The Governor General, pointing to the success of severalyouth leaders in Jamaica, said the youth must be encouraged so that the vision of creating better societies can become a reality. The young people are next in line for leadership … we reinforce each other values and sharpen each other’ vision … your own work in Highgate encourages that mutuality in development,” he said.Champions like BoltSir Patrick also told members of the organization that they are Jamaica’s “champion to the world like Usain Bolt” and “are valuable members of our development team. “I thank you for all you do in uplifting the communities you live and the community of your birth. … and to helping advance our 2030 vision to make Jamaica the place of choice to live work raise families and do business,” he added.CommittedThe “UFOH,” pronounced [Hoo-Fah], is the first organization committed to the town of Highgate in St. Mary Jamaica.The Florida chapter is headed by Chairman Lorrimer Burford and its goal remains “campaigning for a better Jamaica; a safe, healthy and enjoyable place to work, live and play.”For more see ufohus.org Jamaica’s Governor General, Sir Patrick Allen, had a serious message for some 300 members of the South Florida Jamaica Diaspora in Cooper City, FL. on Saturday night, Dec. 9, 2017.Delivering the keynote address to the 11th fundraising gala of the United Friends of Highgate, (UFOH), Sir Patrick challenged members of the organization and Jamaicans globally to engage more with the next generation – the youth.Hold the key“I frankly believe the Millennials hold many of the keys for the brighter future in which we hope,” he said. “We need to challenge the millennial passion into constructive engagement in our organizations.”
SOUTH FLORIDA – As we celebrate Caribbean American Heritage Month, Miami Carnival spotlights their Board Member Gilda Swasey.Q: What is your backstory?A: I was born in the beautiful county of Belize, Central America. I am the daughter of a farmer and the 5th child of 9. I graduated from Belize Teachers College. I taught school in Belize for the Seventh Day Adventist and the government of Belize. I started a school call Biscayne in Belize, with the assistance of my father Geoffrey and brother Norman.We began with 37 students and now have over 100 students. I was a pioneer school teacher for the Belmopan Junior School when the capital was moved inland to Belmopan because of flooding from hurricanes. I migrated to the United States, NY then CA at age 21. I earned my fellow designation, LUTCF from the American College. Did Radio and Television broadcasting at the Colombia School of Broadcasting in Hollywood, CA.Hosted Caribbean Connection Radio show in CA and Your Hour of Power for WAVS 1170 in Florida.I started my Insurance Career as a manager at the Thomas Kline Insurance Agency in Beverly Hill, CA. I then opened my own agency, Hill Insurance and Annuity Services in Glendale, CA, where we housed 50 brokers.When I relocated to South Florida in 1992, I continued in this business working for companies like Western and Southern Life and AIG as manager and then recruiter Trainer.After a few months in retirement in 2017, I decided that I could continue doing what I loved by mentoring and training up and coming insurance agents. I launched Access Life Financial in that same year.Because of the relationships, I have been fortunate enough to build over the years, recruiting agents to my agency was a smooth and easy process. Once agents were made aware of Access Life Financial, they joined the agency.I currently have 45 brokers at Access Life Financial. Q: The most challenging part of being an entrepreneur?A: Not having enough hours in the day to work with new agents who need you.Q: Most rewarding part of being an entrepreneur?A: Seeing agents grow and become successful, earning a living at the same time helping families protect their loved ones in the event of death or critical, chronic or terminal illness, planning their retirement, college funding, mortgage protection or simply replacing income. Watching them cross the stage at conventions to receive awards they work so hard to achieve and knowing you had a hand in it.Q: Favorite Social media channel?A: LinkedInQ: Favorite book?A: “Between a Rock and a Hard Place” by Aaron Ralston, whom I had the chance to meet personally.Q: Favorite quote?A: Make your life a masterpiece, imagine no limitations on what you can be or do. Brian Tracy. I try to instill this in my daughter and my granddaughters and anyone who looks up to me for advice.Miami Carnival will be held on Sunday, October 13th.
