Michelle Obama Brings Voting Message To SoFla

first_imgFormer first lady, Michelle Obama, brought the message of #BeAVoter to South Florida Friday.Mrs. Obama was at the University of Miami’s Watsco Center to rally Democratic voters in the state who have until Oct. 9th deadline to register to vote for the November 6th election.National tourHer arrival in South Florida is part of a national tour by the organization ‘When We All Vote,’ which she co-chairs. The appearance will cap off what the organization has billed as a “week of action,” after holding voter registration drives across the country from Sept. 22nd to Sept. 29th.This is the second appearance Mrs. Obama will make on behalf of the organization, which also has as its co-chairs: actor Tom Hanks, “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, NBA player Chris Paul and the singers Janelle Monáe, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw. She held a rally Sunday in Nevada, where she told about 2,000 voters: “We get the leaders we vote for. We get the policies we vote for. And when we don’t vote, that’s when we wind up with government of, by and for other people.”Trying to appear non-partisan Although her husband, former President Barack Obama, has made campaign stops pushing for Democratic turnout, Michelle Obama has attempted – somewhat unsuccessfully – to make her appearances non-partisan. Rallygoers in Nevada cheered her husband when his name was mentioned, and she jokingly told the audience “Stop this” when one yelled she should run for president.Mrs. Obama also released a PSA for the group, reminding Americans of “What’s At Stake” in each election.Hold leaders accountable“This election is your chance to hold your leaders accountable,” she stated. “It’s how you make your voice heard on everything from your kids’ education to the safety of your community. So there is a lot at stake this November, and in every election”, said Mrs. Obama. The PSA will run on digital platforms across the country over the next few weeks, as voter registration deadlines near in many states. The campaign also recently launched its text message campaign which allows people to text WeAllVote to 97779 to register to vote.”last_img read more

Asensio Admit Snubbing Barcelona Before Signing For Real Madrid

first_img“I’m so proud to play for this club not just because of who they are, but for what they have done for me personally, also I love the fans and they have been fantastic.”Since making his debut for Real, Asensio has gone on the become a prominent member of Zinedine Zidane’s side and also the Spanish national team.Asked about this season’s UEFA Champions League favourites, he added: “Favourites for the Champions League? Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern, PSG.”Related Real Madrid youngster, Marco Asensio has admitted snubbing Barcelona’s offer before signing for Real Madrid.The 21-year-old sensation, who joined the Los Blancos from Mallorca in 2014, made his Real debut last year after spending the 2014/15 and 2015/16 seasons on loan at Mallorca and Espanyol respectively.speaking to Cadena Cope, Asensio said: “There was an option to sign for Barcelona and other teams before I moved to Madrid,”last_img read more

Mr Green and SBTech among 15 new exhibitors for Betting on Sports

first_img Mr Green and SBTech are among the 15 first-time exhibitors at the Betting on Sports 2017 Conference organised by SBC Events from 12-15 September.Having expanded the product display to cater for up to 50 exhibitors at #boscon2017, 65% of the 1,768 sqm exhibition space at Olympia Conference Centre has now been sold, but there are still opportunities available for operators, suppliers, affiliates, sports clubs, regulators, payment providers and media companies across the sector.Olympia has been chosen as a suitably impressive location for the second edition of the largest international sports and betting trade conference. A £30 million redevelopment and rebranding of the Olympia London business in 2013 included a complete renovation for the conference centre, which makes it the perfect location for the event.Joining Mr Green and SBTech as first time exhibitors at an SBC Events-organised conference will be Erlang Solutions, Trustly, eMerchantPay, OtherLevels, OddsRing, LeonBets, Secure Trading Group, EvenBet Gaming, Finnplay, Tal Ron Drihem, AlgoSport, GameCo and Millennial Esports, sponsors of the Betting on Esports track from 13-14 September.Alex Igelman, Millennial Esports CEO, said: “Being a sponsor and exhibitor at Betting on Esports made complete sense to us. Our presence at the show will let stakeholders in the industry learn more about what we at Millennial Esports Corp. are doing and that we are in the Esports space for the long haul. We are really looking forward to great meetings, knowledge sharing and of course a few drinks in the evenings.”The high volume of fresh interest in the event relates to the extended exhibition focus, the high level of industry delegates and the outstanding networking opportunities demonstrated at Betting on Football in May, as well as the range of relevant and interesting content across eight conference tracks and the presence of a massive 150 industry leading speakers.Meanwhile, Betting on Football exhibitors such as OPTIMA, Golden Race, Sporting Solutions, HiPay, BetConstruct, VsoftCo, Intertops, Ganapati, Digitain and EnergyBet have already committed to the September event, which supports a finding from last month’s SBC survey that 100% of the exhibitors that responded were interested in returning for Betting on Sports.Click here to pick up your Betting on Sports 2017 ticket.If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at #boscon2017, please contact us on sales@sbcnews.co.uk. Submit VBET agrees Armenian Premier League and Armenian Cup sponsorship August 13, 2020 Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 Why reliability of service is an integral part of TVBET’s strategy August 6, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Kambi looks forward following strong commercial gains in Q2 2017

