Tag Archives: Leeds

ECB proposals “another addition to an already packed marketplace”

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The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) forwarded proposals for a new 100-ball cricket format last week, which it is fair to say had received very mixed reactions worldwide. Encapsulating fifteen traditional six-ball overs and a final ten-ball over, meaning it will be twenty deliveries shorter than the ever growing Twenty20 (T20) format, plans would see an eight team city …

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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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Next Chapter… Sky Bet seeks to replicate UK success abroad

A tech-savvy Sky Betting & Gaming (Sky Bet) dominated Monday’s industry headlines reporting stellar half-year results. Focusing on the in-house development of its platforms and systems, combined with rich data for greater personalisation of its website and mobile verticals, Sky Bet continues to show its technology pedigree against the industry’s legacy incumbents. City analysts are keeping a close eye on …

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Tech & Responsibility savvy Sky Bet posts stellar interim results

Independent online gambling group Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) has today published its interim results (26-week period 28 December 2017) reporting double-digit growth across its core metrics and product KPIs. The fast growth Leeds-based enterprise, reports period group revenues of £339 million up 47% on 2016/17: £230 million, recording a revenue split of Sky Bet £210 million (2016/17: £133 million) and …

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Sky Betting & Gaming selects Candlelighters as charity partner for 2018

Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) has selected Leeds based cancer support organisation Candlelighters as its official charity partner for 2018. Candlelighters supports families coping with children’s cancer within the Yorkshire area, providing counselling, clinics, group therapy and financial support. The cancer support charity had been selected by SB&G employees following the successful pitch put forward by Receptionist Chloe Cross, on …

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Sky Bet raises £6,000 for Give A Duck charity

As part of an 8-hour company Charity Hack Day “Hack 4 Quacks,” Sky Betting & Gaming techies raised over £6,000 for Leeds-based charity Give a Duck this week.  The event utilised employees’ tech, coding and bug hunting skills to help unearth security flaws across several key company systems, with cash awards for the severity of the bug. Furthermore, uncovering security flaws …

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Sky Betting and Gaming invests £3 million in Data Tribe boost

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Sky Betting and Gaming has demonstrated its emphasis on the innovative use of data by investing £3 million in 34 new roles within its Leeds-based Data Tribe. The company will appoint a new Head of Data, Head of Tech, Head of Marketing Tech, two Group Platform managers, two Marketing Technology Product Owners, four technologist roles, 10 Customer Relationship Management roles …

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New Direction…Sky Bet appoints Who Wot Why London as new lead Creative Agency

Independent online gambling group Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) has confirmed the appointment of London agency Who Wot Why as its new lead creative for its Sky Bet UK brand. The London agency wins the £ multi-million account following a reported three-way pitch to replace former incumbent Mcgarry Bowen. UK media new sources report that Sky Bet marketing is seeking …

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William Hill tests ‘interactive shop windows’ for Cheltenham 2017

Bringing innovation and player engagement to its retail betting shops, bookmaker William Hill has launched a series of interactive shop window takeovers promoting its Cheltenham Festival 2017 offers and market odds. The project led by Leeds-based retail and leisure marketing agency Savvy, will see William Hill promote a live in-store campaign utilizing interactive holograms of racehorse and jockeys. The horses …

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Year 2…Sky Betting & Gaming reopens graduate program

The governance of Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) will continue its commitment to Yorkshire talent development by confirming a £500,000 investment in its ‘graduate program’ for a second year running.    SB&G which services offices in Leeds and Sheffield is currently one of Yorkshire’s biggest technology recruiters. Following the successful implementation of its 2016 graduate recruitment scheme, SB&G governance is seeking …

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