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CVC Capital braces Sky Betting and Gaming for stock market flotation

The majority owner of Sky Betting and Gaming, CVC Capital is contemplating the possibility of a stock market flotation of the Leeds-based online betting operator. According to Reuters, the equity firm is looking to capitalise on soaring thriving equity markets and the continuing popularity of online betting, hiring investment bank Rothschild to examine whether a stock market listing of the British …

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Perform Group’s John Harlow: “The game is the same, but the fan has changed”

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Opta Sports, a leading international sports data and analytics provider, has been operated as a wholly owned subsidiary of Perform Group since 2013. We caught up with John Harlow, Perform’s SVP for Betting, who outlined how sportsbooks are leveraging fan awareness of Opta’s data to power innovative, entertaining betting experiences. Harlow also talked about compiling insight into changing fan preferences, …

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ESSA links up with RFU for English rugby protection

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The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with international sports betting integrity body ESSA. Through this new link up, English rugby is set to be protected from potential match manipulation and sports betting breaches. Under the terms of the agreement the RFU, a member of the UK Sports Betting Integrity Forum …

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Sky Bet lifts the lid on account restrictions at Parliamentary debate

Sky Bet CEO Richard Flint revealed that the bookmaker restricts 3% of its customer base in the bets that can be placed, but the bookmaker does not close the accounts of winning punters. Speaking at the All Party Parliamentary Betting & Gaming Group Seminar in the House of Lords yesterday, Flint admitted that it restricted 2% of its customers to …

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Simona Pinterova: Taking EnergyBet services into the Lions’ Den

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EnergyBet is the main club sponsor for Leyton Orient FC and the official in stadia betting partner for Championship club Millwall FC. Last month, we spoke to the Malta-based operator, whose affiliate partner scheme landed a prize at the recent SBC Awards, about focusing its Leyton Orient partnership on quality fan interactions. As the football season approaches the busy festive …

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Sky Betting and Gaming enters Glassdoor’s top employers list

Sky Betting & Gaming has been honoured with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognising the Best Places to Work in 2018. The Employees’ Choice Awards, now in its fourth year in the UK, relies solely on the input of employees who elect to provide feedback on their jobs, work environments and companies via Glassdoor. Sky Betting & Gaming is ranked …

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Mikael Hansson – Enteractive – Staying responsible when acquiring & retaining players

Mikael Hansson, CEO of Enteractive, on why a technological solution isn’t the only route for operators to take when implementing socially responsible tools in today’s iGaming/betting climate ____________ Social responsibility has found itself in the spotlight in recent times with several high-profile cases featuring companies who’ve been found to have overstepped the mark in complying with strict regulations. With operators …

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Sky Bet appoints David Hopkins as new Head of Programmes

Independent online gambling group, Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) has confirmed the appointment of David Hopkins as its new Head of Programmes. An industry veteran, Hopkins joins the Yorkshire based operator from competitor William Hill, where he most recently served in the executive position of Director of Gaming Product Development (2016-2017). Acting as Head of Programmes, Hopkins will be charged …

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Sky Bet’s international CoLab programme invests in first project

The international CoLab programme of Sky Betting and Gaming, which aims to scout and invest in new ideas from start ups across the globe, has made its first investment in a project from and in-house team based in Yorkshire. The first idea to get the green light just six weeks after CoLab launched, is a product specific to the betting …

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Scott Longley – Sky Bet’s undeserved brickbats over EFL deal

Scott Longley details industry charity GambleAware’s bizarre criticism of Sky Bet’s English Football League (EFL) sponsorship extension, in which the online betting firm has placed consumer responsibility and safety at the heart of its marketing initiatives.    _______________ Sky Bet might be forgiven a measure of bemusement after the company found itself under attack from the problem gambling charity Gamble …

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