Month: August 2020

Political party in the Bahamas names shadow cabinet ahead of general…

first_imgA confident Democratic National Alliance (DNA) has named its shadow cabinet as Bahamians await the date for the next general election.Prime Minister Perry Christie has already indicated that the Parliament will be dissolved on April 11 and that the writ for the poll will be issued on that day. He has however not yet made public, the date for the election.But DNA leader, Branville McCartney, in a lengthy statement said  the party has been able to launch its “impressive slate of candidates comprised of some of the best and brightest in the world of finance, business, law, law enforcement, healthcare, labor and civil society”.He said outside of the role of the Attorney General which, under the DNA will be an independently selected Bahamian chosen from civil society and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, “members of the Shadow Cabinet as outlined will speak to the issues plaguing their specific portfolios, offering not just an opposing view but a glimpse into how a DNA government will – in the short, medium and long term – reverse some of the distressing trends which have emerged in our 21st century Bahamas”.McCartney, who said he will be responsible for National Security & Immigration, said that “in the coming weeks and days Bahamians will be able to see, hear and feel the DNA in a way that speaks to their needs at every level and through the voting public will usher in a new era of governance in our Bahamas”.He described the “shadow cabinet” of comprising “patriotic Bahamians” and “qualified non-career politicians whose main goal is to bring effective transparent and accountable governance to the people of this country”.The other two main political parties hoping that will contest the elections are the ruling Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) and the main opposition Free National Movement (FNM).last_img read more

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Singer Wyclef Jean weighs in on end of TPS

first_imgHaitian-born singer, Wyclef Jean, is weighing in on the administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS,) for Haitians in the US. As he recorded his first studio album in 8-years, the singer told Voice Of America that returning Haitians to Haiti is “…like you’re just sending them back to their death and famine.”He compared their plight to being on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles, where thousands of homeless residents live on the streets. TPS is scheduled to expire in 2019 for Haitians. Wyclef details his journey from poverty in Haiti in his new album, ‘Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee.’  The 12-track effort features appearances by a slew of artists, including Jazzy Amra, H1DaHook, Marx Solvila (“Slums”), Tbaby (“Warrior”) and Stix (“Shotta Boys”).last_img read more

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November begins with another earthquake in Trinidad and Tobago

first_imgTrinidad and Tobago began November in the same manner as it ended the previous month with an earthquake rattling the twin island republic.The Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the St. Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) said that an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.0 rattled parts of the country on Thursday at 8.40 am (local time).It is the ninth tremor felt in as many days and the SRC said that it was located Latitude: 9.85N Longitude: 60.48W and at a depth of 30 kilometers (km).There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage .Seismologist and Acting SRC Director Dr Joan Latchman, has been warning Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean to be prepared for a major earthquake and that the various tremors in recent days are not nothing new.On Sunday, Trinidad and Tobago recorded an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.1 but in August, many residents ran into the streets after a quake with a magnitude of 6.8 rocked the country followed by several aftershocks causing damage and but no loss of lives.last_img read more

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Phased Reopening of Guyana’s International Airport Pushed Back to August 1

first_imgGEORGETOWN, Guyana – The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), has delayed the phased opening of the Cheddi Jagan International airport. The GCAA has made it clear that no airline has been granted approval for the conduct of a scheduled commercial operation. The GCAA has noted that it will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation in Guyana. CMC The airport was scheduled to reopen its runway on Wednesday to international commercial flights. The Authority says it has drafted Regulations and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to guide aviation stakeholders on the measures which are expected to aid in the mitigation of the spread of Covid-19 and the full resumption of aviation-related activities. Phase Two which is expected to allow additional repatriation and commercial flights will now commence on the 1st August. The airports, under the current phase will continue to allow limited repatriation flights, outgoing flights, cargo flights, medivac flights and special authorized flights. However, in a statement, the GCAA said it consulted with the Ministry of Public Health and has made some adjustments to its reopening plan. The Airports have already put several systems and safety measures in place for their eventual reopening. The Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) Egbert Field said the Authority and the National COVID-19 Task Force consider the health of Guyanese and the nation as a top priority and that triggered the delay in the reopening plan.last_img read more

