Business expansion
United Kingdom
Yorkshire and the Humber; West Yorkshire; Leeds
Location of affected unit(s)
Arts / Entertainment
Arts, Entertainment And Culture
Gambling And Betting Activities
92.00 - Gambling and betting activities

100 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
27 April 2017
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Betting and gaming company Sky Bet has announced plans to create 100 new jobs at its headquarters in Leeds. The company, which spun out of Sky, has grown rapidly since it became independent and now employs a total of 1,200 staff; the vast majority being based in Yorkshire. A previous round of recruitment in 2015 created 200 jobs and in the two years since the company became independent, the workforce has doubled. The company has not given an explicit time frame for the latest expansion plans, but has commented that it expects the new positions to be filled by the summer of 2017.


  • 27 April 2017: Yorkshire Post


Eurofound (2017), Sky Bet, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 91030, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91030.