Sunrise Police Department to Host Free Community Block PartyJoin the Sunrise Police Department for a free afternoon of entertainment and information this Saturday, February 23. The 13th annual Community Block Party is set for 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. outdoors at Sam’s Club (13550 West Sunrise Boulevard), and will feature children’s activities and games, public safety demonstrations, refreshments, giveaways, and live music. Call (954) 746-3562 for more information.Louis Armstrong Tribute ConcertFriday, February 22, at 7:00 p.m.Troy Anderson’s Louis Armstrong tribute hits all the right notes. Troy starts out with the look – the dinner jacket, the trumpet (with hanky) – and slips easily into the rest, including the unique voice of “Satchmo.” It’s easy to see why Troy and his Wonderful World Band have won multiple entertainment industry awards. Skippy’s 50th Birthday Party: A Night of Stand-up ComedySaturday, February 23, at 7:00 p.m.Marc Price – Skippy from the hit ‘80s comedy “Family Ties” – is turning 50! He’s celebrating the occasion with help from his special guest lawyer-turned-comedian Mitch Silver. Join in the fun and find out firsthand why Marc’s stand-up shows earn big laughs and rave reviewsSunrise Pops in ConcertSunday, February 24, at 2:00 p.m.The Sunrise Pops is celebrating its 32nd season! The orchestra performs Broadway tunes, movie themes, light classical and opera favorites, and popular and dance music. Today, enjoy selections from guest vocalist James Perkowski. RUNA Celtic Roots MusicSunday, March 3, at 2:00 p.m.RUNA pushes the boundaries of folk music – weaving the haunting melodies and exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of jazz, bluegrass, flamenco, and blues. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early with RUNA!
Former Manchester United forward Memphis Depay was the star attraction for the Netherlands as they secured a 1-0 win against hosts Scotland in what was Oranje head coach Dick Advocaat’s penultimate game in his third spell.The Olympique Lyon man finished off a sweeping counterattack from the Dutch five minutes from halftime and that proved to be the only goal of the game to condemn Scotland interim manager Malky Mackay to defeat in what would likely be his only game in charge. The former Cardiff City and Watford boss is expected to return to his past role as the performance director for the Scottish Football Association (FA).For Dick Advocaat, his last game would be Tuesday’s friendly game against Romania in Bucharest. The 70-year old replaced Danny Blind as head coach after the latter was dismissed earlier this year.In the pick of the other friendly games, Kardemir Karabukspor midfielder Gicu Grozav scored twice for Romania in a 2-0 win over Turkey in the battle of two teams who failed to qualify for next year’s World Cup in Russia.International Friendly Results:Romania 2-0 TurkeyArmenia 4-1 BelarusLuxembourg 2-1 HungaryScotland 0-1 NetherlandsPanama 1-2 IranFinland 3-0 EstoniaRelated
Borussia Dortmund produced one of the greatest capitulations in recent times after they lost a four-goal lead to their rivals Schalke 04 in the Ruhr Derby clash played at the Signa Iduna Park on Saturday evening.Dortmund started the game with a bang netting four goals in 13 first half minutes through Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang, Benjamin Stambouli (OG), Mario Goetze and Raphael Guereiro and were in cruising mood until things started to fall apart 16 minutes into second half.Austrian star Guido Burgstaller and Amine Harit scored within four minutes to halve the deficit and their chances of getting a point at least greatly improved after the aforementioned Aubameyang was sent off for two yellow cards. Dortmund held on till the last four minutes before their resolve was eventually broken.Daniel Caligiuri netted a third for Schalke 04 paving the way for Brazilian defender Naldo to make it 4-4 in added time to complete the impressive comeback for the Gelshinkirchen Arena outfit.League leaders Bayern Munich suffered their first defeat under Jupp Heynckes (3rd spell) following their 2-1 loss at Borussia Moenchengladbach.The hosts took a 2-0 lead through goals from Thorgan Hazard (penalty) and Mathias Ginter before Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal pulled one back with 16 minutes left on the clock. Gladbach thereafter held on for a very good win over their visitors.UEFA Champions League (UCL) debutants RB Leipzig have closed the gap on Bayern to three points after their 2-0 win over struggling Werder Bremen at home courtesy goals from Naby Keita and Bernardo.Matchday 13 Results (Saturday):Augsburg 2-1 WolfsburgEintracht Frankfurt 0-1 Bayer LeverkusenBorussia Dortmund 4-4 Schalke 04RB Leipzig 2-0 Werder BremenFreiburg 2-1 Mainz 05Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-1 Bayern MunichTop 5 (League Table):1. Bayern Munich 29 points2. RB Leipzig 26 points3. Schalke 04 24 points4. Borussia Moenchengladbach 24 points5. Borussia Dortmund 21 pointsRelated
Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) has awarded its retail maintenance contract to facility management specialist ISS for its portfolio of +600 Paddy Power betting shops across the UK and Ireland.The contract will see ISS act as the bookmaker’s technical services lead, as well as managing betting shop portfolio maintenance. ISS provisions for Paddy Power estates will include cleaning, support services, property upkeep services, catering and security monitoring.The partnership with ISS will focus on using technology to innovate and ensure smart delivery across the vast geographic spread of the retail unit portfolio via the 24/7 ISS Service Centre. The ISS Mobile Engineer network of over 750 Mobile engineers will deliver an efficient and customer-centric service delivery to Paddy Power.Kevin Macpherson, Head of Property & Development UK & ROI for Paddy Power said, “The Paddy Power partnership with ISS will ensure a consistent, efficient and positive impact directly to our retail stores, supporting our vision to provide the highest levels of service for our customers. We look forward to working closely with ISS to develop the relationship and service further.”Kath Fontana, Managing Director, ISS Technical Services said “After a rigorous tender process, ISS is delighted to be selected by Paddy Power to deliver an innovative mobile technical solution. We are aligned in our values and customer service ethos which are great foundations for a successful partnership and we are looking forward to supporting Paddy Power in constantly improving their customer experience.” Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Share Submit Related Articles Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand August 7, 2020 Share StumbleUpon
Betway to pay record £11.6m after Gambling Commission finds VIP customer failings March 12, 2020 Share Mr Green to pay £3m for failures in gambling harm and money laundering prevention February 27, 2020 Share Gala Interactive is to pay a £2.3m penalty package for breaching regulations which protect consumers, a Gambling Commission investigation has revealed.The action relates to two ‘VIP’ customers, who displayed problem gambling behaviour in wagering £1.3m of stolen money.Customer A lost £837,545 in a 14 month period, during which time he placed 842,020 bets, depositing almost £49,000 on one day alone.Customer B placed 554,954 bets in 11 months, losing £432,765 in total, and one day alone deposited approximately £20,000.Both high spending customers who used Gala’s online games were later jailed, with customer A receiving a four year jail term for theft while customer B was sentenced to four and a half years for acquiring, using or possessing criminal property.The penalty package Gala have been handed consists of a £1m payment to fund research into problem gambling, a payment of £1.3m to the victims of both customers and a commitment from the company to “ensure that improvements to social responsibility procedures are implemented promptly to minimise the risk of repetition of the failings identified during this investigation. This will be monitored as part of our planned compliance activity with this operator”.Gala interactive are also to pay an additional £200,000 to help fund research into problem gambling.Concluding its statements, the Gambling Commission report stated: “Our investigation found, and Gala Interactive accept, that they failed to put into effect written policies and procedures for customer interaction to deal with situations where they have concerns that a VIP customer’s behaviour may indicate problem gambling. “Gala Interactive did not effectively interact with customers who were displaying problem gambling behaviour and did not have written policies in place