Former Jamaican PM considers Privy Council in Trafigura Affair

first_imgAttorneys for former prime minister Portia Simpson Miller and senior officials of the main opposition People’s National Party (PNP) are scheduled to outline arguments to have the so called “Trafigura affair” case go before the London-based Privy Council.Must testify in open courtLast year, the Appeal Court dismissed their appeal against a Supreme Court ruling that Simpson Miller, Phillip Paulwell, Robert Pickersgill, Colin Campbell and Norton Hinds, must testify in open court about the J$31 million donation by Trafigura Baheer to the PNP in 2006.PNP members challenge rulingThe Dutch Authorities want to question the former prime minister and PNP president and the senior PNP members, but the members have challenged the ruling to give statements in public.Under Dutch law it’s illegal for companies to donate to political parties. At the time of the donation, Trafigura had an oil-lifting contract with the then PNP administration.In 2006, the Trafigura scandal resulted in the resignation of Colin Campbell as Information Minister.The office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has filed documents opposing the application for the matter to be taken to the Privy Council, Jamaica’s highest court.last_img read more

Barcelona Extend La Liga Lead With Catalan Derby Win Over Girona

first_imgRelated Barcelona have moved four points clear at the summit of the Spanish La Liga after the team defeated Catalan rivals Girona 3-0.Girona defender Aday put through his own net in the first half before another own goal from goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz put the Spanish giants 2-0 up in the 48th minute. Uruguay striker Luis Suarez added a third goal for Barcelona on his 100th La Liga appearance to give his team a comprehensive victory.By virtue of the win, Barcelona move to 18 points from 6 games as they maintain their 100% start to the season. They are presently four points clear of nearest challengers Atletico Madrid and significantly seven points ahead of arch rivals Barcelona.last_img

Ganapati Malta bolsters operational team with Bell & Negotei hires

first_img Related Articles Share Industry hi-definition games developer, Ganapati Malta, has announced that it has expanded its commercial and product development teams, appointing Zoe Bell as Commercial Manager and Irina Negotei as new Product Manager.Zoe Bell will bolster Ganapati Malta’s commercial division, as the company seeks to aggressively expand its industry partnerships in the coming months. Bell has prior industry experience having served as Customer Engagement Manager for Playtech Plc (2010-2014).Irina Negotei will work within Ganapati’s product development and innovation division Ganalogics SRL. An experienced industry product manager Negotai previously worked for industry technology supplier EveryMatrix as Head of Casino Operations (2015-2017).Mitsuya Fujimoto, CEO of Ganapati Malta, commented on the appointments “We are thrilled to have such experienced and talented members join our growing staff. With both Zoe and Irina’s knowledge and history in the Gambling industry, we can’t wait for what the future holds for Ganapati PLC and our clients.”Richard Hogg, Director of Ganapati Malta, was pleased to strengthen the firm’s operational divisions as the company enters a crucial stage in its growth and services. Hogg commented on the appointments;“Having Zoe join our growing team has ensured we build on our existing relationships with our prospective clients. Her knowledge and enthusiasm are second to none, and has been with a major games supplier for 7 years; it is fantastic to see the faith she has in what we are building here at Ganapati.”“Irina chose to join us in our new office in Bucharest. Adding someone with her industry knowledge and passion for our games will ensure the team in the office deliver to the high standards we demand.” SBTech boosts platform offering with BetGames.TV deal April 14, 2020 Share 21Bet launches World Cup Bank Builder January 22, 2018 Submit Time to innovate: gets BOS attention September 11, 2019 StumbleUponlast_img read more

