Companies: GiG Sports betting GiG’s new sports betting platform goes live Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Sports betting Tech & innovation Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) is promising “the most advanced and disruptive sports betting platform product of the last decade” after launching its new sportsbook.The platform, developed over the last 18 months, will initially go live through GiG’s own Rizk.com brand before becoming available to external operators.The GiG system is implemented using microservices architecture and uses the ‘actor model’ to distribute and handle millions of messages at the same time.Endre Nesset, director of sports at GiG, said: “Building on our experience from both the operator and platform perspectives, we have come up with what we believe is the ultimate sportsbook solution.“We have created a highly flexible, scalable and significantly advanced platform. Operators will have the freedom to personalise their offering to optimise the user experience. This way they can focus on marketing their brands and driving revenue.”The GiG Sports portfolio consists of three new modules which can either be integrated as standalone products or bundled together with GIG Core (formerly iGaming Cloud).GiG Sports Connect is a proprietary in-house odds and aggregated odds and data service offering operators the freedom to choose their odds for every event and market.GiG Trader features proprietary trading tools and risk management platform, designed to optimise user experience and responsiveness to increase performance.Meanwhile, GiG Goal is a mobile-first front end and middleware solution with integrated machine learning for personalisation and optimised user journey.Nesset added: “We believe our trading tool is more responsive than anything out there. We are poised to disrupt the market in a big way and are extremely confident that we will make a huge difference to the way sports betting is experienced today – and in the future.”Related article: GIG assumes German licence through Nordbet acquisition Tags: Online Gambling AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 14th June 2018 | By contenteditor Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) is promising “the most advanced and disruptive sports betting platform product of the last decade” after launching its new sportsbook Email Address
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 17th January 2019 | By contenteditor GVC Holdings shares were up this morning after the Ladbrokes operator said it outperformed expectations in 2018.The group, which also operates the Coral, Bwin, PartyGaming and Sportingbet brands, said in its post-close trading update that it expects 2018 revenue to grow 9% year-on-year, driven by a strong online performance and an increased contribution from its European retail business. Total online net gaming revenue for the year was up 19%, or 21% on a constant currency basis. Revenue was up across all key verticals, with revenue across GVC’s sports brands up 20% from 2017, and gaming brands reporting a 16% increase from the prior year. The operator’s B2B business also performed strongly, up 17% year-on-year. The European retail business also enjoyed a strong year, with NGR up 16%, helping offset a 3% decline in like-for-like UK retail. As a result of this strong performance, the operator says that it now expects underlying earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation to come in between £750m and £755m when it publishes its preliminary full-year results on March 5. That would be up to 2.2% ahead of current market consensus of £739mGVC’s 2018 results were aided by a strong finish to 2018, with fourth quarter revenue up 5% year-on-year, or 6% on a constant currency basis. This was down to the online divison, which saw revenue grow 15%, with the operator’s gaming brands the standout performer. Gaming NGR was up 18% year-on-year, with partypoker revenue jumping 43%, revenue for the Gala brands growing 18%, and GVC’s legacy casino brands up 13%.The online sports brands reported a 14% increase in revenue for Q4, though an 18% increase in amounts wagered was partially offset by a gross win margin of 10.7%, 1.5 percentage points behind Q4 2017. The UK retail business struggled over the quarter, with revenue down 3% from the prior year. This was due to a 10% decline in like-for-like over-the-counter revenue, with gaming machine revenue up 3%. The European retail business also reported a decline in revenue for Q4, falling 7%, despite growth in Belgian and Irish revenue, up 15% and 8% respectively. These gains were wiped out by a lower over-the-counter gross win margin in the Italian Eurobet business, however. “The Group’s performance in 2018 has been excellent with the strong momentum reported at Q3 continuing into Q4,” said GVC chief executive Kenneth Alexander.“We are materially outperforming the market and taking share in all of our major territories. As the group carries this momentum forward into the new year, and starts to deliver the opportunities provided by both the Ladbrokes Coral integration and our sports-betting joint-venture in the US with MGM Resorts, the board is confident that the group is very well placed for a successful 2019.”The operator’s share price trading up 2.08% to 687.0p per share in London this morning. Tags: Online Gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Finance Topics: Finance GVC outperforms expectations thanks to online gains in 2018 Operator hails “excellent” 2018 performance as business beats full-year projections, anticipating full-year earnings of up to £755m and a 9% year-on-year rise in group revenue. Email Address
