iGB Market Monitor: June 2019

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Sports betting Bingo Social responsibility controls can play a major part in whether an igaming market succeeds or fails, as the three sectors covered in this edition of the Market Monitor show. 30th June 2019 | By Stephen Carter iGB Market Monitor: June 2019 Tags: Online Gambling Social responsibility controls can play a major part in whether an igaming market succeeds or fails, as the three sectors covered in this edition of the Market Monitor show.In the UK bingo market, a sector that had stagnated in recent years, suddenly took a major hit when stricter know your customer (KYC) regulations were brought into effect.This has seen operators forced to closely monitor players, determining the sources of their funding, with regulatory action looming over those who fail to do so. This appears to have hit the online bingo market particularly hard, resulting in lower revenue from VIP customers. It is yet to prompt a wave of consolidation, however, with 888’s deal for JPJ Group’s Mandalay business and Rank Group’s planned acquisition of Stride Gaming the vertical’s only major M&A activity in the year to date. The opening of the Swedish market, meanwhile, appeared to herald a new dawn, following years of pressure from operators for legal certainty in the country’s but unregulated thriving igaming market.Things have quickly soured. Gambling regulator Spelinspektionen moved quickly to stamp down on things it does not like, and a debate over advertising is raging.Quite simply, the government feels there is too much, putting players at risk of developing problems. A government–mandated investigation sees Sweden moving towards new advertising restrictions – a potential ban has even been mooted – just months after opening for business.Amidst this gloom, Germany, for years Europe’s regulatory basket case, offers a glimmer of hope.For years the powerful state lottery association, the Deutsche Lotto- und Totoblock (DLTB) had put the brakes on any attempt to open the market beyond sports betting, arguing that they – and as a result the good causes they fund – would suffer. This had left the market in stasis since 2012.Seven years on, however, signs point to the federal states finally thinking of the players.Operators, and indeed some lawmakers, have long argued that the only way to protect players is to regulate all forms of gambling. With the Amended State Treaty on Gambling passed in March, but only in place until 2021, prospects for a liberal, multi-vertical framework appear better than ever.This Market Monitor will give you a comprehensive overview in the state of play in each of these markets.Robin Harrison News Editor, iGaming Business Regions: Europe UK & Ireland Central and Eastern Europe Nordics Germany Sweden AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Bingo Email Addresslast_img read more

Guinness Nigeria plc (GUINNE.ng) HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgGuinness Nigeria plc (GUINNE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Guinness Nigeria plc (GUINNE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Guinness Nigeria plc (GUINNE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Guinness Nigeria plc (GUINNE.ng)  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileGuinness Nigeria brews beer in Nigeria and packages and markets a range of international spirits, beers and ready-to-drink beverages. Well-known brands in its product range include Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Guinness Extra Smooth, Malta Guinness and Harp Lager Beer. Brands in its Spirits range include Smirnoff and Gordon’s; brands in it beer range include Guinness, Harp, Dubic and Satzenbrau; and brands in its ready-to-drink range include Orijin and Malta Guinness. Guinness Stout was first exported to Sierra Leone in 1827 and became very popular across West Africa. Ikeja in Lagos, Nigeria was chosen in 1963 as the first location outside the British Isles to brew the iconic dark beer. Riding on the back of steady growth in markets for Guinness Stout and Harp Lager, Guinness Nigeria Plc now has 5 brewing plants in the country. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Guinness Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Minis: How to play golden boot

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS IT’S A natural urge for young boys to put boot to ball, so indulge them by letting them play golden boot! It’s an excellent way for players to improve their kicking skills, and they love the competitive element. This game tests their ability to kick conversions, drop goals, punt, grubber and kick to touch. For added fun, finish off with a crossbar challenge. To learn the rules of the game, download the PDF here and take it to training!last_img

