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Simon Banks: Star Sports – Delivering on talent resources amid changing industry values

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With the aim of diversifying its business portfolio, Star Sports launched its new recruitment contingent Star Recruitment back in January with the aim of providing tailored staffing solutions to the global gambling industry. SBC caught up with Simon Banks, a sector resourcing and talent development veteran, who is heading up the new vertical as its Chief Executive Officer. We asked …

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Star Sports launches ‘Star Recruitment’ for globally changing sector

Seeking to diversify its business services, independent betting group Star Sports has announced the launch of its new industry recruitment vertical – ‘Star Recruitment’ (starrecruitment.bet). The new division, which will provide staffing solutions for the global gambling industry, is led by sector resourcing and talent development veteran Simon Banks who will serve Chief Executive (CEO) of the new Star Sports …

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Industry giants headline shortlists for SBC Awards 2018

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Industry giant bet365 will be hunting a famous fifth consecutive Bookmaker of the Year title at this year’s SBC Awards, but an array of big hitters are ready to steal the show in front of more than 700 attendees at a stunning London venue – The Artillery Garden at the HAC. The shortlists for the 38 prizes were confirmed this …

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Robbie Morris – Two-Up Digital: “We’re excited for the future”

British retail bookmaker Star Sports recently launched its first online sports betting site, enlisting the help of London-based platform provider Two-Up Digital to do so. SBC caught up with Two-Up CEO Robbie Morris to find out more about the partnership. SBC: As a developer, how testing/difficult has it been to launch legacy racing bookmaker Star Sports digital proposition? How does …

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William Hill to service Jockey Club Racecourses in five year deal

William Hill has announced a new five year betting shop deal with the Jockey Club Racecourses (JCR), which will see the bookmaker commence retail operations at JCR’s portfolio of racecourses. The agreement will see deployment across all 15 JCR tracks, with provisions of a high street betting shop experience to stretch to a minimum of 31 on-course facilities. Succeeding current …

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Comcast’s Brian Roberts eyes explosive takeover of 21st Century Fox

Brain L Roberts the Chairman and Chief Executive of US telecoms and media giant Comcast has made a power play move for 21st Century Fox assets, challenging the agreed $52 billion deal between Rupert Murdoch and Walt Disney Co. Valued at $200 billion, Comcast the US’ largest cable operator and internet services provider is set to propose an alternative ‘all …

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The SBC Awards provides the perfect Christmas party in London

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The sports betting industry is gearing up for its annual celebration at the SBC Awards, held on Tuesday 5 December at The Artillery Garden in central London, which doubles up as the perfect Christmas party for everyone involved in the sector. The presentation of 17 Supplier awards, 11 Operator/Affiliate awards and three SBC Sports Betting Hall of Fame inductees might …

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Playtech BGT terminals are first choice for UK & Ireland Independent bookmakers

FTSE-listed Playtech Plc’s sports betting technology division Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) continues its strong 2017 commercial momentum detailing that it has signed a number of self-service betting terminal (SSBT) contracts with UK & Ireland independent bookmakers. Over recent months, PBS has secured new deals with G Bet, Wilf Gilbert, Victoria Gate Casino, Sean Graham and Star Sports Mayfair. Furthermore, Playtech’s …

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Star Sports unveiled as lead sponsors of the Towcester English Greyhound Derby

UK independent bookmaker Star Sports has been unveiled as the new sponsors of the English Greyhound Derby, the world’s most prestigious greyhound race. The 2017 Star Sports Greyhound Derby will be run at Towcester, the UK’s newest greyhound track, for the first time on Saturday 1st July, with a winner’s purse of £175,000 and total prize-money of over £350,000, it is the richest greyhound …

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Star Sports takes over historic Mayfair Deanery Street betting shop

Star Sports the ‘luxury bookmaker’ has opened its new betting shop in the heart of Mayfair, taking up residence in one of UK betting’s most iconic premises. The independent bookmaker takes over the BetVictor ‘Victor Chandler’ betting shop on Deanery Street, just metres away from the historic Dorchester Hotel on Park Lane. The Deanery Street shop is revered in UK …

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