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Carl Ikeme Makes #DeadLineDay ‘Move’

first_imgThe Super Eagles goalkeeper has received so much support from the football world as he fights acute leukemia, and his teammates in the national team were not left behind, wearing shirts with support messages ahead of their World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon. RelatedNFF Delighted With Carl Ikeme’s Recovery From CancerJune 26, 2018In “England”Carl Ikeme: 4 Weird Facts About Ex-Super Eagles GoalkeeperJune 8, 2020In “Featured””Get Well Soon Carl Ikeme” – Agbonlahor Shows Support For Nigeria’s Goalkeeper After Goal Against HullAugust 5, 2017In “England” Nigerian international goalkeeper Carl Ikeme won’t be left out of the summer transfer window deadline frenzy and has put up a photo on his official Twitter handle announcing his move.Of course, Ikeme isn’t changing clubs – the Wolves goalkeeper has been undergoing chemotherapy after being diagnosed with acute leukemia in July.However, he seemed in high spirit as he announced his transfer to another room!last_img read more

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bwin forms bespoke content partnership with the Press Association

first_imgInternational news publisher, the Press Association (PA) has been selected by European sports betting operator bwin (GVC Holdings subsidiary) as its news and content provider throughout its multiple product verticals.GVC management has approved PA journalist teams to provide exclusive content for its bwin sports betting asset. The content-led partnership aims to provide bwin with a further point of differentiation in a saturated marketplace.Among the content supplied to bwin will be text and video stories comprising match previews, stats-based articles and quizzes. Stories will mainly relate to Premier League football, though data from major European leagues will also be incorporated where relevant.Jay Dossetter, Head of Media Relations at GVC said, “Providing great content to our customers is a key part of our offer. We are delighted to be working with PA, one of the most respected names in the business, to create quality, thought-provoking content.”bwin marketing revealed that the new content partnership came into effect this November. To sample the stories and graphics created by PA, visit https://sports.bwin.com/en/news/. Ashley Broadley, Sports Editor at PA, welcomed bwin as new partners, “This new partnership combines PA’s fantastic reputation for high quality, trustworthy content with bwin’s passionate betting community. Betting content is a rapidly growing area for PA, and I’m pleased to see our specialist data, graphics and editorial teams working collaboratively with bwin to create compelling content for the site’s subscribers.” StumbleUpon GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 Submit Share Related Articles GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

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OtherLevels – Sponsor Profile – #bofcon2017

first_img Submit StumbleUpon Genius Sports Media & OtherLevels strike omni-channel marketing partnership January 23, 2020 Share OtherLevels is a sponsor for Betting on Football 2017, the fourth edition of the largest international football and betting trade conference at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge.Ahead of the 3-5 May event, we spoke to OtherLevels’ Katie Corcoran (Digital Marketing Consultant) and Lance Standing (EMEA General Manager) about how OtherLevels can stand out from the competition, engage with its users and leverage digital messaging to drive higher revenues.SBC: Using new technology, how can companies stand out and get ahead of their competition?OtherLevels: The evolution of betting is a testament to how technology can impact a company and catapult them ahead of their competition. Going back a few years, a bet was placed ahead of a match for the outcome, now we have in play betting, cash out functionality, live price boosts, acca insurance, real time in play messaging, the list goes on…There is still plenty of opportunity for innovation and experimentation when it comes to new technology; the question is, who will get there first and how soon will the rest follow?SBC: How can gambling companies better engage with their users?OtherLevels: Good user engagement is all about knowing your customer. It’s as simple as that. If you know what your customer is doing and how they are behaving, you can begin to connect with them in an efficient and relevant way.This insight helps build a picture of your customer base and allows you to identify trends and critical paths. Once you know that, you can layer on a variety of different message types across multiple platforms to ensure you get maximum engagement.Communicating with users from the get-go with a strong onboarding strategy helps form that relationship from the very start and be critical in helping users break the barriers of registration, verification, first deposit and first bet.SBC: How can companies leverage digital messaging to drive higher revenues per user?OtherLevels: Digital technology has fundamentally changed the structure of consumer behaviour over the last decade. The gambling industry was transformed by the introduction of online betting and now, even more so with the tremendous growth in mobile. The result? Customers are multi-platform.From a messaging point of view, while ESP’s paved the way during the early years of digital marketing and provided a powerful way for marketers to engage with their users, communication has since become savvier.A message is no longer a channel specific message. Instead a message should be a set of message parts, each of which may be applicable to one or more channel, depending on the need.High value can be seen from customers who are present across multiple platforms of a business. Interacting across desktop and mobile web and native app has been proven to result in a higher LTV.SBC: What are the opportunities to bring offline and online users into the same betting space?OtherLevels: With the ability to track users via both offline and online channels, companies can bring that data together to form one single customer view. As we know, customers interact with brands in various ways and quite often the link between the channels isn’t made.Location technologies, data collection and behavioural tracking now means that the gap between offline and online users is narrowing, allowing brands to be more savvy with their marketing efforts. This creates exciting opportunities for both the marketers and the customers.SBC: What key agenda, debate or discussion do you want to hear at BOFCON 2017?OtherLevels: As a vendor, it is always most interesting for us to learn about what the various operators are looking for in new technologies. Quite often, there are problems that need solving or interesting developments that are happening, especially in new markets such as the US and LatAm. Golden Race continues LatAm expansion through Universal Soft May 26, 2020 Related Articles Share Codere chooses Solitics’ data management & automation platform March 12, 2020last_img read more

