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

MLB playoffs 2019: Juan Soto’s celebration with his father is everything

first_img MLB playoffs 2019: One reason Nationals, Brewers could win the World Series Related News THEY DON’T CALL IT THE MILD CARD, FAM. pic.twitter.com/bW4MknRhgs— Cut4 (@Cut4) October 2, 2019But as amazing as his on-field excitement was, it paled in comparison to that of his father who sought him out on the field after the game to join in on the celebration.His father was so hyped up he jumped on his son’s back and dragged him onto the ground as both were laughing and smiling. MLB playoffs 2019: Brewers’ Trent Grisham doesn’t believe pressure got to him on error MLB playoffs 2019: Three takeaways from an improbable Nationals wild-card win Juan Soto was fired up Tuesday.The 20-year-old left fielder delivered a go-ahead, 3-run single in the Nationals’ 4-3 wild-card game win over the Brewers and his celebration on the field after his hit was incredible. It truly has to be seen to be fully appreciated.Juan Soto getting celebratory tackled by his dad is so amazing. pic.twitter.com/8atUzu4Ck2— Cut4 (@Cut4) October 2, 2019There’s a lot of bad going on in this world, but Soto and his father gave us a little bit of good for a few minutes.Enjoy it.last_img read more

State Representative Chris Reykdal Takes a Stand on Legislative Pay

first_imgFacebook621Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Washington House DemocratsState Representative Chris Reykdal (D-Tumwater) is donating the difference between his cost of living increase and other state workers to charity.State Representative Chris Reykdal (D-Tumwater) announced that he will donate to charity any cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) provided to Legislators in excess of the COLA provided to teachers, state employees, long-term care workers, and other state collectively bargained agreements.“I deeply respect the individual decision each lawmaker will make regarding their COLA,” Reykdal said. “These are friends and fellow public servants. They often live away from their families and their communities for several months in order to serve in our citizen legislature.“There are 147 passionate and deserving legislators that serve, but speaking only for myself and as a former classroom teacher, I think it is inappropriate to accept any percentage greater than what our teachers, state employees, and other public servants receive for a COLA.”In 1986, the voters of Washington adopted a constitutional amendment taking away the salary setting authority of the Legislature. Instead, The Washington Citizens’ Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials is tasked with setting salaries of legislators, statewide office holders, and judges.The independent commission approved an 11.2% COLA for legislators over two years.“It’s good policy to have a citizens’ commission doing this. Legislators should not set their own salaries,” Reykdal said. “But, after six years of frozen pay for our educators and state employees that choose a life of public service, they should be first in line now that the economy is recovering.”Reykdal will donate the difference between the Legislature’s COLA (expected to be 8% beginning in September) and the COLA provided to teachers, state employees, and other bargaining groups as determined in the final operating budget to the Children’s Fund Charity.“This fund reimburses teachers who spend money out of their own pockets to buy meals, jackets, shoes, glasses, and other necessities for their students,” Reykdal said. “Educators are heroes who deserve substantially more compensation than we currently provide. They should not have to be on our state’s social safety net at the same time.”“At this point we are working hard to get our teachers and public employees a 3% COLA in the first year. If that holds, I will donate the difference, 5% of my legislative salary, to the Children’s Fund Charity. And I will continue to do so in perpetuity until teachers and state employees achieve 11.2% COLAs.”last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — West Kootenay Wildcats

first_imgThe West Kootenay Wildcats travel to the Central Okanagan Sunday to do battle in the B.C. Hockey Female A Championships.The Cats kick off the tournament Sunday in Vernon against the host club in the 8 p.m. feature game.West Kootenay closes out the round robin Monday against Prince George and Tuesday against South Island.Wednesday is playoff time before the provincial champ is crowned at 8 p.m. Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to honour the Cats with Team of the Week accolades.The team includes, back row, L-R, assistant coach Todd Stevens, assistant coach Simon Wheeldon, head coach D’Arcy Caron and trainer Mike Bonacci. Middle back, Kali Horner, Jessica Bonacci, Haley Elias, Emilie Tebulte, Jordan Zilkie, Hailey Herridge and Dakota Mular.Middle, front Taylor Harrison, Kendra Waterstreet, Reece Hunt, Reese McCrory, Emma Caron and Emma Wheeldon.Front, Brady Stevens, assistant captain Julie Sidoni, captain Merissa Dawson, goalie Catalina Hartland, assistant captain Paige Gattafoni and Shayla Elias.Missing trainer Jason Zilkie and assistant captain Madelaine Vockeroth-Fisher.last_img read more

Rosetta and the Stone

first_imgA historic comet rendezvous mission begins today after ten years in space.The Rosetta spacecraft, launched in 2004 by the European Space Agency, after 5 trips around the sun, is poised to orbit its prey: Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.  The craft will orbit the comet’s nucleus, if all goes well, and then will land a probe named Philae on its surface in November.  Space.com tells about the mission with an infographic.  Interested skywatchers can follow the progress on the ESA’s Rosetta page.Update: Success!  Rosetta entered orbit successfully on August 6.  First stunning close-ups of the comet have been posted by New Scientist, BBC News and Space.com.There aren’t too many “space firsts” left in this mature part of the space age.  Although Giotto photographed Comet Halley’s nucleus in 1986, and Deep Impact crashed a probe on a comet in 2005, and Stardust collected comet dust and returned it to Earth in 2006, this will be the first mission to land a probe gently on a comet surface in an attempt to understand comets better.In 2000, the NEAR spacecraft touched down on asteroid Eros in an unscheduled soft landing at the end of its mission, but communication was lost on contact (see NEAR-Shoemaker page).  The only other solar system bodies on which soft landings have succeeded are the Moon, Venus, Mars and Titan.Another historic first to anticipate will be the first flyby of Pluto by the New Horizons spacecraft on July 14 next year.As we reported 1/13/03 before its launch, the Rosetta orbiter contains a disk inscribed with the first three chapters of Genesis 1 in 1,000 languages — a true Rosetta Stone for the ages.  It’s been a decade-long wait; this should be an important and very interesting mission to watch from now through November.  Space firsts are a good occasion to interest children in science.(Visited 17 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Playing against royalty in 2017 SEA Games

