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bet365 and Sky Bet – where did it all go right?

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The happenstance of bet365 and Sky Betting & Gaming (SBG) releasing results on consecutive days earlier this week rammed home an important message about the dominance of the market leaders in the UK online scene. The numbers were mightily impressive. Total net revenues from the gambling business at bet365 comfortably sailed past the £2bn barrier, up a huge 39 percent …

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#boscon2017: Analysing the evolving role of sports traders

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One of the first topics to arise at this year’s Betting on Sports conference was the evolving role of the sports trader. Jens Nielsen, Head of Sportsbook, Danske Spil revealed: “The specialist knowledge has moved into a niche, into smaller sports like, handball and Esports.” Nielsen added: “I doubt everything will be automated in the future, the need for strong …

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Sky Betting & Gaming commits to Sheffield Digital enterprise

Continuing its focus of developing and promoting Yorkshire as a UK centre for digital enterprise, Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) has been announced as a founding member of Sheffield Digital. The membership business organisation has been established to promote the growth of digital business in the city of Sheffield and its surrounding region. SB&G membership follows November 2015’s announcement that …

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Tipster Challenge Results – Two winners apiece at Carlisle

Michael Shinners of Sky Bet turned in an expert Tipster Challenge performance at Carlisle, collecting 9.5 points thanks largely to a 6/1 win from Tara The Tiger. A big thank you to Michael for accepting the challenge, providing detailed tips and giving another boost to a resurgent team of Guests. It was an up and down day elsewhere, as incredibly all four tipsters …

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Tipster Challenge at Carlisle – bettingexpert look for Return Flight to the top

Timeform will be looking to haul themselves off the bottom of the Tipster Challenge table with a strong performance at Carlisle! Meanwhile, bettingexpert will hope to leapfrog the team of guest tipsters into 2nd place and put some pressure on leaders SBC News! This time, our regular panel of tipsters will be taking on Michael Shinners from Sky Bet. Michael …

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Sky Bet aims to extend Football League sponsorship

Following the completion of the 2014/15 league season, UK online betting operator Sky Bet will continue as title sponsor of the Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League 1 and Sky Bet League 2 for season 2015/16, the company’s third as title sponsor. Having been in discussions on sponsorship opportunities from 2016 onwards, the League can confirm that Sky Bet has made …

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Playtech revenues up 24% in record breaking 2014

iGaming technology supplier Playtech Plc reported a record breaking 2014, as the firm achieved record annual revenues and earnings, seeing growth throughout all of its product channels. 2014 full year results saw Playtech record a revenue increase of 24% €457 (FY 2013 – €367 million), the strong revenue performance translated to EBITDA profits of €207 million up 30% on 2013 …

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CVC Capital adjusts loan terms to increase investor support

Private equity group CVC Capital Partners announced that it was due to close its £390 million leveraged loan which will be used in the acquisition of a controlling stake in BskyB’s Sky Bet operations. CVC Capital had adjusted loan margins and added further investment conditions in order to attract investors to the deal. Reuters Business news reports that the £390 …

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Sky Bet pushes for 2015 recruitment drive

Sky Bet senior management have revealed that the Yorkshire based operator is on recruitment drives, as the operator looks to expand its services and presence in 2015. Due to the rapid expansion of Sky Bet over the last 12 months the new positions have been created in a range of departments across the business, including technology, product development, marketing and …

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EGR Awards 2014 – Winners Review – William Hill wins operator of the year

The 10th annual eGaming Review operator awards took place at the Roundhouse in London on Monday evening. William Hill enjoyed a very successful night as the bookmakers took home no less than four awards. This ensured theirs was the strongest performance of the night, though they were closely followed by Sky Betting & Gaming, who won the Mobile Operator, Mobile …

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