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Are you experiential? Future-casting for retail betting…

first_imgShare Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020 SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Scott LongleyThe major high-street bookmakers are facing up to the challenge of how to re-invent retail betting in the face of increasing channel shift and the potential fall of machine revenues….____________________As benefits the current limbo afflicting the UK betting shop sector, the first-quarter trading statements from Ladbrokes Coral and William Hill presented a mixed picture of the health of land-based sports betting.While there is some respite from speculation over the triennial review – at least until after the UK’s general election – we have the evidence from two of the big three that over-the-counter (OTC) betting is currently a tough business.Ladbrokes Coral said last week that OTC staking amounts had fallen 7 percent in the first three months of the year, though after applying an improved margin performance the net revenue figure was down 5 percent.That factor was reversed at William Hill where a 2 percent rise on stakes failed to translate into a rise in OTC net revenue with a 0.8 percentage point fall in gross margins estimated to have translated into a 2.5 percent fall in gross win.With the sights of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport’s review trained on the maximum stake on gaming machines, it will therefore come as cold comfort for William Hill that its retail business enjoyed a 1 percent rise in total retail net revenue off the back of its machine performance. Still, it is a healthier state of affairs than at its rival where even a positive machine result couldn’t do more than bring retail net revenues overall year-on-year decline of 2 percent.Given the far-from-clear backdrop, it is no wonder that, as H2 Gambling Capital analyst Ed Birkin said last week at the SBC Betting on Football conference, it is hard to see whether the operators know the best course of action on future retail strategy. Although there will be a presumed hit to earnings from whatever comes out of the review, the shared costs across the various shop estates would in many cases be the only reason why a shop might be tipped into unprofitability.“Keeping them open won’t be as expensive as it sounds,” he told the audience at Stamford Bridge. “Over 50 percent of Coral’s sportsbook is now from omni-channel customers. They estimate the (cost per acquisition) at £20, which is what they pay their staff to sign them up.”In this scenario, Ladbrokes Coral and William Hill (but less so Betfred)  might be tempted to run their shops as loss-leaders to share central costs and use them as an advertising tool for the online business, particularly given the likelihood that the review will also impose new restrictions on gambling TV advertising.Speaking on the same panel, Simon Davies, analyst at Canaccord Genuity, similarly suggested the more pessimistic prognostications for retail betting-shop closures were likely overdone, regardless of what the review comes up with.“It’s easy to forget given all the doom and gloom around these retail businesses that they are still pretty large businesses,” he said. Though a £2m maximum stake on gaming machines in betting shops would dent the profitability of many shops, the omni-channel opportunity provides a significant competitive advantage for the existing retail operators.“It is a substantial reduction to their customer acquisition costs relative to pure online, so as long as there is a rational response from the DCMS on maximum stakes there is no reason retail estates won’t continue, albeit with a shrinkage over the next decade,” he said.Still, there are voices warning that the channel shift to online with regard to sports betting will eventually limit the extent to which omni-channel can provide a retail safety net. Paul Leyland, analyst at Regulus Partners, points out that over the last decade OTC has declined circa £450m while online sports-betting has gained £1.3bn in what he terms as an “aggressive” shift.“Given the (relatively) gradual nature of this change, the amount of short-term noise in the data, the extent to which FOBTs have plugged the gap and the different operators who have benefited versus lost out, the nature of this shift is often lost on both operators and commentators,” he said. “Nevertheless, the shift is real and profound.”As Leyland points out, this mirrors other sectors where the rise of mobile as a transactional tool is driving online retail sales growth in the UK at a pace of 20 percent a year. But betting is one of the most ‘shifted’ consumer services and even with omni-channel, the challenge remains one of maintaining profitability against lower-cost online operations.To counter a trend which will be exacerbated by regulatory interventions, Regulus Partners suggest the high-street bookmakers will need to consider how to enhance the “experiential” element of retail betting.“Of course, the number of betting shops required to provide such services could be materially fewer than today, but then the remaining betting shops can be focused more on being sports-betting and brand beacons rather than a half-way house between small arcade and high street casino, with betting an increasingly anachronistic or outsourced minority product._____________________________Article written by Scott Longley – Clear Concise Media Submit Sharelast_img read more

