Month: August 2020

Haitian charged for 2003 killing of Orlando music producer

first_imgA Haitian man is currently in the Seminole County Jail facing charges of first-degree murder and kidnapping, after being nabbed in Haiti and returned to Central Florida for killing of an Orlando music producer in 2003.  Rony Ulysse was arrested on an unrelated charge but was taken to the United States after authorities realized a warrant for his arrest had been issued, investigators said. The Seminole County prosecutor’s office allege Ulysse beat and shot death Wilfredo Rivera, who owned Max-A-Million Records was killed in Orlando in March 2003. Rivera was reportedly beaten and fatally shot because of a debt, prosecutors said.last_img read more

This Ex-Manchester United Goalkeeper Is Back In The EPL

first_imgRelatedManchester United Sign Lee Grant On A Free TransferJuly 3, 2018In “England”Burnley Sign England Goalkeeper Joe HartAugust 7, 2018In “England”Premier League 2020-21 Fixtures: Battle of Nigerians On Opening WeekendAugust 20, 2020In “England” Burnley have signed Danish international Anders Lindegaard on a short-term deal until the end of the season.The former Manchester United shot stopper was a free agent after leaving English Championship side Preston at the end of last season.Lancashire outfit Burnley were dealt a big blow after first-choice goalkeeper and England international Tom Heaton suffered a dislocated shoulder last week Sunday prompting surgery. He would be out of action for some months and manager Sean Dyche has wasted no time in snapping up a short-term cover.In Heaton’s absence, 25-year old Nick Pope has started the club’s last two games.Speaking on the move, 33-year old Lindegaard said: “I am here to try and sharpen up the competition in the goalkeepers’ department.”“It seems like an honest place and a very hard-working place and I appreciate being a part of it.” he added.Anders Lindegaard, who has five caps for Denmark, conceded 18 goals in 10 games while he was at Preston last season and has sealed a short-term deal with Burnley after training with them for one week.last_img read more

Business Briefs – featuring Christmas cheer, profits and parties

first_img UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 Related Articles Submit UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Share Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 The round up includes news of a fresh UKGC license being granted, Australian and American full year and Q3 results and Christmas promotions getting underway as the festive season begins.Aristocrat posts positive resultsA record revenue figure of $2.45bn has been announced by Aristocrat in its full year results, a 15.3% increase from the $2.1bn shown for the previous year.The Australian gambling technology suppliers also reported a 41.3% rise in net profit to $495.1m, and cited the performance of its digital segment, outstanding Americas momentum and sustained Australian market stability as the main reasons behind the growth,Christmas comes earlyOne lucky player has ensured a happy festive season, after scooping over €7m on NetEnt’s Hall of Gods slot. The multi-million euro prize was won on Casumo’s online casino by a punter from Aberdeen, Scotland, and follows a €7.5m prize won on same slot in July of this year.Italian Job for MicrogamingA reseller agreement has been struck between Microgaming, powered by Prima Networks, and Italian platform provider Microgame.Under the terms of the deal over 250 slot and table games are to be rolled out, including Immortal Romance, Mermaids Millions, Thunderstruck and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.Lotto Warehouse in Yobetit integrationMaltese based sports betting operator Yobetit are to add the world’s biggest jackpots to its offering, through a new partnership with Lotto Warehouse.Users now have the potential to scoop some of the top jackpots from the world’s biggest lotteries, including USA’s record breaking Powerball and Europe’s top two of EuroMillions and EuroJackpot.KamaGames get the party startedHearts Party and Pair Party are to be launched by KamaGames Group, following the launch of a suite of party games to its flagship Pokerist title earlier this year.Following the conventional rules of Texas Hold’em, innovative features included are designed to enhance the game and make it more exciting for users.New UKGC licenseReelNRG, the casino game development company, has been awarded a license by the United Kingdom Gambling Commission.With an ever expanding footprint, the London headquartered firm are now able to supply its games to UK players through their partnered operators, courtesy of the remote software license.American profitsAtlantic City’s seven casinos have posted an increase in Q3 gross operating profit of 21%, representing a figure of $252.5m, as well as an occupancy rate of 95.8%.Tropicana in particular revealing an impressive showing for the quarter, with a substantial increase of 67% from $27.6m to $46.2m. Christmas countdown kick offA Christmas calendar promotional campaign has been launched by Videoslots.com, with rewards such as Free Spins, Weekend Boosters, and Casino Race Multipliers available to players.The online casino will offer rewards each day, which can be won be completing a certain number of spins on that day’s featured title.last_img read more

