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Sky Betting & Gaming seeks 100 new jobs for Yorkshire operations

The governance of Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) has confirmed that it will seek to create a further 100 new jobs within its Yorkshire offices of Leeds and Sheffield. Online betting operator SB&G is one of Yorkshire’s biggest technology employers, the betting firm has further been listed as one of the UK’s fastest growing digital tech enterprises. Since being taken …

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Record Breaker! Grand National 2017 sees NYX’s OpenBet platform hit new heights

NYX Gaming has reported a new record for its OpenBet sportsbook platform during last weekend’s Grand National as its subsidiary recorded 24 million sports bets across all channels on its sports betting client network.  The 24-hour period is the supplier’s busiest of the year. At its peak, the company processed 68,000 bets-per-minute on Saturday, 8th April 2017 – an increase …

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Year 2…Sky Betting & Gaming reopens graduate program

The governance of Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) will continue its commitment to Yorkshire talent development by confirming a £500,000 investment in its ‘graduate program’ for a second year running.    SB&G which services offices in Leeds and Sheffield is currently one of Yorkshire’s biggest technology recruiters. Following the successful implementation of its 2016 graduate recruitment scheme, SB&G governance is seeking …

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Reality Bites…Sky Bet’s Richard Flint warns UK racing of ‘unprecedented demographic challenge’

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Richard Flint, the Chief Executive of online bookmaker Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G), has issued a stark reality to the UK racing industry, stating that consumer betting changes have made it hard for the bookmaker to promote the sports ‘from a business point of view’. Although SB&G subsidiary Sky Bet is a committed partner to the UK racing’s Authorised Betting …

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Rachel Riley hosts Sky Betting & Gaming Gala Ball for Teenage Cancer Trust

Rachel Riley hosted Sky Betting and Gaming’s first annual Gala Ball celebrating a year of fundraising in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. The Countdown star and Sky Sports’ Friday Night Football presenter announced that Sky Betting and Gaming has already exceeded its original fundraising target of £20,000. Hundreds of employees at the company have contributed to this figure, participating in …

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Sky Betting & Gaming eyes international growth following strong 2016 results

Publishing its full year 2016 results (12-month period ending 30 June), independent bookmaker Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) has delivered strong growth across all its 2016 metrics, as the operator prepares for its future international expansion. Closing its FY 2016, SB&G detailed that Group Revenues had hit £373 million, up 51% on corresponding FY 2015’s £247 million. The operator’s significant …

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Sky Betting & Gaming appoints Jochen Weiner as Deutschland lead

Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) governance has today confirmed the appointment of Jochen Weiner as Managing Director of Sky Bet Deutschland. The leadership appointment of Weiner, comes as SB&G looks to expand its betting services in its new markets of Italy and Germany. Weiner takes the Sky Bet Deutschland executive role, having served as Managing Director of now defunct Deutsche …

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Stephen Thornton & Richard Flint join Senet Group board

Industry independent watchdog, The Senet Group has announced the appointment of Stephen Thornton and Richard Flint to its board. Former NHS executive Stephen Thornton will advise the industry body as an Independent Director. Thornton has over thirty years’ management experience working with political parties, charities and regulatory/policy organisations. Commenting on the appointment Wanda Goldwag, Chair of Senet Group, said: “It …

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1000th employee joins Sky Betting & Gaming

Sky Betting & Gaming have announced that they have reached a milestone of 1,000 employees by hiring Software Engineer Nándor Szentpéteri, who joins the company’s Gaming Tribe. The announcement comes after record expansion across the last 5 months. The growth follows a 36% rise in revenue to £247m posted in the 12-months to June 2015, with further positive results anticipated …

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OpenBet surpasses Grand National record with 62,000 bets-per-minute

OpenBet, an omni-channel provider to the sports betting industry, handled 22 million sports bets on the day of the Grand National race across all channels. The 24-hour period is the supplier’s busiest of the year. At its peak, the company processed 62,000 bets-per-minute on Saturday 9th April 2016, an increase of 27% from 2015. In addition, OpenBet processed a total …

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