United States-born Jabari Garibaldi is looking to be on the roster of Jamaica’s Premier league team, Boys Town in a bid to earn a spot on the Reggae Boyz World Cup team.Garibaldi, who has a Jamaican mother, trained with the Reggae Boyz four years ago and wants another chance to catch the eye of national coach Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore. He believes that playing in the Premier League next season will give the Reggae Boyz enough time to get a first-hand look at his ability.Garibaldi, 25, played with Portmore’s Michael Binns for two seasons at Fort Lauderdale and also represented Miami Fusion in the National Premier Soccer League, an American league commonly recognised as being fourth tier, though it has been given no official designation by US Soccer.He spent last season in Iceland but is back home training with the Fusion. Garibaldi can play the roles of centre-back, left-back, defensive and attacking midfield.Whitmore looks to homegrown talent
Sprint King Usain Bolt took an emotional final bow on the track at the end of the World Championships in London on Sunday before declaring there was no chance he would ever return to sprinting.After a final lap of honor Bolt was asked by reporters, already missing him, whether he might ever change his mind.Won’t return“No, I’ve seen too many people come back, make things worse and shame themselves. I won’t be one of those people who come back,” Bolt said firmly.On the previous day, the triple world record holder’s stellar career ended tearfully for his adoring fans after he cramped on the last leg of the 4 x 100 meters relay final, falling to the track with a hamstring injury. Thankfully, the injury was not bad.Looking towards the future Clearly saddened by the whimpering note on which his glorious career ended, Bolt said he felt consoled on Sunday when someone told him “Muhammad Ali lost his last fight too — so don’t be too stressed about it”.He is already looking forward to an exciting future. His management camp is talking to IAAF President Sebastian Coe, about what he might do for the sport in an ambassadorial capacity.Bolt also revealed his coach Glen Mills, the sage of Jamaican athletics, wanted him to become his coaching assistant. “So we’ll see how that goes,” Bolt said.Close to tearsCoe and the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, presented Bolt with a piece of Lane 7 of the London Stadium track. Bolt ran in Lane 7 in winning gold medals in the 100 and 200 meters at the 2012 London Olympics. After the presentation Bolt embarked on his celebratory lap accompanied by a Bob Marley soundtrack, soaking up the non-stop cheers from the 56,000 full house.Then he went over to the 200 meters and 100 meters start lines, knelt down and crossed himself.“I was saying goodbye to my fans and my events also,” he said, admitting he had been close to tears.
“Serving the children of the world – one child, one community at a time” is the motto of Kiwanis International. With County Line Chiropractic Center as its title sponsor, the Kiwanis Club of Lauderdale Lakes (KCLL) is committed to honoring this motto by hosting its 20th Annual Grand Charity Ball at Pier Sixty-Six Hotel and Marina on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 7pm.Proceeds to students and colleges One hundred percent of the net proceeds raised will be donated in the form of scholarships to college bound high school students in the Broward County area, as well as other local charities such as the SOS Children’s Village and Caribbean Heart Menders Association. To date, over $640,000 has been donated. The event starts at 7pm with a cocktail reception, followed by the serving of dinner at 8pm. Patrons can expect to see a presentation of the club’s year in review, hear from this year’s elected honoree (someone who has been of service to their community), witness the drawing of the gate prize, and dance the rest of the night away to the rhythms of The Code Red Band, and DJ Capone.Honored to be presiding “I am humbled and honored to be presiding over this club during this significant year. We are very excited to be celebrating our 20th anniversary, where we continue to focus on the children and the elderly in our community,” said Barry Smallhorne, the Kiwanis Club President. He continued, “Volunteers don’t necessarily have the time, they just have the heart. Our hearts at KCLL beat stronger as we strive to continue to be a beacon shining brightly in the community.” For more information, please visit www.kcllws.com or call Michael Facey at (954) 822-3883.
MIAMI, Florida – The Haitian Compas Festival, which was scheduled to take place on May 16, 2020, at Mana Wynwood, Miami, has been postponed.Organizers of the festival say that the decision was made in light of the spread of COVID-19 throughout the state of Florida, and the wider country. The many public emergency declarations and the social distancing directives saw the realization of the festival, which pays tribute to Haiti’s May 18 Flag Day commemoration, as simply “impossible.”The new date for the festival is May 15, 2021.“We understand how crucial it is that Compas fans have time to make important decisions and plans,” organizers said. “But you understand, this is totally out of our control. We continue to defer to the authorities for guidance and there is no higher priority for us than the health, safety and physical well-being of each of you and your families.”For those of you who already purchased tickets, they will be “honored and transferred to Haitian Compas Festival 2021.” Date changes will be reflected on Eventbrite later this month.
