Tag Archives: Richard Ames

Entain secures racing coverage until 2026 under SIS and RMG renewal

Entain has extended its horse racing streaming tripartite partnership with SIS (Sports Information Services) and the Racecourse Media Group (RMG) until 2026. The contract renewal has seen the FTSE100 gambling group secure media feeds from 35 British racecourses for its Ladbrokes and Coral retail holdings. RMG extended its own contracts with the 35 racetracks in question earlier this year under …

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Racing Post and SIS announce betting’s 8 frontline champions  

The Racing Post and Sports Information Services (SIS) have announced the eight winners of ‘The Betting Shop Champions Awards’.  The one-off awards were launched by Racing Post and SIS this summer to recognise the momentous efforts of individuals working in betting’s frontline during the sector’s most challenging work period. Betting Shop Champions were selected from 25 nominations by a judging …

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SIS moves to ‘support international expansion’ with two new appointments

SIS (Sports Information Services) has appointed Dr Laila Mintas and Giovanna D’Esposito as Non-Executive Directors, in order to ‘support its international expansion’. The multi-channel 24/7 live betting services supplier has detailed that both appointees have ‘many years’ experience’ at leading data and technology companies, and will ‘add significant strength’ to the company’s board. On the European side of operations, D’Esposito …

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SIS broadens international reach with new US subsidiary

SIS broadens international reach with new US subsidiary

SIS has outlined its plans for further international expansion after launching its new US subsidiary, SIS Content Services Inc. The launch of its US division, SIS explained, demonstrates the company’s commitment to the US market as it looks to capitalise on the “opportunities available to digital and retail sportsbook operators and horse racing stakeholders”. Richard Ames, CEO of SIS and …

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SIS backs Australia’s RACELAB GLOBAL with significant investment

SIS backs Australia’s RACELAB Global with significant investment

SIS (Sports Information Services) will expand both its international and digital presence after making a significant investment in RACELAB GLOBAL, an Australian racing data science company. As a result of the investment, SIS will gain access to RACELAB GLOBAL’s proprietary technologies, including the supplier’s live PRO FORM informatics and ODDS ENGINE technology suite. Richard Ames, SIS CEO and new Chair …

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SIS and Racing Post collaborate on one-off betting shop awards programme

SIS (Sports Information Services) has teamed up with the Racing Post to host a one-off Betting Shop Champion Awards, aimed at recognising the efforts of retail betting and gaming staff during the COIVD-19 pandemic. As with other sectors of the UK economy, the retail betting sector has been hard hit by lockdowns, with high street bookmakers forced to close their …

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Simon Johnson joins SIS as new Chair

Simon Johnson joins SIS as new Chair

Simon Johnson, the current Chair of the Rugby Football League, has been selected as the new Chair of SIS (Sports Information Services). Johnson will bring with him a wealth of senior leadership experience to the position, which SIS believes will help strengthen the supplier’s position within the global betting industry. Richard Ames, CEO of SIS, said: “The appointment of Simon …

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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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