Alderney-licensed online gambling operator Sky Betting and Gaming has burnished its casino offering with a host of new Playtech products. The online gambling offshoot of broadcaster BSkyB already has a history with Playtech via its SkyBingo site but Playtech will now serve as exclusive RNG slots, card and table game provider for the new SkyCasino brand. The deal will see SkyCasino offer a Playtech-powered live-dealer casino, which will also be made available on SkyVegas.
In the compulsory round of logrolling, SkyBet director of products Conor Grant said the expanded relationship represented “another exciting chapter” in the betting firm’s development while Playtech COO Shay Segev celebrated the opportunity to “further consolidate our service provision to one of the industry’s most exciting operators.”
Further evidence of Sky Betting and Gaming’s enhanced profile has come via the company’s domains being added to Latvia’s online gambling blacklist. Latvia’s Lotteries and Gambling Supervision Inspection (IAUI) may have been late in arriving at the the online gambling blacklist party but it’s making up for lost time via the third update of its none-more-black list since its debut earlier this month. On Monday, the IAUI added 22 more names – including Skybet.com, Skypoker.com, Skyvegas.com and Skybingo.com – bringing the total number of unsavory domains to 83. (SkyCasino’s launch apparently came too late for Latvia to notice but give them another week or so.)
Closer to home, Sky Bet has decided to make lots of punters happy following a voided race at Epsom Downs Racecourse on Monday. A false start was declared after Taurus Twins broke open his gate in advance of the other nags, leading a flag man to indicate a false start. But with the rain pouring down, none of the jockeys appeared to notice the flag, and the race went the full five furlongs. Sky Bet has announced it will pay out wagers on the winner Humidor, as well as each-way bets on second- and third-place finishers Come On Dave and Taurus Twins. Sky Bet has also voided all bets on non-winning horses in the race.