Tag Archives: Gary Smith

SIS – Gary Smith departs as CEO, Richard Ames confirmed as leadership successor

Industry supplier of racing media and data products SIS has informed that Chief Executive Gary Smith has stepped down as leader of the business, in order to ‘pursue other opportunities’. A gambling industry and media veteran, Smith was promoted from SIS Chief Operations Officer (COO) to CEO in July 2012.  During his five-year leadership tenure, Smith has been a key stakeholder in …

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SIS acquires Newcastle & Sunderland greyhound stadia from William Hill

Industry horse and greyhound racing content supplier SIS has confirmed that it has reached an agreement to acquire Newcastle and Sunderland greyhound racing stadia from William Hill. Confirming the acquisition this morning, SIS governance detailed that the deal ‘underpins the firm’s commitment to ‘provide a strong programme of competitive greyhound racing for the foreseeable future’. Moving forward the Tyne & …

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SIS creates Director of Software Engineering role for Mike Jones

SIS has appointed Mike Jones in a newly created role for its senior leadership team. Following a successful 6-month interim period starting in February 2016, he has become the Director of Software Engineering for the company. Based at SIS’ headquarters in Milton Keynes, Jones will be working with SIS teams in London and Salford to drive a transformation in the …

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RMG and SIS agree new five-year deal for content & data for bookmakers

Racecourse Media Group (RMG) and Satellite Information Services (SIS) have today announced a five-year agreement for the distribution of audio-visual ‘content’ and data to licensed betting offices (LBO) across UK and Ireland for the period 2018-2023.  Under the agreement RMG will maintain responsibility for collecting pictures and data from all its fixtures. SIS will take delivery of the pictures and …

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SIS commits to Lambourn Trainers Association sponsorship

SIS, supplier of products and services to the retail and online betting markets, has committed to a further three years of Lambourn Trainers Association sponsorship. Demonstrating SIS’ long-term commitment to horseracing, the sponsorship can provide a monetary lifeline for racehorse owners. It will continue to make it possible for LTA members to claim back VAT on their racing activities until …

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SIS appoints Nigel Stocks as new CFO

SIS, supplier of real time betting and data provisions for online and retail betting sectors (sis.tv), has announced the appointment of Nigel Stocks as its new Chief Financial Officer. Stocks joins from Jatomi Fitness, a global health club business that employs over 2,500 people across Eastern Europe and Asia, where he contributed to new business and international expansion initiatives from its …

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SIS continues support of British Racing School

SIS, supplier of products and services to the retail and online betting markets, has signalled its continued support for grassroots horseracing through sponsorship of the British Racing School. SIS’ support means that BRS students stand an even better chance to follow in the footsteps of school alumni including champion jockeys Seb Sanders and Paul Hanagan. The sponsorship will deliver new …

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SIS extends support of Racehorse Owners’ Sponsorship Scheme

SIS is to continue its support of the Racehorse Owner’s Sponsorship Scheme until August 2018, it has announced. The scheme allows the ROA’s 7,000 members to save an estimated £8m each year by claiming VAT back on their racing activities. Since it began in 2012, over 5,000 horses have now carried the company’s distinctive red and white logo thanks to the …

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