Sky Bet EFL announces fixtures for 2018/19 campaign
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Sky Bet had a dedicated TV channel of the same name on Sky channel , which closed on 13 February Surrey Sports was rebranded in July to create Sky Bet. The company grew in December when established online betting companies totalbet and ukbetting were consolidated into Sky Bet after BSkyB's purchase of Media Group. Sky Bet's success has prompted Sky to branch out within the betting and gaming industry. Former professional footballer and Sky sports pundit Jamie Redknapp is the face of Sky Bet's football betting product.
The technology was built in-house and is called Fast Withdrawal. Upon rollout, the service was only available to Sky Bet customers with a Barclays bank account, although it will be compatible with other banking providers and payment processors in the near future.
In , Sky Bet unveiled a new option that allows friends to create an accumulator bet together. This is one of the first online options to offer accumulators between people who know each other. In the past, friends have typically done group bets in person or through social media platforms.
Sky Vegas is the company's primary online casino division. It currently offers an online casino website. The company's online casino offering is distinguished from the majority of its competitors in that it now plays in-browser rather than requiring a software download currently being flash based, formerly distributed on CD.
The company uses the slogan 'All the best games, all in one place'. When limitations on broadcasting Casino games through IDTV were lifted, the company began to offer games through its interactive facility alongside the Sky Vegas Live channel, which showed betting opportunities such as Virtual Horse and Greyhound races.
Both the online casino and the television channel re-branded as Sky Vegas in January , with the television channel later being renamed the Sky Bet channel in April Sky Casino is the company's premium online casino site, with a focus on live table games.
Sky Poker is the company's online poker division, which allows users to play poker on their website using a browser, or via their download client.
Like Sky Vegas, the company offers its service in browser as well as through the downloadable software. Sky Poker also has a mobile app, enabling users on the IOS platform to play poker on the go.
Compatible with both iPhone and iPads, the tablet app was launched in May , with the phone version following a few weeks later. The company uses the slogan 'Up Your Game,' which tries to encourage players to increase their poker skills and knowledge through providing them with strategy articles and videos, alongside regular content from their Ambassador Neil Channing.
Since Sky Poker had its very own TV channel which broadcast live coverage of hands that had been played at the Sky Poker tables. A presenter would talk through the show with a Poker Analyst present, who would give feedback and tips to help players improve their skills.
In , Sky Poker announced that poker professional Neil Channing would be their new brand Ambassador. Players can also "satellite" into a tournament, which means qualifying through a series of smaller tournaments, for a small amount of money.
Prize pools are subject to change. Channel concluded in March , although live shows still take place every Tuesday 10pm-midnight on Sky Sports 3.