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Sky Betting & Gaming makes the grade at The Sunday Times Top Track 100

Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) has been named one the UK’s best and fastest growing independent companies by The Sunday Times. The Leeds-based online betting operator ranked 74th in last weekend’s ‘Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250’. The list is published every year by the News UK Corporation newspaper which ranks the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. SB&G was commended …

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Sky Betting & Gaming denies IPO rumours

The governance of Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) has stated that the betting operator has no current plans regarding a corporate flotation. SB&G has moved to dismiss industry rumours, as UK newspaper The Sunday Telegraph reported this weekend that private equity owners CVC Capital Partners were eyeing the floatation of its asset in early 2017. Acquired from UK broadcaster BSkyB …

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LeoVegas offers the chance to spend a penny

Online Sportsbook provider LeoVegas.com has launched an innovative interactive toilet-based ad campaign to celebrate the launch of the 2016 Premier League. The game will challenge men to see how many virtual penalties they can score during Premier League matches while using the urinals at over 60 bars and pubs throughout the UK. The concept involves the simple installation of a …

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Sky Betting & Gaming takes on 27 for new Software Academy

Sky Betting and Gaming has employed 27 technology graduates this week to mark the start of its new Software Academy at Wellington Place in Leeds. The launch of the academy is a key part of the company’s strategy to keep home grown talent in the north of England. Just under 70% of the new recruits studied in Yorkshire, which includes …

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Sky Betting & Gaming makes first ever Sky Bingo millionaire

Sky Betting & Gaming’s Sky Bingo team has confirmed that Chrissie Johnson, a chiropodist from Wales, has becomes its first ever millionaire with a payout of more than £1.3 million. Chrissie Johnson, who won £1,346,155.43, had been a member of Sky Bingo for just over a year and had been playing on ‘Chests of Plenty’ for 15-20 minutes when she …

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Sky Betting & Gaming confirms 12-month placement opportunities

Sky Betting and Gaming has underlined a desire to recruit top graduate talent with four 12-month opportunities confirmed as part of its University Placement Programme for 2016. Developed in association with Sheffield Hallam and Leeds Beckett Universities, the University placement programme will see some of the region’s top undergraduate talent join Sky Betting and Gaming for a 12-month period following …

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1000th employee joins Sky Betting & Gaming

Sky Betting & Gaming have announced that they have reached a milestone of 1,000 employees by hiring Software Engineer Nándor Szentpéteri, who joins the company’s Gaming Tribe. The announcement comes after record expansion across the last 5 months. The growth follows a 36% rise in revenue to £247m posted in the 12-months to June 2015, with further positive results anticipated …

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Sky Betting & Gaming receives over 1900 graduate applications

Sky Betting and Gaming received applications from over 1900 candidates in just four weeks for the recently announced commercial graduate scheme. The company are also due to launch a university placement scheme. Over 120 potential recruits applied for each of the 16 roles on offer within the company’s financial, operations and gaming and betting teams. The scheme closed early due to …

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Sky Betting & Gaming hires +500 employees in the past 12 months

Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) has revealed that it has recruited more than 500 new employees in the past twelve months. In November 2015, the independent online betting operator detailed that it would implement an £11 million recruitment drive for its new customer hub in Leeds City Center. Furthermore, SB&G governance revealed that it had expanded its operations into a …

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Sky Betting and Gaming unveils internal promotions

Leeds-based independent online gambling company, Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G), have announced a number of significant internal promotions across all major divisions: Sarah Merrick has been promoted to Director of Gaming Trading Performance Steve Birch has been promoted to Commercial Director, Sky Bet Paul McCormick is promoted to Director of Sports Betting Technology Lee O’Donnell is promoted to Director of …

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