Sky Betting & Gaming is Leeds’ only Tech Unicorn – now over 1,000 strong and developing some of the country’s biggest brands in online betting and gaming.
Sky Betting & Gaming was formed in 2001 and has since grown to become one of the UK’s leading online bookmakers, with a team of 1000 employees and a strong track record of innovation.
The company, part of Sky until it became an independent company (backed by CVC) in 2015, is now worth £1.5 billion, has doubled in size over the last 5 years and continues to grow strongly – being named in the Tech Track 100 each year since then.
As one of the first bookmakers to recognise the potential of online and then mobile platforms for betting and gaming, Sky Betting & Gaming today operates five major online products – Bet, Vegas, Casino, Poker, and Bingo – as well as leading sports affiliate Oddschecker.
Its success means it has risen to be the fourth biggest online player in the UK market, up from ninth five years ago. Over the same five-year period, the business has delivered an annualised growth in operating profit of over 40 per cent and a fourfold increase in revenues.
Sky Betting & Gaming has Tribes of people who work collaboratively and focus on doing the right thing for the customer. Each Tribe is made up of small, agile and autonomous squads working on different goals and projects, which means being part of a diverse and vibrant mix of people and decisions get made more quickly.
Sky Betting & Gaming operates a startup culture with speed to market, agility and continuous improvement as powerful influences and has been named as one of the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For.