Our story

Five years ago, we set out to transform sports betting technology. Today, our products are offered alongside top sportsbooks globally, leading the innovation race and creating unprecedented player engagement.

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  • 2013

    Colossusbets.com launches

    Colossus Bets was founded in 2013 by Bernard Marantelli and Zeljko Ranogajec. Both were experienced gamblers, who shared the view that pools betting was a sleeping giant that had been starved of innovation as other forms of gaming were rapidly changing. They were also convinced that partial cash-out would become a sports betting juggernaut and would ultimately invade other gaming verticals, providing unprecedented player engagement, as well as generating a new revenue stream for betting operators.

    Together, they decided to create a lottery-sized pools betting proposition based on sports, with significant guaranteed prizes for players and partial cash-out throughout.

  • 2014

    First B2B partners go live

    EGR Operator Awards 2014: Rising star

  • 2015

    Colossus FreePlay launches

    EGR B2B Awards 2015: Innovation in sports betting software

  • 2016

    Colossus network extends to 30 partners

    EGR Operator Marketing and Innovation Awards 2016: Innovation in casino

    EGR B2B Awards 2016: Innovation in sports betting software

  • 2017

    Colossus Syndicates launches

    EGR Operator Awards 2017: In house product

    EGR Operator Marketing and Innovation Awards 2017: Innovation of the year

    EGR Operator Marketing and Innovation Awards 2017: Innovation in Sports Betting

  • Today

    Colossus set to run Horse Racing pools in partnership with 54+ racecourses
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