Celebrate Caribbean American Heritage Month in Pembroke Pines

first_img“Feel the Spirit and Vibes of the Caribbean” at Caribbean American Exhibition & Festival, set for Sunday, June 30, 2018 from 4 p.m. at the Campus/Hall/Pavilion, Holy Sacrament, 2801 North University Drive, Pembroke Pines.The event, held in honor of National Caribbean American Heritage Month, will feature live performances from artistes include General Stan Brown-Tropical Vibes Steel Pan, Ian Sweetness, Roger George, Novel-T, Hal “Reggae man” Anthony, Kate Vargas and Michael Schloss among others as well as interactive family activities including a Kids Fun Zone, Culture Corner and more.Admission for kids under 12 are free.last_img read more

Renato Sanches Joins Swanses City On Loan From Bayern Munich

first_imgSwansea City has signed Portuguese midfielder, Renato Sanches, on a season long loan from Bayern Munich.20-year-old Sanches is expected to join up with the Swansea next week as he is away with Portugal’s Under-21 squad. Sanshes joined Bayern Munich from Benfica in 2016 and was an integral part of Portugal’s Euro 2016 winning squad in France. RelatedCity Star Makes Golden Boy Top Three ShortlistOctober 22, 2017In “England”Mbappe Question MarkSeptember 2, 2017In “Europe”Quality Striker Search: Milan Meet ‘Super Agent’ MendesJuly 26, 2017In “Europe”last_img read more

German Bundesliga Review (Friday Night): Mainz, Frankfurt Clash Ends In Stalemate

first_imgMainz 05 and Eintracht Frankfurt played out an entertaining 1-1 draw in their German Bundesliga clash on Friday night.German player Stefan Bell put through his own net with eight first half minutes left to give the visitors the lead but Suat Serdar spared his blushes with an equaliser for Mainz 05 in the 71st minute as both sides settled for the share of the spoils.Eintracht Frankfurt have now recorded 15 points to occupy 7th position on the league table while their hosts have 11 points in 11th place.RelatedBundesliga Review: Frankfurt Suffer UCL Dent With Bremen DefeatApril 2, 2018In “Europe”German Cup Recap: Schalke 04, Frankfurt Through To SemisFebruary 8, 2018In “Europe”Bundesliga Review: Bayern Maintain 18-Point Lead Over Chasing Pack With Slim Schalke WinFebruary 11, 2018In “Europe”last_img read more

Amaya hires Bo Wänghammar as PokerStars casino MD

first_img ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 BlueRibbon signs strategic partnership with The Stars Group August 18, 2020 Related Articles Share StumbleUpon PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 Share Submit Toronto TSX-listed Amaya Inc has confirmed the appointment of Bo Wänghammar to the senior management position of PokerStars Casino Managing Director, as the operator seeks to continue its aggressive expansion of new product verticals in 2017.An industry veteran Wänghammar joins PokerStars from European igaming operator Mr Green & Co where he held number of Executive management positions including CEO of Mr Green’s Malta division (2014-2016).Wänghammar will be tasked with executing strategy and operations for PokerStars casino verticals, as Amaya further diversifies its product assets away from online poker.In its latest trading update, Amaya governance detailed that combined online casino and sports betting revenue had climbed 114% to $183 million for the Q1-Q3 period (January – September 2016).Welcoming Wänghammar to Amaya operations, group CEO Rafi Ashkenazi stated “We believe Bo is a great addition to Rational Group’s senior management team.“Not only does he have great experience in growing an online casino brand from the ground up, but he has management talent across a range of industries.”Wänghammar backed Ashkenazi’s positive comments, stating that he looked forward to taking PokerStars’ casino assets to the next level.last_img read more

GVC completes Turkish offload as 2018 judgement looms

first_img TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Share GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 Share StumbleUpon UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Submit Related Articles Updating the market, FTSE online gambling group GVC Holdings has confirmed the complete disposal of Turkish business unit ‘Headlong Limited’ to Malta-based technology firm Ropso ltd.Last November, GVC governance announced that it would sell its Turkish enterprise and associated assets to Ropso for a total consideration of €150 million.Announcing the sale of Headlong, GVC leadership stated that the firm would concentrate its future growth within regulated markets.At present, GVC governance is chasing an ambitious £3.9 billion takeover of FTSE rival Ladbrokes Coral Plc.As the deal leader, GVC has tabled a combined cash & shares offer of value range 160.9p – 203.8p per share ‘dependent on the outcome of the UK triennial industry review’.City analysts are eagerly awaiting the final judgement of the long-awaited DCMS industry review on FOBTs machine wagering levels and industry advertising standards. The review which will have significant consequences for all UK gambling stakeholders is currently under a 12-week consultation period, announced by DCMS on 30 October.Presenting its initial merger tie-up with Ladbrokes Coral, GVC governance states that it seeks to create the outright FTSE leading enterprise for gambling.To date, deal stakeholders have not disclosed any potential structural arrangements between GVC-Ladbrokes-Coral, however, in its market proposal, GVC governance stated the enlarged business could potentially be bigger than UK highstreet retailer M&S’.last_img read more

