South Florida cricket round-up – Lauderhill Jammers whip Ambassadors, Tropics Defeats…

first_imgLauderhill Jammers, batting first against Ambassadors on Sunday March 18th at the Lauderhill Sports Park in Lauderhill, won the toss and smashed 334 for 6 off the allotted 40 overs to take the win.  The main contributors to that massive total were Dean Morgan, who top scored with 108 from sixty-four balls, including 9 fours and 2 sixes and Shawn Finley, who added 64, including 6 fours and 5 sixes.  Keniel Irvin contributed 54, which included 2 sixes and 2 fours while Mark Johnson added 45 (1 four, 4 sixes) and Gavin Wallace, 28. There were six bowlers for Ambassadors who each took a wicket a piece. In reply, Ambassadors could only muster 94 all-out, to concede victory by a whopping 240 runs. Fredrick Redwood top scored with 42.  Bowling honors went to Elvis Watson of Jammers, who bagged 3 for 11 from 6 overs while David Brathwaite picked up 3 for 29 from 5 overs and Gavin Wallace, 2 for 15 from 5.3 overs.Palm Beach Titans Vs. Tropics UnitedPalm Beach Titans, meanwhile, batting at John Stretch Park, won the toss and decided to bat, posting a challenging total of 188 for 9 from their allotted 40 overs.  Sachith Kongahakotuwage scored 50, including 3 sixes and 2 fours while Prateek Singh added 22 and Rishabh Patel and Errol Rattigan, 17, respectively. Dalip Madnani scored 16 and Andres Fraser 15.  Bowling for Tropics United, Oswald Howard bagged 4 for 50 and Philerm Davis 2 for 34. In reply, Tropics United reached 189 for 6 in 35.5 overs. Kimroy Salmon 31 was not out while Ramario Forbes added 30; Nicholas Mittoo 27; Philerm David 24; and Oliver Taffe 21 not out. Tropics United won by 4 wickets.last_img read more

PBC Youth Services Presents Fourth Annual Super Summer Spelling Bee

first_imgThe Palm Beach County Youth Services Department will be hosting the fourth annual Super Summer Spelling Bee on Thursday, July 12, at Palm Beach Lakes Community High School in West Palm Beach from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. More than 300 students in the Summer Camp Scholarship and Summer Food Service programs will be participating. The spelling bee provides academic activities to encourage the spirit of learning while preventing summer slide.Means of preventing summer slide“The spelling bee is one way that we can prevent summer slide for our campers using a fun and exciting method of learning,” said Geeta Loach-Jacobson, director of Youth Services’ Outreach and Community Programming Division. Participating agencies Participating agencies include the Palm Beach County Attorney’s Office, PBC Community Services, PBC Parks and Recreation, the Palm Beach County School District, Palm Beach Lakes Community High School, the Children’s Services Council, the city of West Palm Beach, the Literacy Coalition, United Way of Palm Beach County, Florida Atlantic University, Prime Time Palm Beach County, the Early Learning Coalition, The Palm Beach Post and Florida Power & Light. Palm Beach Lakes Community High School is located at 3505 Shiloh Dr., West Palm Beach.For mroe information, visit http://discover.pbcgov.org/youthservices/Pages/Summer_Camp.aspx.last_img read more

