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New Giant! Sky Bet business report outlines Stars Group’s enlarged vision

As anticipated the governance of Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc, has today published its ‘business acquisition report’, disclosing the audited financial statement of its acquired Sky Betting & Gaming (Sky Bet) asset. Updating the market, the Stars Group governance highlights the enterprise changing capacity of Sky Bet, a market leading UK online betting operator which has recorded revenues of …

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Sky Bet steps up with minimum bet guarantee

Sky Bet has become the latest online UK operator, to roll out a minimum bet guarantee to its customers. The guarantee will allow punters to bet to win £500 on Class 1 and Class 2 races from 10am on the morning of the race. The new minimum bet, which also applies to restricted customers, means that Sky Bet has become …

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Betting on Sports Week welcomes 250 expert speakers to Olympia London

Betting on Sports Week will present no fewer than 250 thought leaders, innovators and decision makers gathered from the sports betting, esports, casino, affiliates, media and sports sectors. The speakers will all play an integral role in making this year’s Betting on Sports conference the biggest and best on record, with the event taking place from 18-21 September at London’s …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Pointing to the next stage in the fight against gambling-related harm

  Last month I wrote about the latest effort by the UK Government to “drive action” across online gambling, gambling advertising, research, education and treatment of problem gambling and, more widely, the public health agenda with regard to gambling. Perhaps the industry’s most immediate major reaction to this has been the announcement by William Hill of a new corporate objective …

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Six events make up ‘must attend’ Betting on Sports Week in September

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SBC Events will invite more than 2,500 delegates to “feel the pulse of the sports betting industry” through six events at this year’s Betting on Sports Week in London. Taking place from 18-21 September at Olympia London, #boscon2018 will feature five conferences – Betting on Sports, ESI London, Casino Beats Summit, AffiliateFEST and Sponsorship Forum, as well as a lavish …

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Sky Bet funds £1m gambling awareness programme for EFL clubs

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EPIC Risk Management will deliver a £1 million programme funded by Sky Bet to educate the 72 football league clubs about gambling related harm. The programme, designed for both players and club staff, will be delivered by the independent harm minimisation consultancy as part of the renewed English Football League (EFL) sponsorship for Sky Bet, who serve as the title …

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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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Sky Bet fined £1m by UKGC for social responsibility failures

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Sky Bet is to pay a £1m penalty package for failing to protect vulnerable customers, the Gambling Commission has stated. The regulatory body has detailed that the failures relate to customers who had self excluded from gambling, highlighting three key weaknesses in Sky Bet’s self exclusion scheme, meaning that: 736 self-excluded customers were able to open and use duplicate accounts …

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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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