first_imgRock Island FC came up trumps with a nail-biting 5-4 win over Creekers FC at the Lauderhill Sports Park on Wednesday in the Caribbean American Soccer Association Super League.Creekers were the first to get on the score sheet when they scored in the tenth minute.But Rock Island were not about to lay down and play dead and equalized just two minutes later.The Rock Island team went ahead almost with the last kick of the first stanza.In the second half it was end to end action and Creekers clawed their way back into contention via a strike from the penalty spot.Both teams gave up no quarter and with minutes to go the scores were locked at four goals apiece.But Rock Island had other ideas and two minutes from time the grabbed the lead for the final time to clinch a memorable victory.This was the second defeat in a row for Creekers FC who suffered a humiliating 6-0 defeat to Fort Lauderdale Juniors at the same venue on Saturday last.The Super League continues this Saturday with Team Haiti tackling Fort Lauderdale Juniors while Plantation FC do battle with Lauderhill Lions.In the Masters League, Attackers FC face Oldtymers FC and South FLA Kickers oppose Lions Masters.last_img read more


first_imgWest Indies cricketers sidelined as CSA postpones inaugural T20 leagueSeven West Indies cricketers were among those left in the lurch following Tuesday’s shock announcement of the postponement of South Africa’s inaugural Twenty20 Global League.West Indies batting superstar Chris Gayle, along with Dwayne Bravo, Chris Pollard, Dwayne Smith, Denesh Ramdin, Nicholas Pooran and Rayad Emrit, were all down to participate in the tournament scheduled to bowl off in early November. Barbados-born England all-rounder, Chris Jordan, was also expected to participate.Decision not taken lightly“We have not come to this decision lightly,” Cricket South Africa’s acting CEO, Thabang Moroe, said following a meeting with the T20 Global League board and consultation with franchise owners.“Having discussed the situation with all our stakeholders including the franchise owners, we believe that the interest of the League should be our first priority.“We have re-assessed our strategy and believe that postponing the first edition of the T20 Global League to next year will serve us well.”No reason givenWhile organizers gave no reason for the postponement, it is understood that the failure to secure a viable television broadcast deal and central rights sponsorship, was the main issue behind the decision.The build-up to the tournament had also been less than smooth and the resignation of CEO Haroon Lorgat two weeks ago, further complicated matters.The 2018 date for the tournament has not been announced.For recent news on West Indies cricket, click to read the following link: West Indies Cricket Players Sympathizelast_img read more


first_imgStill recovering from the 2010 earthquake that killed more than 250,000 people, Haiti has recorded 20 earthquakes during the first four months of this year. Director of the Bureau of Mines and Energy (BME), Claude Prepetit, told reporters that the BME’s Technical Unit of Seismology (UTS) recorded about 20 earthquakes with magnitudes between 3.1 and 4.6 with the majority occurring at depths between 10 and 25 kilometers (km).The UTS said that following the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that hit western Mexico, in February, it recorded at least six earthquakes west of Gonâve Island.Prepetit said that earthquakes are caused by the convergence of the Caribbean plate and the North American plate and Haiti is concerned by two major seismic faults alongside other minor faults.He said while earthquakes are not predictable, the authorities here have taken measures to minimize damage.In January 2010, the 7.0 earthquake caused widespread destruction to buildings. The authorities said they had also recorded 52 aftershocks measuring 4.5 or greater 123 days after the catastrophic quake.last_img read more