first_imgThe Brunei national football team captain is the nephew of Hassanal Bolkiah, the Sultan of Brunei. He announced himself at the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore, when Brunei finished bottom of their six-team group. Royal blood aside, the 19-year-old is a footballing prospect, having already recorded appearances for the youth sides of English Premier League clubs Southampton, Arsenal, Chelsea and Leicester City.KHAIRY JAMALUDDIN Thailand, for example, have been represented by at least two royalties. The late King Bhumibol Adulyadej won the OK dinghy class in sailing at the 1967 Bangkok SEAP Games, while Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana – the only daughter of King Maha Vajiralongkorn – clinched the badminton team gold at the 2005 Manila SEA Games.FAIQ BOLKIAHFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH It is not often that you can tell your friends and family that you took on a king or princess, but some SEA Games athletes can.Ever since the inaugural South-east Asian Peninsular (SEAP) Games in 1959, the biennial event has seen royal descendants participate in sports which pit them against people of different backgrounds.ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LATEST STORIES Despite having his polo qualifications challenged by Johor Crown Prince Ismail Idris after his inclusion in Malaysia’s polo squad was announced, he is set to be the first minister in the region to take part in the SEA Games. The 41-year-old Youth and Sports Minister of Malaysia previously played in international matches, and in July’s Malaysia Open. Read Next WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ RoS import vows to play better after lack of aggressive play vs Kia View commentslast_img read more

20 days agoArsenal fullback Tierney admits PSG striker Mbappe toughest he’s faced

first_imgArsenal fullback Tierney admits PSG striker Mbappe toughest he’s facedby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal fullback Kieran Tierney admits PSG striker Kylian Mbappe is the toughest opponent he’s faced.Tierney came up against Mbappe in the Champions League with Celtic.He told Arsenal’s YouTube channel: “The one who posed the most difficulties? Kylian Mbappé. He was so fast, like his entire team. It’s the toughest game I’ve played in my career, there was Daniel Alves and Mbappé on my side. “If I learned from this meeting? Yes, great, we suffered 7-1. But when you face the best players in the world, you learn anyway whatever the outcome. But yes, it was hard, my most difficult evening.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

7 days agoChelsea boss Lampard still has confidence in Pulisic

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Lampard still has confidence in Pulisicby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard has assured Christian Pulisic he’s in his plans.The Sun says he has been impressed with the former Borussia Dortmund winger’s natural ability – but frustrated with his matchday performances.Insiders revealed how Lampard and his staff have seen plenty of potential and are quite excited by his raw ability, but they have been slightly frustrated by the fact he has not yet showcased that in the Premier League.USA international Pulisic, 21, – who was signed in January but stayed in the Bundesliga until the summer – has featured in just seven matches for the Blues so far this term.And in another blow, he was hauled off in USA’s embarrassing 2-0 defeat to Canada during the international break – and started crying on the bench.In training, Pulisic has looked top notch.But he has not been able to transfer that on to the pitch, which has forced Lamps to leave him on the sidelines quite often. last_img read more

Dawson Creek RCMP investigate fire in Pouce Coupe

first_imgPolice say multiple vehicles that were parked near the building were also engulfed in flames.It is believed the building was vacant and no one was inside the building or vehicles at the time of the fire.The highway was shut down temporarily and an alternate route was set up until the fire was under control.The area was secured by police pending further investigation.If you have any information, you are being asked to contact the Dawson Creek RCMP at 250-784-3700 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. POUCE COUPE, B.C. – Dawson Creek RCMP received a report of a structure fire in Pouce Coupe on the morning of June 5 at 4:10 a.m.According to RCMP, officers arrived on scene and determined that the structure on fire was located in a work yard at 5012 Highway 2.Fire crews were on scene trying to keep the fire under control.last_img read more

Three robbers arrested from South West Delhi

first_imgNew Delhi: Without fearing of their lives, the Delhi Police personnel nabbed three robbers in South West Delhi. The investigating agency said that during the chase the accused had fired on the staffs. Police identified the accused as Prabhat (24), Raja (20) and Lakshay (20). Deputy Commissioner of Police (South West) Devender Arya said that on April 25 at about 1:40 am a complainant approached Kapashera police station and informed that three robbers riding on a bike robbed him of his purse containing Rs 1,100 near Samalkha red light. “One of the accused persons had put a pistol on the stomach of the complainant and the boy who was riding the motorcycle was also having one weapon,” said DCP Arya. The complainant saw the three robbers going towards Kapashera border. “Finding themselves trapped, one of the robbers fired at police team but no one was injured. Without fearing of their lives the team overpowered the robbers,” police said.last_img read more