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Taking the Guesswork Out of Online Gambling

Headway Consulting Services is one of the very few US based consulting firms with profound expertise in multiple online gaming verticals, including online casino, sports betting and poker, social gaming, and sweepstakes gaming. We cater to clients in North America, LATAM, Europe and Asia. 


Founded by Itsik Akiva in 2013, the Boston-based Headway specializes in devising and executing product, marketing and regulatory strategies in regulated and emerging markets.

In addition to working with pure online operators and industry providers, we have developed an expertise in supporting commercial and tribal brick & mortar gaming operators as they expand into online gaming. 


Based on years of experience, we strongly believe that solid foundations are the corner stone for long term success. As such we take great pride in our ability to train and educate clients' staff as well as match each client with the right strategy and solution. Though you will quickly recognize the benefits of our services, we will simultaneously be working with you towards a long term vision to avoid unnecessary pitfalls in the future.


We believe in being open, direct and practical with our clients. When  you choose to work with us, you can be sure that we will represent your best interest at all times with the highest level of ethics and integrity, working hard and diligently to meet and exceed your goals and objectives.


We look forward to working with you! 


Itsik Akiva - iGaming expert & founder of Headway Consulting


iGaming expert with 18+ years of experience devising and executing product and marketing strategies for gambling and gaming companies in regulated and emerging markets. Itsik has helped pure online operators (real money casino, sports betting and poker, social gaming, sweepstakes gaming and skill gaming), as well as land-based and non-gaming operators looking to expand into the online gaming industry.

Process driven with a hands-on approach, Itsik has leveraged his expertise in digital and traditional marketing, product strategy, customer acquisition, and business development to successfully bring to market and operate multiple online properties in the US, Europe, LATAM and Asia.

In addition to consultancy projects, Itsik holds training and educational workshops, speaks regularly at gaming conferences and contributes to industry publications.

Itsik has recently been featured as one of “ 25 People to Watch for 2020 ” by Global Gaming Business Magazine. He is passionate about passing on his knowledge and global gaming experience to operators, regulators, and suppliers around the world.

Prior to consulting, Itsik held multiple senior and executive marketing positions at Everest gaming, Europe’s online poker pioneer, and at the Betclic-Everest Group. In his roles as Director of Acquisition and Director of Affiliate Marketing, Itsik generated growth across multiple verticals, markets and brands by leveraging expertise in all disciplines of online and offline marketing.

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