August 2020

Windies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel joins Trinbago Knight Riders

first_imgThe Trinbago Knight Riders have signed Shannon Gabriel for the 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The Windies bowler will replace South African Junior Dala who is no longer available for the tournament that runs from 8 August to 16 September as he will be playing for South Africa in Sri Lanka.  Gabriel has been playing for the Windies Test team against Sri Lanka this month, taking 20 wickets at 14.95 including match figures of 13/121 in the St Lucia Test. This will be Gabriel’s second spell with the Knight Riders having played for them during the 2014 Hero CPL.  While Gabriel has been playing Test cricket in recent times his Twenty20 record is very impressive. In his 35 matches in the format he has claimed 29 wickets at an average of 23 with an impressive economy rate of 7.07.  Speaking about the signing of Gabriel, Venky Mysore, Director of the Knight Riders said: “Shannon is a world-class bowler, and he has shown that in international cricket. It is great to have him joining the TKR family. We are really looking forward to getting our title defense underway on 8 August.”last_img read more

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Dortmund Accepts €100million Ousmane Dembele Bid From Barcelona

first_imgGerman giants, Borussia Dortmund have accepted Barcelona’s €100million bid for wantaway forward, Ousmane Dembele.According to a Spanish news outlet, Sport, Barcelona are close to signing the 20-year-old Frenchman with discussions over additional €30million add-ons delaying the completion of the deal.On Thursday, Dortmund suspended Dembele indefinitely for missing Training Without Permission, with the club’s Sporting Director, Michael Zorc, saying: “Ousmane Dembélé missed training without notifying the club and has clearly taken this action consciously. We will obviously sanction him for this.”Dortmund turned down Barcelona’s previous bids for the youngster insisting that “Barcelona have presented an offer that does not match the extraordinary footballing and otherwise status of the player and also not the current market situation.”Barcelona are keen to replace worlds most expensive footballer, Neymar, who moved to PSG for €220million earlier this month, as the Catalan club prepares for La Liga title charge. RelatedBreaking: Dortmund Agrees £110m Ousmane Dembele Transfer Fee From BarcelonaAugust 24, 2017In “Europe”Dortmund Suspends Barcelona Target Ousmane Dembele For Missing Training Without PermissionAugust 10, 2017In “Europe”Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele Will Not Play Again This YearSeptember 17, 2017In “Spain”last_img read more

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English FA Charge Premier League Clubs For This Reason

first_imgTwo English Premier League (EPL) sides, Watford and Stoke City, have been charged by the English Football Association (FA) for failing to control their players during the league game between both teams on Saturday.Watford captain Troy Deeney clashed with Stoke City midfielder Joe Allen and that triggered a scuffle involving players from both teams.They were both booked by the referee after the melee cooled off during the game, which ended in a 1-0 win for the visitors Stoke City courtesy Darren Fletcher’s first half strike.The aforementioned Deeney has since been charged with violent conduct by the FA.The two clubs have until 18:00 BST on Friday to respond.RelatedWatford Captain Deeney Slapped With Four-Match Ban After Red Card Appeal SetbackDecember 19, 2017In “England”Breaking: London Sides West Ham, Tottenham Receive Fines After FA ChargeSeptember 28, 2017In “England”Former Atletico Madrid boss moves to ChinaDecember 26, 2018In “Transfers”last_img read more

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Robinho The Rapist! Brazilian Star Handed 9-Year Prison Sentence

first_imgAtletico Miniero forward Robinho has been handed a nine-year prison sentence after he was found guilty of rape in a Milanese disco four years ago (2013).The former Manchester City and Real Madrid star was playing for Italian side AC Milan when the incident happened on January 22, 2013.According to a Milan Tribunal on Thursday evening, Robinho, 33, and five other men were guilty of gang-raping a 22-year-old Albanian woman.The sentence can however be appealed meaning that no sentence will be enforced until a verdict has been made on the expected appeal.It is also important to point out that the Italian justice system includes several levels of appeal. RelatedDouble Dose! Pistorius Given Jail Sentence IncreaseNovember 24, 2017In “Africa”Di Maria Sentenced To One Year ImprisonmentJune 23, 2017In “Europe”Cristiano Ronaldo Pleads Guilty To Tax FraudJanuary 22, 2019In “Europe”last_img read more

