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Standards Matter… William Hill’s Bowcock seeks to follow Flint’s path

 Scott Longley details why industry leaders Philip Bowcock (Group CEO of William Hill Plc) and Richard Flint (CEO of Sky Betting & Gaming) share an aligned vision and solidarity in raising industry social responsibility standards. In 2018, the betting industry has more to lose than just a punishing FOBTs judgement… ______________ William Hill has just endured one of those weeks. …

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Richard Flint: Tough conversations needed in order to create a ‘sustainable industry’

Speaking at ICE 2018, Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) Chief Executive Richard Flint has urged stakeholders to create a ‘sustainable industry which can be trusted by regulators, politicians, and above all, by our customers’. As an industry executive, Flint has been one of the more vocal leaders at expressing concerns relating to social responsibility. In his address, Flint tells ICE …

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Winning Post – Opportunity for US sportsbetting begins to emerge

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, gives an insight into some of the key developments in the gambling industry as part of its ‘Winning Post’ column. US: sportsbetting regulation – slam dunk or airball? The nature of any US sportsbetting opportunity ‘post PASPA’ is now starting to take shape, with a number of states …

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SGC calls for shareholder vote as NYX deal secures Sky Bet approval

Nasdaq listed gambling technology supplier Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has cleared a further hurdle in its $630 million takeover of NYX Gaming Group, as UK bookmaker Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) states that it will support the deal. Seeking to accelerate the transaction, SGC governance continues to acquire NYX shares at a target price of CAD $2.40 per share. At present, …

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Scott Longley – Sky Bet’s undeserved brickbats over EFL deal

Scott Longley details industry charity GambleAware’s bizarre criticism of Sky Bet’s English Football League (EFL) sponsorship extension, in which the online betting firm has placed consumer responsibility and safety at the heart of its marketing initiatives.    _______________ Sky Bet might be forgiven a measure of bemusement after the company found itself under attack from the problem gambling charity Gamble …

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Responsible gambling the focus in new five year Sky Bet and EFL deal

Sky Bet has announced a new five-year headline sponsorship deal with the English Football League (EFL), strengthening its responsible gambling strategy in the process. The deal, which will run until the culmination of the 2023/24 season, will represent a 20% year on year increase from 2019/20 on the current deal. Richard Flint, CEO of Sky Betting and Gaming, said: “We’re …

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Guten Tag… Sky Bet Deutschland goes live

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Sky Betting and Gaming (SB&G) has continued its expansion into European markets, with the announcement that its German sports betting platform is now live. This marks the second venture onto the continent for the UK’s most popular online gambling company, following the debut of its Italian product in 2016. That move, marking its first venture outside of the UK market, …

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International expansion on the horizon for Yorkshire powerhouse Sky Betting & Gaming

Filing its 2016/17 corporate accounts, Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) has detailed a ‘landmark year’ for its operations as group revenues surpassed the + £500 million revenue mark (FY 2015/16: 380 million). The Leeds-based operator claims to be the fastest growing online gambling firm, having increased its customer base to 2.6 million (2015/16: 1.9 million). Closing its 2016/17 year-end accounts, …

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Biggest ever Betting on Sports gets 96.7% seal of approval

Betting on Sports

SBC Events has expressed its delight at the feedback from Betting on Sports, after 96.7% of visitors to the conference said they would recommend it to a colleague. A post event survey, sent to the 1,300 registered #boscon2017 delegates, also found that 94% rated the networking opportunities at the event as ‘Very Good’ or ‘Excellent’. This included praise for the …

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SBC Events breaks attendance records with second Betting on Sports

Betting on Sports

A record number of delegates, exhibitors and top-level industry speakers attended the second edition of the Betting on Sports conference, held from 12-15 September at the Olympia Conference Centre in London. There were more than 1,300 registrations, a 100% increase on the number for the inaugural edition of the event and a 30% increase on attendance from this year’s biggest …

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