New figures from the Swedish Tax Authority and gaming regulator Spelinspektionen suggest that net gaming revenue for Sweden’s land-based and online gaming market amounted to SEK6.0bn (£479.9m/€559.0m/$626.0m) in the first quarter of 2019. Swedish gaming revenue grows to SEK6.0bn in Q1 Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Slot Machines 8th May 2019 | By contenteditor Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden Topics: Casino & games Finance Legal & compliance Lottery Sports betting Slots Casino & games New figures from the Swedish Tax Authority and gaming regulator Spelinspektionen suggest that net gaming revenue for Sweden’s land-based and online gaming market amounted to SEK6.0bn (£479.9m/€559.0m/$626.0m) in the first quarter of 2019.The figures, which are based on licensees’ tax returns, are preliminary and likely to be adjusted as more data becomes available. Spelinspektionen also noted that they were not directly comparable with the first quarter of 2018.They show that Sweden’s regulated online betting and gaming market generated net revenue (player stakes minus winnings) of SEK3.5bn. While this is higher than the SEK3.3bn reported in April, it includes gambling offered on ships.Svenska Spel’s state lottery and land-based gaming machines monopoly generated revenue of SEK1.4bn in Q1, while a further SEK234m came from its land-based casino operations in the country.Games for charitable purposes and other national lotteries contributed an additional SEK838m, while land-based commercial games, such as restaurant casinos, generated SEK46m in Q1.No figures were available for charitable bingo gaming, and no data was provided on revenue from unlicensed operators.While a direct comparison with the prior year is not possible, the figures do suggest that Sweden is succeeding in channelling players to legal offerings. The SEK6.0bn total for the regulated market in Q1 2019 is higher than total revenue across both licensed and unlicensed offerings in Q1 2018 (SEK5.8bn).For that period SEK4.1bn came from the regulated market, with a further SEK1.6bn coming from offshore operators.By the beginning of May 2019, Spelinspektionen had awarded 123 licences to 78 companies. By this point, the total number of players to sign up for the national self-exclusion database Spelpaus had risen to just under 33,000, a significant jump from the 29,975 self-excluded players at the end of the first quarter on March 31. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter
United Capital PLC (UBCAP.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about United Capital PLC (UBCAP.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Capital PLC (UBCAP.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Capital PLC (UBCAP.ng) 2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileUnited Capital Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria providing products and services for investment banking, asset management, trusteeship, securities trading and insurance. The company targets corporations, governments, institutions and high net worth individuals as well as retail investors in Nigeria and other countries in Africa. United Capital Investment Banking offers advisory services which include project finance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and structured finance. United Capital Asset Management expertise covers portfolio/fund management, mutual funds, wealth management and investment advisory services. United Capital Trustees has over 50 years’ experience in Trust services and extensive expertise in debenture trusts, mutual funds, bonds and REITS. United Capital Securities Limited is a dealing member of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and registered by the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) as a Broker/Dealer. The company is also a registered dealing member of NASD OTC Plc which enables it to deal in over-the-counter equity and fixed income securities. Formerly known as UBA Capital Plc, the company changed its name to United Capital Plc in 2014. The company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. United Capital Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSCleaningCoronavirusOCPSProtocols Previous articleWhen our plans go awryNext article10 things to know about the real St. Patrick Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR From Orange County Public SchoolsOrange County Public Schools is in constant communication with the Florida Department of Health regarding the spread of COVID-19. As of March 14, Florida has 70 confirmed cases of the disease (one in Orange County) and three deaths. Florida is still considered a low-risk region.OCPS is following appropriate protocols to protect staff and students. The district’s current cleaning products