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UKGC releases 2016 gambling ‘behaviours, awareness and attitudes’ study

first_img Share Share Submit Related Articles UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has presented its latest 2016 statistics report into ‘UK gambling participation, attitudes and behaviours’ of British consumers. Focusing its research on consumer participation and perceptions of gambling verticals, the UKGC gives detailed insight on user habits, influences, product awareness and attitudes to betting and gaming.Presenting its 2016 results, the UKGC reports the headline figure that 48% of respondents have gambled in the past four weeks (a 3% increase on 2015), the figure drops to 33% when you exclude those that have only played the National Lottery.The survey make-up consists of 53% of men (50% in 2015) and 44% of women (41% in 2015) that have gambled in the past month. 17% of people that gambled did so online, with 97% of online gamblers gambling at home (unchanged from last year).James Green, UKGC programme director commented on the study: “This report paints an important picture of how consumers in Britain choose to gamble – identifying emerging trends and potential risks to the public. We are also now able to provide a more detailed snapshot of online behaviours, which featured for the first time last year.”“Effective protections come from strong evidence. Our research puts us in a powerful position to better understand the needs of gambling consumers.” UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 StumbleUpon Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020last_img read more

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Playtech BGT terminals are first choice for UK & Ireland Independent bookmakers

first_img Playtech trades with confidence to mitigate first stage COVID-19 impacts May 20, 2020 On-course bookies rail against ‘severe’ age-verification penalties January 29, 2020 Submit PettitFTSE-listed Playtech Plc’s sports betting technology division Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) continues its strong 2017 commercial momentum detailing that it has signed a number of self-service betting terminal (SSBT) contracts with UK & Ireland independent bookmakers.Over recent months, PBS has secured new deals with G Bet, Wilf Gilbert, Victoria Gate Casino, Sean Graham and Star Sports Mayfair.Furthermore, Playtech’s sports betting division has renewed its existing supplier contracts with Corbett’s, Toals, Bet Sid, Toolan’s, GR8Odds and S&D. The improved contracts will see average terminal density levels double in these shops.Updating stakeholders, John Pettit, Managing Director for UK, Ireland, Asia, and Australia at Playtech BGT Sports, stated that PBS growth across independent retailers demonstrated the division capabilities of servicing a board range of bookmakers.“The independent sector has shown it’s ready for the challenges it faces on the high street and embracing the latest in technology and retail trends is key to this.” Pettit, stated“The various deals we have signed with new and existing operators alike prove that there is a hunger amongst independent operators to adapt and thrive in the space, offering their customers the increased range of betting opportunities they now expect.“Our SSBTs are unmatched in the incremental revenue generated through in-play betting and an extensive choice of markets and sports, giving independent operators the competitive edge required to compete with the greater marketing spend of others.” Countdown to Cheltenham: Star Sports on why they ‘do not bet on an opinion’ March 10, 2020 Related Articles Share Share StumbleUponlast_img read more

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Deeper Pool…Cherry AB migrates onto Stockholm Nasdaq

first_img StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Share The governance of industry games and software supplier Cherry AB has this morning informed that it has gained ‘listings approval’ to migrate its corporate shareholding onto the Stockholm Nasdaq.Cherry AB now awaits its final review by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority, before it can officially become a Stockholm Nasdaq-listed enterprise. The firm has detailed to investors that it expects to begin trading on the Stockholm exchange on Wednesday 18 October.Migrating its shareholding onto the main Stockholm Nasdaq, Cherry will delist from the smaller ‘mid-cap’ Scandinavian Aktie Torget exchange.  Updating investors and corporate stakeholders, Cherry governance stated that the move onto the main Stockholm Nasdaq would help the firm’s future growth strategy attracting a deeper pool of investors.Anders Holmgren, CEO of Cherry AB commented on the Stockholm Nasdaq listing: “Cherry is a profitable and rapidly-growing gaming company covering the entire value chain, from technology to consumer. The listing on Nasdaq Stockholm will provide us with increased exposure to the Swedish and the international capital markets,”.Closing its update, Cherry governance detailed that it would publish a new Stockholm Nasdaq company prospectus on Monday 16 October. Cherry will trade shares on its new exchange maintaining the same company ticker – ‘CHER B’. Esports Entertainment bolsters tournament capacity by acquiring EGL August 27, 2020 Kambi and DraftKings agree on final closure terms July 24, 2020 LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

