Tag Archives: Sky Bet

Sky Bet auction raises £47000 for Rett Syndrome charity

Football fans from across the country have helped Sky Bet to raise £47,748 for  neurological disorder charity Reverse Rett, following a month-long auction featuring over 700 items of signed memorabilia from every club in the Sky Bet Football League. The Sky Bet Auction invited fans from across the country to bid on a piece of their club’s history from the 2013/14 …

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BT Sport happy to talk to potential interactive betting partners

BT Sport’s Delia Bushell has said that the broadcaster would be willing to partner with any interested bookmaker wanting to offer interactive betting to viewers. Speaking at yesterday’s launch of the new BT Sport channels, Bushell revealed that the firm had not made any firm plans for offering gambling, but was prepared to look into the possibilities. Bushell, managing director …

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Sky Bet hires Adam Smith as Head of Corporate Communications

Sky Betting and Gaming (Sky Bet) has confirmed the hire of Paddy Power Head of External Affairs Adam Smith, as the operators new Head of Corporate Communications. Smith is set to join the Sky Bet team in July, and will lead the operators corporate communication strategy and the company’s relationships with political, regulatory and media stakeholders. Smith who joins from …

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UK bookmakers revise odds on EU referendum

Following this May’s outright UK General Election win by the Conservative Party, UK political debate and commentary has shifted to the nation’s referendum on European Union (EU) membership. Since gaining his re-election Prime Minister David Cameron has made the EU referendum top of the Conservative agenda. The referendum was a key objective of the Conservatives 2015 General Election campaign, however …

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Sky Bet’s Sebastian Butterworth – The National is ‘a really high pressured day’

Sebastian Butterworth, Head of Horse Racing Trading at Sky Bet, talks about the bookmaker’s preparations for one of the biggest betting days of the year. What goes on in the Sky Bet Head Office on the day of the Grand National? On the morning of the National the traders will get in at about 7am. The prices for Aintree will …

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Bet365 named as best bookmaker by bettingexpert.com

Bet365 has been named as the best bookmaker of 2014 after super affiliate bettingexpert analysed over a quarter of a million tips from its English language members. Rather than use the criteria of which bookmaker offers most markets, the best promotions or ease of use, bettingexpert has calculated its decision using which bookmaker offers the best odds most often. When …

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CVC Capital finalises acquisition of Sky Bet

Private equity firm CVC Capital has confirmed the completion of its 80% acquisition stake of Sky Bet from BSkyB. CVC Capital confirmed that its £800 million has been cleared of all regulatory compliances, allowing for the deal to be finalised. Under the terms of the transaction, BskyB has received cash of £600m and a vendor loan note, and will be …

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O’Kane re-elected as ESSA chairman

ESSA, the regulated betting industry’s integrity body, has unanimously re-elected Mike O’Kane as its Chairman for a further two years. O’Kane, Business Director at Ladbrokes and who has nearly 40 years experience in the sector,  stated that he was ‘delighted to be able to continue in the role’. O’Kane first took over as ESSA Chairman in 2013 and during his …

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Sky Bet joins ESSA

Sky Bet has joined ESSA, the regulated betting industry’s integrity body. Sky Bet has significant links to sport through a variety of platforms and is currently the main sponsor of the English Football League, helping to drive its international betting operation. The addition of Sky Bet brings ESSA’s membership to 18 and further enhances the organisation’s ability to detect, deter …

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Sky Bet sees record losses on weekend football results

Sky Bet has announced that it suffered its worst ever weekend as the 10 most popular football teams in Saturdays 3pm kick-off won their respective matches, making it a weekend to forget for the UK bookmaker. The bookmaker saw wins for heavily backed favourites Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Southampton. To add further to Sky Bets misery, unfavourable European football …

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