More to follow shortly…Related Barcelona have announced they are suing world’s most expensive footballer, Neymar Jr, for breach of contract.The Catalan club filed a lawsuit claiming Neymar owe Barcelona €8.5m from last year’s contract renewal bonus.Neymar completed his world record €222m move to Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona earlier this month, reportedly earning £40.3m in wages per year after tax, with around £515,000-a-week.
StumbleUpon William Hill accelerates transformation agenda to overcome COVID realities August 5, 2020 Submit Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020 SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Related Articles Share The Champions League tie between Borussia Dortmund and Monaco came out as the top match in April on bettingexpert, with Unibet the top bookmaker for the match at the Westfalenstadion.Statistics from the bettingexpert community showed 238 tips on the quarter final first leg, with 52 of those placed on Unibet (21%), 33 on bet365 (13.9%) and 19 on William Hill (8%).The second most popular match was the first leg of the quarter-final between Juventus and Barcelona, which saw the home side take the spoils and bet365 attract the most tips (22.4%).For a month of high-profile matches, it was no surprise to see football emerge as the number one sport, although Over/Under edging out 1×2 as the most popular market was slightly unexpected. 29.5% of the football tips were attributed to that market, with 21.5% of those on bet365.Basketball came in ahead of tennis as the second most popular sport, with Over/Under accounting for 41.6% of the tips. 19.8% of those Over/Under tips were made on Unibet, who also led the way with the highest share of tips on Asian Handicap, the second most popular market for the sport.Meanwhile, Chelsea’s 2-1 victory over Manchester City on 5 April was declared as the month’s most profitable single match with a total stake payout of 668.06. The match at Stamford Bridge was especially punter-friendly as it produced a home win, over 2.5 goals and both teams scoring.By contrast, the top match between Dortmund and Monaco was also the biggest losing match for tipsters. Monaco’s odds-defying away win on 12 April led to a total stake payout of -1,467.25.Finally, bettingexpert revealed that Serbia accounted for 7.05% of the total Champions League tips in April, the highest figure for a country not represented by a team in the UEFA competition. Share
Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season August 21, 2020 A plethora of points have been registered throughout SBC’s League of Legends this past weekend, with strikers hitting form at a number of clubs during gameweek six.Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata secured a maiden Premier League hat-trick, Tottenham hot shot Harry Kane and Arsenal new boy Alexandre Lacazette earned a brace each while Manchester rivals Romelu Lukaku of United and Sergio Aguero of City got one apiece ensuring points galore.Something Stephen Looker at Pinnacle Sports was the beneficiary of; top scoring with 89 points and surging up the table to eighth in the process. Morata, who earned the highest round score with 17 points, captain Kane (13 points doubled to 26) and David Silva (11) doing most of the damage.At the summit, however, is still the familiar face of James Birch. Aguero (captain), the game’s current MVP with 52 points, responsible for a third (22) of the 66 points his side managed in this game week, with a 31 point cushion to second now in place.Flying the flag for SBC is Charlie Cole, who built on last week’s impressive 85 points with 73 this time to lift ‘Missed The Deadline’ into the top three. Manchester City duo Aguero (captain) and Raheem Sterling contributing almost half (35) of the overall total; a score that lifted Cole from seventh into third.All eyes will be on Old Trafford this weekend, with Jose Mouriho’s United side taking on Crystal Palace who have recorded six losses from six with zero goals scored. Free scoring City face a tricky trip to Stamford Bridge, while Lacazette and Arsenal will be hoping to build on their impressive home form against Brighton and Hove Albion in Sunday’s early kick off. Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Submit Related Articles Share
MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 Submit Related Articles Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Live casino operator Authentic Gaming has struck up a major partnership with Foxwoods Resort Casino to live-stream roulette games from its casino floor to online players. The deal marks the first time live casino players in Europe and around the world will be able to access live table games from the floor of a US land-based casino via the supplier’s Authentic Roulette product.Foxwoods is North America’s largest resort casino, and the fifth largest in the world, featuring over 9 million square feet of gaming, dining, hotel, shopping and entertainment spaces.The first table to go live will be a single zero, European roulette table streamed live from the Club Newport VIP room at the Grand Pequot Casino; one of several gaming floors located within the resort.Authentic Roulette allows land-based operators to live stream games from roulette tables located on their gaming floors to an unlimited number of online players via the supplier’s network of B2B clients, including Unibet, LeoVegas, MrGreen, NYX Gaming Group, EveryMatrix and Bethard Group.The partnership will also give online operators the chance to offer exclusive promotions to their customers, such as trips to Foxwoods that include shopping sprees and nights at the casino.Jonas Delin, CEO of Authentic Gaming, said: “This is a breakthrough deal for us and the wider online gambling industry. It marks the very first time any live casino game has been streamed from the floor of a US casino to European players. “Foxwoods Resort Casino is the largest casino complex in the US, offering thousands of slots and several hundred table games in addition to world renowned restaurants and nightclubs. I’m sure players will be drawn to games streamed from Foxwoods, porting them right to the heart of the action.”Seth Young, Director of Online Gaming at Foxwoods Resort Casino, said: “We are thrilled to be the first US casino to stream live to online players in Europe and around the world. This is a fantastic opportunity for Foxwoods to extend its brand internationally, and to show the world what it means to experience Foxwoods hospitality.” Share StumbleUpon Share Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020
Share Submit Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Related Articles FDJ’s ParionsSport launches sponsorship programme for French amateur football August 24, 2020 SBTech CEO Richard Carter spoke to SBC about the major new deal announced this morning which sees the company bring on major brand Mansion as a client which and also herald the launch of Mansionbet. SBC: This is a pretty major deal – how did it come about?Richard Carter: As a group Mansion was looking to move into sports betting. It is well established as a gaming brand but has never really ventured into the betting vertical and was looking for a tier-1 sportsbook platform to harness the exposure it has gained in the UK through major sponsorship deals it has had over the past 10-15 years.The fact that Mansion is able to build on this strong brand awareness means players will see the Mansionbet name and know it is part of a well established and trusted gaming company group that has been investing significantly in UK sports sponsorship over many years.SBC: Why is the SBTech solution so well suited to Mansion’s brand?RC: Speed to market, flexibility, and a powerful BI and sportsbook engine are just some of the strengths we offer as the leading supplier of sports betting and gaming solutions to the industry.These features, combined with the fact that we are 100% regulation-ready and also provide a full platform solution that includes casino, mean operators are always contacting us to discuss new projects and launches.SBC: How much of a competitive advantage is having casino, sportsbook and platform from the same supplier?RC: As mentioned above, this is a key feature of SBTech’s offering and a major differentiator when compared to other platform suppliers. The fact that Mansion is able to run its flagship brand across the two key verticals of sports betting and casino is a major plus for all parties: significant efficiencies are achieved thanks to integration being carried out once across the platform; operationally the group can organise and manage all the different elements of its offering via a single back end.SBTech is unique in being able to provide these services and is a major reason why we have grown so much in recent years.SBC: It’s a great