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Presenting its Q2 2017  corporate performance, Nordic Nasdaq-listed Kambi Group Plc has detailed a “successful trading period” in which the company has strengthened its commercial pipeline with new platform partnerships.As previously noted by Kambi governance severe operating margin declines have impacted Nordic Nasdaq-listed sports betting platform supplier Kambi Group Plc’s Q2 2017 corporate performance.Despite maintaining improved group revenues of €14.1 million, up 3% on corresponding 2016’s €13.7 million, Kambi would report operating profits of €300,000 (Q1 2016: €2 million).A positive Kambi governance would point to improved platform performance recorded during the period which saw a ‘solid 16% operator turnover growth year-on-year, despite tough comparisons’.Updating investors, the company detailed that its group operating margin had declined to 2% (Q1 2016:14%, in what has become a tough six month opening to 2017Closing its Q2 2017, Kambi governance would declare a profit after tax of €100,000 (Q2 2016: €1.8 million).Kambi leadership acknowledged the contract gains and investments made during the quarter which will lead to  ‘long-term’ commercial growth. The technology firm highlighted that it was able to renew its 888Sport lead platform supplier contract. The renegotiation had seen Kambi record a ‘€1 million effect on revenues for the first six months of 2017’.Furthermore, during the period Kambi continued to grow its commercial pipeline, having further secured a Latin America supplier contract with Corredor Empresarial in Colombia.Looking forward Kambi CEO Kristian Nylén stated “I am pleased to report that Q2 was a successful trading period for Kambi. Not only has the day-to-day performance of the business remained strong, but Kambi has managed to further strengthen its foundations for future growth.We are very pleased to have secured a multi-year extension with one of our key customers, 888sport. We believe the longer term benefit from securing 888sport for years to come, far outweighs the shorter term impact the re-negotiation has on our financial results. Together we have enjoyed a very successful partnership, with 888sport having seen a near 500% increase in sports betting revenues since switching to Kambi in 2013.I am also delighted that Corredor Empresarial has chosen Kambi as its trusted partner for the launch of a Sportsbook in its home market of Colombia. We believe this deal will lead to significant business opportunities for both parties.Kambi identified Corredor Empresarial as a key strategic partner in Colombia. With its vast retail reach of more than 25,000 outlets, as well as its new BetPlay online brand, we believe Corredor Empresarial has the potential to become the country’s number one sports betting operator.Together with Grupo Televisa in Mexico, Kambi has managed to secure two major players in the two largest regulated Latin American markets, which not only speaks to the strength and scalability of the Kambi Sportsbook, but also places us in a strong position to win further customers in the region.” Share Submit Kambi and DraftKings agree on final closure terms July 24, 2020 Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Pollard Equities exercises options in NYX as Scientific Games undertakes shareholding takeover

first_img Submit Share Issuing a market update, Canadian gambling investment firm Pollard Equities has moved to increase its stake in Toronto TSX-listed gaming/betting technology firm NYX Gaming Group.Pollard Equities the majority owner of lottery tickets supplier Pollard Banknote has executed the right to purchase 4 million fixed priced warrants/options of NYX Gaming’s ordinary shares.Detailing the transaction, Pollard will pay a fixed price CDN $0.03 per warrant, completing a total purchase price of CDN $120,000.At present, Pollard Equities owns 8,621,300 of ordinary shares in NYX Gaming, approximately 8% of the company’s shareholding. Should Pollard Equities convert its agreed warrant transaction the company would own 11.2% of outstanding NYX shares.NYX Gaming is a current takeover target of Nasdaq-listed gambling technology group Scientific Games Corporation (SGC). Last week, SGC governance executed an 11.6 million (10.6%) NYX share purchase at a target price of CAD$2.22-2.35 per share, representing a purchase price of circa CAD $27 million (£18 million).Seeking to unblock the agreed takeover NYX, negotiating governances have amended takeover proposals.Moving forward NYX governance has dropped deal provisions set on 20 September, requiring SGC to acquire ‘at least 75% of shares’ in the company to complete its acquisition.Under a new arrangement, SGC and NYX governances have “agreed that should the acquisition of NYX by Scientific Games not be approved by shareholders at pending vote in December or not move forward for other specified reasons, Scientific Games will commence a contractual takeover offer to NYX shareholders.” mkodo agrees £7.8m sale to Pollard Banknote Canada December 3, 2019 Related Articles StumbleUpon Perelman fund reviews majority shareholding in Scientific Games July 16, 2020 Scientific Games pursues further $1 billion debt note March 6, 2019 Sharelast_img read more