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R&D drives Coingaming’s rebrand & redevelopment of Sportsbet.io

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Sportsbet.io ‘bowled over’ with Brett Lee partnership July 7, 2020 Submit Operator CEOs head speaker line-up for Latin America’s largest virtual betting and gaming conference May 28, 2020 Sportsbet.io becomes main club partner of Southampton FC August 25, 2020 Cryptocurrency online gambling operator Coingaming Group has detailed the recent rebrand and full website redevelopment of its Sportsbet.io asset, seeking to lead the sports betting market in new customer UI/UX engagement dynamics.Publishing a case study on Medium.com, key project stakeholder Pavel Zubarev Head of Design for Coingaming Group, detailed that the redevelopment project had been initially launched in 2016, as Sportsbet.io recorded a significant increase in player activity.Thinking forward, Coingaming management and development teams understood that its new sportsbook would need a dynamic makeover to continue its appeal to new sports betting consumer dynamics, which valued speed, usability, ease of navigation, design and website cosmetics.Zubarev would lead a 6-man development team, seeking to ‘To create a fun and engaging product that would disrupt and innovate the industry by following our company’s main principles: Fun, Fast and Fair.’Throughout Sportsbet.io’s redevelopment, Zubarev and his team would place a high emphasis on research and development, seeking to outline ‘critical factors’ between the redeveloping the website and its final output with sportsbet.io users.Furthermore, placing R&D at the heart of Sportsbet.io redesign, Coingaming would be able to deliver a more engaging redesign for its Sportsbet.io brand, as components such as player data patterns and user demographics were further analysed.“Sportsbet.io has an expert team supporting the future development of our products and UI/UX tools. We have various improvements and features yet to come to market, but when they do, we’re sure Sportsbet.io will continue to cement its position as a market leader and innovator within the sports betting industry.”“The rebranded Sportsbet.io was launched late in 2017 and we’ve seen a vast improvement in the old product. Feedback from customers has been exceptional, both via direct feedback as well as within forums.”last_img read more

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Player Control – Game Lounge acquires Slottracker Solutions

first_img Cherry AB delivers excellent final statement as a Stockholm enterprise February 13, 2019 StumbleUpon Submit Share Share Cherry AB affiliate marketing subsidiary unit Game Lounge has confirmed the acquisition of Slottracker Solutions (Slottracker.com) for a total consideration of €1 million.Slottracker.com is a software that allows online casino players to better monitor their playing habits, tracking gameplay information with regards to slot spins, wagers staked and games played.Game Lounge management has agreed to purchase the Slottracker  player solution from US gaming development studio Game Solutions Partnership founded by Thomas Starkie and Brett Lawson.Confirming the purchase, Game Lounge wull pay €200,000 over a 12-month post-acquisition period.  An additional purchase consideration of €300,000 will be paid if Slottracker achieves certain objectives over a two-year period.Jonas Cederholm, CEO of Game Lounge, commented on the deal: “The purchase of Slot Tracker complements Game Lounge’s already strong offering in order to help players find the right casino or other online games. We look forward to working with the people who built Slot Tracker to be able to develop new features that allow each player to gain more control over their gaming. Among other things, we want to offer solutions that can warn players who risk losing control of their gaming. With Slot Tracker we can combine these goals, and I think we are the only ones in the market with this smart solution.”Slot Tracker is currently available in a free version and in two pay versions. The program currently works with WMS, NetEnt, Microgaming, Thunderkick, Novomatic, NextGen Gaming, Nyx, IGT, Play ‘n’ Go, Anders Holmgren, CEO of Cherry AB, says: “Game Lounge is continuing to expand its business. Slot Tracker makes it even clearer that the company’s solutions give players access to information that provides an overview, so that players can choose a game more easily based on their own criteria. With the different service levels, players can choose more complete statistics, different extensions, and comparisons between their results and those of others – called Community Statistics. With Slot Tracker, we complement Cherry’s value chain and I look forward to the new features we will launch in 2018.” ComeOn withdraws all brands from UK market September 2, 2019 Related Articles ComeOn rebrands to reflect company set-up January 16, 2020last_img read more

