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Richard Flint Leaves Sky Bet After Seventeen Years


22 May 2019

Former Sky Bet boss Richard Flint has left the company after seventeen years upon the successful integration with the Stars Group, in news emerging this week.

Boss of Sky Bet

Richard Flint has been the boss of online gambling giant Sky Betting & Gaming, known to us as Sky Bet since 2001, in 2008 he was made the operator’s CEO but now after nearly two decades with the brand, his departure is announced.

Flint serves as the gambling business’ boss until The Stars Group acquired Sky Bet last Autumn in a deal worth £3.4 billion. The deal created the world’s largest publicly listed online gambling company, bringing together two of the biggest brands in the industry.

Instrumental in Success and Expansion

Richard Flint was a great asset to Sky Bet, serving as the gambling business’ boss for the best part of two decades. Flint had an instrumental role in Sky Bet becoming one of the UK’s leading online betting and gaming operators, building a successful customer base in the UK, then Germany, and Italy, two of Europe’s biggest gambling markets.

Flint was crowned the UK’s highest rated CEO in the 2018 Employee’s Choice Awards by Glassdoor, and at that time said of his leadership “the biggest misconception is that as a boss and leader you have to have all the answers and be ‘the smartest person in the room’” and that “if you try to be [the smartest person in the room] then you won’t get the best out of your team and people.”

No announcement has been made as to whether Flint will stay within the online gaming industry or take his skills elsewhere.