Munster vs Ulster Highlights – HEC Quarter final

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Snow-ice warning in place for Donegal until later this morning

first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Facebook Twitter Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Met Eireann has issued a snow-ice warning for Donegal.The forecaster says there will be sleet and snow showers ranging between 1 and 3 centimetres – especially on high ground.The weather alert is in place until 10am.Joanna Donnelly is a Meteorologist with Met Eireann.She says the rain will clear later this morning but it will remain cold throughout the weekend.Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/wea7.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By admin – March 4, 2016 center_img Pinterest Pinterest Snow-ice warning in place for Donegal until later this morning RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Previous articleTrillick to meet Eglish in Tyrone Club Championship openerNext articleWeather records continue to be broken in Donegal admin WhatsApplast_img read more

NJ school bus collision leaves 2 dead, some critically hurt

first_imgWABC-TV(MOUNT OLIVE, N.J.) — A child and a teacher were killed when a school bus full of fifth-graders collided with a dump truck and slammed off a New Jersey highway on Thursday morning, the governor said.Photos of the chaotic scene show the school bus on its side in the median of Route 80 near Mount Olive Township, which is about 50 miles west of New York City.The students — fifth-graders at East Brook Middle School in Paramus, New Jersey — were on the way to a field trip at the time of the collision, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said at a news conference from the middle school.Seven adults, including the driver, and 38 students were on board the bus, Murphy said, and 43 people of those 45 were injured and hospitalized.Some patients are in critical condition and undergoing surgery, Murphy said. “Our hearts are broken by today’s tragedy,” he tweeted.Mount Olive Mayor Rob Greenbaum called the accident “horrific” in an interview with ABC New York station WABC-TV.New Jersey state troopers used cadaver dogs to search for victims who may have been ejected, WABC-TV reported.Multiple ambulances were on the scene and police said Route 80 was closed in both directions.This story is developing. Please check back for more updates. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Chicago police seek to arrest suspects who threatened to shoot, kill officers in viral video

first_imgScott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) —  Chicago police are looking to charge two suspects seen threatening to shoot and kill officers in multiple videos posted to social media.Police advocate group Chicago Code BLUE recently posted three videos to social media showing two men flashing guns and using threatening language when referring to a Chicago police officer driving in the car next to them while a woman sits in the passenger seat.Investigators say they know the identities of the men and are looking to file charges and bring them into custody.In one three-minute video, a man flashes the camera toward the marked police SUV, saying “I’m gonna kill him.”At one point, the man reveals a firearm on his waist band after saying several more times that he’s going to kill the officer.The threats continued in the two additional videos posted by the Facebook group. The videos have been viewed about 1.4 million times.“If they look like they are going to do anything to me, I’m going to start shooting,” the man says.In a press conference Saturday, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson told reporters the department immediately became aware of the videos and warned officers to be vigilant, adding that “tracking social media posts is largely what we do now.”“It’s very important for all of us standing here to track social media, because that’s how a lot of things get started,” Johnson said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Mother, 14-year-old son killed as tornado slams Louisiana

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — A mother and son were killed when a tree fell on their home during a tornado in Ruston, Louisiana, on Thursday, state officials said.The son was 14 years old and a high school freshman, said Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards. In Ruston, about 70 miles east of Shreveport, “the damage is extensive,” the governor said at a news conference Thursday. “From the air, if anything, it is more remarkable than it is from the ground.” “Our prayers are with the people of Ruston today,” Edwards tweeted.The governor said he declared a state of emergency for the entire state. Tornadoes and severe storms slammed Texas and Louisiana overnight and at least four tornadoes have been confirmed in the area.Tornado watches remain in effect from New Orleans to Pensacola, Florida, Thursday evening. Winds up to 70 mph and flash flooding are also possible.=By 7 p.m. Thursday, the severe storms will move out of Louisiana and Mississippi and into the Mobile, Alabama, and Pensacola area,The storm will then move east on Friday, bringing heavy rain to the Carolinas and the Northeast.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

‘Between a rock and a hard place’: Can the Secret Service say no to a president?

