Month: August 2020

Woman found passed out behind the wheel with 2-year-old in car

first_imgA 31-year-old woman was arrested on a child neglect charge after she was found passed out behind the wheel of car at a South Florida intersection with an open bottle of vodka in the front passenger’s seat and a 2-year-old child in the backseat, deputies said.Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to Northwest 33rd Avenue and Commercial Boulevard in Oakland Park on Sunday after a concerned citizen spotted a woman, later identified as Jennifer Hernandez, asleep in the driver’s seat of a Cadillac that was stopped at the intersection.The concerned citizen tried to wake Hernandez by banging on the window, but she was unsuccessful. Oakland Park paramedics arrived and successfully woke Hernandez.Hernandez told paramedics that she hadn’t slept in the past 24 hours because she had worked from 9 p.m. Saturday until 9 a.m. Sunday. Hernandez said she has prescriptions for Xanax, mirtazapine and painkillers from a recent surgery.When deputies questioned Hernandez, her eyes appeared “watery and bloodshot, her speech was slurred and she had a slight odor of alcoholic beverages” on her breath, according to an arrest report.Deputies said there was a bottle of vodka in the front passenger’s seat that was only about two-thirds full.Hernandez claimed that she picked up the toddler about noon without having slept to go to a birthday party.Deputy Richard Klima wrote in his report that Hernandez placed herself and the child “at risk for serious bodily harm by operating a motor vehicle in such a sleep-deprived state.”last_img read more

Arsene Wenger Confident Over Alexis Sanchez’s Future

first_img“So it is not necessarily the last year of his contract at Arsenal Football Club.” he concluded.Sanchez is not on tour with Arsenal, he his currently on extended break following his involvement in the Confederations Cup with Chile. RelatedSanchez “Will Stay And He Will Respect That” – WengerAugust 3, 2017In “England”Sanchez To Become Highest Paid Premier League Player With £300,000 Per Week New Arsenal DealAugust 11, 2017In “England””Let Alexis Sanchez Go, Get The Money & Move On” – Arsenal LegendJuly 28, 2017In “England” Arsene Wenger has expressed his confidence over Alexis Sanchez’s Arsenal future, says the Chilean is a “great lover of the club.”, and could sign a new contract with the Gunners.With one year left on his contract, the 28-year-old forward has not told Wenger he wants to leave the club despite reported interest from Manchester City, Chelsea and Bayern Munich.Speaking to the press shortly after Arsenal arrived Sydney for their 2017 pre-season tour, Wenger explained: “The players have contracts and we expect them to respect their contracts. That’s what we want,”“The easiest way to manage the players in the final year of their contracts is it’s in his interest to do as well as he can,”“Nobody knows today if Sanchez will be in his final year of his contract next season because he can extend his contract with us at the start of the season or during the season.”last_img read more

AUDIO: AITEO CUP: Preko Confident Of Victory Over Tornadoes In Semi Final Cracker.