bwin places firm responsibility agenda on DFB 2022 extension

first_img Submit Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 Share StumbleUpon GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Related Articles GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 Stephan Heilmann – bwinGVC Holdings’ European online sportsbook property bwin, has confirmed a four-year extension to its existing partnership with the Deutscher Fussball Bund – DFB – German Football Association.Extended to December 2022, bwin will continue to act as ‘official DFB betting partner’, securing extensive brand coverage across Germany men/women’s national football team matches.In addition, the bwin brand secures advertising rights and brand coverage for the DFB Cup, 3.Liga and Women’s Bundesliga domestic club competitions.Beyond its marketing and brand capacities, bwin leadership states that it will utilise the DFB partnership to promote safer gambling standards, prevention of gambling harms and athlete integrity against match-fixing and sports corruption.The partnerships focus on social responsibility is formed by a direct attachment to GVC Holdings guiding ‘Changing for the Bettor’ global corporate initiative, announced this January.Updating stakeholders, Stephan Heilmann, bwin Brand Director for DACH region, states: “We consider it a great honour to be a partner of the DFB and we are pleased to significantly expand our existing partnership with the now signed contract We look forward to the matches of the national team and the thrilling duels in the DFB Cup, both of which offer us an exclusive environment to present the bwin brand, and the responsible handling of sports betting within the partnership will be a central theme for us, which we will work together want to advance with the DFB.” Sharelast_img read more

Altenar continues regulated market mission with Malta licence

first_img Global Gaming adds sportsbook extension to Ninja property August 25, 2020 Submit Share Share Related Articles Altenar: Supporting expansion plans in Denmark and Portugal August 20, 2020 Altenar has set about acquiring more customers from regulated gambling markets after collecting a B2B sports betting licence from the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA). This recognition allows Altenar to work with Malta-licensed operators to offer betting services including extensive in-play coverage and the popular cash out feature.The licensing process for this Type 2 B2B licence took just over five months which, according to Altenar CEO Stanislav Silin, is “relatively quick given that the regulatory regime in Malta changed in August 2018, and quite a number of providers had to go through the process of getting a new licence all at the same time”.The MGA licence covers a lot of common ground in terms of requirements typically present in country specific regulation, and is, therefore, a good base standard to cater for subsequent expansion into such jurisdictions.Silin added that securing the licence – which followed the firm’s approval to service the Romanian market in September 2018 – was a key stepping stone towards becoming “one of the best sportsbook providers on the market”.“This isn’t our first licence, as we already have one issued in Romania,” he explained. “It definitely won’t be the last either, but it is certainly the most significant so far, and one that should allow us to progress further along our path following our strategy of gaining recognition and acquiring customers in regulated markets. “Meeting the stringent compliance tests and regulatory requirements set by the MGA is definitely an important step as we seek to become one of the best sportsbook providers on the market – an ambitious vision that we are slowly making a reality.”It’s been a fast start to the year for Altenar, who secured its first regulated customer for the Romanian market in January through Red Sevens (www.redsevens.ro). Just two months later, the firm powered the launch of Fastbet.it, a new brand for established Italian sports betting and gaming operator Replatz – one of 70 licensees confirmed by the country’s gaming regulator Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli (ADM). TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

RAiG launches social responsibility audit

first_img Lord Goldsmith to lead Howard League’s ‘deeper research’ on crime and problem gambling links June 1, 2020 Share Submit Related Articles RAiG members back radical overhaul of UK gambling’s affiliate landscape June 30, 2020 Restructured GVC sidelines Oddschecker affiliate services  July 8, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Sarah Ramanauskas – Gambling Integrity Responsible Affiliates in Gambling (RAiG) has published the details of its social responsibility audit, which will provide assurance that RAiG members are compliant with relevant UK regulatory requirements.The audit, which will be repeated on an annual basis, will place significant focus upon the improvement of consumer safeguards within the gaming industry, as well as facilitating the implementation of good practice measures. Sarah Ramanauskas, a Senior Partner at Gambling Integrity, who conducted the audits, commented: “The companies involved could not have been more cooperative or committed to the process, and I am pleased that they all passed. “We look forward to working with RAiG in the future, in the belief that the annual social responsibility audits will not only provide assurances about compliance but also provide a platform for sharing best practice and enhancing standards of consumer protection.” The association has emphasised that undertaking the audit and addressing any failings that have been identified will become a condition of RAiG membership, which will be repeated on an annual basis. Commenting on the audit, RAIG’s chairman, Clive Hawkswood, added:  “As with all of RAiG’s work it will evolve over time but setting up the audit process and getting it piloted by our founding members marks a huge step forward. “I very much see it as a benefit of membership rather than something that members or prospective members should be concerned about. As transparency has become something of a watchword for RAiG it was also important that we put this paper into the public arena. “We now feel much more comfortable about encouraging other affiliates to join RAiG simply because we can be open about what is required.  With the pilot successfully completed and with the audit arrangements now in place, we can concentrate on improving standards within the affiliate sector so that it plays its part, and is seen as doing so, in creating a safer gambling environment for consumers. “Against this background, we are now actively encouraging other affiliates to apply for membership and expect to make further announcements on that front very shortly.”The paper published by the RAiG has addressed areas such as the purpose of the audit; frequency; cost; the framework; practical arrangements; the auditor’s report; and the review process. Supporting the audit, the RAiG has outlined a number of other key areas which it will consider rolling out in the future, including the limitation of marketing material to customers vulnerable to gambling-related harm; staff training; the provision of safer gambling information; improvements to co-ordination with gambling operators and the transparency of relationships between affiliates and operators.last_img read more