that could have mitigated harm caused by the actions of two ‘VIP’ customers. “It also failed to ensure that proper records were kept of responsible gambling interactions. An aggravating factor in this case was that Gala Interactive failed to engage effectively with Customer A and Customer B at a time when we were being assured that lessons had been learnt from a previous case.”This case was aggravated by a previous example regarding similar failings, during which the commission was told that customers of concern would be identified sooner and effectively handled. The assurance was made during the time that customers A and B were gambling with Gala.Sarah Harrison, Chief Executive at the Commission, said: “We will continue to take robust action where we see operator failures that harm consumers and the wider public.“It is the responsibility of all operators – particularly key decision makers in those companies – to ensure they are protecting their customers and step in when there is behaviour that might indicate problem gambling.“This did not happen in this case and the £2.3m penalty package should serve as a warning to other operators.” UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service August 20, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Related Articles
Share TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach August 27, 2020 Submit Italian bookmakers face cruel summer as ADM sanctions shop closures July 27, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Inspired Entertainment has provided some crumbs of comfort to disillusioned Italy football fans by taking its Premium Matchday product into the country with Eurobet.The technology company, which already supplies its Virtual Sports products in more than 35,000 venues worldwide, will feature on dedicated channels in Eurobet retail venues, with one channel solely reserved for Football Matchday and Platinum Football.Specifically designed for the Italian market, Football Matchday features eight matches in ultra-realistic HD graphics, all of which can be followed and bet on simultaneously.In addition to the main screen action, Football Matchday includes a ‘picture in picture’ window showing goals from non-feature matches to ensure that players don’t miss any action.Paolo Scipioni, Inspired’s Country Manager for Virtual Sports in Italy, said: “I’m delighted to announce that Inspired’s premium Matchday product is now live with Eurobet.“Eurobet’s dedicated promotion of Inspired’s product range is testament to the growing popularity of Virtual Sports in Italy, and I have no doubt that new Football Matchday will only add to this success – placing accumulator bets and following live score updates has never been so entertaining and easy.”Alongside the Premium Matchday partnership, Eurobet has agreed to promote new Virtual Spots products from Inspired through new bonus offers and system bets.
Senet Australia appoints Paul Newsom as new client advisory lead August 27, 2020 Submit Tabcorp raises $371m through institutional entitlement offer August 24, 2020 Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Tabcorp Holdings has decided to shut down online property Luxbet (luxbet.com), as the company focuses on completing its approved AUS $11 billion merger with Tatts Group.The underperforming online betting division had been under strategic review throughout 2017.In its latest trading update, Tabcorp governance disclosed that Luxbet had made pre-tax losses of approximately AUS $13 million (£7.5 million) for its 2016 performance.Speaking to the media in June, Tabcorp CEO David Attenborough detailed that the enlarged enterprise would prioritise ‘extending the TAB brand above other assets’.Confirming the closure of Luxbet, Tabcorp sent communications to customers stating that the website would no longer take bets from 22 December. Furthermore, Luxbet customers have until 19 January to withdraw funds and close accounts.“The review has determined that Luxbet is no longer aligned with the long-term strategic interests of Tabcorp and as a result, Luxbet will be closed.” Tabcorp detailed in its customer statement.Luxbet esports platform partner, Unikrn has confirmed that it has ended its relationship with the Australian bookmaker, choosing instead to focus expanding its services within European markets, having secured its Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) licence.