first_imgDUBLIN, Ireland, CMC – Bermuda captain Danté Leverock has joined Irish outfit Sligo Rovers on a one-year deal, the club has announced.Bermuda captain Dante LeverockThe deal, subject to international clearance, follows the defender’s announcement 24 hours earlier that he had left top-flight Estonian outfit Narva Trans after one season.“It’s an honour to sign for Sligo Rovers today,” 26-year-old Leverock said. “I’ve done my research on Sligo Rovers and I see the community aspect of the club, that there’s a family within the club, and that really attracted me here.“It’s important to me to be part of a close-knit group and I see football is very popular in Sligo.”Sligo are seventh in the 10-team SSE Airtricity League Premier Division.Manager Liam Buckley said he expects Leverock will be a strong asset to the team.“He’s a good big centre-half and while his goal record might stand out, he’s a defender so clean sheets are his target,” he said.“He’s got a good background of experience in English non-League and he’s coming with the knowledge of playing abroad and international level.“That’s useful as we have a lot of youth in our squad and we need a balance.“He’s hungry to make as good a career as he can for himself. This is another step forward for him again, which we think he can take.”Leverock, who has captained Bermuda in their last two outings in the CONCACAF Nations League qualifiers, succeeding UK-based winger Reggie Lambe, made 34 appearances and scored eight goals for Narva Trans.Leverock has previously played for English non-League sides Ilkeston, Staines Town and Leatherhead.last_img read more


first_imgBassey Nelson dominated from start to finish to claim N200,000 at The Lagos City Criterium 2017. Nelson who races for the Sharks Racing Club from Port Harcourt ahead of Sadiq Ajibade and Precious Godwin of United Pro Team and Cyclotron team respectively.“I’ve been working hard for this and as Nigerian champion I came into this knowing there’s a chance I was going to win this,” said a confident Nelson to pressmen.Nelson continued:“I’ve still got two competitions to compete in before the end of the year and I’m going to keep working hard to finish the season very strong.”In the women’s professional race, Ese Ukpeseraye of the Cyclotron team finished first with Tombrakpa Grikpa and Joan Okoro finished in 2nd and 3rd respectively.The juniors who raced earlier in the year were also rewarded by the organisers, Sustainable Cycling Foundation (SCF) for their efforts with Odebiyi Azeez and Awuri Oveh taking top honours for the boys and girl’s categories respectively.SCF chairman Faiz Imam was impressed with the level of the competition and said: “Our plans are to make sure these kids are exposed to more events. We are proud of their efforts here and will keep encouraging them to attain their dreams.”Over N1.5m was awarded in prize money monies and plans are already underway to move the Criterium to other parts of Nigeria soon.The Lagos City Criterium was supported by Access bank, 9mobile, Cocoon Homes, Craneburg Construction & Castrol/Eterna.RelatedThe Lagos City Criterium 2017November 10, 2017In “Nigeria”HANDBALL: HFN President Commends Athletes For Record-Breaking Performance As National U18 and U21 Championships Closes (AUDIO)March 25, 2019In “Sports”Nigeria’s Long Distance King Aims To Dismantle East Africa’s Dominance in 2019 (AUDIO)December 24, 2018In “Athletics”last_img read more


first_img Related Articles Canadian sports entertainment group Gaming Nation has confirmed that it has acquired UK-based in-stadia marketing specialist BD Sport Group (BD Sport) for a total consideration of £11 million.Updating the market, TSX-listed Gaming Nation detailed that it had agreed to acquire BD Sport assets outright for £8.8 million, with the acquiring firm adding a further £2.2 million in performance-related provisions.Lancashire-based BD Sport is the UK’s leading provider of in-stadia advertising, with the marketing firm having established match-day advertising partnerships with the majority of UK football clubs.Further to its in-stadia advertising services, BD Sport has additional sport agency division which caters for sponsorship deal brokerage and creating football partnerships. BD Sport has worked with the majority of UK licensed bookmakers on football related deals.Moving forward, Gaming Nation is set to takeover all BD Sport existing partnerships and contracts. Completing the acquisition, Gaming Nation management stated that the deal would directly open a new profitable service for its portfolio.Gaming Nation President/CEO Scott Secord commented on the completed acquisition “We are excited to have closed the acquisition of BD Sport Group and look forward to integrating the infrastructure and management expertise into our operations. The combined synergies of 5050 Central and BD Sport will provide a platform for growth in both companies in an aggressive and profitable fashion.” Share StumbleUpon Submit Federal or provincial… Canada stuck at regulatory crossroads July 15, 2020 Share Masse pushes for third Canadian Single Sports Betting Bill February 26, 2020 Canada’s sports betting hearings threatened by Trudeau’s ’emergency recess’  August 24, 2020last_img read more


