Sky Bet boss: ‘Industry should consider funding treatment centres’ BBC News · May 23, 2019 at 9:41 pm The boss of one of the country’s biggest online betting companies says the industry should consider funding a network of gambling treatment centres. Richard Flint, executive chairman of Sky Bet, told BBC News the industry “hadn’t done enough to look after problem gamblers”.The Gambling Commission estimates about 400,000 adults in Great Britain have a gambling problem. Charity Gambling With Lives described Mr Flint’s comments as “insulting”. Its founders said he had underplayed the damage gambling addiction could do to people’s lives. Sky Bet has been at the centre of the growth of the online betting industry and the company last year was valued at more than £3bn.