Jamaican Consulate in NY to Stage Reggae Music Exhibition

first_imgJamaica’s Consul General to New York, Mrs. Alsion Wilson NEW YORK – In celebration of Reggae Month, Jamaica’s Consulate General in New York in collaboration with VP Records, will host pop-up exhibition entitled “A Reggae Music Journey” at the consulate from the first of February to the 21st, during Reggae Month.The Exhibition, ‘A Reggae Music Journey’ is a historical display documenting the history of the Jamaican musical genre, and will feature artifacts including historic vinyl records from Van Pelt’s collection, and a platinum sales award for Sean Paul’s Dutty Rock LP presented to company President Randy Chin.A Reggae Music Journey was created to document the legacy of Reggae music and the role that the Chin family, through Randy’s Record Mart in Jamaica and later, VP Records have contributed to the development of the genre.An eight-panel display tells the label’s history dating to its origins as Vincent and Patricia Chin’s Randy’s Record Mart in Kingston in the late 1950s, extending to the present and featuring its 40-year run in Jamaica, Queens. The story of the company’s global impact and sustained relevance is woven into the story of Reggae itself.Some of the genre’s most admired artists, including Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Beres Hammond, Barrington Levy, Garnett Silk, Lady Saw, and Freddie McGregor – who either had key releases distributed by VP Records or were signed to VP Records – are featured in the exhibit as well. The exhibit includes the work of photographers David Corio, Anders Jones, Wonder Knack, Jonathan Mannion, Martei Korley and others.Jamaica’s Consul General to New York, Mrs. Alsion Wilson said the Consulate was very pleased to join with Jamaica and the rest of the world in celebration of Reggae Month. She said the staging of this exhibition will give Jamaicans and friends of Jamaica an opportunity to view this important exhibition.Mrs. Wilson pointed out that Reggae Month is of great significance as Jamaican music has been an important part of our culture, a source of Jamaican recognition on the world stage.She said on February 6, the birthday of Reggae icon, Bob Marley, the consulate will live stream the birthday celebrations from the Bob Marley museum on Hope Road.In 2018, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, added Reggae to  its list of  Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, as a cultural institution worthy of protection and preservation.In a statement on its website, UNESCO said of Reggae: “Its contribution to international discourse on issues of injustice, resistance, love and humanity underscores the dynamics of the element as being at once cerebral, socio-political, sensual and spiritual. The basic social functions of the music – as a vehicle for social commentary, a cathartic practice, and a means of praising God – have not changed, and the music continues to act as a voice for all.”In 2008, the government of Jamaica declared February as Reggae Month, to highlight and celebrate the impact of the musical genre on the country’ socio-economic development.At the launch event on Friday 31st January, VP Records plans to live stream its weekly music “Happy Hour” from 5pm – 6pm and provide a DJ from 6pm – 8pm for the reception.The Reggae Music Journey exhibit will go from the consulate to the newly refurbished VP Records retail store in Jamaica Queens.last_img read more

VIDEO: Watch Chelsea Youngster, Ola Aina Initiated Into The Super Eagles Ahead Of Cameroon…

first_imgSuper Eagles newcomer and Chelsea youngster, Ola Aina, have been initiated into the Nigerian national side according to the team’s tradition ahead of the all important FIFA World Cup qualifier against Cameroon.In a very hilarious moment, the England born right back sang Timaya’s song to the amusement of fellow team mates and officials as the team had dinner.Ola Aina got initiated to the Super Eagles ..Welcome bro !! pic.twitter.com/nqFNQQQZuU— John Ogu (@ogujohnugo) August 29, 201720-year-old Ola Aina, who has represented England at U-16, U-17, U-18, U-19 and U-20 level, switched allegiance to Nigeria earlier this year after discussions with NFF President Amaju Pinnick.Fellow first-time invitee, Anthony Nwakaema, and Ifeanyi Mathew were also initiated into the team as seen on John Ogu’s twitter handle.Nigeria lead Group B of the final qualifying round for Russia 2018 with 6 points from two matches, face second-placed Cameroon at the Godswill Akpabio International stadium on Friday 1 September before traveling to Yaounde three days; later for the reverse fixture.Video Credit: Twitter.com – John OguRelatedlast_img read more