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Sarah Harrison ends tenure as UKGC Chief Executive

first_img Related Articles Share Submit UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 StumbleUpon Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Share UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Neil McArthur the General Counsel of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), will act as the interim leader of the regulatory body following the departure of Chief Executive Sarah Harrison at the end of this month.Last December, the UKGC announced that Sarah Harrison would not renew her tenure as Chief Executive of the Commission, choosing to join the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy as a senior executive.As yet, UKGC governance has not chosen a direct replacement for Sarah Harrison as the regulatory body’s Chief Executive, continuing its executive search.McArthur has served as the UKGC’s General Counsel since 2006, leading the regulatory body’s legal oversight on licensing, enforcement and compliance directives.Furthermore, McArthur has served as lead legal adviser for the UKGC’s leadership and governance with regards to industry matters or disputes.Departing the UKGC this February, Sarah Harrison warned UK betting leadership, that the industry needed to improve its funding of industry charity GambleAware, for its much-needed research into problem gambling, and its prevention, treatment and education.Furthermore, Harrison warned betting stakeholders that much work was needed in order to improve sector-wide diversity standards in 2018.last_img read more

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Stars Group revises guidance & accounting to reflect its enlarged identity

first_imgShare ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Share BlueRibbon signs strategic partnership with The Stars Group August 18, 2020 Related Articles PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc has published its unaudited Q2 2018 results, and further revises its full-year corporate guidance, to reflect its new business entity having undertaken a series of transformative acquisitions.Updating the market, the Stars Group reports consolidated group revenues of $410 million up 29% on corresponding Q2 2017’s $305 million as the company reports growth across its core verticals of Poker, Casino and Sportsbook.Closing a busy Q2 period in which Stars Group governance completed its acquisition of CrownBet and William Hill Australia assets, the Toronto enterprise records an adjusted EBITDA of $168 million (Q2 2017: $146 million).However, the Australian transactions undertaken during Q2 2017 trading sees the Stars Group declare an operating profit of $1 million, with the online gambling group accruing net-losses of $155 million.In its update, the Stars Group details that it has restructured its corporate reporting to reflect the group’s future enlarged capacity, as the company moves to incorporate the assets of Sky Betting and Gaming (deal completed July 2018).In light of its pending enlargement, the Stars Group governance has revised its 2018 full-year guidance reflecting ‘the contributions of its Australia acquisitions and Sky Betting and Gaming assets’, and further accounting for  corporate adjustments incurred through its new long-term debt corporate structure.Updating the investors, the Stars Group anticipates FY 2018 group adjusted EBITDA of between $755 and $810 million, combined with targeted FY-2018 net earnings of between $485 and $545 million, as compared its previous guidance of  $487-512 million.Rafi Ashkenazi,  Chief Executive of the Stars Group Inc commented on the update;“The continued emergence of our sports betting and casino offerings and the addition of our 2018 acquisitions have transformed our business and greatly enhanced the foundation and diversity of our consolidated revenue base, which will now be nearly equally split among verticals and roughly 75% locally regulated or taxed,”“We are now focused on the next stage of our transformation—integration,” concluded Mr. Ashkenazi. “While this will be a phased and measured process, we expect that it will prepare us to not only be a leader within the world’s largest regulated markets but to also leverage the strength of our combined platform to take advantage of new opportunities and markets.”last_img read more