Submit Share Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles 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 SBTech has entered into a new partnership with Rocket X, which operates a number of UK gaming sites, to supply its sportsbook to a portfolio of UK-facing sites. The agreement has been contracted directly with Swedish mobile gaming giant LeoVegas, which created the Rocket X brand in March to consolidate its UK assets, newly acquired from IPS.Andrew Cochrane, CCO of SBTech, commented: “This latest partnership is the result of our ongoing commitment to increasing our market share in key regulated markets by providing a sportsbook that meets and exceeds the high expectations of players. LeoVegas and the Rocket X team both share our vision of delivering a differentiated and compelling value proposition to players through product innovation, scalable technology and a fully bespoke trading and risk management approach.”It follows on from the firm’s flagship brand BetUK.com recently being unveiled as the sponsor of EFL Championship club Swansea City.Under the new partnership, BetUK.com players will enjoy world-class sports betting coverage as well as some of the most advanced features in the industry. These include YourBet, offering fully automated same-game accumulators with instant pricing, which is already live in the UK with several SBTech operators. Mark Good, CEO of Rocket X added: “The strength of SBTech’s in-play coverage, its technological and regulatory expertise, proven track record of powering high-growth operators in the UK and wide range of responsible gambling controls were at the heart of our decision to sign this agreement. With the power of one of the industry’s top sportsbooks behind us, I’m confident of achieving significant share in the uniquely competitive UK market.”The speed to market for which SBTech is renowned throughout the industry, the breadth and depth of its UK-localised sportsbook and the group’s proven track record of achieving high growth in the UK market were all pivotal to the creation of the new deal. Share
Share EFL urges government to rethink gambling sponsorship ban July 3, 2020 Submit Independent gambling harm minimisation consultancy EPIC Risk Management has continued to develop its growth strategy through the appointment of Pete Wallis.Joining the consultancy from Sky Betting and Gaming, Wallis will be tasked with facilitating the continued progress of the company. He will oversee the creation of initiatives which will identify and effectively intervene with customers experiencing gambling related harms both online and in retail.Confirming the appointment, Paul Buck, CEO of EPIC, stated: “Pete’s appointment, along with others to be announced in the next few days, is an important one in EPIC’s strategy to significantly reduce gambling related harms. “Pete brings top level, innovative, training and development abilities and experience to work alongside the current EPIC team who provide lived experience and a unique proposition of authenticity.“More and more clients, across all our sectors and internationally, are turning to us to provide effective solutions to the gambling harm issues that they, their clients and their employees have and to service this fast-growing demand we need to ensure that we continue to bring in top quality people and fresh ideas and thinking.”During his time at Sky Betting and Gaming, Wallis led the development of safer gambling training programmes. Having also previously held successful careers in both the military and the gambling industry, Wallis brings a wealth of training experience, risk and operational management to his new role, where he will be tasked to work closely alongside the current management team to direct operations in all high risk sectors that EPIC work.Commenting on his appointment, Wallis emphasised: “I’m passionate about making gambling safer and fairer and EPIC really are leading the way on this. I’m excited to have the opportunity to work with this great team and really continue to drive innovation and change in the Industry.”EPIC CEO, Paul Buck will be speaking at the much-anticipated Betting on Sports America Conference, on responsible gambling and how with increased opportunities to bet comes a bigger responsibility to keep bettors safe. To find out more about the event, Click Here. PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 StumbleUpon Share EPIC and Whysup ‘continue to make real change’ with partnership renewal August 19, 2020 Related Articles
SBC Magazine Issue 8: International expansion and picking up the sporting slack April 7, 2020 GentingBet secures North American racing boost with XB Net July 22, 2020 Share StumbleUpon GentingBet streamlines web and mobile platforms with revamp May 15, 2020 Submit Share Related Articles GentingBet has announced Guillem Balague as the operators newest football Ambassador for the 2019/20 season.The agreement, which will see Balague provide GentingBet customers with expert insight into the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A, Champions League and other competitions, comes after the operator has applied for a gaming license in Spain, as the brand looks to establish itself across Europe.Genting Online’s Managing Director, Jeremy Taylor, commented on Balague’s acquisition, stating: “Guillem has a strong reputation in football and is one of the most highly regarded pundits in the business. With a wealth of football knowledge that he’s prepared to share with our customers, Guillem is a world class addition to GentingBet’s digital and brand offering.” Balague, who is a respected football author and journalist, has over two decades worth of experience covering football for European media outlets and in his new role is now set to feature across the GentingBet website and appear in weekly video previews that will be published both on the gaming operator’s blog and social media channels. Moreover, the Spaniards unveiling as brand Ambassador follows on from the re-launch of Genting UK’s digital arm, with the operator’s online casino, sportsbook and ‘live from’ offering now all branded as GentingBet.Discussing his role with Genting, Balague commented: “The 2019 / 20 season is already shaping up to be a classic and I’m excited to be providing in depth analysis on a huge range of football matches for GentingBet and its customers.” Balague is also set to host interviews with former players exclusively for GentingBet ahead of high-profile football matches such as El Classico.