way to start off the year – do you have more in the pipeline?RC: Thank you and, yes, we are preparing to launch a number of major new clients across regulated markets such as Denmark, France or Spain in the coming months; of course not forgetting the US market potentially coming onstream later this year.SBC: How has M&A, both from an operator and a supplier perspective, changed the supplier market? Are there more or fewer opportunities?RC: M&A has always been part of the industry and while there are different challenges in 2018 to what we might have encountered 10 years ago, both operators and suppliers have learnt to adapt and grow in these new environments. The prospect in 2018 (and beyond) of a regulated online betting and gaming sector across many major regions presents SBTech with a fantastic opportunity to further consolidate its place as the leading platform supplier in the industry. Vbet sponsors AS Monaco as Ligue 1 kicks off new season August 24, 2020
Share Submit Share StumbleUpon This week’s 6 of the Best gives our readers an insight into the life of “true working-day routine lover” Nikos Chalikias, the CEO at Favbet.Keep reading to find out about his crazy 10-day trip to Bangkok, the sporting comeback which served as a pre-cursor to Liverpool’s Miracle of Istanbul, and a Netflix series where every episode feels like a live stream in his own head.Best HolidayI don’t like holidays at all, I am a true working-day routine lover.But at the top of mind, I will go with a crazy 10 days trip to Bangkok with an old friend of mine around 15 years ago. I cannot go through details because my kids will read this article, but let’s just say that we were looking for trouble and trouble came heavily from day one. I am glad I came back safe and sound and healthy! I am more glad socials were not part of our lives back then!Best AlbumI will go 30 years back and choose ‘Appetite for Destruction’ from Guns N’ Roses. Don’t laugh, I am 40 and it is a really good album.Best FilmI will go with ‘Shawshank Redemption’ but only after a coin tossed with ‘In the Name of the Father’. I consider both films as the epitome of human rights, reflecting the ancient Greek worldview three-fold: Hubris – Nemesis – Tisis.I will break the “choose just one” rule and mention also the ‘Black Mirror’ series on Netflix. I don’t know the guy behind this masterpiece, but the first thing that comes to mind is that every single episode feels like a live stream from inside my head. Actually, if I was a TV series my name would have been Black Mirror, much better than Nikos Chalikias I guess…Best Sporting ExperienceNormally you would expect from a Greek guy (yes, I am Greek) to go with the miracle of the Greek national team at Euro 2004. However, it has always been my firm belief that painful experiences leave much deeper wounds than celebrations, so let me travel you back in time, almost five months after Euro 2004, to the night of 8th December at Anfield stadium.Only a few soccer fans remember that the absolute come back of Liverpool from 3-0 down in the Champions League final in Istanbul was a déjà vu of that night! We are in the last round of group stage and Liverpool is 0-1 down at half time against my club – and 50% of population in Greece – Olympiacos.The Reds need a good comeback of three goals during the second half and you all know what happened, otherwise they wouldn’t have the chance to repeat it in the Champions League final against Milan. ‘Stevie G’ has stated that the goal he scored on 86th minute is in top three goals of his career. Just enjoy Anfield going absolutely crazy…Best BookDefinitely the one that I am planning to publish in the next few years. Okay, maybe ‘Symposium’ by Plato is better and much more worth a read. Seriously now, you will rarely hear a good thing from me about Greek people, I’m not into the national pride concept, but please just read this book, bearing in mind that it was written almost 2,400 years ago! You will thank me later.Best BetDefinitely, when I joined Favbet as CEO one and a half years ago. It is by far the biggest challenge of my career until today, to lead such a large organization so well established in Eastern Europe.Apart from that, it is impossible for me to forget an insane comeback from Inter against Sampdoria in 2005. From 0-2 in the 90th minute, they somehow won 3-2. That cost me €4.5k, so it was a good bet for another guy and a betting lesson for me.