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Nigel Eccles sues Paddy Power Betfair for ‘purposely undervaluing’ FanDuel

first_img GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 IGT secures major FanDuel retail sportsbook agreement August 3, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Share Submit US Tech news source Recode has reported that FanDuel enterprise co-founder Nigel Eccles (former CEO) is preparing to take Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) to court, regarding its $465 million takeover of FanDuel completed in July 2018.Eccles representatives have filed a Scottish court order against PPB, representing four of FanDuel’s enterprise co-founders; Nigel Eccles, wife Lesley Eccles (former CMO), Tom Griffiths (former CPO) and Rob Jones (corporate advisor).As reported, the founding team seeks approximately $120 million in compensation for the sale of FanDuel to PPB.The plaintiffs claim that the transaction had been purposely undervalued, by not taking into account changes to US market conditions following the repeal of federal PASPA laws, which would liberalise the US sports betting market, increasing FanDuel’s enterprise valuation.At the time of PPB’s transaction, the founding team had departed the company to pursue new ventures. However, the founders maintained a substantial ‘non-preferred’ share arrangement, attached to FanDuel’s future outcome.“The decision of the board (whose interests are aligned with preference shareholders), not to seek and act upon a new market valuation in the face of a material event, which is likely to have significantly increased the market valuation of FanDuel, is a breach of its fiduciary duties,” the petition reads.Reacting to a new US landscape, last May PPB governance moved to acquire FanDuel’s enterprise outright for $465 million.Significantly expanding its US footprint, PPB governance would create a new US-specific subsidiary, merging FanDuel DFS properties with Betfair’s existing US wagering division.Completing the transaction, PPB would retain a majority 61% controlling stake in the new US venture, with FanDuel’s numerous venture investors approving the deal.The transaction’s make-up would mean those holders’ of ‘non-preferred shares’ would not be rewarded for the sale of FanDuel, as certain venture investors would receive preferential pay-outs.In the Scottish court filing, Eccles representatives demand that FanDuel’s enterprise valuation be recalculated.last_img read more

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Oryx Gaming set to acquired by Breaking Data Corp in €7.5m deal

first_img Submit EFL announces that all non-Sky Sports fixtures will be available to stream August 27, 2020 GIVEMESPORT owners Breaking Data Corp has revealed plans to make a strategic manoeuvre into the betting and gaming world, via the strategic acquisition of Oryx Gaming for €7.5m.Renaming the firm Bragg Gaming Group upon completion, ex-NetPlay TV Chief Financial Officer Akshay Kumar is set to be brought in to occupy a similar role, as Breaking Data plans to leverage sports news platform GIVEMESPORT’s loyal army of 26m Facebook fans.Joining Kumar is Dominic Mansour as Chief Executive, whose prior experience counts a similar role at the Health Lottery and Managing Director of FullTilt Poker, who stated: “The acquisition of Oryx is the first step on the road to the creation of a new global gaming group. We plan to follow this with other acquisitions in the gaming sector, as we position Bragg Gaming as a next generation gaming company.“The newly combined group will now have the opportunity to grow into gaming, and to leverage synergies through the combination of the businesses.“GIVEMESPORT has a bigger following on Facebook than ESPN and Sky Sports and we plan to use this as a platform to grow into sports betting, initially in the UK, and further into the US, as it regulates following the decision in May 2018 by the United States Supreme Court to strike down, as an unconstitutional exercise of federal power, the nearly 30-year ban on sports betting under the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, or PASPA.”Further details of the deal will see Breaking Data pay an initial €1.5m on the signing of the share and purchase agreement, with a further €4.125m upon closing of the transaction.The deal is also set to see current Oryx Chief Executive Matevz Mazij stay on upon completion of the deal, and he added: “The deal with Breaking Data is a fantastic opportunity to capitalise on our international expansion plans. “In the last five years since Oryx was founded, it has developed into a leading global provider of turnkey solutions for top gaming and betting brands.”Detailing plans to increase presence further still within the sports betting world, Breaking Data is to also launch GIVEMEBET, to compliment it’s GIVEMESPORT entity.The new online sports betting arm of the organisation is to be formed in the mould of Sky Betting and Gaming, with further details to be released in due course. Sky Sports grows American football offering with NFL channel August 14, 2020 StumbleUpon Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Related Articles Share Sharelast_img read more