LeoVegas strengthens compliance efforts via new position

first_imgShare Related Articles StumbleUpon Swedish online gambling group LeoVegas AB has announced a further strengthening of its compliance and legal efforts, with the creation of a new Chief Compliance and Legal Officer (CCLO) role within the firm’s core management group.Issuing a desire to enhance its focus on compliance “by providing training throughout the entire organisation and expanding the teams in these area,” LeoVegas has begun recruitment for the newly established position.Interested persons will be charged with an overall responsibility for the group’s work in the fields of compliance and legal affairs, including all relationships with authorities and licensors, as well as “developing and managing the daily work within the area of responsibility”.Whilst the recruitment process if ongoing, LeoVegas details that it has arrived at an interim solution, in the form of attorney Anders Fast.Currently Managing Partner at the law firm Baker McKenzie’s Stockholm office, Fast comes complete with a background approaching twenty years of experience in the legal sector, across a plethora of industries and organisations.Gustaf Hagman, Group Chief Executive Officer, commented: “In a phase in which the industry is maturing and focus on compliance is rising, at the same time that our regulated revenue is growing sharply, the timing is now right to put a CCLO role in place. “I am very happy that Anders will take on the CCLO role until we have found the right person long term. Anders has served as a legal adviser to LeoVegas since the start and knows the industry inside and out, which gives him a head start. “Our focus on compliance is a prerequisite for us in our work on reaching our financial targets for 2020 and thereby achieving sustainable and long-term strong growth.”This move within the compliance and legal affairs fields follows LeoVegas’ announcement that it is to pursue a Swedish license, following an application that encompasses casino and sports betting. Share LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

Frissora leadership departure sees ‘Caesars in play’

first_img StumbleUpon John Williamson to oversee UK Tote Group’s international growth August 28, 2020 Revenues down 11% but product depth helps GVC through lockdown July 16, 2020 Share Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 Share Submit Related Articles The confirmed departure of Mark Frissora as President & Chief Executive of Caesars Entertainment has triggered fresh rumours regarding the future of the legacy US casino operator.This morning, the New York Post reported that the governance of MGM Resorts had hired Morgan Stanley and law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges to act as corporate advisors, examining a potential $20 billion merger.‘Everyone knows that without Frissora, Caesars is in play’ details a source to The Post.An MGM-Caesars merger would certainly please Caesars Entertainment’s long-suffering debt holders who have stuck with the company through its 2-year Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructure (2015-2017).Nevertheless, an MGM-Caesars tie-up would face extreme competition scrutiny from the US Federal Trade Commission, as the merged entity would operate more than half the casino and entertainment properties of Las Vegas and Atlantic City.Furthermore, an MGM merger would have to appease the numerous private equity firms invested in Caesars, with business insiders detailing potential conflicts related to any transaction.Despite its troubled history and a credit to Frissora’s leadership, Caesars remains an attractive proposition with multiple options.With Caesars’ governance seeking to expand the firm’s footprint beyond it’s the Vegas strip, Caesars may well be tempted to partner with US rival Wynn Resorts (current value $18 billion) securing a significant Asian market presence.Further rumours see Asian giant Genting Malaysia eyeing Caesars as its US market platform, or Caesars continuing to act alone but targeting strategic investments in Canada and Japan, whilst further diversifying its business ‘beyond gambling’ as an entertainment property.last_img read more

