Tag Archives: Sky Bet

Richard Flint – Racing is a ‘critical friend’ of betting in tackling its regulatory predicaments

Ending his 17-year tenure at Sky Betting & Gaming (Sky Bet), industry figurehead Richard Flint has called for betting and racing leaders to work in partnership, tackling an ‘existential threat’ facing all betting stakeholders. Speaking to the Racing Post, Richard Flint the former Executive Chairman of Sky Bet, warned UK racing leaders not to be complacent in believing that their …

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ASA overturns Sky Bet ‘request a bet’ ad ruling

The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has decided to reverse its ruling against a TV advertisement for online operator Sky Bet, meaning that ruling is now ‘not upheld’.  The advert in question was originally broadcast to viewers on 30 August 2018. Following two complaints, the ASA had originally ruled that the advert was ‘socially irresponsible’ and supposedly in contravention to BCAP …

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UK Top 5 commits to ‘clear responsibilities’ on problem gambling support

Advancing UK betting’s social responsibility agenda, bet365, William Hill, Flutter Entertainment, Sky Betting & Gaming and GVC Holdings have this morning committed to a ‘package of safer gambling measures and support for problem gamblers’. The ‘UK Top 5’ directive follows discussions with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on social and safer gambling responsibilities. The package of …

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Jeevan Jeyaratnam, Abelson Odds: Too Big to go Under?

Ascot

Two ‘titans’ of the sports betting industry in the UK – bet365 and Sky Bet – came under fire for refusing certain four-horse and all five-horse accumulators on Frankie Dettori’s rides for the final two days at Royal Ascot. However, restricting such bets came as little surprise to Jeevan Jeyaratnam, Head of Compilation at Abelson Odds, who believes – given …

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UK ‘Top 5’ pledge voluntary 1% commitment to tackling problem gambling

The governances of bet365, William Hill Plc, Flutter Entertainment, Sky Bet and GVC Holdings have pledged to the UK government that they will commit to increasing ‘voluntary contributions to 1% of gross-gaming-yield revenues’ –  helping raise funds for UK problem gambling addiction, treatment and research initiatives. This morning the BBC reports that the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has …

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Richard Flint – Industry needs to rethink treatment

Speaking to BBC News, Richard Flint outgoing Chairman of Sky Betting & Gaming (Sky Bet) has stated that the gambling industry ‘hasn’t done enough to look after problem gamblers’. Flint who departs Sky Bet governance this June, further details that industry leadership ‘should consider funding a network of gambling treatment centres’. Sky Bet’s outgoing chairman and former CEO, makes his …

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Richard Flint confirms Sky Bet departure

The Stars Group Inc has confirmed that Richard Flint has chosen to end his tenure as Executive Chairman of Sky Betting & Gaming (Sky Bet). Flint departs Sky Bet following 17-years with the company, serving from 2001-to-2018 in the capacities of Managing Director and Chief Executive. Regarded as one of global betting’s leading figureheads, Flint is credited for turning Sky …

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Rafi Ashkenazi – Bold FOX JV is the ideal platform for US domination

Hosting a special conference call, Rafi Ashkenazi Chief Executive of The Stars Group Inc, has detailed further insights and arrangements related to the firm’s announced joint venture ‘FOX Bet’, partnering with US national broadcaster FOX. Securing a 25-year commercial agreement, the Stars Group will act as lead sports betting and igaming services provider for the FOX Corporation. “This partnership gives …

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William Hill revamps Best Odds promotion with Racing Refunds

After being revealed as the most favoured bookmaker concession in a recent Horseracing Bettors Forum (HBF) survey, William Hill has announced that it will be revamping its Best Odds Guaranteed promotion. The changes to the promotion, set to come into play on Thursday, will now mean that customers will only be able to access the concession from midnight on the …

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Perform’s ‘Opta Fast Player Statistics’: Strange looks in the pub, but a breakthrough second screen experience

Fast Player

In the first of an irregular series road-testing new sports betting innovations, SBC News’ Luke Massey unearths a second-screen gem in Perform’s Opta Fast Player Statistics feed… The first quarter of 2019 saw Sky Bet, bet365, Ladbrokes and Coral launch new player betting experiences. The offerings combine pre-match and in-play markets like player passes and shots with new, real-time display …

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