World Rally Championship WRC gains pools product through OneBet and Colossus Bets partnership

first_img Sea The Sun leads BetBright’s quest for Tipster Challenge glory August 9, 2017 StumbleUpon Share Share Dance King helps bettingexpert to close the gap at Carlisle June 29, 2017 Submit Suwaan and so forth for long term Tipster Challenge leader August 31, 2017 Related Articles Pool betting has been brought to the World Rally Championship (WRC), thanks to a partnership between online bookmaker OneBet ( and industry next generation pools systems supplier Colossus Bets.The collaboration will see new bookmaker OneBet the official betting partner for the FIA WRC tour, launch a ‘WRC Pools’ wagering product powered by Colossus Bets.OneBet CEO Morten Østberg, a motorsports enthusiast and father of WRC driver Mads Østberg, details that he wants his firm to become the best destination for motorsports punters.“OneBet was started by a group of motorsport fans and professionals with the aim to bring even more excitement in the motorsport experience. Launching in the UK, the world ‘capital’ of motorsport is a big milestone. This will be a great adventure for both us and UK motorsports fans.” Østberg commentedThe WRC Pools product is launched with a guaranteed £25,000 prize-pool for the WRC Rally de Espana (5-8 October – Colossus Bets first motorsport partnership, CEO Bernard Marantelli, commented, “It has been an exciting challenge to collaborate with OneBet to create the world’s first pools on motorsport. We think the end product will appeal to both WRC fans and sports bettors and look forward to running pools across the WRC series.”last_img read more

New Gambling Commission stats reveal “very bad news” for betting shops

first_img Share Related Articles William Hill pursues HMRC FOBTs rebate  May 20, 2020 Share StumbleUpon UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 Submit GVC submits claim for HMRC FOBTs rebate May 21, 2020 The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) has expressed that the latest statistics from the Gambling Commission display “very bad news” for the future of British betting shops.The Gambling Commission revealed that there are now 8,502 betting shops in the UK, a fall of almost 4% within the last six months and a number that represents a continual decline in betting shops, with  numbers being at the lowest they have been since the Commission began recording these results in 2009. Malcolm George, Chief Executive of the Association of British Bookmakers commented: “The pace at which betting shops are closing is very bad news for the future of a retailer that has been a fixture of the high street for over 55 years.“The government are currently consulting on gaming machines in betting shops. Any significant change in regulation could lead to over half of all shops closing and the loss of a further 21,000 jobs while doing nothing to address problem gambling.”The statistics also stated that the number of people employed within the gambling industry decreased by 1% since March 2016 to 106,236. Furthermore, the Commission detailed that the number of gaming machines in the country hads risen to 182,916, a figure the ABB identified as worrying because it coincided with the closure of betting shops, which subsequently meant the loss of 1,043 FOBTs. Therefore, the rise in gaming machines could be attributed to other venues such as arcades. In spite of the closure of betting shops, growth of remote sector gaming will be cited as the reason that the overall yield of the gambling industry was £13.7 bn, increasing 1.8% from the corresponding results of the previous year.last_img read more

Videoslots nets naming partnership with Valletta United Water Polo

first_img StumbleUpon Alexander StevendahlMalta-based online casino operator Videoslots (, has announced that it has agreed on a title naming partnership with Valletta United Water Polo Club.The agreement will see, the Maltese water polo club officially renamed ‘Valletta Videoslots United’, for the remainder of its sporting season.Furthermore, The Videoslots logo will also appear prominently on the club’s social media channels and on advertising hoardings at home matches. Videoslots marketing further informs that it will aid Valletta United’s social and grassroots water polo initiatives with the Malta sporting community.Valletta Videoslots United will compete in the 2018 First Division of the Bank of Valletta National Water Polo competition, with the team looking to invest the new funding into securing success in the coming seasons.Alexander Stevendahl, CEO at Videoslots, said: “This naming partnership will help raise the profile of both of our brands as we leverage the large, loyal fanbases that we both have.”“We’re looking forward to supporting Valletta United when the season starts later in the year, and we hope this arrangement and new investment will spark a period of silverware for the club in the coming years.” Genesis to appeal UKGC’s ‘disproportionate suspension’ July 23, 2020 Share Related Articles TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Submit Share Ray Wilson, AMLGS: Industry deserves praise for its reaction to a new normal July 23, 2020last_img read more