first_img Gauselmann Group acquires majority stake in Bede Gaming March 12, 2020 StumbleUpon Michael BradyUpdating the market, industry platform supplier Bede Gaming will enter the South African online gambling market has entered a new partnership casino and leisure operator Sun International.Agreeing terms, Bede will become the lead technology platform supplier for Sun International’s online gambling subsidiary Sunbet brand (sunbet.co.za).Seeking to become the leading destination for South African online gambling consumers, Sun International has undertaken a technology restructure of its existing Sunbet supplier provisions.This November Sun International confirmed that Kambi would act as lead ‘end-to-end’ sportsbook platform supplier, integrating its market services within Bede Gaming’s backend technology platform.Updating stakeholders Anthony Leeming, CE, of Sun International, remarked: “To leverage in the digital environment we require a flexible platform that will allow us to deliver the world-class experience which our customers expect.”“For this reason, it was an easy decision to partner with Bede Gaming, which has enjoyed significant success in other markets. The team has been a pleasure to work with and we are excited to continue working in partnership.”Bede Gaming CEO Michael Brady, was pleased to confirm a further regulated tier1 partnership, with an established casino & leisure operator in Sun International.Bede’s strong commercial momentum had been recognised in 2017, with the company indexing as a top 100 ‘Sunday Times TechTrack 100’ enterprise.“To enter the South African market with such a respected name as Sun International really underlines our commitment to grow Bede’s footprint in global regulated markets.” Brady details“We have been selected by Sun International because we offer a flexible platform and lightning fast integrations that have proven successful in multiple jurisdictions.“Operators are demanding greater speed and flexibility, which is something we are able to deliver. We look forward to building a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Sun International, and will continue to build upon our market-leading offer.” Submit Share SBC’s Year In Review: September’s big betting news December 27, 2019 Share Related Articles UK betting faces crossfire of educational data breach January 20, 2020last_img read more


first_img Italian bookmakers face cruel summer as ADM sanctions shop closures July 27, 2020 Share Di Maio’s man Giacomo Lasorella takes leadership of AGCOM August 17, 2020 After decades of decline, Italian horse racing has been thrown a lifeline in the form of the country’s latest Budget Law. Most notably, the turnover-based tax regime that has been so detrimental has been replaced by a new gross gaming revenue (GGR) tax.The GGR tax regime for horse racing is based on that already implemented in the sports betting sector. However, horse racing taxes – set at 43% for retail bets and 47% for online – remain significantly higher than the 18% and 22% that land-based and online sports betting has to deal with.  The situation has been further improved by the loosening of strict laws, with this liberalisation expected to lead to industry growth. Previously, betting on horses was restricted to official betting lists published by Italian gaming authority ADM, but the Budget Law has relaxed this. After sports betting laws were similarly relaxed, the Italian gaming market witnessed sizeable growth, and it is hoped it will have the same effect on horse racing. Additionally, the Budget Law postponed the country’s proposed new betting licenses, so to allow local municipalities time to change their laws accordingly. The existing betting shop and corner licenses have been extended for the full year, against the payment of an annual extension fee of €6000 per betting shop and €3500 per betting corner. A new tender for betting shops and corner licenses also aims to take in €410 million by the end of September. New ADM chief: Italy to keep strictest monitoring on gambling incumbents July 6, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Submitlast_img read more