StumbleUpon Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Comedian Johnny Vegas, star of British comedy series ‘Ideal’ and ‘Benidorm’ will front LeoVegas’ new UK TV advertising campaign ‘Double Brand Ambassadors’.Created by London creative marketing agency NOW, the TV campaign aims to drive the message that LeoVegas is the ‘King of Mobile Casinos’ offering more slots and games than its competitors.LeoVegas marketing detailed that its new advert will initially roll-out this February on ITV and Channel 4 flagship channels.Detailing its new TV Campaign, LeoVegas marketing stated that it wanted to bring original thinking combined with a touch humour to its UK casino campaign, moving its brand messaging away from bland and uniformed creative which has dominated casino advertising.Shenaly Amin, UK Country Manager, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have Johnny on-board for our marketing campaign and we can’t wait for everyone to see the new TV advert.“Johnny’s comedic background adds a different dimension to the marketing campaign and he’ll definitely help us take the gaming scene to another level.”LeoVegas ‘Double Brand Ambassadors’ TV Campaign Related Articles Share Share LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Submit
Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit Share SBC announces digital future for Europe, America, CIS & Africa July 30, 2020 Christopher Metcalf, Leon House: Social barriers must be broken on gambling treatment June 25, 2020 Speaking at Betting on Sports 2017, Enda Gaffney, head of sportsbook for Mr Green, described the operator’s new sportsbook as “more entertaining and more engaging than your traditional sportsbook offering.” The online gaming company is introducing features such as combi spin football and unique tennis, with “a few more in the pipeline around other sports.” These are coupled with an industry first content experience, giving players a more rounded betting experience.Jesper Kärrbrink, CEO Mr Green Ltd, said: “Our business strategy Mr Green 2.0 is comprised of five cornerstones – brand, user experience, product offering, geographic expansion and being the leader in responsible gaming. “The launch of our new Sportsbook 2.0 embraces all five of these cornerstones and particularly so from a Green Gaming aspect by helping the player make informed betting decisions based on the expert insight as provided by Bettorlogic. I think we are the first sportsbook really trying to help our customers bet smarter.” Should players require a reason to bet, whether that be before a match or in play, Mr Green now offer 17,000 of such on a weekly basis. Content, powered by Bettorlogic and branded under the ‘bet assist’ stamp, will create bet prompts to aid players in making bets.Combi spin football allows players to set their own odds and spin to find their preferred match selection, while a new bespoke instant tennis feature offers the ability to bet on the very next point.Andrew Dagnall, CEO Bettorlogic, commented: “Bettorlogic are very grateful that Mr Green shares our vision that bettors should be assisted in what is predominantly an experience to be enjoyed. We are seeing the benefits of investment in our own IT team in India as it enables us to be far more responsive and cost efficient to the needs and vision of Mr Green.”The United Kingdom and Ireland will be the first markets to use the new sportsbook, with it being rolled out to others over the coming weeks. Share Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020
Share Share Cross-party think-tank calls for £100 monthly limit on gambling August 5, 2020 UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service August 20, 2020 StumbleUpon OPTIMA CEO Jacob Lopez has echoed a call from GVC for the government to afford UK bookmakers a reasonable transition period to adapt their retail business models.Lopez was consulted by SBC on yesterday’s announcement, which saw the government reject advice from the Gambling Commission by cutting stakes on B2 Gaming Machines (FOBTs) from £100 to £2.To cover the expected negative impact on public finances, and to protect funding for vital public services, this change will be linked to an increase in Remote Gaming Duty, paid by online gaming operators at the relevant Budget.“The decision from the UK government regarding FOBTs is on one hand understandable due to political pressure and the magnification of the existing problem gambling in the UK,” said Lopez. “However, as the UK Gambling Commission study highlighted, it is not clear that there is justification for a cut in the stakes to the maximum of £2. “This is a measure that will certainly impact those retail bookmakers that haven’t got the budget or the means to make plans to innovate and find ways to become less reliant on revenue generated by the FOBTs in a short period of 12 to 18 months. “It is sad because it could cost thousands of UK industry jobs in the short term; those who will lose their main source of income also have families and responsibilities will find difficult times moving forward. “Probably there were solutions available that were not discussed or evaluated in enough detail to protect the unprotected without causing a huge collateral damage in the industry. “It is well known and there are constant evidences showing that the UK bookmakers have a firm and serious commitment to resolve the problem gambling.”He added: “We hope a reasonable transitional period will exist for the bookmakers to