first_img“They have come to the Lion’s den. They got us on the astro turf, now they are coming to the grass. We are grass Champions. So we have to take the home advantage and then, use it.”The former Everton and Fenerbahce forward also called on fans of the club to throw their weight behind the team, adding that the boys are equally optimistic of overturning the first leg deficit.“They (fans) should come in their numbers and we will not disappointment them,” the 42-year old promised.“The boys are in high spirit, they really believe that something went wrong when we conceded those goals (in the first leg) and we’ve gone back to the drawing board to put things in order. We know that scoring two (unreplied) goals at home won’t be difficult for us.“This is FA Cup (Aiteo Cup) for you and anything can happen. We just have to be ready for it,” he stated.The other 2nd leg of the semi final will be played on Sunday in Uyo between 2015 Champions, Akwa United and Sunshine Stars. The ‘Owena Waves’ hold a 1-0 advantage from the first leg over the ‘Promise Keepers’.Winners of that tie will face either FC IfeanyiUbah or Niger Tornadoes in the final on Sunday, 15th October, 2017 at the Agege Township Stadium (Soccer Temple) in Lagos. The champions will in addition to going home with a N25m prize-money, represent Nigeria in the CAF Confederation Cup next year.RelatedAUDIO: AITEO CUP: Our Performance Wasn’t Convincing – Yaw PrekoSeptember 21, 2017In “Nigeria”AITEO Cup Men’s Semis: Tornadoes, Sunshine Secure 1st Leg AdvantageSeptember 30, 2017In “Nigeria”AUDIO: We Are Not Scared Of Akwa United – Duke UdiSeptember 29, 2017In “Nigeria” Ahead of their second leg semi final fixture in the Aiteo Cup on Wednesday, Technical Adviser of FC IfeanyiUbah Yaw Preko has warned that the clash against Niger Tornadoes is far from over, stating that the defending Champions are poised to cancel the deficit they suffered in the first leg in Lokoja.Tornadoes came back from two goals down to record an impressive and surprise 4-2 win against the ‘Anambra Warriors’ in the first leg last Saturday, to take control of the two-legged tie which will be decided in Nnewi, home ground of the Cup Holders tomorrow.But the former Black Stars of Ghana striker who attributed the first leg collapse to an inexperienced backline he paraded on the day, stated his team will take full advantage of their familiarity with their home turf to overcome the Abubakar Bala-tutored side.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.“It’s going to be a cracker here (Nnewi), trust me, it’s going to be a cracker,” Preko promised. “Because if we managed to score two goals in their home ground, just imagine how many we are going to score here.“Football is not mathematics but I know what my team is capable of. This is our home ground; this is Nnewi. We know our field; we know how to attack opponents on our field. So we are hoping for a good game on Wednesday, it’s not done yet.last_img read more

Ladbrokes Coral serves up solid 2016 despite adverse December closing

first_img FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Submit Share SportCaller teams up with Coral for Racing Super Series launch August 12, 2020 Related Articles Issuing its first trading statement this morning as Ladbrokes Coral Plc, the FTSE newcomer stated that full-year operating profits would be ‘in-line with its expectations’ of £275-285 million.Breaking down its profits target, Ladbrokes standalone operations are expected to generate circa £101 million, with Coral Group assets contributing expected corporate profits of £179 million.As anticipated Ladbrokes Coral governance detailed that the firm’s combined performance had been impacted by poor sporting results (football and racing) recorded in December 2016.Despite an adverse closing to 2016, Ladbrokes Coral detailed that individual company core metrics were consistently up throughout the year, with governance highlighting the continued digital growth of Ladbrokes and Coral assets.Commenting on the trading update Ladbrokes Coral CEO Jim Mullen stated;“The last quarter of 2016 was one of significant activity with the completion of the merger, good progress on integration along with the necessary shop disposals and a busy sporting schedule.  While the sporting gods did not look favourably on us in the period, it is pleasing to report that the business continued to perform well and that our full year numbers will be in-line with expectations.“It has been an encouraging start to the life of Ladbrokes Coral Group plc. Good progress is being made on all the key integration workstreams.  We saw continued growth in our Digital division with Australia going from strength to strength and further growth in multi-channel sign ups.  We remain confident in our plans for 2017 and on delivering the opportunities identified in the merger.”Further to its trading statement, Ladbrokes Coral announced that it would publish individual ‘historic proforma numbers’ this February. The company seeks to publish its full-year 2016 results on 28 March 2017last_img read more

