Leeds-based Sky Betting and Gaming has won five awards at the national eGaming Review (eGR) Marketing and Innovation Awards 2015, beating off stiff competition from a strong shortlist.
The Leeds-based team, headed up by chief executive, Richard Flint, were handed the awards at the ceremony at The Pavilion at the Tower of London by one of the UK’s finest stand-ups, Chris Ramsey.
The accolade for Casino Marketing Campaign was awarded for Sky Betting and Gaming’s Race to Berlin, a five week competition – with the top 200 players winning prizes ranging from £50 to £8,000. The top prize for the winner was a VIP package, including flights and hotels, to the Champions League final in Berlin taking the total prize pool to more than £100,000.
Innovation in Mobile and Tablet was presented for maintaining the company’s lead on mobile by delivering a stream of exciting customer-focused features including Sky Bet Tracker, Sky Casino, utilising iBeacon technology and Touch ID Log in.
Sky Betting and Gaming’s Cheltenham 2015 programme bagged two awards, Sportsbook Marketing Campaign and CRM Campaign. The integrated programme ensured that trading and marketing offers consistently reached the right customers through all touch points including email, Push Notifications, SMS, OBTM and onsite, driving customer engagement with personalised offers.
Last but not least, the team scooped the award for Best Smart Phone App for Soccer Saturday Super 6 that catapulted the game to its current level of biggest free-to-play prediction game in the UK.
Mr Flint said: “We’re over the moon to have won these awards considering the exceptional competition. We were shortlisted for six so to win five of them is a fantastic achievement.
“Most importantly this win is a huge pat on the back for our team who work really hard to ensure we produce the best products for our customers.
“Sky Betting and Gaming is an ever-changing, exciting place to work and we look forward to developing the organisation further over the next 12 months to hopefully win more awards in the near future.”
Rob Painter, marketing director at Sky Betting and Gaming, said: “Sky Betting and Gaming is one of the best UK digital employers and award wins like this help build our reputation for being a leader in progressive digital technology innovation and development.
“We’re in pursuit of a mission to make betting and gaming better and these wins signal these ambitions but also give credit to our smart, creative and effective marketing campaigns that we deploy.”
The eGR Operator Marketing & Innovation Awards reward and celebrate the most innovative and creative operators in the online gaming industry, recognising those who have pushed themselves to bring something new to the industry in the last 12 months.
As one of the first bookmakers to recognise the potential of online and then mobile platforms for betting and gaming, Sky Betting and Gaming today operates five major online products, Bet, Vegas, Casino, Poker, and Bingo and also encompasses one of the UK’s leading multi-sports websites, SportingLife.com and multi award-winning odds comparison site, Oddschecker.com.