adapt their retail business models. We will need to wait to see the real impact in the next twelve to eighteen months in terms of how the map of the retail industry, already shrinking for the last few years, will end up.”Curciel admitted that the growth of OPTIMA in the last four years has mostly been in markets external to the UK, but maintained that nobody would be happy with a situation where shops are closing, which will no doubt arrive as a result of shops moving quickly into red figures. He explained: “The impact for our company in terms of product will be limited as we have zero participation in the FOBT value chain, and we certainly expect the bookmakers to turn to innovative and efficient solutions like those provided by OPTIMA, and new ones that we will develop with the industry to mitigate the loss of revenue from the FOBTs.“OPTIMA has been always working to reduce the operational costs to the UK bookmakers by introducing efficiencies in the licensing models, releasing products like OPTIMA Serverless EPOS and bringing new innovative retail revenue streams like retail in play betting with the use of our iSHOP solution.”GVC has said it expects to withstand these “structural and regulatory headwinds” by retaining a profitable and highly cash generative UK retail estate. However, the company has acknowledged the negative impact on Group EBITDA, anticipated to be in the region of £160 million for the first full year.September’s Betting on Sports conference will be looking at the situation in the Betting on Retail track at a session entitled ‘New Reality – Adapting to the post-FOBT landscape‘. It will ask: With the FOBT stake level being drastically reduced, what options are there for UK LBOs to replace that income? Will B3 profile games take the strain? What is in the pipeline? For more information, click HERE. UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Related Articles Submit
Submit Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach August 27, 2020 Share StumbleUpon TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Share Related Articles In The World Cup’s Finest we ask various individuals to delve into their own personal history of football’s quadrennial showpiece extravaganza, selecting a number of favourites as well as revealing what is their very first World Cup memory.Relive the 1998-2010 World Cup era with Pinnacle’s Content and Social Media Manager Benjamin Cronin, who goes on a journey from his first World Cup memory at France 1998, via Brazilian dominance in 2002 and onto a Giovanni Van Bronckhorst screamer and Luis Suarez antics in South Africa 2010. First World Cup memory10 June – 12 July 1998 (World Cup, France). France 1998 was the first World Cup where I actually knew what was going on. While the English media made it hard for people to remember anything but David Beckham’s red card against Argentina, it’s Michael Owen’s wonder goal and the “real” Ronaldo’s dominance (and disappearance) that has always stuck with me.Favourite World Cup:GoalGiovanni Van Bronckhorst (Netherlands v Uruguay, 2010). I think you can tell a lot about someone by the type of goal they choose when posed this kind of question. Although I have a lot of admiration for Argentina’s 24-pass goal vs. Serbia and Montenegro in 2006, Bergkamp’s control and finish against Argentina in 1998 and Maradona’s graceful dribble against England in 1986, you just can’t beat a thunderbolt screamer. I feel like Giovanni Van Bronckhorst’s 35-yard effort against Uruguay in 2010 doesn’t get as much credit as it deserves. It was the cleanest connection I think I’ve ever seen on a strike, as close to the top corner as you can get and it resulted in a hefty dose of karma for Uruguay and Luis Suarez in particular (see below). PlayerZinedine Zidane. There aren’t many players (if any at all) who moved around the soccer pitch with as much grace as Zinedine Zidane. Throughout his career, I watched in awe as Zidane controlled games with as much ease as he controlled the ball. His effortless skill, ability to pick a pass and eye for goal made him the complete package and he proved time and time again he could do it on the big stage. France’s success in 1998 was built on a solid defence but Zidane was undoubtedly the key man (not least because of his two goals in the final). It’s no coincidence that France struggled in 2002 without Zidane (he was injured for the first two games) but by 2006 he was back to his best. We’ll all remember the Frenchman’s headbutt in the final against Italy but his performance against Brazil in the quarterfinal was arguably the greatest individual performance at a World Cup. A moment of madness meant his country finished as runners-up but Zidane ended the tournament as the joint- second highest goal scorer and won the Golden Ball (best player at the tournament).TeamBrazil, 2002. The question of the best team in World Cup history sparked plenty of debate throughout Pinnacle’s offices in the build-up to this year’s tournament in Russia. We even ran The Pinnacle World Cup on Twitter to find out what the consensus was. Funnily enough, my favourite team actually won – the Brazil team from 2002. Despite a poor qualification campaign, Brazil won the 2002 World Cup with relative ease. The return of Ronaldo (he notched an impressive eight goals in the tournament) helped Brazil become only the third team in history to win every game at a World Cup (and the first in the extended format). They had a front line of Ronaldo, Rivaldo