Kambi and DraftKings agree on final closure terms July 24, 2020 Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Share Stockholm-listed sports betting platform supplier Kambi Group Plc has strengthened its partnership with Bulgarian National Lottery operator JSC securing an ‘extended sportsbook agreement’.The enhanced partnership will see Kambi continue to act as lead sportsbook supplier of JSC’s flagship 7777.bg brand within the Bulgarian market, a contract Kambi has maintained since 2017. In addition, JSC has commissioned Kambi to support its planned entry into the Moldovan market this summer, providing its multi-channel sportsbook products and systems.Updating stakeholders, Milen Ganev, Managing Partner of National Lottery JSC commented: “When replacing our previous sports betting supplier with Kambi, we did so with the goal of becoming a market leader in Bulgaria, a position we’ve achieved well ahead of time.“This triumph, coupled with Kambi’s scalable technology, gives us the freedom to expand into new markets, beginning with Moldova and the Moldovan National Lottery monopoly later this year. We therefore decided to extend our contract with Kambi, enabling us to enter the next chapter of our exciting growth story with confidence.”In 2016, Molodova’s government passed legislation regulating gambling activities under a national monopoly framework.JSC, a syndicated member of the World Lottery Association, would win a 15-year tender commissioned by Moldova’s Public Property Agency to run both its national lottery product and a brand new online and retail sportsbook, as part of a public-private partnership.Moving forward, Kambi will support National Lottery JSC by providing its multi-channel Sportsbook product, with plans to go live online in the next few months, followed by a retail rollout where the Kambi Sportsbook will be available to players in local stores and soon-to-be developed sports betting shops.Kristian Nylén – KambiBacking JSC plans, Kristian Nylén, CEO of Kambi, said: “Kambi’s track record of springboarding partners to the next level of their sportsbook journey is unrivalled, and in National Lottery JSC we have yet another example of how operators can grow using our Sportsbook.“For the 7777.bg brand to be among the market leaders in Bulgaria within 18 months of partnership is testament to the quality of the Kambi Sportsbook, as well as the National Lottery’s marketing expertise.“I’m delighted we’ve agreed to take the partnership to Moldova, where I’m confident players will enjoy our exciting sports betting experiences in both the online and retail environments.” StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Submit Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020
GVC ‘surprised’ at widening of HMRC’s Turkey investigation July 21, 2020 Share Together for the Tote has confirmed that Mark Kemp has been appointed as the group’s UK Managing Director, after holding the same position at Ladbrokes Coral.Due to take on the new role later in the year, Kemp has held a number of positions across the gambling sector with executive board experience across marketing, operations and product in both the retail and digital divisions.In his role at Ladbrokes Coral, Kemp was tasked with the development and launch of Connect for Coral, the first single wallet omni-channel product, and since early 2017 has led the UK digital business which has enjoyed consistent growth. Kemp celebrated the new appointment, commenting: “I am really excited to be joining the team at what is an enormously important time for the business. This is a unique opportunity to invest and rejuvenate the Tote and enhance the special role the Tote plays in British racing. I have been deeply impressed by Eamonn, Alex and the team’s plans and look forward to joining a passionate and ambitious team.“I have hugely enjoyed my time at Ladbrokes Coral & GVC, during a rapidly evolving time of change for the business. I would like to thank everyone I have worked with over the years who have delivered success with me and wish them well for the future.”Andy Hornby, Co-Chief Operating Officer at GVC Holdings, added: “I have worked with Mark Kemp for eight years and he has proved himself to be a simply outstanding businessman. He built his reputation running our Retail Gaming operations delivering consistent market out-performance over several years. “More recently he has been the Managing Director of the Ladbrokes Coral Digital business and the numbers quite simply speak for themselves. Mark has consistently outperformed the market. His lasting legacy will be a digital business in brilliant shape and, in particular, the rejuvenation of the Ladbrokes brand which has delivered exceptional recent growth. We wish him all the very best at the Tote.”The news of Kemp’s appointment comes as Together for the Tote has made a series of senior-level appointments in recent months in a bid to support the group’s Chief Executive, Alex Frost and Chairman, Eamonn Wilmott.Alex Frost, Alizeti Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted Mark is joining our team. His skills and experience will be an invaluable asset to us. We have ambitious plans to grow the Tote and are bringing together dedicated people who are entirely focused on ensuring the Tote has a successful future. We are all looking forward to working with Mark when he starts with us later in the year.” GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Submit John Williamson to oversee UK Tote Group’s international growth August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Share