Tom Mitchell – RISQ – Liability gains…

first_img Tom Mitchell Chief Commercial Director of RISQ, an industry specialist in risk management services, speaks to SBC on the development of his firm’s B2B insurance backed game for betting operators.In a saturated marketplace with increasing player demands, RISQ services seek to bring a much-needed point of differentiation for betting stakeholders…_____________________SBC: Hi Tom, thanks for this interview, as a company RISQ has focused on ‘risk management’, can you breakdown this provision to industry stakeholders and why it should matter to their operations?Tom Mitchell: Our core competency of pricing events, as well as our access to liquidity has always allowed us to create products and structure transactions that suit the client. We are equally comfortable ensuring a large unwanted sportsbook position to creating a new suite of B2B  Jackpot driven games.SBC: As a financial technology enterprise, how has RISQ harnessed its ‘risk management’ competencies’ to create effective products for the sports betting and gaming industries?TM: The Sports betting and Gaming industries are undergoing significant change and it is becoming increasingly difficult for operators to stand out amongst their peers, both in terms of product differentiation but also in their approach to player acquisition and retention.We specialise in covering either very large positions (i.e. lottery jackpots) or very complex positions. Invariably a mix of both.For instance, the Secondary lottery & Lotto derivatives market has grown significantly over the past 3 years. RISQ has listened to the market and adapted is risk management offering to offer value over and above placing insurance. We have built significant proprietary technology which is paramount in order to manage of many of the risks we cover. Our transparent methods allow operators to offer these products in the most secure and cost effective way.We have also taken note of the success of games such as Sky’s Super six, in driving player acquisition and retention. Consumers have always loved a big Jackpots, and we realised that we were in a strong position to create B2B games, with very large jackpots, and sell them into the marketing departments of global sportsbook and gaming operators and rights holders.Quick 6 lotto is the first of our B2B insurance backed games which allows the operator to make a fixed margin regardless of prize payouts. Over and above the insurance, we operate the game and provide the technology.SBC: Where do you see your ‘risk management’ tools and products fitting in within betting’s day-to-day operational framework…What functions does RISQ truly support?TM: Our secondary lottery risk management offering is flexible and B2B only, thus no conflicts. Some operators just want a straightforward insurance policy, others want us to actively trade the prize risk in order to maximise long term margins. The commercials between RISQ and operator tend to be bespoke.We have recently developed an insured RNG solution which enables operators to integrate with us and leverage existing games. So far, we offer a maximum Jackpot of £10m on an outcome, so you can see how this can be applied to multiple game formats or offering an insured progressive jackpot across a suite of games.Our Insured marketing games are more packaged. RISQ provides the i-frame, and is responsible for the day-to-day operations and risk management. This is more in line with any other game developer in the industry.SBC: In terms of actual game play and user provisions, how do you develop ‘risk’ led products that truly engage modern betting consumer habits (in-play, mobile, cash-out, multi-screen etc…)?TM: We currently look to develop our front-end games with partners, however we are very careful to structure games with lottery-style RTP’s in mind. It is all well and good offering a large Jackpots to drive initial plays, however we want the punter winning to keep them coming back.SBC: Finally, how do you see your product developing in both technical and commercial terms within the coming months?TM: We are investing heavily in both product development and technology. We expect to release a further 5 games in the coming year. These are exciting and interesting times.______________________Tom Mitchell – Chief Commercial Officer – RISQ StumbleUpon Submit Related Articles Amelco inks new agreement with RISQ to deliver new trading functions September 16, 2019 Share Tom Mitchell: RISQ – Helping sportsbook platforms to deliver guaranteed margin solutions to clients October 17, 2019 TAG Media launches US-Odds.com as first ‘US FTP property’ December 10, 2019 Sharelast_img read more

ABB & Scottish gambling stakeholders launch ‘Merkinch Gamble Support Week’

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Share BGC appoints Joff Cooke as first COO June 2, 2020 The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) has launched a ‘first of its kind’ community initiative in the Merkinch area of Inverness to promote responsible gambling and provide counselling support for anyone concerned about their gambling activity.Titled the ‘Merkinch Gamble Support Week’ this social initiative is the result of a partnership between the Association of British Bookmakers in Scotland (ABB Scotland) and Merkinch based charity For the Right Reasons. The two parties have joined forces with bookmakers William Hill and Ladbrokes to deliver a programme of responsible gambling initiatives in the Merkinch area from 19 to 23 June, with support from Paisley based charity RCA Trust, specialists in providing advice, education and counselling support.The campaign will include advice on responsible gambling in local betting shops, confidential counselling sessions in Merkinch and presentations to school pupils at nearby Inverness High School on the risks associated with problem gambling.This is the first time ABB Scotland has launched a responsible gambling campaign centred on a specific community. If successful, it will serve as a model for future responsible gambling initiatives elsewhere in Scotland.Donald Morrison, spokesman for ABB Scotland said: “More than two third of Scots’ gamble and the vast majority do so for fun. Problem gambling in Scotland is low – at 0.7% – and falling, according to the Scottish Government’s own figures. Nevertheless, we are determined to take the lead in promoting responsible gambling and do more to support those who get into difficulty at a national and local level.“We have been talking to community groups, charities and local authorities across Scotland about the possibility of launching community-based responsible gambling campaigns to complement the work we do at a national level. For the Right Reasons have been the most receptive and so we agreed to work with them to develop and fund this pilot project as part of our continuing commitment to promote responsible gambling.“This is the first time we have run a responsible gambling campaign in Scotland centred on a specific community. Hopefully, it will serve as a model for other areas.”Highlands and Islands MSP David Stewart, who recently visited the Ladbrokes and William Hill shops in the area and grew up in Merkinch, is backing the campaign.He said: “All of us enjoy a flutter from time to time, whether it’s at the bingo, on the National Lottery or at the local bookie. For the vast majority of people, gambling is a fun experience but for some people it can become a problem. I’m encouraged that the latest figures from the Scottish Government show a drop in the level of problem gambling.“However, there is no room for complacency and it is important that we continue to promote responsible gambling messages and provide support for those who get into difficulty. I therefore welcome the launch of this campaign in Merkinch, the first of its kind in Scotland. I would encourage anyone who is concerned about their gambling to take advantage of the support being offered.”Richard Burkitt, Director of For the Right Reasons, commented on the campaign “While the majority of people gamble for fun, a small number experience problems and it’s important that the gambling industry does more to support those who get into difficulty. ABB Scotland has worked closely with us to develop this pilot project and we look forward to further such campaigns in the future.” Rumoured RGA and ABB merger seeks to alter industry perceptions February 25, 2019 Submit Related Articles Winning Post – FOBT waiting game continues September 10, 2018last_img read more

