Tag Archives: Sky Bet

Heavyweight Sport launches content production arm

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Heavyweight Sport, one of the shortlisted companies in the Marketing Agency of the Year category for this year’s SBC Awards, has launched a new content production division. ‘Pound-For-Pound’ is to be operated as an in house creative studio, with a particular focus to be placed upon digital content and video production. The new division is to be headed up by …

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Reaching new audiences: “Alexa, Enable Soccer Saturday Super 6”

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Daily flash briefings for Sky Bet’s Super 6, including latest predictions from Jeff Stelling and Paul Merson, are now available through Alexa. Players of the free-to-play online game will also be able to access a host of popular content from Sky Games and the top weekend football show through Amazon Echo and Echo Dot. The service can be enabled via …

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Industry big hitters make the shortlists for SBC Awards 2017

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Bet365 is facing fierce competition to retain its Bookmaker of the Year title at this year’s SBC Awards, after the shortlists were announced for the sports betting industry’s annual end of year celebration. Vying with the Stoke-based bookmaker for the ceremony’s key award on Tuesday 5 December will be Sky Bet, William Hill, Unibet, Pinnacle, Betsafe, BetVictor and 10bet. Meanwhile the …

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Betting hots up in race for Scottish football’s top job

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Gordon Strachan has inevitably been relieved of his duties as Scotland manager following the disappointing 2-2 draw with Slovenia in Ljubljana five days ago. That result ended any hopes of a second placed finish in Group F and a playoff berth, with the 2018 Russia World Cup now a mere pipe dream, one that will mark twenty years since the …

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Tickets on sale for the betting industry’s end of year celebration

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Single tickets and part tables are now available for booking ahead of this year’s new look SBC Awards, which takes place on Tuesday 5 December in central London. More than 500 people will be at The Artillery Garden at the HAC, a stunning UK capital city venue, for the presentation of the 17 Supplier awards and 11 Operator/Affiliate awards. Guests …

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Liam Durkin – Sky Bet – NFL’s UK betting popularity and how it can be utilised further

Ten years ago the National Football League (NFL) crossed the Atlantic to stage its first competitive game outside the Americas, with the New York Giants running out 13-10 winners over the Miami Dolphins.   What started out as a one game per year ‘International Series’ though quickly began to grow, seeing more games and venues being added.  This year London …

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Biggest ever Betting on Sports gets 96.7% seal of approval

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SBC Events has expressed its delight at the feedback from Betting on Sports, after 96.7% of visitors to the conference said they would recommend it to a colleague. A post event survey, sent to the 1,300 registered #boscon2017 delegates, also found that 94% rated the networking opportunities at the event as ‘Very Good’ or ‘Excellent’. This included praise for the …

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SBC Events breaks attendance records with second Betting on Sports

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A record number of delegates, exhibitors and top-level industry speakers attended the second edition of the Betting on Sports conference, held from 12-15 September at the Olympia Conference Centre in London. There were more than 1,300 registrations, a 100% increase on the number for the inaugural edition of the event and a 30% increase on attendance from this year’s biggest …

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#boscon2017: Sky Bet CEO Richard Flint suggests ASA rulings were ‘last straw’

Speaking at last week’s Betting on Sports 2017,  Sky Betting & Gaming CEO Richard Flint said that his company “had to act” after recent rulings by the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). The rulings, which led to Sky Bet closing its affiliate hub, deemed that an affiliate partner of the operator had used dubious adverts which promoted the idea that ‘gambling …

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Exploring the possibility of affiliate licensing at #boscon2017

The future of affiliates has drawn a great deal of attention from the gambling industry in recent weeks, it’s something that caused Sky Bet CEO Richard Flint to question ‘how the system could carry on?’  With a whole host of industry experts discussing what the future holds for affiliates at the Betting on Sports 2017 conference, an idea that was consistently …

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