NYX appoints Charles St Aubyn as Group Talent Acquisition Director

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Scientific Games pursues further $1 billion debt note March 6, 2019 Submit Share Perelman fund reviews majority shareholding in Scientific Games July 16, 2020 SG Digital calls for Stockholm Tech & Talent expansion May 22, 2018 Share Charles St AubynUpdating the market, Toronto TSX-listed gambling technology provider NYX Gaming Group has informed that it has appointed Charles St Aubyn as Group Director of Talent Acquisition.St Aubyn joins from US business software solutions provider JDA Software, where he most recently held the position of Director of Talent Management for EMEA (2015-2017).An experienced executive in Talent Acquisition for technology led sectors, St Aubyn will lead NYX’s in-house recruitment teams as the company undertakes a global recruitment drive for its multi-product and multi-market operations.In his new role, St Aubyn will deliver the NYX Gaming Group’s talent acquisition strategy to meet the demands of our customers and support our continued growth.Doreena Ross, Chief Human Resources Officer at NYX Gaming Group, commented on the executive appointment: “We are thrilled to welcome Charles to NYX Gaming Group. He will be responsible for attracting and retaining key talent to drive our competitive advantage, and Charles’ appointment will support our aggressive growth model.”“Following the integration between two of the leading players in the gaming industry, we continue to develop a company culture that inspires individuals, encourages innovation and drives results.”St Aubyn commented on joining NYX Gaming: “It’s an amazing challenge and I’m looking forward to help provide the exceptional talent we need to achieve our ambitions.”last_img read more

Paddy Power Betfair Joins the ‘All-in Diversity Project’ as founding industry participant

first_img Alex Gersh returns to betting as Sportradar CFO   July 13, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Share FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 FTSE listed betting group Paddy Power Betfair Plc (PPB) has announced that it has partnered with industry workplace diversity program ‘All-in Diversity Project’, as the company seeks to lead the sector in employee equality and inclusion directives.The All-in Diversity Project is an industry-driven, not-for-profit initiative which aims to deliver new benchmark and best practices for diversity in the global betting and gaming sectors.A key industry initiative for All-in Diversity Project, will see the program become a primary resource for all data relating to diversity and inclusion across the sector. The All-in Diversity Project aims to measure and facilitate an open and objective discussion about diversity across the entire industry on a global scaleKelly KehnKelly Kehn, Co-Founder of the All-in Diversity Project, says: “We established the All-in Diversity Project because we believe the industry itself has a role to play in improving how we do business. We believe the best way to push the industry forward, is to create the tool for all businesses globally to use in benchmarking their own diversity initiatives.”As a founding partner PPB leadership states that it help All-in Diversity, reach its project goals promoting higher standards for diversity across the betting sectorChristina Thakor-Rankin“In March 2017, we launched our first D&I group – Fair Game – the objectives of Fair Game are to promote a diverse and inclusive workforce,” says Sally Cairns, Chief People Officer at Paddy Power Betfair. “We believe that the business case for a more inclusive culture goes far beyond the bottom line. We believe that teams with a range of rich and diverse perspectives increase their performance ability when it comes to problem solving, innovation and decision making which produce better products for customers.”While gender diversity is a hot topic for many sectors right now, according to fellow Co-Founder Christina Thakor-Rankin: “The All-In Diversity project is not about pushing quotas or agendas. It’s about acknowledging that the expectations and aspirations of the next generation of employees and customers is very different to ours, and understanding that if this industry is to be able to attract and retain the employees and customers of the future it needs to start making changes now.” Submit Share AIDP adds two new global advisors August 12, 2020last_img read more

Groundbreaking sponsorship deal agreed in Scottish football

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Submit Share CashBet’s Ed Brennan: Regulation the “key enabler” to 2019 crypto turnaround December 19, 2018 Related Articles Si14Bet: P2P betting is a driving force for the future June 26, 2020 strengthens cryptocurrency capabilities with Litecoin integration April 16, 2019 The seven year partnership between online sportsbook and casino operator, Bodog and Scottish League one leaders Ayr United has come to an end, as Bodog will step aside allowing take over the shirt branding of the club.Supporter of both The Honest Men and Bitcoin Cash (BCH), is the backer behind the deal but the club shirt will be physically branded by the cryptocurrency Bitcoin BCH, in what is a true global first.Ayr United’s Commercial Director Graeme Miller commented: “We were initially approached to see whether we could accept sponsorship payment in BCH. It was a big learning curve for us but we are very happy to be the first club to accept not just payment by BCH but also to promote the cryptocurrency to a wider audience.”Formed in 2008, BCH founder Satoshi Nakamoto aimed to make BCH the one true form of bitcoin, utilising low transaction fees to provide a better service for for both the merchant and the customer.Long-time BCH advocate, Bodog founder and owner of, Calvin Ayre added: “I think it’s great for BCH that such boundaries and promotional ideas are being used to show merchants and consumers that BCH really is the only true bitcoin.”Just last year, Calvin Ayre acquired cryptocurrency news site as part of site founder Calvin Ayre’s deeper involvement in all things Bitcoin. Citing that was set up to address fake news in the gaming industry and’s clear intent to do the same in the Bitcoin world, something that impressed both Calvin himself and the team behind read more

