Tag Archives: Richard Akitt

Betway leadership restructure sees Anthony Werkman promoted to CEO

Online betting firm Betway Group has undertaken a corporate leadership restructure, confirming the promotion of Anthony Werkman current Director of Marketing Operations to Chief Executive Officer. Werkman replaces CEO incumbent Richard Akitt, who has taken the position of Group Chairman, with immediate effect. An experienced industry commercial veteran, Werkman has led Betway marketing operations since 2013, acting as a key …

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Betway teams up with English Federation of Disability Sport

Betway has announced the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) as its official charity of the year. The partnership will kick off this weekend, when employees line up for the Silverstone Half Marathon with a fundraising goal of £25,000 for the year. The funds raised from the half marathon will provide vital support to EFDS’s Inclusive Fitness Initiative, which helps …

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Betway forms partnership Professional Players Federation (PPF)

UK licensed bookmaker Betway, continues to strengthen its corporate social responsibilities,  by announcing that it has partnered with the UK Professional Players Federation (PPF), the organisational body dedicated to promoting, protecting and developing the collective interests of professional sportspeople in the UK. The tie-up will see the online bookmaker contribute to sports betting integrity educational initiatives undertaken by the PPF, …

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Betway gains ESSA membership

Betway has joined ESSA, the global integrity body for the regulated betting industry. ESSA is a non-profit organisation that monitors irregular betting patterns and possible instances of event manipulation. Betway is now a full participant in the reporting system, which is geared towards identifying any such betting behaviour. Richard Akitt, CEO of Betway, said: “We’re delighted to have joined ESSA, the …

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Betway pots UK Championship snooker title sponsorship

Betway has signed an agreement with World Snooker to become title sponsor of the newly-named 2015 Betway UK Championship. Taking place at the historic Barbican in York from November 24 to December 6, the 2015 Betway UK Championship represents the online bookmaker’s latest foray into snooker sponsorship. The firm recently lent its name to World Snooker’s Shoot-Out tournament and the World Seniors …

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Betway registers with the Independent Betting Adjudication Service (IBAS)

Betway today announces that it has completed its registration with the Independent Betting Adjudication Service (IBAS). The non-statutory UK organisation delivers authoritative adjudications to those in the betting industry who are in dispute with their customers, only when customers have been through the operator’s own internal dispute procedures and a deadlock exists. Betway is fully licensed in the UK by …

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Alger joins Betway team as media relations lead

Betway have appointed Alan Alger as Sporting Events & Media Relations Manager. Alger has extensive experience in the betting world having started off as a trader with City Index and SpreadEx before becoming PR Manager at Sportingbet in October 2002. He moved onto Blue Square in June 2007 where he was PR Manager for six years. ​Most recently Alger headed up …

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