Mikel López de Torre takes Jdigital Presidency for changing Spanish market

first_img Share Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Share Related Articles Submit Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 StumbleUpon Spanish industry trade body, La Asociación Española de Juego Digital (Jdigital) has confirmed the appointment of Sportium Digital Director Mikel López de Torre as its new President.A key leadership stakeholder since 2016, López de Torre has formerly served as the trade body’s Vice President and will replace Jdigital founder Sacha Michaud as leader.Founded in 2012, amidst the imminent launch of the newly regulated Spanish online gambling market, Jdigital seeks to represent the interests and concerns of Spanish licensed online betting operators and wider industry stakeholders.Confirming the end of his tenure as JDigital President, Sacha Michaud stated that López de Torre was the ideal incumbent to lead the association, referencing the new leader’s ‘proven track record’ within the Spanish digital market.A 12-year industry veteran, López de Torre has brought a number of Spanish betting ventures to market, having served as a Betfair digital executive (2006 – 2013) and leading Sportium’s online services and operations since 2015.Taking over Jdigital leadership duties, López de Torre stated that he would continue the trade body’s groundwork founded Sacha Michaud, but highlighted concerns with regards to sector social responsibilities, likely industry consolidation and developing regulatory transparency for stakeholders.“Over the next five years, the industry will see further consolidation, something that entails greater responsibility. As a mature industry, we must be aware of the impact we have on society. If we want to continue to build a healthy and transparent industry, we must work toward ensuring monitoring and accountability.” López de Torre detailedlast_img read more

2.0 Expansion Strategy pays dividends for Mr Green in 2017

first_img GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 StumbleUpon Betsson outrides pandemic challenges as regulatory dramas loom July 21, 2020 Share European online gambling group Mr Green & Co (Mr Green) has declared 2017 as its ‘most successful year in business’, as the company delivers on its ‘Mr Green 2.0’ corporate expansion strategy.Reporting its fifth consecutive quarter of all-metric growth, Nordic Nasdaq-listed Mr Green breaks the SEK 1 billion mark in group revenues for 2017, recording total revenues of SEK 1.1 billion (2016: SEK 924 million).The firm’s strong revenue growth was supported by enhanced group-wide marketing efficiencies, which saw Mr Green declare a corporate FY2017 EBITDA of SEK 185.6 million (€18.5 million) up 103% on corresponding FY2016’s 91.4 million (€9 million).Detailing 2017 highlights, Mr Green governance noted that the company was able to distinguish its gaming portfolio by adding a number of new products such as its predictive ‘Green Gaming’ player information tool, and new casino tournament functionality ‘Reel Thrill’.Further pleasing news for Mr Green investors, sees the company maintain its double-digit growth in new European markets, as the group expands beyond its Nordic home.Closing a transformative year, Mr Green completed it’s €7 million acquisition of Evoke Gaming from publishing group Bonnier Media. The acquisition sees Mr Green expand its brand portfolio, gaining the assets of Vinnarum casino, Bertolt, MamaMia and Redbet sportsbook.Commenting on full-year 2017 performance Per Norman Group Chief Executive of Mr Green & Co stated:“I can now state that 2017 was Mr Green’s most successful year ever. We delivered on our strategy, Mr Green 2.0, our product offering is better than ever and we expanded geographically. At the same time, we implemented a unique, industry-leading tool for Green Gaming. 2017 was a positive year for us, with a growth of 28.9 percent and a 103-percent improvement in EBITDA. The new year, through 8 February, also started strongly. It is gratifying to also be able to say that Denmark – where we launched the Mr Green casino site on 28 December – had a good start with a strong inflow of customers’.“During 2018, we will focus on geographic expansion and integrate Evoke Gaming. At the same time, we will continue to develop our offering and enhance the efficiency of our customer communication. Mr Green celebrates its tenth anniversary this year and it will be another exciting year in the company’s history.” Related Articles Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 Submit Sharelast_img read more