are proven effective against the Coronavirus (the virus that causes COVID-19). Over Spring Break, custodial crews will thoroughly clean schools and offices.When school resumes (March 30 or later if conditions warrant), if a student or staff member exhibits any of the symptoms listed below, he or she will be encouraged to stay home. Isolation limits spread of the virus and will protect the overall health and wellness of other students and staff. Anyone with symptoms should call a medical provider for guidance on what to do. Medical providers will ask questions to screen people for COVID-19 or other illnesses, including the “common flu” which is also prevalent this time of year.What is the Coronavirus (COVID-19)? A virus that causes diseases of varying severities, ranging from the common cold to serious respiratory diseaseHow does it spread? Between people who are in close contact Cough or sneeze droplets Touching your eyes, nose, or face with hands after touching an object containing the virusWhat are the symptoms? Fever Cough Shortness of breath Severe illnessHow do you protect yourself? Avoid close contact with people (six feet apart) and especially those who are sick Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth Stay home when you are sick Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces The Center for Disease Control (CDC) does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19 Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, scrub thoroughly under nails and between fingers, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcoholWhat else OCPS is doing:• Cleaning schools and offices during Spring Break• Reducing clutter in classrooms to optimize cleaning efficiency• Limiting use of pillows and upholstered items in classrooms• Encouraging students to wash hands – with demonstrations, and to practice healthy hygiene• Providing disposable wipes for staff to use on commonly used surfaces (keyboards, desks, remote controls, etc.) before each use• Preparing homework packets or digital learning options in case schools have to close temporarily• Disinfecting all athletic equipment between usesWhere can you find find additional information about COVID-19?COVID-19 is a new disease and information regarding its spread and appropriate protective measure continues to evolve. The CDC and The Florida Department of Health are your best source of information about the disease.Center for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 InformationFlorida Department of Health COVID-19 InformationThe Florida Dept. of Health’s #COVID19 Call Center is 1 (866) 779-6121 available at all times (24/7) or you can email [email protected] with your questions.In support of the state’s efforts, the Florida Department of Health in Orange County (DOH-Orange) has established a Coronavirus Call Center phone number for Orange County, Florida residents. The phone number is 407-723-5004. The DOH-Orange Call Center is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
15 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 23 October 2008 | News Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. UNICEF UK seeks new agency to boost high value donor income UNICEF UK is looking for a new agency to help overhaul its High Value Donor Fundraising Programme in 2009.As part of a review of the High Value Donor section of UNICEF’s direct marketing activities, UNICEF UK is seeking to recruit an agency to assess and enhance their current programme, to boost income and to help develop innovative ideas for the future.Kate Vigurs, who manages high value supporters, believes that there are many opportunities for a step change in UNICEF’s high value donor approaches.She said: “UNICEF has fabulous brand recognition and we just need to turn that into income. We have never developed a real focus on these supporters so the potential is significant.”Allan Freeman, of Freestyle Marketing, is handling the process and agencies are being selected over the next few weeks. He can be contacted on 07957 344734 or [email protected] confirms that the roles of other agencies currently working alongside its Direct Marketing team will not be affected by this change.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: charity of the year corporate Digital Single price discount retailer Poundland is inviting customers and the public to vote online for its charity of the year 2012-13.On the nine-charity shortlist is Alzheimer’s Society, Macmillan Cancer Support, Sue Ryder, the Royal British Legion, Cancer Research UK, Help for Heroes, British Heart Foundation, Asthma UK, and Scope.Poundland already has a partnership with Macmillan, having already raised over £430,000 for the charity since it was chosen as charity of the year in 2009. Staff fundraising events and the sale of merchandise such as pin badges have contributed to the total. It raised its initial £100,000 target four months early in December 2009.The online voting page gives details about each charity, together with a link to their website. Voting closes on 30 January 2012.www.poundland.co.uk/charity/ About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 13 January 2012 | News 38 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Poundland invites online votes for its charity of the year 2012