How britbet is bringing innovation to pool betting

first_img Share Kenneth Alexander: Industry’s regulatory future is in-play as live sport resumes June 15, 2020 Share SBC Digital Summit Latinoamérica’s Land-Based 2.0 track to focus on casinos, lotteries & payments June 11, 2020 Related Articles HBLB ups prize money commitment by 50% July 31, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Aiming to bring some much needed innovation to the pool betting landscape, britbet recently unveiled a plethora of new pool betting markets, as it looks to grow the value and target market of pool betting. We spoke to David Williams, the Director of Communications at britbet who detailed the importance of britbet’s fresh approach to pool betting, as well as how it can elevate the overall value of horse racing as a betting product. SBC: How important is it that britbet is taking a fresh approach to Pool betting?David Williams: Every element of the betting landscape has experienced high levels of innovation in recent years with the exception of the pool betting environment. We are firmly of the view that it is crying out for innovation around products, bet types and the interaction of customers with britbet on-course and online. We’re confident that a combination of fresh thinking, innovative products and technologies will help to promote our partnership approach to pool betting which is by racing, for racing. Our 55 partner racecourses are incentivised to promote pool betting to their racing audiences and with their significant reach they can amplify an approach which we know will resonate with customers who care as much about the sport as we do. SBC: Can detail further the different bet types you’re offering to pool betting players?Whilst there will be some reassuring familiarity around some of the key bet types currently in the marketplace, we are augmenting that range with some exciting new bet types that – in time – we hope to prove really popular. Our First Four and First Five correct-order bet types are new to UK audiences but will frequently carry some really big pool guarantees which will appeal to customers who wish to have a crack at life-changing returns. Some of the innovations we are introducing around our multi-leg bets which will include exciting aspects such as Cash Out and syndicate opportunities – are genuine firsts for the industry and we are working on ways to generate the levels of excitement we believe they warrant. The significant pool guarantees that we are promising will help to ensure that specific customers and groups of customers are rewarded with effective rates that are very competitive and better than existing industry norms.SBC: With the new bets you’re introducing into pool betting, what type of market are you looking to open pool betting up to?As we motor towards our July launch we are firmly focusing on the 5 million+ customers who will come into contact with britbet in our first year. For a start-up operation we have that enormous advantage of potential customer-base and we are determined to get that right. We know we have infrequent racegoers who might only visit their local course once a year and for those customers we will promise a welcoming and elevated level of service, the opportunity of FreePlay options and some easy-to-access betting opportunities. For the more regular racegoer we know that our “by racing, for racing” positioning will resonate with their love of the sport and its sustainability, but we also know that our success will be even greater if our products and our value proposition is pitched correctly.For sports bettors, the innovations we bring, such as Cash Out, will align pool betting with many of their other products, especially football, and we hope to prove to this audience that pool betting can be relevant, appealing and exciting. We have an enormous range of potential customers and will target each of them with focused marketing and comms efforts.SBC: How much can innovation in pool betting help to elevate the value of horse racing as a betting product?We’re in no doubt that pool betting is ripe for growth. It is the most significant aspect of the racing betting ecosystem that has been under-exposed and we are keen to correct them with our energy, vision and innovation. We’re also wide awake to the reality that – culturally in the UK, at least – fixed-odds and guaranteed returns are the starting point for the majority of race-going customers, so the challenge is not insignificant. We need to get the education piece right and it will take time to bring the scale of customers over that we aspire to, but that is a challenge we are relishing, and with a cocktail of exciting products and a very clearly defined message that britbet supports the racing industry, we are hopeful of making the right kind of difference.”SBC: How much can innovation in pool betting benefit the retail betting market?As we move towards launch, the retail betting market is not a core priority for britbet and we are focusing much more so on the opportunities we have through our partnership model with the 55 racecourses and the customers it will bring our way. Over time, we will look to engage with enthusiastic operators who value the racecourse-led partnership that sustains the britbet brand and believe that our products and innovations will ultimately prove appealing to a wide range of potential B2B partners.last_img read more

