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Mark Nerenberg

Chief Operating Officer, Simplebet

Mark Nerenberg

Mark Nerenberg began his career in finance, before jumping into the world of fantasy sports a decade ago. He co-founded DraftStreet, which was eventually sold to DraftKings, where he went on to serve as vice president of game operations and development. Now, as COO for Simplebet, a microbetting provider, he’s looking to revolutionize the way sports bettors interact with the game. Essentially, Simplebet’s technology provides bettors with a new breed of fast-paced, incremental wagering options—instead of betting on spreads or on totals, users can now wager on individual at-bats, drives, and other quick outcomes. Nerenberg spoke about the future of microbetting with GGB Managing Editor Jess Marquez at G2E in Las Vegas in October.

Jess Marquez is the managing editor of Global Gaming Business. A lifelong Nevadan, Marquez has communications experience across multiple sectors, including local government. Prior to joining GGB, he was the communications and advertising director for a prominent personal injury law firm based in Las Vegas and Seattle. He also founded and hosted The Pair O’Dice Podcast, a weekly show that focused on sports betting news and predictions. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2019 with a B.A. in journalism. Outside of work, Marquez is passionate about professional sports, classic literature and leatherworking.