Tag Archives: Sky Betting & Gaming

Sky Betting & Gaming confirms 12-month placement opportunities

Sky Betting and Gaming has underlined a desire to recruit top graduate talent with four 12-month opportunities confirmed as part of its University Placement Programme for 2016. Developed in association with Sheffield Hallam and Leeds Beckett Universities, the University placement programme will see some of the region’s top undergraduate talent join Sky Betting and Gaming for a 12-month period following …

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Scott Longley – Ghost Men: CVC Capital nets a hattrick of industry buyouts….

Having agreed to acquire Italian bookmaker Sisal for €1 billion, private equity firm CVC Capital Partners acquires its third gambling operator in less than two years. Having spent + €3 billion on European betting operators, Scott Longley  gauges the impact and motives for this PE giant extending its influence within the sector _________________________ The latest acquisition by private equity house …

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Esports Betting Summit Review – Part 2 – Don’t be a dad at a disco

The afternoon sessions at the Esports Betting Summit focused more on understanding esports customers and how to build a brand which appeals to them.  The Betgenius Esports Panel took place just before lunch and the topic of the World Esports Association (WESA) was briefly discussed. Ben Conroy, Esports Product Manager at Sky Betting & Gaming, made the valid point of whether …

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1000th employee joins Sky Betting & Gaming

Sky Betting & Gaming have announced that they have reached a milestone of 1,000 employees by hiring Software Engineer Nándor Szentpéteri, who joins the company’s Gaming Tribe. The announcement comes after record expansion across the last 5 months. The growth follows a 36% rise in revenue to £247m posted in the 12-months to June 2015, with further positive results anticipated …

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Sky Betting & Gaming receives over 1900 graduate applications

Sky Betting and Gaming received applications from over 1900 candidates in just four weeks for the recently announced commercial graduate scheme. The company are also due to launch a university placement scheme. Over 120 potential recruits applied for each of the 16 roles on offer within the company’s financial, operations and gaming and betting teams. The scheme closed early due to …

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Data Science Masters interns join Sky Betting & Gaming

Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) has recruited two Data Science Masters students to intern with the operator this summer with the aim of having them work on two projects; machine learning techniques to better safeguard customers and the development of a casino game recommendation engine to improve customer experience. The interns will join the company from Lancaster University’s Data Science …

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OpenBet surpasses Grand National record with 62,000 bets-per-minute

OpenBet, an omni-channel provider to the sports betting industry, handled 22 million sports bets on the day of the Grand National race across all channels. The 24-hour period is the supplier’s busiest of the year. At its peak, the company processed 62,000 bets-per-minute on Saturday 9th April 2016, an increase of 27% from 2015. In addition, OpenBet processed a total …

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Sky Betting and Gaming unveils internal promotions

Leeds-based independent online gambling company, Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G), have announced a number of significant internal promotions across all major divisions: Sarah Merrick has been promoted to Director of Gaming Trading Performance Steve Birch has been promoted to Commercial Director, Sky Bet Paul McCormick is promoted to Director of Sports Betting Technology Lee O’Donnell is promoted to Director of …

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Sky Betting & Gaming commits further £1 million to developing graduate opportunities

Continuing its commitment to Yorkshire technology and social enterprise, Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) has announced that it will invest a further £1 million on its ‘Commercial Academy’ programme. Geared towards graduate recruitment, SB&G’s Commercial Academy will offer a range of opportunities across the company’s HR, finance, marketing and commercial divisions. SB&G detailed that positions offered by its Commercial Academy …

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