first_imgABC NewsBY: LUKE BARR, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — As more White House officials test positive for COVID-19, attention is turning to the safety of U.S. Secret Service agents who are tasked with protecting the president.Agents were seen Sunday afternoon in the front seat of an armored SUV while President Donald Trump took a ride outside the Walter Reed Medical Center to wave to supporters while the president was likely still infectious, according to experts.A Secret Service spokesperson told ABC News they don’t discuss matters of protection.“The Secret Service does not discuss our protectees or the specific means and methods regarding our protective mission,” the spokesperson said.During an update on the president’s health, Dr. Sean Conley said the agents in the vehicle were wearing full personal protective equipment.Experts say the incident brings to light one of the challenges that come with protecting the president — saying no.The president can usually go anywhere, and it is the Secret Service’s job to ensure that the president gets there safely — whether it is traveling to a war zone or walking across the street to Lafayette Park.Retired senior Secret Service agent Don Mihalek, an ABC News contributor, said the president’s security detail is at times caught “between a rock and a hard place” when a president wants to do something that is potentially unsafe, like President George W. Bush’s returning to D.C. during the 9/11 attacks.Often the Secret Service has to work with subject matter experts and figure it out, Mihalek said.“So intrinsically it’s a difficult job because you’re protecting the top target in the world,” he said.But the matter cuts both ways. While visiting Paris in November 2018, Trump said that he could not to go to nearby Aisne-Marne American Cemetery to commemorate lost World War I troops because the Secret Service said so.Because of bad weather, the security detail would have had to motorcade through the city and not use Marine One, the helicopter that usually transports the president.“When the helicopter couldn’t fly to the first cemetery in France because of almost zero visibility I suggested driving,” Trump tweeted. “Secret Service said NO, too far from airport & big Paris shutdown.”Sunday’s drive outside Walter Reed sparked immediate condemnation from many Democrats on Capitol Hill.House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Mich., called the president’s actions outrageous and requested a briefing from the Secret Service on the matter.“The height of reckless disregard for others was the President’s ‘joyride’ yesterday where Secret Service agents were required to drive him around in a hermetically sealed vehicle,” Thompson said in a statement Monday. “Exposing Secret Service personnel to the virus does not just put them at risk, it puts their families and the public at risk.”Both Mihalek and another retired Secret Service special agent told ABC News that it is often a compromise between agents and others around the protectee.“Our job is to make that activity as safe as possible for them,” the former agent, who spoke to ABC News on the condition of anonymity, said of the president. “There are inherent risks in many law enforcement operations and that is certainly increased from a health perspective during a pandemic.”Mihalek said that it appears from video that the agents in front were wearing masks and some sort of protective covering over their clothes. He also noted that some of the armored vehicles that carry the president have protective barriers inside that can restrict the airflow between the front compartment where the driver and front passenger sit, and the rear part of the cabin that holds the president. That would mean that the agents in front would not have had to breathe the same air as Trump.The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges in protecting the president, said Mihalek, but agents still do an “amazing” job.The retired agent who spoke to ABC News also pushed back on reports that the agents were taking their cues directly from the president.“The Secret Service has established protocols and procedures that are followed through a chain of command,” he said. “No agent should ever take it upon themselves to violate a protective procedure unless cleared by a supervisor, or if there was immediate danger of injury or death.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

AP-3C Orion Searches for Missing Flight QZ8501

first_img View post tag: Aircraft View post tag: Australian December 29, 2014 Share this article The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has deployed a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)AP-3C Orion Maritime Patrol Aircraft to assist in the Indonesian-led search for missing Air Asia flight QZ8501.The Australian AP-3C Orion took off from Darwin this morning (Monday, 29 December, 2014)to join the search operations.The Chief of Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, said the ADF was ready and willing to support its Indonesian friends in the search for Air Asia flight QZ8501.“The RAAF AP-3C Orion aircraft has a well proven capability in search and rescue and carries maritime search radar coupled with infra-red and electro-optical sensors to support the visual observation capabilities provided by its highly trained crew members,” Air Chief Marshal Binskin said.Press Release View post tag: Flight View post tag: missing View post tag: search Back to overview,Home naval-today Australian Aircraft Assists in Search for Missing Air Asia Flight Australian Aircraft Assists in Search for Missing Air Asia Flight View post tag: News by topic View post tag: asia View post tag: air View post tag: Assists View post tag: Maritimelast_img read more