first_imgShare Ninja collapse sees Global Gaming move to redefine business November 21, 2019 Global Gaming granted licence review permit following Swedish appeal January 9, 2020 Stockholm-listed online gambling group Global Gaming has confirmed the promotion of Michael Gatt to the newly created role of Operational Chief Financial Officer (CFO) based in Malta.Gatt joins Global Gaming’s senior management team, having previously served the Stockholm enterprise as Group Finance Manager (2017 – 2018).Acting as Operational CFO, Gatt will be tasked with leading the financial planning and budgetary maintenance of Global Gaming’s growing Maltese subsidiary.“I am proud but also pleased by this vote of confidence and the new responsibilities that come with the new role. I am looking forward to being part of this talented management team,” said Gatt.Global Gaming Group CFO Christoffer Tell will continue to be a part of the management team but will shift his focus more towards governance, investor relations and working more actively in M&A-related matters.“Michael has worked hard and has certainly proven his worth over the past year,” said CFO Christoffer Tell. “So I feel very confident in handing over part of my areas of responsibility to him. This new division of responsibilities will allow me to make more effective use of resources and focus on developing the company. This, in turn, means we’ll be more agile and responsive when the right opportunities arise.” Submit Related Articles Spelinspektionen rejects Ninja Casino domain transfer February 12, 2020 Share StumbleUponlast_img read more


first_img Share ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal August 5, 2020 Related Articles Submit Publishing its Q1 2019 trading statement (period ending 31 March), Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc details strong progress on its global objectives as an enlarged enterprise.Absorbing the assets of Sky Bet UK and BetEasy Australia, the Stars Group records Q1 2019 corporate revenues of $580 million (Q12018: $392m).“During the quarter, we delivered on key components of our 2019 objectives,” said Rafi Ashkenazi, The Stars Group’s Chief Executive Officer.Reporting on its ‘international division’, which operates its flagship asset of PokerStars division, the Stars Group details an ‘anticipated’ 5% constant currency poker revenue decline to $234 million (Q12018: $392m) impacted by regulatory adjustments and FX headwinds.In further areas related to PokerStars, the Stars Group was forced to withdraw services from Switzerland (gaming and betting) and Slovakia (gaming, betting and poker), complying with national regulatory codes.“We continued to see growth in most markets in our International segment on a constant currency basis during the quarter, despite challenging operational conditions, the cessation of operations in certain markets and foreign exchange headwinds having a significant impact on our reported results as compared to the first quarter in 2018,” Ashkenazi noted.Ongoing PokerStars adjustments would see Stars Group governance highlight that Sky Bet reported ‘record highs in new depositing customers’ during the period.Sky Bet would record combined revenues of $179 million, with Ashkenazi noting that its UK betting asset had been impacted by both ‘unfavourable Cheltenham Festival results’ and high investment in promotional activity primarily relating to the Cheltenham Festival.“Our United Kingdom segment continues to exceed our expectations operationally with record levels of new depositing customers, and an acceleration of growth in QAUs, Stakes and gaming revenue, although this performance was masked in the reported results by a record low Betting Net Win Margin of 5%,” he said.Elsewhere, the company detailed the completion of William Hill Australia migration onto the BetEasy platform, as the Stars Group’s Australia division reports revenues of $62 million. The Stars Group details that this asset will be supported with a new ‘rewards club’ loyalty programme.Emphasising the firm’s strong US prospects, the Stars Group governance would highlight the recently announced 50-50 joint venture agreement with Fox corporation, forming a new US multi-media betting alliance.“As we continue to lay the foundations to deliver sustainable long-term growth across the group, we are also now focused on positioning our new FOX Bet brand as a market leader in the U.S,” concluded Ashkenazi.“Our leading positions in attractive markets, strong brands, technology and operating expertise have been bolstered by the new partnership with FOX Sports and positions us well for long-term growth.” ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Tabcorp expects $1bn hit as ‘COVID and retail contractions’ take effect August 3, 2020 StumbleUpon Sharelast_img read more