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Sky Bet promotes ‘trusted hand’ Ben Wright to lead safer gambling agenda

first_img PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 Ben Wright – Sky BetThe new executive team of Sky Betting & Gaming (Sky Bet) has moved to create a new in-house role focusing on developing safer gambling directives, procedures, schemes and communications.Sky Bet, the new online sportsbook property of Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc, has developed the senior management role of ‘Head of Safer Gambling’, which will be fronted by Ben Wright.A long term company stalwart, Wright is promoted to the new management position, which will see him work with leadership and a number of industry’s wider stakeholders, as Sky Bet bolsters its safer gambling and sustainability directives this 2019.Sky Betting & Gaming Executive Chairman Richard Flint, personally approved the promotion of Wright, highlighting his nuanced knowledge of betting intricacies, engagements, and customer behaviours, following an eleven-year tenure as a Sky Bet trading director.Richard Flint tweeted, on the appointment of Wright – “Delighted with this appointment. Ben knows the gambling business and most of all has a passion for this area. His focus is making things genuinely better and safer, not positioning or spin. I know Ben is keen to learn from those with real experience & different perspective”.Securing UK regulatory approval to acquire Sky Bet last October 2018, new owners The Stars Group, detailed within the firm’s combined prospectus that its enlarged enterprise would seek to deliver market-leading online gambling products, within the safest environments possible.Entering 2019, Sky Bet undertakes a change in corporate leadership as former Financial Officer Ian Proctor takes over the Chief Executive role from Richard Flint.Proctor is supported by the promotion of Conor Grant as Sky Bet’s new Chief Operations Officer (COO), an appointment confirmed on October 2018, following the approval of the Stars Group $4.7 million takeover bid. ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit Tabcorp expects $1bn hit as ‘COVID and retail contractions’ take effect August 3, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

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T-Mobile partners with both Cloud9 and TSM

first_imgMobile operator company T-Mobile has secured deals with north American esports powerhouses Cloud9 and Team SoloMid.The company has seriously stepped up its presence in esports by joining forces with two of the most popular organisations in the West. The company has a long history of sporting sponsorships, and recently worked with Twitch when sponsoring a FGC event at E3 earlier this year.In an announcement on their website, TSM stated they “could not be happier” to be working with T-Mobile. They claim that through community integration they will give esports fans “more access to the sport they love”, although whether that will include any live events has not yet been confirmed.In a similar release on Cloud9’s official website, Cloud9 CEO Jack Etienne said that they’ve found a partnership that will “elevate us to the next level”.“Partnering up with T-Mobile will allow us to work together on some really exciting projects that we can’t wait for the fans to see.”Jack EtienneCloud9 has also promised “exciting collaborations” are in the works that should thrill fans.Esports Insider says: A rather unusual case of two rival organisations announcing the same partner almost simultaneously means that T-Mobile make a drastic move to conquer north American esports in one fell swoop. Although the level of investment is unknown, it will be interesting to see if they can deliver on the promised fan opportunities to really make these partnerships worthwhile.last_img read more

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Lomachenko eyes winner of Commey-Lopez bout for unification

first_imgAfter capturing the WBC, WBO, WBA Lightweight belts, Ukranian boxer, Vasyl Lomachenko, has revealed that he wants the IBF belt to become the unified champion of the weight class.Currently, the IBF title is in possession of Ghana’s Richard Commey and should he win his bout against Teofimo Lopez, boxing fans could get a showdown between Commey and Lomachenko.Commey has a mandatory bout with Lopez possibly this December and that bout will have all of Lomachenko’s attention as he would want to face the winner of that bout per what he said after his victory over Luke Campbell in London.“I am happy that I won and I would like to thank everyone who came to watch the bout. Next for me, is the IBF crown because it is my title,” he said to Sky Sports Boxing.CEO of Top Rank Boxing Promotions, Bob Arum, confirmed that the Ukranian was really eager to get his hands on all the crowns in the division and that, he may even go after titles in other weight classes.“Obviously, we are looking to win the fourth belt to unify the title. We are going to fight the best at featherweight, super feather weight and light weight. He can make the needed weight to fight in all these other divisions.”last_img read more

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