Cold calling: inside a fundraising call centre Tagged with: ethics Telephone fundraising 26 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis This morning’s Four Thought on BBC Radio 4 featured a grim account of working in a fundraising agency’s call centre in “leafy north London”.Ian McDowell described his experiences in a smelly, ill-equipped and badly managed call centre. He didn’t mention any names – of the agency, their charity clients or the staff he encountered – but he was scathing of what he encountered. Indeed, it was so bad that he only lasted three days, and was relieved at not being asked to return.Some of his criticisms will be familiar to those who have read the Daily Mail’s allegations about some telephone fundraising agencies earlier this year, and how, it is claimed, some charities have handled donor data.McDowell asks:“How much of this do the charities, who spend millions of pounds every year on these dubious methods, really know, or want to know, about this sometimes sordid business? And why on earth should their supporters put up with it?”You can listen again to Cold Calling via the BBC iPlayer. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 9 September 2015 | News
Dante StrobinoWW photo: Brenda RyanExcerpted from a talk by Dante Strobino, an organizer with United Electrical Workers, at the WWP National Conference on Nov. 17. He was in Elwood, Ill., during the Walmart workers’ strike and rally.Walmart, the world’s largest private sector employer, has been entirely union-free in the United States since its founding in Arkansas 50 years ago. The labor movement has launched many campaigns against the company for two decades. But until recently, Walmart had never seen workers’ actions with such a national character, affecting all levels of their operations.The key to Walmart’s success has been getting low-cost goods to customers quickly. This is what makes it so vulnerable to work stoppages in the global supply chain.Workers have been organizing in the logistics industries that supply the goods between California and New Jersey ports, and in the massive warehousing hub outside Chicago. The city transports half the nation’s rail freight and is the world’s third-largest container port.Organizers agree on the disproportionate power warehouse workers have to disrupt the company’s just-in-time supply chain. Seventy percent of Walmart’s imported products travel through the distribution center in Elwood, Ill.Workers have also been organizing retail stores countrywide. Most of this organizing is done with a new model, as in the unorganized U.S. South, not demanding immediate union recognition, but allowing workers to build power.Unorganized workers are organizing in four links in Walmart’s global supply chain – food production, processing, warehousing and retail. Transportation and port workers are largely organized.From Louisiana immigrant “guest” shrimp workers striking over forced labor and wage theft to California warehouse workers walking out and marching 50 miles from Riverside to Los Angeles, Walmart workers are fighting back.Dante Strobino, wearing glasses, supports striking Walmart warehouse workers in Elmwood, Ill., in October.The Warehouse Workers for Justice Campaign, led by United Electrical Workers and Change to Win, has been organizing Chicagoland warehouses for almost three years. Seventy percent of them employ temporary workers rather than direct hires.WWJ has seen short checks, unpaid overtime, forced work off the clock and other abuses in these warehouses. Some workers sleep in foreclosed homes and tents because they cannot afford rent.In March, WWJ organized a public hearing on International Women’s Day on wage theft and rampant sexual harassment of women warehouse workers there, as bosses have no accountability.In late September, WWJ organized a workers’ march through Elwood’s warehouse to deliver demands to the boss, who chased them with a forklift. Then, 38 loading dock workers struck against unfair labor practices for three weeks.At the strike’s end, thousands attended a mass rally on Oct. 1. There, 17 community, labor and clergy supporters were arrested during a civil disobedience action blocking the road so trucks couldn’t enter the warehouse. They forced Walmart to shut it down for the day, costing the company millions of dollars.Fired workers were reinstated and all strikers won three weeks’ full back pay.On Oct. 9, hundreds of retail store workers in 12 states struck for two days. November has seen a walkout at an Ennis, Tex., Walmart, and a sit-in and strike at a Richmond, California store.OUR Walmart campaign is organizing retail workers backed by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. Workers allege that Walmart has responded to their efforts with the same hardball tactics it perfected in past anti-union campaigns.Workers report legal intimidation, like mandatory “captive audience” meetings bashing OUR Walmart, and illegal retaliation, like firing key supporters. Walmart denies breaking the law. Such retaliation is the impetus for the strike wave. Striking over alleged crimes offers workers greater legal protection against permanent replacement.OUR