Tag Archives: Richard Ames

SIS expands into the numbers game with 49’s takeover 

Sports Information Services (SIS) has confirmed that it has acquired the full shareholding of daily live draws and virtual horseracing operator 49’s Limited (www.49s.co.uk).   Reaching an agreement with co-owners GVC Holdings and William Hill, SIS will take over the full management of the 49’s daily live draws and virtual horseracing brands Portman Park, Sprint Valley, and Steepledowns, as well …

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SIS furloughs ‘significant number of staff’ amid COVID-19 disruptions

With the suspension of almost all live racing worldwide, Sports Information Services (SIS) has confirmed that it will be closing down ‘all non-essential services and to furlough a significant number of staff effective immediately’. The racing content and data services provider has explained that the decision has been made to ‘protect its long-term future’. Richard Ames, CEO of SIS, said: …

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SIS drives international expansion with Ian Baynes appointment

Racing content and data provider Sports Information Services (SIS) has confirmed the appointment of Ian Baynes, who will drive the company’s international expansion strategy through his new role as Commercial Director.  In his new role, Baynes will be responsible for SIS’s Sales function, tasked with increasing the company’s international penetration and commercial revenues, as well as maximising opportunities with existing …

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SIS launches esports live betting at ICE

Multi-channel data services provider Sports Information Services (SIS) has expanded its reach into the esports market by launching its industry-first Competitive Gaming betting product tailored to esports sportsbooks. The product was showcased at this year’s ICE conference, which showed attendees a live broadcast of players competing against one another. The match was  moderated by a dedicated integrity referee, specifically trained …

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Dominic Matthews – SIS – Clear Vision on racing customer approach

Taking over as the first Chief Operating Officer for industry live racing content and data supplier SIS (Sports Information Services), SBC speaks to Dominic Matthews on joining the ambitious SIS executive team  As part of his new leadership remit, Matthews will be responsible for all the operational and commercial teams across the business, ensuing alignment of both SIS’ strategic direction and …

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SIS appoints Dominic Matthews as operations lead

Updating the market, industry racing content and data provider Sports Information Services (SIS) has confirmed the appointment of Dominic Matthews as its new Chief Operations Officer (COO). An industry veteran, Matthews joins SIS from FTSE operator Ladbrokes where he served for 26-years in a number of executive positions including most recently Commercial Projects Director and Retail Operations Director. Taking on …

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SIS – Gary Smith departs as CEO, Richard Ames confirmed as leadership successor

Industry supplier of racing media and data products SIS has informed that Chief Executive Gary Smith has stepped down as leader of the business, in order to ‘pursue other opportunities’. A gambling industry and media veteran, Smith was promoted from SIS Chief Operations Officer (COO) to CEO in July 2012.  During his five-year leadership tenure, Smith has been a key stakeholder in …

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