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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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Parliamentary All Party Betting & Gaming Group launches ‘The Future of Gambling’ seminars

The Officers of the Parliamentary All Party Betting & Gaming Group have announced the launch of their Parliamentary seminar series looking at the Future of Gambling. The first seminar will be held on Tuesday 19th April 2016 and will be on The Future of Online Gambling. The speakers will be Clive Hawkswood, CEO of Remote Gambling Association (RGA), Anthony Werkman, Director of …

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Sky Bet becomes the latest authorised betting partner

On Friday it was announced that Sky Bet has become the latest bookmaker to sign up as an authorised betting partner in association with the British Horseracing Authority (BHA). This agreement, which was first reported by Racing Post, was speculated upon in recent weeks and comes just in time for Cheltenham Festival which begins on Tuesday of this week. Now its ABP …

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Sky Betting & Gaming sees revenues increase by 36%

Sky Betting & Gaming, has released its full year results for the year ended 30 June 2015. The group revenue increased by 36% to £247m, with £117m from Sky Bet (up 56%), £117m from Sky Gaming (up 20%) and £13m from Oddschecker (up 30%). The total number of customers across the group increased to 1.48m, with the average revenue per …

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Senet Group confirms Sky Betting & Gaming as new watchdog member

UK independent gambling watchdog, the Senet Group has confirmed that Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) has joined its main body aimed at promoting higher industry standards with regards to  advertising, operational practices and forming further socially responsible measures. SB&G governance was pleased to confirm joining the Senet Group as the body’s first online-only gambling operator. As a new member SB&G …

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Football League and Sky Bet agree three year extension

The Football League and its primary sponsor and partner Sky Bet have agreed a new three year title sponsorship deal. Sky Bet has sponsored the League since 2013 and this latest deal will commence in August 2016 and run until at least 2019. It will deliver increased revenue to the 72 clubs throughout the Football League. One change is that due …

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Rob Painter – Sky Betting & Gaming – Drive & Direction…

Having committed £12m to Sky Betting & Gaming’s ongoing recruitment drive, Brand & HR Director Rob Painter details to SBC the corporate and leadership challenges of undertaking such a significant initiative as the igaming and betting sectors’ drastically change. Painter details SB&G’s governance approach, its commitment to driving talent acquisition in Yorkshire and why the igaming and betting industries should no longer …

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