Ronaldo and Messi top Goal list despite early World Cup exits

first_imgShare Data from global football publisher Goal proves that despite early exists, Ronaldo and Messi were still the stars of the 2018 World Cup, with Neymar close behind.Over the course of the World Cup, more than 159 million fans engaged with Goal through a combination of its websites, mobile apps and social accounts, 111 million of which came through its 38 international websites. Using the website data, the publisher has revealed that, despite Messi’s Argentina and Ronaldo’s Portugal failure to make it beyond the round of 16, both players dominated user interest, with Neymar in third place.Highlighting the competition between the two players, Ronaldo narrowly beat Messi to be the player responsible for generating the most traffic to Goal, with 10.3 million page views attributed to the Portuguese attacker. Messi was only a half a million behind Ronaldo, with 9.8 million page views attributed to the Argentinian forward. In analysing player data, non-World Cup content is excluded (e.g. Ronaldo’s Juventus transfer).Neymar’s on-field theatrics earned him plenty of attention in Russia. However, the world’s most expensive player could only bring in just over half of the page views that both Ronaldo and Messi delivered, generating six million page views.Behind Neymar, in terms of global page views were Kylian Mbappe (3.1 million), Luka Modric (2.5 million), Antoine Griezmann (2.1 million), Harry Kane (2 million), Mohammed Salah (1.4 million), and Romelu Lukaku (1.2 million).James Dickens, Goal’s Global Editor-in-chief, said: “Being able to cater for global football fans puts us in an enviable position at Goal and presents us with data that helps us to understand them better.“Publishers and brands recognise that Ronaldo and Messi won’t last for ever and that new stars will have to take their place. Russia 2018 is regarded by many as the both players’ final World Cup, giving us four years to find their heirs.” StumbleUpon Share Paddy Power kicks off summer sports calendar with Pro-Am tournament June 4, 2020 Related Articles Favourable football results and US expansion drive Kambi Q1 growth April 24, 2020 Premier League players raise funds for NHS with #PlayersTogether initiative April 9, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

Development continues for Luckbox with Omega partnership

first_imgShare Luke Campbell, Champion Sports: Modular thinking most play the lead role in sportsbook migrations August 26, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Luckbox outlines final TSXV roadmap July 29, 2020 IoM Digital appoints Chris Kissack as esports lead  July 22, 2020 In its latest major product development milestone, esports betting operator Luckbox has agreed a deal with renowned platform provider OMEGA Systems.The partnership comes after Luckbox announced earlier in the month that it had been awarded a full gambling licence in the Isle of Man.As part of the newly formed deal, OMEGA Systems will provide the core of the Luckbox platform, handling player account management and integrating with the esportsbook engine, casino game providers and payments providers.Luckbox co-founder CEO Lars Lien commented on the agreement: “We are delighted to make this partnership. Our team met with more than a dozen potential platform providers and OMEGA was the stand-out choice.“As we have said from day one, player security and regulatory compliance – doing things right – are our core values at Luckbox and OMEGA’s strength in these aspects was a strong influence on the decision-making process.“Their service offers gambling-grade technology which is fully compliant with the highest regulatory requirements – offering players the best and safest experience.”Isle of Man-based Luckbox has strong focus on integrity, Luckbox, is aiming to comply with top-tier licences to help bring credibility and trustworthiness to the esports betting space. The company has also released its own cryptocurrency – LuckCash – to contributors who supported the project via a crowdsale.Luckbox COO Quentin Martin added: “OMEGA offers a cutting-edge tech stack, is fully featured, is completely compliant with all the regulatory requirements, particularly the responsible gaming features which is very important to us due to our values. It is absolutely the right fit.“We shopped around extensively for the right partner and OMEGA stood out head and shoulders above the rest.”OMEGA Systems CEO Jim Godsell also detailed: “Luckbox and OMEGA share a common vision on regulatory compliance, advanced technology,  and being the best in their respective fields. Partnering with the team at Luckbox is a fantastic opportunity for OMEGA and we look forward to powering an esports leader from day one.“Our focus is providing technology to outstanding organisations that use our solutions to power success in their chosen fields. Luckbox is clearly the leader in esports and we are happy to provide them with a platform for success.”last_img read more

