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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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Andy Wright – Sky Bet – The increasing influence of player props

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Team and players statistics are playing an increasingly integral role within the global sports wagering sphere, with the changing role of fans and the rising need for a deeper level of data seemingly having a direct knock-on effect. With a major change being undertaken in recent years, sports analytics firm Opta are one of the driving forces behind sports data …

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Lewis Hamilton favourite as Formula One explodes into action

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The Formula One curtain raiser gets underway this weekend, with Melbourne once again playing host as the razzmatazz rolls back into town. Australia welcomes the glitz and glamour, to open a season which sees Lewis Hamilton aim to become back to back World Champion for the second time in his career. The enigmatic Englishman, Britain’s most successful driver, is favourite …

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Mind-Future enhances World Cup experience for punters

In anticipation of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, which is set to be the biggest betting event of all time, Barcelona-based Mind-Future Sports will be giving punters the chance to experience the tournament on giant screens set up across Europe and in Moscow. Having previously promoted clients at events such as the Brazil World Cup 2014, Summer and …

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