Fast Growth Racing Post B2B expands commercial management team

first_imgShare Submit Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 Spotlight Sports takes over MansionBet blog  June 18, 2020 Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Spotlight delivers Racing Post translated services for Pari-Engineering Russia August 26, 2020 The Racing Post has moved to expand its B2B division, confirming five new managerial appointments maintaining the fast-growth of its industry commercial services.Updating the market, the Racing Post has appointed former beIN Sports’ head of product distribution, John Matthews as its new Head of Digital B2B services.The firm’s B2B division which operates multi-media, content and data solutions for the racing sector and its wider stakeholders, has moved to further expand its client services team.Racing Post B2B, has appointed former TurfTV senior sales executive Caroline Bourke as Key Partnerships Manager, handling the day-to-day management of the division’s top accounts.Leading the division’s commercial drive is former Redactive Digital Media commercial executive, Darren Hales who is appointed to the position of New Business Manager.The B2B division will be further supported by the appointments of Daniel Smith and Jay Dilger as Account Managers.Eugene Delaney, Managing Director of Racing Post B2B, said: “It’s an exciting time at Racing Post B2B as we expand the team. We continue to develop and deliver market-leading products and services while providing our customers with the highest level of service. The calibre of these new recruits allows us to develop at a faster pace.”last_img read more

Buzzed Up! Playtech secures Gala Leisure omni-channel lead systems agreement

first_img Related Articles Shimon AkadFTSE industry technology group Playtech Plc has confirmed that it will act as lead omni-channel systems provider for Gala Leisure, as the UK bingo operator transitions to its new identity as Buzz Bingo.Updating the market, Playtech will become the lead bingo and casino platform provider for Gala Leisure, servicing the retail and land-based provisions of Buzz Bingo future enterprise.The FTSE technology group has begun the initial rollout of its Playtech ONE Omni-Channel systems across Buzz Bingo properties, bridging Gala Leisure consumer engagement between land-based and digital verticals.Shimon Akad, COO, Playtech, said: “We are delighted to announce this new strategic partnership with the UK’s market leader in bingo”.“Through Playtech ONE we have proven the value our technology can bring to leading retail brands. Our data-driven Omni-channel technology allows operators to devise bespoke, intelligent marketing campaigns and seamless online and offline customer journeys. This means that, on average, an Omni-channel player will spend twice as much as that of a single channel player. We are very excited to be partnering with Gala Leisure and its new Buzz Bingo brand.”Chris Matthews – Gala LeisureThis June, Gala Leisure governance announced that the company would undertake a £40 million overhaul across its +120 UK bingo estates, as the firm prepares to relaunch its consumer proposition as Buzz Bingo.Playtech development details that Gala Leisure will be serviced by a best-in-class omni-channel system, allowing for live customer engagement, optimised CRM functions and a seamless single-wallet experience across Buzz Bingo digital and in-venue play.Backing Playtech as the lead technology provider, Chris Matthews, CEO, Gala Leisure, said: “We have exciting plans for the future under our new name, Buzz Bingo. As the market leader in the UK for retail, our customers have been asking us to allow them to play online as well. Our decision to partner with market leader Playtech is based on delivering an exciting, transformational proposition for our customers. We look forward to working with Playtech in the future as a key partner.” Submit Retail closures have ‘severe’ impact on Playtech August 5, 2020 Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 Share Share StumbleUpon Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020last_img read more

