Tag Archives: Leeds

Sky Betting & Gaming commits further £1 million to developing graduate opportunities

Continuing its commitment to Yorkshire technology and social enterprise, Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) has announced that it will invest a further £1 million on its ‘Commercial Academy’ programme. Geared towards graduate recruitment, SB&G’s Commercial Academy will offer a range of opportunities across the company’s HR, finance, marketing and commercial divisions. SB&G detailed that positions offered by its Commercial Academy …

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Sky Bet launches £1.5m Graduate Software Academy

Leeds-based independent online gambling company, Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G), has today announced that its graduate software academy is open for applicants. The academy programme represents a £1.5m investment in talent and will see around 25 graduates join the company in July 2016. It will last for 12 months and starts with a 14-week intensive burst of training where graduates will …

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Sky Betting & Gaming sees revenues increase by 36%

Sky Betting & Gaming, has released its full year results for the year ended 30 June 2015. The group revenue increased by 36% to £247m, with £117m from Sky Bet (up 56%), £117m from Sky Gaming (up 20%) and £13m from Oddschecker (up 30%). The total number of customers across the group increased to 1.48m, with the average revenue per …

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Sky Betting & Gaming makes 100 Best Companies to Work For list

Leeds-based independent online gambling company Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) was last night confirmed as the only gaming company to make it into the prestigious Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list. The company was granted two-star status, entered the list at number 94 after less than a year as an independent company, and won a special learning …

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Alan Alger – Betway – Premier League Darts continues to grow

Just a month on from Gary Anderson’s second world darts title, the Betway Premier League is back, starting at the First Direct Arena in Leeds. We caught up with Alan Alger, PR for Betway, to discuss the start of the £700,000 ten-man tournament, played out over 4 months at 16 arenas across Europe. SBC: Alan, Betway is sponsoring the Premier League …

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Sky Betting & Gaming awarded company accolade

Leeds-based online betting and gaming operator Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) has today confirmed that it has been granted a prestigious ‘Best Companies to Work For’ award in its first year as an independent company. The Top 100 Best Companies lists are widely acknowledged as the most extensive research into employee engagement in the UK. All the scores and ratings …

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OpenBet signs new five-year deal with Sky Betting & Gaming

Sports betting software provider OpenBet, has renewed its license, development and support agreements with Sky Betting & Gaming. The deal extends the long-term relationship between the two; OpenBet has supplied the Leeds-based operator since it was formed in 2001. OpenBet will continue to provide Sky Betting & Gaming with its online and mobile sports betting platform for a further five years, and …

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WhichBingo operator to move into sports betting

Leeds-based UK business Focus Online Management, best known for its multi-award winning portal WhichBingo.co.uk, is moving into the sports betting sector with the acquisition of ManagerStats.co.uk. Commercial Director Simon Jones explained: “We’re aiming to bring ManagerStats up-to-date with betting odds and statistics for all current and previous managers within the top four divisions of English football. “This is an exciting …

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Rob Painter – Sky Betting & Gaming – Drive & Direction…

Having committed £12m to Sky Betting & Gaming’s ongoing recruitment drive, Brand & HR Director Rob Painter details to SBC the corporate and leadership challenges of undertaking such a significant initiative as the igaming and betting sectors’ drastically change. Painter details SB&G’s governance approach, its commitment to driving talent acquisition in Yorkshire and why the igaming and betting industries should no longer …

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Sky Betting & Gaming selects Teenage Cancer Trust as official corporate charity

Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) has selected the Teenage Cancer Trust as its official corporate charity, following a live pitch by its employees for good causes. In a closely fought battle, young person’s cancer charity, Teenage Cancer Trust, emerged the winner of the SB&G’s ‘Great Charity Pitch’. The Leeds based online betting and gaming business whittled suggested charities down to …

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