Epic announces the 2019 Fortnite World Cup

first_imgIn the middle of Fortnite’s ProAm event at E3, Epic Games announced esports plans for its booming battle royale game.The Fortnite World Cup will be coming in 2019 as the culmination of Fortnite esports. The $100m (£74m) announced last month will be split between community-run, online and major events. Epic made sure to point out anyone and everyone can play in qualifying matches, as it will not be selling franchise spots in a league or guaranteeing positions in qualifiers to any organisations and won’t allow third-party organizers to do so either.No further word on when qualifying matches will take place but it will be focused on solos and duos.While the game has been in development for the better part of seven years it wasn’t released until paid early access in July 2017, then free to play early access in September. Along with the battle royale genre in general, Fortnite has gained popularity thanks to content creators like Tyler “Ninja” Blevins.It’s been barely one month since Epic announced it will be providing $100m in prize pools for the first year of Fortnite esports. This astronomical number is not only the largest prize pool in esports history but overshadows prize pools in every major esports in 2017 combined. With the competitive nature surrounding the game, fans have been begging for an esports structure. The first iteration of esports was at a community event at DreamHack Summer 2017 and the Ninja Vegas event in April. Besides those two, weekly community events are held such as the UMG Keemstar Fortnite Fridays, but as custom servers are not accessible the format is essentially based on kills in squad games.Regardless of the lack of esports structure major organisations are catching onto the trend of Fortnite and have been putting their faith in players that stand out in preparations of the impeding esports structure. Organisations like Team SoloMid, FaZe Clan and Team Liquid have all signed teams in the past couple of months.Esports Insider says: It’s an exciting time for Fortnite esports as this is certainly something Epic has been working on for quite some time. The original announcement stated Epic would be doing something completely different and unexpected and they certainly delivered. It goes to show how much Epic cares about its players by also guaranteeing it won’t be selling or franchising positions to any organisations either. We can’t wait to see these qualifying tournaments as we already know players are hungry for competition. Sign up to our newsletter!last_img read more

UCL Semi-finals: Ajax beat Spurs 1-0 in first leg

first_img Source: BBC Tottenham face a daunting task to keep their Champions League hopes alive after Ajax secured a crucial advantage in the semi-final first leg.Donny van de Beek’s 15th-minute goal, steered cleverly past Hugo Lloris from close range, put Erik ten Hag’s exciting young side firmly in the driving seat going into the second leg in Amsterdam next Wednesday.Spurs struggled to overcome the absence of forwards Harry Kane and Son Heung-min – injured and suspended respectively – and their job was made even harder by the loss of defender Jan Vertonghen after he suffered a facial injury in the first half.Vertonghen’s problem raised questions about player welfare after he was allowed to continue, albeit for only a few seconds, when he was clearly badly shaken up after an aerial collision involving team-mate Toby Alderweireld and Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana. He eventually had to be supported by two members of the Spurs staff as he went off.Tottenham tried to force the pace after the break with plenty of possession, but it was Ajax who came close to adding a second when David Neres struck the inside of the post with Lloris beaten.Ajax held on to their lead in relative comfort and it will need a stirring Spurs comeback to prevent the Dutch side facing either Barcelona or Liverpool in the final on 1 June.Spurs come up shortTottenham were not lacking in effort on what many regarded as the biggest night in their history, a first Champions League semi-final staged in their magnificent new stadium.It was quality and threat that was missing, with Spurs unable to compensate for the damaging suspension of Son and the injury to top goalscorer Kane.The burden fell on to Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli, along with Lucas Moura, but they were simply unable to trouble Ajax on a night of pure frustration for manager Mauricio Pochettino, his players and the supporters who packed this arena and backed their team superbly.Spurs also missed the midfield industry of the injured Harry Winks and were hit further by the loss of defender Vertonghen, who was surprisingly allowed to carry on briefly despite a heavy blow to the head and apparent questioning by referee Mateu Lahoz.The Premier League side are still not out of this tie, and if their Champions League run to the last four has proved anything, it is that they must never be discounted.However, they were second best and lacking in punch here. They will need to produce much better if their dream of advancing to the Champions League final in Madrid is to be realised.last_img read more