Altenar targets cash out edge for Italian market

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Sportsbook software provider Altenar has welcomed reports that Italian sports betting operators will soon be allowed to offer cash out functionality to customers on a trial basis. According to Italian news agency Agimeg, this cash out introduction will arrive alongside another positive regulatory reform for operators, enabling them to cancel the payout of winning single bets emanating from ‘clearly wrong odds’, and reduce the payout accordingly when such odds are included as part of successful multiple bets. Once verified, this would be a dual boost for gambling operators still reeling from a turbulent close to 2018, in which the country’s new Lega-5Star coalition government confirmed the blanket advertising ban effective from 1 January 2019, and delivered a 2% gross gaming revenue (GGR) tax increase for both online sportsbook and retail betting services.There has been no official date provided for the proposed cash out trial period, but it looks likely to come at a good time for Altenar, who expects to go live with its first regulated customer for the market from the middle of March.Domenico Mazzola, Commercial Director at Altenar, said: “It is a big opportunity for us to enter a market where many region-specific sportsbook providers haven’t invested the resources to building cash out, simply because it wasn’t previously allowed.”He added: “Conversely, Altenar is equipped to come in and offer the full international experience – complete with cash out – from day one. Therefore, those who choose to work with our software will be ready to compete at the forefront of the market.” CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 Share Submit TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Global Gaming adds sportsbook extension to Ninja property August 25, 2020last_img read more

SBTech sets out ‘go’ live process for WLA member hat-trick

first_img Related Articles Svenska Spel becomes 2020 eHockey Championship sponsor August 18, 2020 Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 Share Submit Veikkaus calls for early introduction of Finnish age verification measures August 28, 2020 Share SBTech said that the process of getting new operators live via its sports betting solutions is something that it “refuses to take lightly”.James Coxon, VP of Commercial at SBTech, added that it prioritises getting “fully under the hood of exactly what they want as a business”.He was speaking at last month’s Betting on Sports conference in response to the company scoring a hat-trick of World Lottery Association (WLA) member wins in 2019.“Once the contract gets signed, we have a kick off workshop – usually in Sofia – where we invite their project team inclusive of their IT sponsors, sportsbook sponsors and product sponsors to fully scope and spec out the solution requirements,” explained Coxon.“We don’t take that process lightly, getting fully under the hood of exactly what they want as a business unit. And then we move into the development process itself, so we have multiple sections that we go through from our development teams.“We work with agile methodology and with a complete testing environment to make sure that every product solution, every version, every release is fully tested to the nth degree before it is released to the customer for UAT. And once that’s completed we sign it off as a joint business and we move forward to go live.”The third leg of this WLA hat-trick came last month through a multi-channel sportsbook partnership with Svenska Spel, which followed wins with Veikkaus and The Oregon Lottery.At the time, it was reported that the procurement team at Svenska Spel was impressed with proprietary features including Yourbet – a bet builder tailored specifically for the country’s marketplace which allows players to customise bets across popular regional sports.Coxon admitted that SBTech is particularly excited to see ‘Yourbet’ in action on Svenska Spel, one of Sweden’s former gambling monopolies.“It’s going to be huge,” he said. “For us, having these product innovations going live with some of the biggest businesses in the world – specifically some of the most recent contract awards – is incredibly exciting for us as a business. “We have a fantastic team of developers, a wonderful product team. For them to see these products live in new jurisdictions with tier 1 WLA members is incredibly exciting for our business.” StumbleUponlast_img read more