Codere reforms organisation to drive ‘global efficiencies’

first_img Related Articles Submit StumbleUpon Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Share Share The governance of Bolsa Madrid-listed Grupo Codere SA has allowed the firm’s executive team to carry out a series of organisational reforms, designed to improve and simplify Codere’s globalised day-to-day operating structures.In its update, the executive of embattled Codere, details that organisational reforms are needed to simplify the firm’s regional units, enhance commercial capacities, whilst improving corporate operating margins and global synergy development.Presenting its new organisational structure, Codere’s executive splits operational and regional leadership into two separate units, reporting directly to Group Chief Executive Vicente Di Loreto.Moving forward, Codere’s commercial performance will be led by Regional General Managers – Alejandro Pascual (Europe), Rodrigo Gonzalez (Mexico) and Bernardo Chena (LATAM)The reorganisation, sees Codere’s LATAM division absorb operating teams for Argentina, Uruguay, Panama and Colombia.Supporting, Codere global operating structures, this February the firm announced the launch of its new group cloud operating system designed and developed by Telefonica and Hewlett Packard Business Enterprise.“I have the greatest confidence in our management team and in our organization. The extensive experience and talent of those who make up Codere are undoubtedly great assets with which to face the opportunities and challenges that the market presents, “said Vicente Di Loreto, general director of Grupo Codere.last_img read more

onload media launches seeking to lead compliant advertising disciplines

first_imgShare Sky Betting & Gaming expands mobile capabilities with Core Gaming acquisition June 10, 2016 Related Articles Justin Chamberlain – onload mediaNew ad-network ‘onload media ’ has launched its services seeking to become a leading player in online gambling advertising for regulated market incumbents.The onload network is founded by acquisition marketing expert Justin Chamberlain, a former executive of Sky Betting and Gaming games studio Core Gaming and mobile ‘reverse auction’ platform BidNation.In its mission statement, onload details that it seeks to deliver online gambling incumbents with an optimal targeted ad-network, compliant with the multiple advertising demands facing industry marketing teams.“All our partners and customers – online casino operators, game suppliers, advertisers and media buyers – told us they needed this network”, said Justin Chamberlain, CEO and Founder of onload media.“Between the development costs for a continuous pipeline of new games and the PoC tax, suppliers of real-money online games have also been squeezed. Our network improves their bottom line without incurring any new overheads.”Assessing market conditions, Chamberlain underlines that modern ad-networks have failed incumbents, seeing their marketing inventory continually blacklisted and even penalised by regulators by being exposed to inappropriate audiences.Supporting its mandate, onload has been approved as an IAB UK partner, in which it will share its knowledge and data in improving UK digital advertising standards and practices. Jon Mew, IAB UK CEO, commented: “We’re delighted to welcome onload media as an IAB UK member from the outset of its journey and look forward to working with the team to help create a sustainable and responsible future for digital advertising.” Submitcenter_img Share StumbleUpon Justin Chamberlain: onload{media} – Rebalancing adnetworks’ capacity for online gambling December 5, 2019last_img read more

