Tag Archives: Sky Bet

Joe Petyt, Sky Bet: Taking a step forward from the defensive stance to VAR

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Amidst all the excitement, or intrigue, that surrounds the role of the video assistant referee (VAR) – particularly ahead of its impending introduction to the Premier League – bookmakers have so far been forced to take a defensive stance to the detriment of the customer experience. However, after a World Cup which passed “largely free of VAR incidents”, the bookmakers …

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Q4 revenues highlight growth potential for enlarged Stars Group

Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc has published its Q4 and full-year 2018 accounts, detailing that it has completed a ‘landmark year’, laying the foundations for its future global growth initiatives. Incorporating the assets of Sky Bet and BetEasy Australia, an enlarged Stars Group records group revenues of $2.1 billion (FY2017: $1.3bn), with the company detailing that it now operates …

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Sky Bet and bet365 launch Perform’s new Opta Fast Player Statistics Feed

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Sky Bet and bet365 have been confirmed as the launch partners for the new real-time Fast Player Statistics Feed from Perform – a service powered by live sports data from Opta. The two leading operators are the first to develop in-play products powered by the new feed, which supplies highly detailed in-play statistics for automated live trading and fast settlement …

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New CheckdMedia appointment will play “vital role in growth”

CheckdMedia’s new Head of Commercial Harry Bowden will “play a vital role in the strategy and growth” of the firm, according to CEO Jamie Knowlson. Formerly of Oddschecker, he will report to co-founder and Marketing Director Lee Struggles. Bowden boasts an extensive list of industry experience, with a stint at Sky Bet preceding his seven years at Oddschecker. On accepting the …

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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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