with PlayUp. Through her roles as Strategic Advisor, she was involved in many deals across the industry, including the media and crypto world.
Often described as a Veteran in the Sports Betting industry, Dr. Mintas has received for her Personal Achievements, the most prestigious awards and honors in the Sports and Sports Betting industry such as the Leaders in Sports U 40 Award, the SBJ Game Changers Award and the International Award for Women in the Gaming Industry – Inspiration of the Year 2018. She was named one of 25 Executives to watch in 2019 by the Global Gaming Business GBB magazine, selected as SBJ´s Power Player Sports Betting 2019 and Business Insider´s Leaders of the Sports Betting Industry 2019. Because of her extensive experience and knowledge, she was selected as Judge for the Global Gaming Awards, the SBC Gambling Awards and the SportsPro OTT Awards. She received the GGB Emerging Leaders of Gaming 40 Under 40 Award 2021.
Dr. Mintas has been actively involved in the Sports, Sports Betting and Entertainment space since 2006. She regularly gets invited as speaker on conferences around the world including Europe, Australia, North America, Central America and Asia. She published more than 100+ publications in the top academic and professional journals about sports, sports betting and iGaming related subjects. She served as Guest Professor at several Universities such as Columbia University NYC, St John’s University NYC, University of New Hampshire and Humboldt University Berlin/Germany on topics such as Sports Betting, Sports Law and Sports Integrity.