BGC slams decision to delay reopening of casinos

first_img BGC lauds success of whistle to whistle ban August 21, 2020 Share StumbleUpon BGC calls for updates to ‘outdated’ payment regulations August 21, 2020 Share Submit UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 Related Articles The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has lambasted the government for reversing it’s plans to allow casino operators to reopen on 1 August, claiming that the decision will result in the permanent loss of ‘up to 6,000 jobs’.The industry standards body claimed that the ‘wrecking ball’ decision could cause permanent damage to the sector, which the BGC emphasised should have been ‘unnecessary and avoidable’.BGC Chief Executive Michael Dugher said: “The Government are swinging a wrecking ball right through the middle of our industry and large scale job losses, which ought to be unnecessary and avoidable, now look inevitable unless ministers act fast”.“Casinos are a small but fundamental part of our leisure, hospitality, entertainment and tourism industry. They employ over 14,000 people across the UK and indirectly support another 4,000 jobs in the supply sector, and last year casinos paid over £5.7 million in tax per week.“The ongoing cost of remaining in a holding pattern to reopen is clearly not sustainable, with more jobs and livelihoods being put at risk with every last minute change and delay to reopening.“The Job Retention Scheme has helped but our members will now be forced to pay National Insurance and pension contributions on top of salaries in August while they remain closed. As furlough payments are phased out, there will be no flexibility for casinos to adapt to the new working and leisure environment and I now fear that many thousands of jobs could be lost.“We made the all necessary preparations for safe reopening and we were given the green light by Public Health England on the basis of the significant investment made by operators, and having been told by the Government themselves that casinos posed a ‘negligible’ risk compared with the tens of thousands of other places that they have been reopened.”The BGC has also rejected the Prime Minister’s categorisation of casinos as “higher risk” during his Downing Street briefing. On Friday, the BGC inked a letter to Chancellor Rishi Sunak which described the decision to keep casinos closed as ‘highly illogical, inconsistent and deeply damaging to those businesses and the thousands of staff they employ’.It is estimated that preparations to reopen casinos on 1 August cost £6 million, which included taking staff off furlough, training, security as well as food and beverages. The BGC predicts that it will cost the industry more than £5 million for every week that casinos remain closed.In a statement, the BGC reiterated that the closure of casinos also results in a ‘significant cost to the UK Treasury, with the cost of furlough and lost tax receipts hitting the public purse to the tune of £10 million per week’.last_img read more

Man Utd complete signing of Daniel James from Swansea [Photos]

first_imgJames is a Welsh international and has signed a five-year contract with the Red Devils Manchester United have completed a £17million deal to sign Wales winger Daniel James from Swansea.James has agreed a five-year contract worth £67,000-a-week at Old Trafford with the option to extend it by another year.The 21-year-old spoke of his delight at becoming Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first signing, although he admitted the occasion ‘was tinged with sadness’ after his father passed away suddenly last month at the age of 60. The 21-year-old becomes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first signing of what will be a busy summer Exciting prospect James only made his professional debut for the Swans in February last year‘This is one of the best days of my life and a challenge I am really looking forward to,’ said James who only made his professional debut for Swansea in February last year.‘The Premier League is the best league in the world and Manchester United is the perfect place for me to continue to develop as a player.‘This is an incredibly proud moment for me and my family, however, it is tinged with sadness that my father isn’t able to share this experience with us.‘I am looking forward to working with Ole, meeting the team and getting started.’Solskjaer welcomed the signing as he embarks on a major rebuilding project at United over the summer.center_img Daniel James has completed his transfer from Swansea City to Manchester United for £17m Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hailed James and said United was the perfect place for his development‘Daniel is an exciting young winger with lots of skills, vision, exceptional pace and a good work ethic,’ said the United boss.‘He had a great season with Swansea City and has all the attributes needed to become a Manchester United player.‘We are delighted he has signed with our club and we are all looking forward to working with him. This is the perfect environment for Daniel to continue his development.’last_img read more

Ayew brothers mourn the passing of former Marseille President, Pape Diouf

first_imgIn Diouf’s time at Marseille, Andre Ayew was on loan at Arles-Avignon while Jordan joined the team in 2006 as a trainee and got his first professional contract in 2009. Black Stars pair of Andre and Jordan Ayew have expressed their grief and sadness at the passing of former Olympique de Marseille president, Pape Diouf.Diouf died in Senegal on Tuesday  aged 68 after contracting the Coronavirus.He became the first Black president of a major European club when he headed Marseille between 2005 and 2009.Andre and Jordan Ayew were both at Marseille during Diouf’s time at the club and they shared a very close relationship with the man who was a journalist and agent and represented the likes of Samir Nasri, Basile Boli and Didier Drogba.Andre Ayew posted his tribute to Diouf via his Twitter handle and described the former Marseille President as a “my father, my grand father, my mentor”.MON PAPA,GRAND PERE ,MON MENTOR ❤️🤲🏽RIP PAPE DIOUF pic.twitter.com/3niiMvzyBt— André Ayew (@AyewAndre) April 1, 2020Andre added that Diouf would often quiz him over his performance in school and often reminded him that he had to work hard to achieve his goals and objectives.Jordan Ayew also shared his thoughts and memories of Diouf via his Twitter handle and thanked him for supporting the different generations of the Ayew family: Abedi, his father, he and Andre as all three had a strong involvement with Marseille.last_img read more