Tag Archives: Sky Bet

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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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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Nottingham Forest scoops Sky Bet’s £250,000 Transfer Fund

English Championship football club Nottingham Forest have won the Sky Bet £250,000 transfer fund to spend in the upcoming January transfer window, despite being subject to a Football League transfer embargo. Forest earned the transfer money thanks to supporter Shaun Lander who won the Sky Bet competition. Lander was announced as winner on Tuesday Lunchtime,  just 24 hours after the …

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