ARC purchases Towcester fixtures as racecourse confirms closure

first_img ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal August 5, 2020 Submit Share ARC confirms Belle Vue closure August 3, 2020 StumbleUpon ARC temporarily suspends ‘uneconomical’ Belle Vue meetings  June 10, 2020 Related Articles Share Historic UK racecourse and greyhound track Towcester is due to close down after its owners have confirmed they will be selling its remaining fixtures to Arena Racing Company (ARC).The racecourse, which entered into administration in August of last year, was sold to Fermor Land LLP after a period of ‘trading difficulties.’The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has since confirmed that it has been cooperating with representatives from Fermor Land LLP to assess the options for the racecourse’s future.Richard Wayman, Chief Operating Officer of the BHA, said: “We are saddened to see the closure of Towcester, a popular racecourse which will undoubtedly have created fond memories for many racing fans and participants.“We had hoped, following the course going into administration in August 2018, that the new owners might find a solution which allowed for racing to resume at Towcester, and it is disappointing that has not proved possible. The BHA will now work with ARC to find the most suitable venues for the ten fixtures involved, which will all remain over Jumps.“From championship racing to grassroots, Jump racing is a huge asset to British sport, with a growing base of loyal and knowledgeable supporters. The general outlook is a positive one and we will continue to work with parties across the industry to ensure that Jump racing in Britain goes from strength to strength in the future.”Two fixtures are due to be staged at the racecourse in 2019, with the venues set to be confirmed in the coming weeks. The location and dates of the ARC-purchased fixtures are also due to be confirmed in due course, with the BHA due to oversee the redistribution of the race meetings.In a statement, Harry Westropp of Fermor Land, said: “The partners of Fermor Land LLP would like to thank the BHA, Arc and the RCA [Racecourse Association] for their co-operation with the sale of ten Towcester legacy fixtures.“I have no doubt that the fixtures will prove a great addition to Arc venues to sustain the sport moving forward.“Fermor Land looks to the future with enthusiasm and hopes in due course to make further announcements regarding the resumption of greyhound racing as well as possible point-to-point fixtures.”last_img read more

Parimatch extends Apoel FC sponsorship deal

first_img Share Related Articles Submit Share StumbleUpon SBC Magazine Issue 9: Esports future, online shift and Brazil betting soap opera June 4, 2020 Ukraine gambling bill enacted by President Zelensky August 11, 2020 Parimatch extends UFC partnership July 9, 2020 Parimatch has extended its sponsorship deal with Cypriot First Division champions APOEL Football Club for the fourth consecutive season.As part of the renewed sponsorship deal, the Parimatch logo will continue to be printed on the front of the APOEL FC players match jersey, with the partners also continuing to work together on charitable and community-led initiatives. Sergey Portnov, CEO of Parimatch Holding said: “For yet another year Parimatch is happy to join forces with the winning team APOEL. For the 7th consecutive season APOEL was crowned champion of the Cypriot First Division. We are very proud that Parimatch is part of this legendary team’s success and we want our partnership to push beyond our usual sponsorship plans, as strive for victory at every level.”The successful partnership between the club and the international betting site is also underpinned by a commitment to charitable initiatives which benefit the local Cypriot community. In the last year, both organisations contributed to the Cypriot society by working together to organise several activities in support of charity. As part of the contract extension, Parimatch and APOEL will continue to support the local community by committing to social responsibility as a key part of their renewed partnership.A spokesperson for the football club added: “We are very excited to embark on yet another successful year of what we hope is a long and fruitful partnership with Parimatch. Each year we embark on even more ambitious projects together. The new powerful Parimatch logo, with its electric yellow colour, is proudly displayed on the APOEL jersey as well as on the modern training center, which was named ‘Parimatch-Archangelos’ last year.” The deal follows on from Parimatch’s landmark partnerships with mixed martial arts athlete Conor McGregor and boxing king Mike Tyson, with the betting firms fighting spirit being cited as a key reason for the fighters joining the brand. Portnov concluded: “In addition to our successful cooperation with APOEL, I would like to reiterate Parimatch’s commitment to the Cypriot market. Although the market is small in size, we believe it is very promising, so we will take all the necessary steps to make Parimatch the leading betting company in Cyprus. My presence here today, as well as the establishment of Parimatch’s headquarters in Limassol, demonstrate the importance of Cyprus for Parimatch.“We are equally committed to supporting Responsible Gaming Week, organized by our regulator, the National Betting Authority. We encourage gamers to play responsibly and focus on the entertainment factor, rather than the easy money.”last_img read more