Tag Archives: Yorkshire

Neil McArthur – UKGC backs Leeds Clinic to develop stronger community networks

Neil McArthur, Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has visited the site of the commissioned ‘Leeds Gambling Support Clinic’, which is due to open this summer. Backed by the NHS Foundation and GamCare with a budget of £1 million per year, the clinic will be the first dedicated problem gambling support centre outside of London. In its mandate the …

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Paddy Power sponsors CONIFA ‘Rebels’ World Football Cup

We are delighted to announce that we are sponsoring the CONIFA World Football Cup in London this summer. Find out more: https://t.co/YqcwIPpOab pic.twitter.com/IkIhkIl2mm — Paddy Power (@paddypower) March 21, 2018   Paddy Power has become the lead sponsor of the ‘CONIFA – World Football Cup 2018’ tournament, which will be hosted in London (31 May – 10 June). CONIFA, the …

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What does Kyle Edmund success mean for UK tennis betting market?

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Does the United Kingdom have a new tennis star in its midst? With 23-year-old Kyle Edmund, a 300/1 shot before the Australian Open, now a shock semi-finalist and narrowed to 16/1. The Johannesburg, South Africa, born star now stands just one win from reaching the final of the years first major (also known as a grand slam), after a stunning …

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Paddy Power offers Yorkshire Mayoral odds as devolution plan hits the Commons

Today will see Yorkshire’s bid for devolution take to the House of Commons as the county seeks more autonomy, including electing a mayor for the entire region. Paddy Power have slashed the odds on Yorkshire holding an independence referendum to 10/1, whilst also divulging the odds for the identity of the first mayor, should the county receive the devolved powers …

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Betfred brand getting great exposure with Rugby League link up

Super League’s Grand Final gatecrashes one of the most iconic football stadiums in the world this week, when an intriguing West Yorkshire derby descends into Manchester. Runaway league leaders Castleford Tigers take on Leeds Rhinos, when, for one night per year, football is a mere afterthought and Rugby League takes over Old Trafford. Title sponsors Betfred, which beat off competition …

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Peak Performance…Sky Betting & Gaming migrates Sky Bet Engine to Amazon Web Services

Seeking to gain improved all-around scalability combined with peak operating performance, Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) has informed that it has migrated its Sky Bet trading engine onto Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing systems. Having recently built new trading and pricing provisions/components for SkyBet.com, SB&G’s in-house development and engineering teams had trialled Amazon serverless computing modules. By migrating its …

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Sky Betting and Gaming Academy nears 5,000 applications

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Since launching its Graduate Academy last year, Sky Betting and Gaming has considered 4,788 applications from candidates across key digital hubs in the UK, including Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and Nottingham. Following three weeks of assessment, 32 offers have been made for the 2017 Yorkshire-based scheme, for roles spanning finance, technology, operations and commercial. This year has also seen a 4% rise …

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Tributes paid to Dewsbury bookmaking legend George Carrigill

Betting industry tributes have been paid to bookmaker George Carrigill, who passed away last Thursday following a short illness. Aged 84, Carrigill was the founder of Dewsbury (West Yorkshire) based independent bookmaker ‘Carrigill’s Betting Centres’, a business he had first started in 1954 with the £300 his father had left him. Carrigill was one of the first UK businessmen to …

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Year 2…Sky Betting & Gaming reopens graduate program

The governance of Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) will continue its commitment to Yorkshire talent development by confirming a £500,000 investment in its ‘graduate program’ for a second year running.    SB&G which services offices in Leeds and Sheffield is currently one of Yorkshire’s biggest technology recruiters. Following the successful implementation of its 2016 graduate recruitment scheme, SB&G governance is seeking …

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Rachel Riley hosts Sky Betting & Gaming Gala Ball for Teenage Cancer Trust

Rachel Riley hosted Sky Betting and Gaming’s first annual Gala Ball celebrating a year of fundraising in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. The Countdown star and Sky Sports’ Friday Night Football presenter announced that Sky Betting and Gaming has already exceeded its original fundraising target of £20,000. Hundreds of employees at the company have contributed to this figure, participating in …

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