Entain approaches former Sky Bet chief in hunt for next boss

People News

Former Sky Bet boss Richard Flint and has reportedly been approached to become the new CEO of Entain, Sky News reported.

Mr Flint has told Sky News he is not seeking another executive position. He said: “Ignore what other bookmakers might say or the odds they might put out there – I am very much enjoying the package of things I’ve got on at the moment.”

Richard Flint as chief executive of Sky Betting and Gaming between 2006 and 2018 he guided the firm from around 100 employees to more than 1,700.

Under his leadership, the company achieved an £800m spin-out from Sky and subsequently, a £3.4bn acquisition by The Stars Group, later acquired by Flutter Entertainment plc.

Since then Richard has become an angel investor, supporting several start-ups and scale-ups, He is an investor and chairman in leading European dog food business Butternut Box, ticket marketplace Seat Unique, and indoor cycle studio Ryde.