Tag Archives: Sky Bet

Toby Bentall to take up CEO role at rebranded Oddschecker Global Media

Oddschecker Managing Director Toby Bentall will take up the role of CEO at the newly rebranded Oddschecker Global Media. The rebrand comes as Oddschecker merges with iBus Media, majority owned by Stars Group, to create a ‘new superpower affiliate business’, PokerTube has reported. The merger is a result of Stars Group’s acquisition of Sky Bet, with the Toronto TSX-listed firm …

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Sky Bet freezes Italia property preparing for Stars transition

Sky Betting & Gaming (Sky Bet) has frozen user access and transactions to its Italian sports betting property – Sky Bet Italia (SkyBet.it), as the online gambling group prepares to merge its assets with new owner The Stars Group Inc. Sky Bet has confirmed to SBC, that it has no plans to withdraw its brand or services from the Italian …

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Sky Bet promotes ‘trusted hand’ Ben Wright to lead safer gambling agenda

The new executive team of Sky Betting & Gaming (Sky Bet) has moved to create a new in-house role focusing on developing safer gambling directives, procedures, schemes and communications. Sky Bet, the new online sportsbook property of Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc, has developed the senior management role of ‘Head of Safer Gambling’, which will be fronted by Ben …

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Year in Review: Technology accelerates industry’s evolution

It was a year of firsts for operators, as technological advances provided a platform for innovation to improve the overall betting experience. The year saw the creation of new betting platforms, the introduction of cryptocurrencies and blockchains as well as the development of instant withdrawal capacities for Irish bookmakers. For the first time, FIFA rolled out the tournament-wide use if …

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New look Stars Group shows first glimpse of its enlarged capacity

Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc has published its first trading update as an enlarged enterprise, incorporating the acquired assets of Sky Betting & Gaming (Sky Bet) and BetEasy Australia. Closing a group-wide transformative period, the Stars Group announces Q3 2018 (period ending 30 September) group revenues totalling $570 million (Q3 2017: $330m).   The Toronto enterprise displays its enlarged …

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Winning Post – Assessing tax hikes in Ireland

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. Ireland: betting duty – they never had it so good…. On Tuesday the Irish government announced a doubling of betting duty to 2% of turnover in its 2019 Budget (with exchange duty …

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CMA clearance sees Stars Group revamp Sky Bet’s leadership structure

Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc has this afternoon confirmed that it has been granted approval by the UK Competitions & Markets Authority (CMA) to finalise its $4.7 billion acquisition of Sky Betting & Gaming (Sky Bet). Securing its CMA clearance, the Stars Group governance will begin executing its integration plans, which sees the TSX enterprise announce a new leadership …

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‘Three Simple Tools’ sees Sky Bet continue safer gambling commitment

Sky Bet continues to promote safer gambling to UK sports audiences, announcing the launch of its new ‘Three Simple Tools’ nation-wide advertising campaign. The campaign which features ‘Sky Soccer Saturday’ pundits Charlie Nicholas, Matt Le Tissier and Phil Thompson will act as the follow up to Sky Bet’s ‘When the Fun Stops, Stop’ campaign first launched in 2017. Raising audience …

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Industry giants headline shortlists for SBC Awards 2018

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Industry giant bet365 will be hunting a famous fifth consecutive Bookmaker of the Year title at this year’s SBC Awards, but an array of big hitters are ready to steal the show in front of more than 700 attendees at a stunning London venue – The Artillery Garden at the HAC. The shortlists for the 38 prizes were confirmed this …

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Sky Bet CEO strengthens stance on social responsibility

Sky Bet CEO, Richard Flint has responded to the Labour Party’s plans for ‘whistle-to-whistle advertising ban’, on gambling operators affirming that the ‘carrot’ of the ability to advertise can be a means to raise standards in the industry. Labour’s Deputy Leader Tom Watson has outlined that should the party win a general election, it would seek to significantly increase regulations …

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