Tag Archives: Sky Betting and Gaming

Sky Bet funds £1m gambling awareness programme for EFL clubs

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EPIC Risk Management will deliver a £1 million programme funded by Sky Bet to educate the 72 football league clubs about gambling related harm. The programme, designed for both players and club staff, will be delivered by the independent harm minimisation consultancy as part of the renewed English Football League (EFL) sponsorship for Sky Bet, who serve as the title …

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Rafi Ashkenazi – New look Stars Group will be online gambling’s MVP

Addressing The Stars Group Inc investors, Group Chief Executive Rafi Ashkenazi has detailed his firm’s newly enlarged global gaming vision, having completed three industry-defining acquisitions in under two months. As the global betting sector prepares for a crucial summer of football trading, Ashkenazi states that the Stars Group has acquired ‘the world’s best online sportsbook in Sky Bet’. Combining Sky …

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Game Changer! The Stars Group agrees to acquire Sky Bet for $4.7 billion

Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc continues its M&A drive, confirming this morning that it has reached an agreement with private equity firm CVC Capital Partners and Sky Plc to acquire Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) outright. Seeking to create the world’s ‘most valuable, listed online gambling enterprise’, the Stars Group governance has put forward a ‘cash and stock transaction valued …

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Andy Wright – Sky Bet – The increasing influence of player props

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Team and players statistics are playing an increasingly integral role within the global sports wagering sphere, with the changing role of fans and the rising need for a deeper level of data seemingly having a direct knock-on effect. With a major change being undertaken in recent years, sports analytics firm Opta are one of the driving forces behind sports data …

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Lewis Hamilton favourite as Formula One explodes into action

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The Formula One curtain raiser gets underway this weekend, with Melbourne once again playing host as the razzmatazz rolls back into town. Australia welcomes the glitz and glamour, to open a season which sees Lewis Hamilton aim to become back to back World Champion for the second time in his career. The enigmatic Englishman, Britain’s most successful driver, is favourite …

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Mind-Future enhances World Cup experience for punters

In anticipation of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, which is set to be the biggest betting event of all time, Barcelona-based Mind-Future Sports will be giving punters the chance to experience the tournament on giant screens set up across Europe and in Moscow. Having previously promoted clients at events such as the Brazil World Cup 2014, Summer and …

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Winning Post – Opportunity for US sportsbetting begins to emerge

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, gives an insight into some of the key developments in the gambling industry as part of its ‘Winning Post’ column. US: sportsbetting regulation – slam dunk or airball? The nature of any US sportsbetting opportunity ‘post PASPA’ is now starting to take shape, with a number of states …

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Guten Tag… Sky Bet Deutschland goes live

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Sky Betting and Gaming (SB&G) has continued its expansion into European markets, with the announcement that its German sports betting platform is now live. This marks the second venture onto the continent for the UK’s most popular online gambling company, following the debut of its Italian product in 2016. That move, marking its first venture outside of the UK market, …

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Strongest ever speaker lineup for next week’s Betting on Sports

Speaker lineup

There’s just one week left to secure your ticket to Betting on Sports 2017 (12-15 September), an event stocked with the strongest lineup of speakers the sports betting industry has ever seen. Next week Olympia Conference Centre will open its doors to more than 1,200 high-level delegates, including representatives of more than 120 operators, 80 high-level affiliates and hundreds of …

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Sports betting industry’s ‘most comprehensive agenda’ at Betting on Sports

BOS Agenda

SBC Events has launched what it believes is the most comprehensive conference agenda the sports betting industry has ever seen for Betting on Sports 2017 (12-15 September). Featuring 42 sessions across Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 September, #boscon2017 will present over 150 experts from both the betting and sporting arenas, spanning three conference rooms at the Olympia Conference Centre in …

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