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In the Whoorks! Betclic seeks 50 new Bordeaux recruits for 2019

first_img StumbleUpon Related Articles FDJ’s ParionsSport launches sponsorship programme for French amateur football August 24, 2020 Share Vbet sponsors AS Monaco as Ligue 1 kicks off new season August 24, 2020 Finalising its 2018 relocation projects/programs, French online bookmaker Betclic confirms that in 2019. The firm will relocate its headquarters to the newly built ‘Whoorks’ building in Bordeaux’s Bacalan area.Betclic will move all 200 Bordeaux employees working within its European headquarters to the new hi-tech and innovation built Whoorks building, designed and serviced by Groupe Legendre.The French bookmaker will occupy nearly half of the 8,000 m2 of office space available at ‘Whoorks’, further confirming that it will move to recruit a further 50 new employees in 2019.The firm’s ‘Bordeaux relocation’ has been a key initiative of Chief Executive Nicolas Béraud, who in 2017 was reappointed as Betclic CEO, charged with revitalizing the legacy French online betting brand.Taking leadership of Betclic, Béraud would merge the former head offices of Betclic London and Paris, by relocating to Bordeaux, detailing that the bookmaker needed a central and concentrated hub for its day-to-day operations.In further news, Betclic confirmed this week that it had secured an online betting licence from Swedish National Gambling Regulator – Lotteriinspektionen. Submit Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

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George Swift to host first-of-its-kind ‘Elevate and Thrive’ Business Coaching Workshop at AI Bootcamp

first_img Share AffiliateINSIDER supports BetShah affiliate programme launch August 13, 2019 Marathonbet affiliate program gets AffiliateINSIDER management boost June 27, 2019 Submit Related Articles Share William Hill US CEO to feature in Official Sports Betting Guide to G2E September 24, 2019 Celebrated business coach George Swift will host an exclusive ‘Elevate and Thrive’ Affiliate Business Coaching Workshop at March’s AffiliateINSIDER Bootcamp, an event running in tandem with SBC Betting on Football 2019.Held at Under the Bridge in Chelsea, the two-day event on 21-22 March has been designed to help igaming affiliates growth hack and gain expert digital knowledge for driving traffic to their sites. It is the first time such an initiative has ever been offered at an igaming affiliate event.Swift, who runs business coaching group Bigger, Brighter, Bolder (BBB), will ensure affiliate entrepreneurs focus on their individual journey in obtaining business success and have the right business mindset to drive revenue growth.The workshop is built around the ‘hero’s journey’ – a powerful metaphor for the journey to business success. While learning tools and tactics is essential, equally important for success is having the right business mindset.Business coaches can be an invaluable resource when it comes to bolstering your business model, with the International Coach Federation suggesting they can increaseprofit margins by an average of 46%. Further research has demonstrated a 570% return on initial investment in coaching.This coaching session is not only unique to the AffiliateINSIDER Bootcamp conference, it is the first time an affiliate event will host a dedicated business coaching workshop.Curated by AI founder and CEO Lee-Ann Johnstone, the event boasts a full two-day agenda of digital expert speakers, an experts mentor panel and several opportunities to make new introductions, giving attendees the chance to grow their business network.“We are delighted to be hosting the first curated affiliate business coaching workshop for iGaming affiliates at Bootcamp this year. Affiliates who are looking to growth hack their business will certainly get the digital insights they need to get ahead of the curve and we’ll help them build a stronger entrepreneurial mindset to support their business success,” Johnstone explained.Swift added: “I believe entrepreneurism is the greatest vocation on earth and offers an unprecedented opportunity  to those that step up to its calling. However, that opportunity comes at a price: it’s hard work, challenging and can be very lonely.“Whilst every journey is unique, there are commonalities we all share and those are what I will be sharing on the day. I’m really excited to be part of the AffiliateINSIDER Bootcamp and I’m looking forward to sharing the Entrepreneurial Journey of Success with all present.”For more information about this event, or to book your seat at this exclusive two-day digital accelerator for igaming affiliates, visit: https://affiliateinsider.com/affiliateinsider-bootcamp/.For information on how to participate as a vetted agency, supplier or operator sponsor, contact the sales team via [email protected] StumbleUponlast_img read more

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