Tag Archives: Sky Bet

BGC backs new action plan to quell DCMS concerns

Michael Dugher, Chief Executive of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), has replied to UK Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston stating that UK gambling is committed to maintaining the highest operating standards. On Tuesday, Huddleston had penned a letter on behalf of DCMS to the leadership of the UK’s top five betting operators urging ‘further proactive steps’ to ensure gambling consumer …

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Diversified Stars Group rides out first wave of COVID-19 headwinds 

Mirroring merger partner Flutter Entertainment, this morning The Stars Group Inc (TSG) has issued a trading update detailing that Q1 2020 revenue performance has been maintained despite facing COVID-19 disruptions. TSG has predicted that it will generate circa $735 million in group revenues for Q1 2020 trading, reflecting a 27% increase on Q1 2019’s $580 million. The TSX Group cited …

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BGC members to donate virtual grand national profits to NHS charity

Members of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) have committed to donating all profits from this weekend’s ‘Virtual Grand National’ to NHS Charities Together. The initiative has the backing of BGC members including bet365, William Hill, Flutter Entertainment, Sky Bet, GVC, BetFred, Betway, BetVictor, JenningsBet and Inspired Entertainment. Commenting on the initiative, BGC Chief Executive Michael Dugher said: “With the …

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Stars Group retains Q1 confidence despite COVID-19 impact

The Stars Group said that Q1 2020 trading is currently ‘ahead of expectations’, but the Toronto TSX-listed enterprise anticipates encountering near-term COVID-19 disruptions. Updating investors today, Stars Group explained that it has maintained ‘strong underlying momentum’ within its UK (Sky Bet) and Australia (BetEasy) divisions, which gives it confidence that a sequential improvement in quarter earnings will be delivered. “Overall, …

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Yorkshire appoints Richard Flint as a ‘Welcome Advisor’

Sky Bet Chairman Richard Flint is set to become a key non-executive director advising Yorkshire Tourism’s flagship ‘Welcome to Yorkshire’ campaign. Flint will take up the post immediately following the end of his two-year stint as the Chair of the CBI for Yorkshire and Humber. Recognised as one of the UK’s leading Tech CEOs, during his 17-year tenure leading Sky …

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Flutter secures Australian clearance for Stars Group merger

Flutter Entertainment Plc has received regulatory approval from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for its proposed merger with The Stars Group Inc.    The Australian competition clearance means Flutter has cleared a significant hurdle in its pursuit of a merger with The Stars Group, which it hopes to push through by Q3 2020. The ACCC had been forced to …

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DCMS to judge whether football needs to blackout betting

Nigel Adams, the UK Minister for Sports and Digital (DCMS), has stated that ‘football’s link with betting’ will form a key part of the government’s ‘imminent review’ of the 2005 Gambling Act. Interviewed by BBC Sport, Adams detailed concerns on football being ‘too dependent’ on gambling sponsorships, as the DCMS Minister outlined the government’s agenda for UK sports. Adams revealed …

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Neil McArthur – Industry cannot disconnect from its consumer responsibilities

Neil McArthur

Neil McArthur, Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has challenged UK betting leadership to improve all-round consumer protections in 2020 or face further regulatory consequences. McArthur addressed an audience of industry leaders and wider stakeholders at yesterday’s ‘CMS Gambling Conference’ in London, in which he underlined the UKGC’s obligation of protecting consumers first and foremost. A stern McArthur opened …

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bet365 shows the way to Google search success says Receptional

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There are almost as many Google searches for bet365 by UK consumers as there are for its top three competitors combined, according to new research from Receptional. As part of a new eBook, ‘What’s new in Gaming PPC?‘, Receptional revealed that searches for bet365’s brand each month topped 6.5 million (6,504,290), with searches for its closest competitors William Hill (3.14 million), …

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SBC’s Year In Review: March 2019’s big betting news

As 2019 comes to a close SBC looks through the year to highlight major news that you might have missed in the sports betting world.  This third edition looks at March and more specifically at VAR, the relationship between betting sponsorship and football, sports betting in India, and the expected innovations for 2019. Joe Petyt, Sky Bet: Taking a step …

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