Tag Archives: Sky Betting and Gaming

UKGC advises operators to reassess novelty market approach

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Earlier this week, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) released its latest advice to operators, suggesting that they should be reassessing their approach to allowing customers to wager bets on novelty markets. The regulator has strongly suggested that, in relation to markets centred around reality tv shows dependent on public voting, operators should cease to accept bets “in parallel to the …

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Sky Bet’s Pete Wallis joins EPIC Risk Management

Independent gambling harm minimisation consultancy EPIC Risk Management has continued to develop its growth strategy through the appointment of Pete Wallis. Joining the consultancy from Sky Betting and Gaming, Wallis will be tasked with facilitating the continued progress of the company. He will oversee the creation of initiatives which will identify and effectively intervene with customers experiencing gambling related harms …

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APBGG: Industry cannot afford complacency on underage gambling

Industry figureheads and wider health and education stakeholders addressed the issue of whether children are really gambling – at the latest meeting of the ‘Parliamentary All Party Betting and Gaming Group’ (APBGG – 26 February 2019). The subject matter which has become a prominent issue for the UK gambling industry was discussed by –  David Williams, Director of Public Affairs …

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SBC Awards 2018 produces a record 32 different winners

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A record 32 different companies were recognised for excellence in the sports and gaming industries at last night’s SBC Awards ceremony in London, with bet365 once again taking home the Bookmaker of the Year prize. On a night of festive-themed celebration for the industry, bet365 stole the show in front of 700 attendees at The Artillery Garden, before Sergey Portnov, …

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Oryx Gaming set to acquired by Breaking Data Corp in €7.5m deal

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GIVEMESPORT owners Breaking Data Corp has revealed plans to make a strategic manoeuvre into the betting and gaming world, via the strategic acquisition of Oryx Gaming for €7.5m. Renaming the firm Bragg Gaming Group upon completion, ex-NetPlay TV Chief Financial Officer Akshay Kumar is set to be brought in to occupy a similar role, as Breaking Data plans to leverage …

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The World Cup’s Finest with Sky Bet’s Paul Lowery

In The World Cup’s Finest we ask various individuals to delve into their own personal history of football’s quadrennial showpiece extravaganza, selecting a number of favourites as well as revealing what is their very first World Cup memory. Paul Lowery, Head of Sports Trading at Sky Betting and Gaming, is the latest to share his own personal World Cup highlights …

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The Stars Group triggers new public share offering to close Sky Bet acquisition

Issuing a corporate update, Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc, has today disclosed its supplementary prospectus related to its proposed new public share offering. Updating the market, the Stars Group’s treasury will move to implement a 15 million common share placement, which will be additionally supported by secondary 6 million share disposal undertaken by existing corporate shareholders. Stars Group governance …

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Sky Bet funds £1m gambling awareness programme for EFL clubs

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EPIC Risk Management will deliver a £1 million programme funded by Sky Bet to educate the 72 football league clubs about gambling related harm. The programme, designed for both players and club staff, will be delivered by the independent harm minimisation consultancy as part of the renewed English Football League (EFL) sponsorship for Sky Bet, who serve as the title …

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Rafi Ashkenazi – New look Stars Group will be online gambling’s MVP

Addressing The Stars Group Inc investors, Group Chief Executive Rafi Ashkenazi has detailed his firm’s newly enlarged global gaming vision, having completed three industry-defining acquisitions in under two months. As the global betting sector prepares for a crucial summer of football trading, Ashkenazi states that the Stars Group has acquired ‘the world’s best online sportsbook in Sky Bet’. Combining Sky …

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Game Changer! The Stars Group agrees to acquire Sky Bet for $4.7 billion

Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc continues its M&A drive, confirming this morning that it has reached an agreement with private equity firm CVC Capital Partners and Sky Plc to acquire Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) outright. Seeking to create the world’s ‘most valuable, listed online gambling enterprise’, the Stars Group governance has put forward a ‘cash and stock transaction valued …

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