Walmart brought 200 striking Walmart workers from 28 stores in 12 states to a shareholders’ meeting in Bentonville, Ark., on Oct. 10.A Walmart memo leaked to the Huffington Post confirms the seriousness with which the company views the strikes, revealing organized labor’s power when it taps into strong community support, utilizes social networks, and engages in direct action.The campaign plans mass actions – flash mobs, sit-ins, leafleting and walkouts — at Walmart stores on “Black Friday,” the year’s busiest shopping day.Low-wage workers are winning and building power. Walmart workers have already won some local grievances. The most dramatic concessions have been made to warehouse workers, not retail. For example, WWJ won over $1 million in stolen wages for Chicago-area warehouse workers.Oncelow-wage workers take down Walmart, there will be a huge shift in organizing all unorganized workers from coast to coast, North to South. nFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Colin Kaepernick, a Black quarterback, has not played in the National Football League for almost three years since he started to kneel during the playing of the national anthem to protest racist police brutality and racial inequality.No NFL team has sought out Kaepernick to become either a starting or back-up quarterback for two-and-a-half years. So why did the NFL set up an unexpected workout for Kaepernick on Nov. 16 to perform before 32 teams to see if he could still play? Kaepernick has continually let it be known that he wants to play again.The “workout” proved to be shady from the very start. First, the NFL gave Kaepernick a two-hour ultimatum to agree to the workout scheduled for a Saturday when most teams are either traveling to or hosting a Sunday game. Most trial workouts are reserved for a Tuesday. The NFL also wanted Kaepernick to sign an unusual waiver heavily loaded against him. According to his lawyers, to recommend that he sign would have been “malpractice” on their part.A provision in the waiver stated that “in consideration for the opportunity to participate in the workout, the player [releases the NFL from all liability] arising out of, occurring during, or related directly or indirectly to the workout.” (Newsweek, Nov. 19)In other words, signing the waiver would remove Kaepernick’s right to pursue a legal claim against the NFL if the owners want to permanently keep him from playing.Howard Bryant, a Black ESPN reporter, stated, “When you are talking about this waiver, you are asking Colin Kaepernick to give up everything, and I think that when you go into a negotiation you are not expected to give up all your rights.” (Newsweek, Nov. 19)In addition, if Kaepernick had agreed to the terms of the NFL’s workout at the Atlanta Falcons training facility, the NFL would have exclusive rights to the video of the workout, with the possibility of biased editing of the footage; and the media would be excluded from the workout. The NFL would be calling all the shots, including choosing Kaepernick’s receivers.Many sports critics viewed this workout as a complete sham, especially since none of the 32 teams had shown the slightest interest in Kaepernick because he used the football field as a platform for protest.Kaepernick turns the tablesTwo hours before the workout was to take place, Kaepernick and his team decided to switch locations to Charles Drew High School, an hour away from Atlanta to call his own workout. (Drew was the Black surgeon who discovered different methods of storing blood plasma especially for casualties during World War II.) Over 100 supporters of Kaepernick gathered near the football field to watch the workout and cheer him on. Kaepernick wore a Kunta Kinte shirt with a red, black and green emblem, signifying the Black Liberation colors. Kinte was a main character in Alex Haley’s groundbreaking novel, “Roots,” that followed the journey of kidnapped and enslaved African people until they won their freedom after the U.S. Civil War. Kinte was a rebellious enslaved person whom Kaepernick identifies with.Out of an estimated 25 NFL team representatives supposedly committed to view Kaepernick’s workout, only eight showed up once the venue was changed. Kaepernick went through a one-hour workout with his handpicked receivers and showed he is still an elite quarterback.Some sports commentators criticized Kaepernick for not bowing down to the NFL and abiding by their rules for the workout. But Kaepernick is aware that there is no equal situation between him as an individual player and the NFL hierarchy representing the interests of the super-rich owners.After the workout, Kaepernick held an impromptu press conference, stating, “I’ve been ready for three years. I’ve been denied for three years. We all know why. We’re waiting for the 32 owners, the 32 teams, Roger Goodell, all of them to stop running. Stop running from the truth, stop running from the people.” (theundefeated.com, Nov. 18)Howard Bryant stated, on the Nov. 19 ESPN show “First Take,” that if the NFL does not allow Kaepernick to be the character he is, then the NFL is more concerned with demanding “Black obedience” than in judging Kaepernick on his ability to play.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this