and Ronaldinho. What more do I need to say? GameUruguay v Ghana, 2010. Everyone has seen the highlight reels and most of us probably own a VHS or DVD of “The Greatest World Cup Games of All Time” and although there are plenty to choose from, I wanted to pick one that I vividly remember. It was by no means a game of high quality soccer and I’m not a fan of Luis Suarez’s gamesmanship but purely based on the drama I’ve gone for Uruguay vs. Ghana in 2010. After 120 minutes of tense quarterfinal action and almost unbearable vuvuzela-blowing, the match was level at 1-1 and destined to go to penalties. Ghana created one final chance that Suarez did well to initially block on the line but he decided to save the rebound effort with his hands and was sent off (Jorge Fucile was just in front of Suarez and also tried the same thing but missed). Of course, Asamoah Gyan missed the penalty that followed and Ghana lost the penalty shoot-out 4-2.KitCameroon, 2002. I think the 1980’s through to the late 90’s was a great period for international kits (and that’s why we’ve seen a lot of teams this year favouring a retro style design). I do really like Germany’s away strip for this year’s tournament, but I’ll have to pick Cameroon’s 2002 home kit for reasons beyond aesthetics. I remember being shocked at seeing Cameroon in a sleeveless basketball jersey-like top prior to the 2002 World Cup. When they lined up for their first game, the kit looked similar to the sleeveless one but actually had black sleeves (after being banned from wearing a sleeveless kit by FIFA, it was Cameroon’s creative way of protesting against the decision).The World Cup’s Finest is to be a regular feature during the Russia World Cup, profiling a different individual each week day, if you would like to be involved please email [email protected]
Submit Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020 Renowned activist investor Jason Ader has stated to Playtech Plc governance, that the FTSE250 technology group should refocus on its gambling foundations, over expanding its subsidiary divisions.During 2018, Ader’s Springowl hedge fund has accumulated a $100 million stake in Playtech Plc, seeking to grow its influence on shareholders and the firm’s board of directors.Speaking to Reuters International, Ader approved of Playtech’s offload of its 10% stake in CFD trading platform Plus500, securing the company approximately £175 million for its 2015 investment.Ader did not disclose whether he had any influence on Playtech’s transaction which was confirmed last week.Springowl is reported to want Playtech governance to divest the technology group’s financial trading and brokerage assets, acquired during the firm’s 2015/16 M&A spree.Nevertheless, Ader maintains that his hedge fund is ‘not advocating for a fire sale or rushed transactions’. Financial services make up approximately 11% of the FTSE firm’s revenues for 2017 trading.Ader maintains that a refocus on gambling will help the technology group recover its value as the firm’s current share price does not reflect the group’s assets and leading positions within the multiple gambling jurisdictions. Playtech Plc’s troubles have been well documented, as the firm recovers from its Asian market declines, which has seen the FTSE enterprise issue two profit-warnings in the space of a year, with the firm’s share price tumbling by almost 50%.Last May, at Playtech’s annual general meeting, 35% of investors rejected the re-election of Alan Jackson as company Chairman and further declined the firm’s remuneration package for executives and governance. Share Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile August 25, 2020 Related Articles Share StumbleUpon
Share Related Articles Submit Share How Stats Perform is taking CONMEBOL betting to the next level June 17, 2020 Sportsbet.io ‘bowled over’ with Brett Lee partnership July 7, 2020 Sportsbet.io becomes main club partner of Southampton FC August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Coingaming Group sports betting subsidiary, Sportsbet.io, has confirmed that it has appointed Brazillian football star Denilson to be the new official brand ambassador of the bookmaker. The 2002 World Cup winner is set to offer his wealth of football knowledge to punters across Brazil ahead of the CONIFA Sportsbet.io European Football Cup 2019, UEFA Nations League finals, FIFA Women’s World Cup, CONCACAF Gold Cup and the Copa America. Joe McCallum, Director of Sportsbook, Sportsbet.io, said: “Denilson is one of the most famous faces in football, remembered for his wizardry on the pitch and winning the ultimate prize in the famous yellow shirt of Brazil.“His footballing knowledge, prowess and personality matches our own fun, fast and fair philosophy and customer ethos, and we’re delighted he’s joined us to launch some stunning Sportsbet.io offers ahead of a fascinating and exciting summer of sport.”In celebration of the footballer’s arrival to the company, Sportsbet.io is launching a new promotion entitled ‘Denilson’s Carnival of Cups’ which will see the famous Brazilian present players with a wide array of promotions, including free bets, price boosts and specials on all the biggest games in June and July.Sportsbet.io has recently been named as the headline sponsor for the upcoming CONIFA Sportsbet.io European Football Cup 2019 tournament. The tournament represents a collection contested territories, unrecognised nations and minority people and that runs from 1st to 9th June.