Tag Archives: Sky Bet

Betting on Football delivers blueprint for player props perfection

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Perform Group and Sky Bet will join forces at this week’s Betting on Football (20-23 March) to expose what’s changed to drive the boom in betting on player and team stats. Featuring SVP of Perform Betting Shane Gannon, Sky Bet Head of Trading Andy Wright and Opta Chief Analyst Duncan Alexander, ‘Opta and Sky Bet’s blueprint for player props perfection’ …

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Opta and Sky Bet bring football stats into the fan conversation

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Three astonishing things happened in the Premier League on 4 March 2018. Firstly, Manchester City broke the record for most passes in a match. Secondly, City’s German midfielder Ilkay Gundogan broke the records for most touches, most passes and most completed passes. But perhaps most astonishing of all was the number of international broadcasters, newspapers and social media posts highlighting …

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Apples Jade saves bookies from big treble payout at Cheltenham

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The bookmakers suffered a bad start to this year’s Cheltenham Festival, despite the early failure of Getabird and a surprisingly off-colour showing from the much-vaunted Apples Jade. Ridden by Ruby Walsh, Getabird was nowhere to be seen in the closing stages of the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, as Summerville Boy came from behind to take victory from Kalashnikov. Stephen …

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Sky Bet extends legacy trading partnership with Betgenius

Online gambling group, Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) has today confirmed that it will renew and extend its ‘decade-long’ trading and in-play solutions partnership with Betgenius (Genius Sports subsidiary). Updating the market, SB&G will continue to utilise Betgenius trading provisions and market expertise in support of its fast growth Sky Bet online sportsbook. Betgenius has a been a key partner …

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Sky Bet links with Injured Jockeys Fund for Cheltenham initiative

Sky Bet and Heavyweight Sports has outlined ambitions to raise the profile of a nominated charity, ahead of Sky Bet’s sponsorship of the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at next week’s Cheltenham Festival. This year’s high profile Sky Bet Supreme Novices Hurdle will see the UK’s most popular online bookmaker link up with the Injured Jockeys Fund (IJF). As Sky Bet not only offers …

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Battle of the bookies: Oddschecker launches second Cheltenham Tipping League

Oddschecker has launched the second consecutive Cheltenham Traders Tipping League, expanding this year’s tournament to 11 operators. Last year’s tournament was dominated by Coral, who ran out comprehensive winners with 141.5pts of profit, it meant that if you had staked £10 on each tip provided by the bookie, you would have ended the festival with £1415 profit. The odds comparison …

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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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CVC Capital braces Sky Betting and Gaming for stock market flotation

The majority owner of Sky Betting and Gaming, CVC Capital is contemplating the possibility of a stock market flotation of the Leeds-based online betting operator. According to Reuters, the equity firm is looking to capitalise on soaring thriving equity markets and the continuing popularity of online betting, hiring investment bank Rothschild to examine whether a stock market listing of the British …

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Perform Group’s John Harlow: “The game is the same, but the fan has changed”

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Opta Sports, a leading international sports data and analytics provider, has been operated as a wholly owned subsidiary of Perform Group since 2013. We caught up with John Harlow, Perform’s SVP for Betting, who outlined how sportsbooks are leveraging fan awareness of Opta’s data to power innovative, entertaining betting experiences. Harlow also talked about compiling insight into changing fan preferences, …

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ESSA links up with RFU for English rugby protection

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The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with international sports betting integrity body ESSA. Through this new link up, English rugby is set to be protected from potential match manipulation and sports betting breaches. Under the terms of the agreement the RFU, a member of the UK Sports Betting Integrity Forum …

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