William Hill looks for its promise land striking Eldorado Joint-venture

first_img Gamesys tops list for GambleAware Q1 donations July 10, 2020 William Hill accelerates transformation agenda to overcome COVID realities August 5, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Related Articles Share Share FTSE250 bookmaker William Hill is set to significantly expand its US market propositions, entering a strategic joint-venture with Nasdaq casino and leisure group Eldorado Resorts.  Sky News has reported that William Hill governance is set to disclose its deal with Reno-based Eldorado, which at present operates twenty casino properties across ten US states.The pending agreement will see Eldorado acquire a 20% stake in William Hill’s US betting division, with the FTSE bookmaker becoming the lead supplier to Eldorado casino properties.Further strengthening the joint-venture, both parties have agreed that Eldorado governance will be granted a ‘restricted stock access’ in William Hill shares of circa £50 million.Maintaining a market cap of $3.7 billion, Eldorado operates casino resorts in the states of Nevada, Illinois, Ohio, Iowa, Colorado, Louisiana, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Florida.William Hill secures its biggest US partnership to date, amid a fast-changing liberalised US sports betting market in which its FTSE competitors Paddy Power Betfair and GVC Holdings have gained rapid entry through joint-venture agreements with FanDuel and MGM Resorts respectively.Nevertheless, as a betting operator, William Hill has the deepest understanding of servicing US consumers having operated its ‘Race and Sportsbooks’ betting operations in the state of Nevada since 2012.This August William Hill governance revealed that its US division would be undertaking a major recruitment drive focused on technology development and expanding North American commercial opportunities.last_img read more

Camelot to launch annuity game ‘Set For Life’ inbound for March 2019

first_img Share Share Submit UK National Lottery operator Camelot has announced the upcoming launch of its brand new game – ‘Set For Life’ which will feature a top prize of £10,000 a month for a period of 30-years.The annuity prized game forms part Camelot’s new look portfolio, which has been developed to celebrate 25-years of the National Lottery this 2019.Tickets for ‘Set For Life’ are set to go on sale from Friday 15 March, with its draws held every Monday and Thursday (first draw scheduled for 18 March).In its press update, Camelot states that Set For Life will deliver something completely new from traditional lottery formats.Players will pick five main numbers from 1 to 47, and one ‘Life Ball’ from 1 to 10, and have the chance to win fixed prizes ranging from the top prize of £10,000 a month for 30 years to £5 for matching just two main numbers.Preparing for its new game launch, Camelot has created a dedicated page on The National Lottery website at www.national-lottery.co.uk/set-for-life detailing full game information and updates, Camelot CEO Nigel Railton said:“We’re really pleased to be enhancing our range of National Lottery draw-based games with the introduction of Set For Life. Annuity games really appeal to a growing number of people who like the idea of winning a prize paid out in regular instalments over the long term and are very successful in other countries. ““Most importantly, it rounds off what is now a more appealing and balanced portfolio of games that offer something for everyone – one of the key aims following our wide-ranging strategic review. We’ve now got a mix of compelling draw-based games that suit all tastes, play styles and pockets. That’s vital for The National Lottery’s long-term health – and will help to ensure that, in the years to come, we continue to deliver even more for our players and the millions of people for whom National Lottery funding is so crucial.” National Lottery Community Fund issues £14m in Climate Action grants August 24, 2020 Related Articles Camelot aims for ‘Big September’ supporting a high street recovery August 26, 2020 UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more