Tag Archives: Sky Bet

Checkd Group promotes Alex Beecham ahead of expansion plans

Checkd Group has promoted Alex Beecham to the position of Managing Director of its Checkd Media division, in preparation for a renewed commercial drive and expansion plans. In his new position as MD of Checkd Media, Beecham will be responsible for overseeing the operations of the Footy Accumulators, Winners Enclosure and Oddschanger brands. His appointment follows the announcement that the …

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Flutter bulks up for global dominance as TSG merger objectives are achieved

Flutter Entertainment Plc has exceeded 2020 corporate objectives by demonstrating its ‘unparalleled scale and diversification’ after completing the first year of its transformative merger with The Stars Group Inc (TSG). Publishing its 2020 preliminary results, the FTSE100 group doubled its corporate revenues to £4.4 billion (FY2019: £2.1bn) which Flutter stated is a reflection of its successful incorporation of TSG assets …

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UK Gambling PLCs take centre stage on Budget week

UK gambling will be at the forefront of global business headlines and further M&A speculation this week as its ‘big-three’ PLCs declare their end-of-year results having navigated the events of an unprecedented 2020.    Opening the FTSE bell on Tuesday 2 February, Flutter Entertainment will publish its 2020 financial results, with City and Wall Street eyes eager to gauge the …

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Stats Perform appoints Nick Cockerill to lead sportsbook innovation unit 

Stats Perform has appointed former Sky Betting & Gaming technology veteran Nick Cockerill as its new Group VP of Sports Betting Products.  Cockerill joined Stats Perform this February to head up the betting innovation arm of Stats Perform, for which the sports tech company seeks to merge its data capture, sports analysis and media capabilities to develop new ground-breaking products …

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Flutter appoints Greg McCaw to lead global I&D directives

Flutter Entertainment Plc has appointed Greg McCaw as the FTSE100 betting group’s first Group Director of Inclusion and Diversity.  McCaw will work alongside Chief People Officer Caroline Ross, Flutter’s Chief in developing and executing the firm’s corporate diversity and employee inclusion directives across all-levels of the business – ‘from intern-to-leadership’.  A seasoned executive in HR planning and the delivery of …

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Sky Bet pulls Commentator Bingo market following Twitter backlash

Sky Bet terminated its novelty ‘Commentator Bingo’ betting market ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash between Manchester United vs Liverpool after Twitter users highlighted a number of concerns.  The novelty market allowed punters to bet on the ‘exact words and phrases’ used by Sky Football matchday commentators Martin Tyler, Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher. Twitter users expressed their disbelief that …

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Flutter exceeds Q3 expectations with double-digit growth across all brands

Flutter Entertainment Plc has reported a strong Q3 2020 trading update, in which the enlarged FTSE100 operator highlighted a growth in market share across its brand portfolio in addition to merger directives remaining ahead of schedule. Driven by the return of global sports, Flutter secured double-digit growth across all core metrics as group revenues topped £1.32 billion, up 27% on …

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EFL stands by betting sponsorships ahead of Gambling Act review

The English Football League (EFL) has backed its approach to betting advertising and its relationship with the UK gambling sector amid heightened political scrutiny. Publishing a statement on Sunday following a Sunday Times report suggesting that gambling sponsorship is going to be banned, the EFL underlined its duties in maintaining that betting advertising and sponsorships across its leagues and competitions …

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Flutter renews legacy partnership with Scientific Games to lead critical enlargement  

Scientific Games has secured a further tier-1 operator commercial agreement after FTSE100 betting group Flutter Entertainment Plc renewed its technology partnership for a further five years.  Ahead of undertaking key merger integration projects, including Sky Bet and PokerStars, Flutter confirmed that it will maintain all Scientific Games ‘OpenSports’ technology provisions. The five-year renewal comes on the back of Flutter’s US …

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Tom Watson joins Flutter as CSR advisor

Flutter Entertainment has confirmed the appointment of former Labour Party deputy leader Tom Watson as its new corporate advisor on safer gambling and further corporate social responsibility directives. Watson, who resigned from the Labour Party last November ahead of the UK’s Snap Election following a public fallout with former party leader Jeremy Corbyn, is recognised as a leading reformist of …

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