Super Early Bird offer for next year’s Betting on Football

first_img Submit Xtremepush secures ‘OpenMarket’ supplier accreditation   August 26, 2020 Share FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Mark Wilson: How FSB is meeting the recreational cricket punter’s demands August 20, 2020 Super Early Bird tickets are now available for next year’s Betting on Football conference, which returns to the home of Chelsea FC at Stamford Bridge from 19-22 March 2019.All the ‘Early Birds’ who purchase tickets before Friday 14 December will get a £200 discount off the full ticket price, for an event featuring up to 2,000 senior delegates, space for 40 exhibitors and 200 world class speakers.These speakers will be spread across the following six conference tracks – Leadership & Vision, Betting on Innovation, Betting on Marketing, Global Markets, Tackling the Issues and Sport In Focus.On the first day, Leadership & Vision will delve into football’s fight to regain the public’s trust and consider whether new brands can compete within a saturated market, while Betting on Innovation will explore potential disruption around blockchain, retail betting and pool betting, as well as early ramifications of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).Betting on Marketing looks at engaging the female fan base and taking request a bet type markets to the next level, as well as inviting delegates to apply a ‘2020 Vision’ to the European Championships, which prepares to host a record 32 nations across 12 cities.Day two delivers a tour of the hottest ‘Global Markets’ including a focus on regulation-seeking India, PASPA-less US and new licensees in the Swedish market, while ‘Tackling the Issues’ extends to the impending gambling advertising crackdown in Italy, how automation can tackle problem gambling and addressing the pain in payments.  For the first time, our traditional ‘Sport in Focus’ track includes latest developments in both esports and virtual sports, alongside the industry’s plans for next summer’s Cricket World Cup and a quickfire reaction to UK horse racing’s headline Cheltenham Festival.Once again, Betting on Football will also provide an opportunity to make high level connections through networking parties at some of the best venues in London – Frankie’s Bar and Namco Funscape, with the closing party venue yet to be named.Frankie’s Bar will host pre-registration drinks on Tuesday 19 March, while the official networking party on Wednesday 20 March returns to Namco Funscape – which includes free use of facilities including arcade machines, pool tables, bowling lanes and bumper cars, before we finish off Thursday 21 March with an outstanding closing party.Super Early Bird tickets for the biggest ever Betting on Football conference, headline sponsored by OPTIMA and SG Digital, are available for just £399 (+VAT) until 13 December. After this date, ticket prices will revert to the standard rate of £599 (+VAT).Reflecting on last year’s Betting on Football, Jamie Knowlson, CEO of Checkd Media, said: “Thank you as always for your fantastic hospitality this week. Myself and all the team had a great time – we all agree it’s one of the best events of the year.”Francesco Carione, Managing Director of La Gazzetta dello Sport, added: “It was a very interesting conference with a lot of relevant people from different backgrounds and different countries, so you can hear stories from different angles. I think this is what you want coming into a senior executive focused conference like this.”Sports Betting Hall of Famer Mark Blandford, the Founder of Sportingbet and Chairman of FSB, concluded: “Well, to FSB as a B2B sports betting supplier Betting on Football is a hugely important event; it’s probably one of the biggest customer acquisition events that we get during the year.”For those wishing to enquire about sponsorship opportunities for Betting on Football conference & exhibition, please contact our sales team via sales@sbcgaming.com or call +44 (0) 161 367 1650.last_img read more

MansionBet scores betting partnership with Newcastle United

first_img MansionBet adds Bristol City to sponsorship portfolio August 20, 2020 Fun88 drives cricket engagement through CPL deal August 4, 2020 Share Share StumbleUpon SBC Awards: The key to an effective submission August 28, 2020 Submit Online gambling operator MansionBet has continued its support of English football by confirming that it will become the official UK betting partner of Newcastle United as part of a new two year deal. The agreement, facilitated by SEM Global, will see MansionBet benefit from a presence across the betting terminals in St James’ Park. The operator will also seek to engage with Toon fans and will be working closely with the club to build a relationship with the club’s loyal fans.Karel Manasco, CEO of MansionBet commented: “We are excited to add Newcastle to our growing portfolio of sponsorships to increase our reach in the UK and Ireland. We have plans for activities that will benefit both the club and the fans.”MansionBet will also offer fans of The Magpies the chance to predict the correct score and first goalscorer to win money-can’t-buy prizes such as a training ground experience, including a player meet and greet.The operator has already gained a presence in the Premier League, having already sponsored Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, Crystal Palace and are the existing Official Partners of AFC Bournemouth for the fifth consecutive season.Dale Aitchison Head of Commercial at Newcastle United added: “We are delighted to welcome MansionBet to our family of partners. MansionBet has a proven track record when it comes to Football Sponsorship and we look forward to working with them and delivering a fantastic betting service to our fans on a matchday.” Related Articleslast_img read more

IGT moves to restructure board responsibilities

first_img Share StumbleUpon Submit Share Related Articles Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 IGT sanctions capped $300m senior debt note sale June 9, 2020 The board of IGT Plc has moved to strengthen its corporate governance structures, confirming three separate committee appointments that will be sanctioned following the firm’s annual general meeting (AGM).The New York-listed gambling technology group confirmed that Professor Alberto Dessy, a company independent director since 2015, will take a seat on the firm’s Audit Committee.The appointment sees Dessy ,a key advisor of IGT’s Lottomatica division, transfer his responsibilities on the firm’s Nomination and Group Corporate Governance committees to Beatrice Bassey.IGT’s latest board appointment, Bassey is an emerging markets legal expert who joined the firm in March serving as an independent advisor to IGT’s General Counsel and providing further governance oversight on developing market strategies and compliance.Completing its roster of appointments, IGT confirmed that cybersecurity expert Dr Samantha Ravich will take a seat on the firm’s Audit and Compensation Committees.A leading figurehead in, IT defence, cybersecurity and IP protections for large scale government and business organisations, Ravich has served as a IGT independent director since 2019.She will take over the governance responsibilities of long-term IGT director Paget Alves, who last March confirmed that he would be standing down from all committee responsibilities. Svenska Spel delivers major venue upgrade by going cashless with IGTPay  May 21, 2020last_img read more