Dexta Daps demanded extra tickets and money owed to him by Best of the Best promoters Dexta Daps goes All WhiteDeejay Dexta Daps, one of the hottest acts in dancehall music, will perform at the ‘All White, All Inclusive Premium Day Party’, scheduled for Eisenhower Park in Long Island, New York on May 29.The event is part of Irie Jam Radio’s Operation Bliss on Memorial Day Weekend.“We are very excited to welcome Dexta Daps to Long Island and to Oracabessa Bliss,” said event organizer DJ Roy of Irie Jam. “He is a fan favorite plus New York is his home away from home which is why we booked him.”Dexta Daps has endeared himself to fans in the tri-state area with songs like 7eleven, Shabba Madda Pot, Dreaming, Pretty Nicky, Morning Love and Jealous Ova, his steamy duet with Tifa.The All White Party kicks off at noon and ends 8:pm. It includes a food village, fashion show and music by some of Jamaica’s top sound system selectors such as Rory Gilligan (of Stone Love fame); Renaissance Disco with Jazzy T and Delano and Collin Hinds of FAME FM.
MIAMI, Florida – More than 3 million women have been diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States. Recent research has shown that Breast Cancer is among the leading causes of death resulting from cancer in the Caribbean. As well-known Advocates for the Haitian and Haitian-American Community, the Haitian American Chamber of Commerce identifies the urgency for more education regarding Breast Cancer within the Caribbean community. On October 19, 2019, the Pink Noire Breast Cancer awareness event will be held for its 4th year. “Pink” for cancer awareness and “Noire” to emphasize the staggering number of newly diagnosed women of color.The Chamber’s Vice President, Djenane StFluer, believes that the fight against breast cancer can ABSOLUTELY be won. As a 4-time cancer survivor, Djenane knows all too well the life-changing experience of being diagnosed with cancer. “Early detection can save so many lives, getting the information out there is a must”. As the organizer of Pink Noire, every detail must be perfect. “Pink Noire is a celebration of all survivors and a remembrance of the fallen heroes who are no longer with us”, “I am living proof that this battle can be won,” says Djenane.Pink Noire will be a night to remember with one of the most popular bands of Haiti, “Mizik Mizik” undoubtedly enchanting its guests with its magical sound.Let us celebrate life on October 19, 2019, at the Design Center of the Americas, 1855 Griffin Rd, Dania Beach, FL 33004. For more information contact the Haitian American Chamber of Commerce.
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“Rohr” Nigeria who lead Group B with 10points, three more than Saturday’s opponents, Zambia, will qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia with any manner of win against the South Africans on Saturday.The other teams in the group, Cameroon (with 3pts) and Algeria (with 1 point) are out of contention for a place at the global showpiece.RelatedBEACH BOYS: Gernot Rohr And Victor Agali Enjoy Elegushi Beach [PICTURES]September 10, 2017In “Lifestyle”AUDIO: It Is Not Over Yet – Gernot RohrSeptember 2, 2017In “National Team”AUDIO: I Will Choose the Best Goalkeeper For Zambia Clash – RohrOctober 4, 2017In “Nigeria” “We know it would not be easy. I think it would be even more difficult than the Cameroon game,” Rohr stated. Super Eagles Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has warned that Saturday’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against the Chipolopolo will be very difficult, adding that the 3-time African Champions will not underrate the exciting Zambian team who beat Algeria home and away in the last two Match Days to bounce back to reckoning in Group B of the qualifiers.A win for the Eagles at the Godswill Akpabio International stadium on Saturday, will guarantee Rohr’s side a 6th World Cup appearance at the expense of Zambia, who will boost they chances of qualifying for the World Cup in Russia with either a draw or a unlikely win over Nigeria.Speaking in Uyo, the Franco-German tactician also admitted that the Zambians have immensely improved since losing 2-1 to the Eagles in the reverse fixture last November in Ndola. “We are looking at making the decision in our group. Of course, if we win this game on Saturday, you know that we are qualified (for the World Cup), everybody wants to do it,” the 64-year old said.“But we know also that Zambia is a good team. They are champions of under20 in Africa; they have a different team now from the one they had in Ndola. So we must not underrate this team. We have a lot of respect for this Zambian team. They beat Algeria twice. 1. 0:31 “Rohr”
English Premier League (EPL) giants Manchester City have denied widespread rumours which stated that star striker Sergio Aguero collapsed during the halftime interval of the game between his Argentina team and Nigeria.The club dispelled those rumours via a statement from the club on Tuesday night. The statement said: “Sergio Aguero has been cleared by doctors to return to Manchester as planned after suffering a dizzy spell during Argentina’s 4-2 defeat by Nigeria in Krasnodar today. Sergio never lost consciousness, and was taken to hospital for precautionary medical checks. He will be assessed by the club’s medical team ahead of this weekend’s Premier League trip to Leicester City.”Update on @aguerosergiokun. #mancity https://t.co/e8oHWbIQ7F— Manchester City (@ManCity) November 14, 2017The former River Plate and Atletico Madrid man scored Argentina’s 2nd goal before being substituted at halftime. His team eventually lost a 2-0 lead to end up with a disappointing 4-2 defeat. RelatedManchester City Star Collapses During Nigeria GameNovember 15, 2017In “England”City Star Declares Himself Fit For Club After Health Scare Against NigeriaNovember 17, 2017In “England”Community Shield: Manchester City Outclass Chelsea With Aguero BraceAugust 5, 2018In “England”
Share Share Submit StumbleUpon Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand August 7, 2020 Related Articles Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has erected a 110-ft statue of UK Prime Minister Theresa May on the White Cliffs of Dover promoting its ‘Bet on Brexit’ markets.As an embattled Tory government begins EU exit negotiations this week, the mischievous Paddy Power stated that it wanted to offer some ‘strong and stable’ support for PM May and her UK negotiating team following the disastrous results of the UK General Election.Sending a ‘clear message’ to Brussels, the bookmaker claims that the statue can be seen from Normandy and that it took a 12-man crew to assemble.While the preparatory work for the stunt was taking place, contractors operated under the cover story of shooting a documentary on the forthcoming ‘Bournemouth Winter Olympics’, which locals lapped up – despite centring on a location more than 200 miles away.Maintaining its patriotic duties, Paddy Power has updated it UK political betting markets, making it ‘Odds On’ that more than one Prime Minister will be involved in Brexit talks (2/7) and just 13/8 that a second General Election will be called this year.The bookmaker further informs that the chances of PM May performing a U-Turn on her party central piece, and deciding that the UK should instead Remain in the EU, are currently rated at 20/1.Paddy PowerPolitical Spokesman Paddy Power commented on erecting the statue: “We tried to make the installation look as life-like as possible to Theresa May – which is why it’s two-dimensional and largely wooden.“During construction, it was both strong and stable, but soon went weak and wobbly when the winds changed – about as stable as a partnership with the DUP. The structure is of such as scale that the fingernails alone are more than five-foot long. It really is the Mother of all Theresas!”Paddy Power reports that one onlooker said: “After the mess of the election, to pursue a hard Brexit now wouldn’t just flick Europe the Vs – but it would stick two-fingers up to the whole country, too.” Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 EU research agency demands urgent action on loot box consumer safeguards July 29, 2020
StumbleUpon Submit Tonight’s series finale of Love Island is the culmination of a series that has engaged punters in record breaking numbers. During its two-month run, Love Island has enthralled the nation and it appears that British gamblers weren’t immune to fanaticism about this summer’s reality TV showpiece.Paddy Power’s Lee Price said: “It’s a record-breaking year for Love Island betting. We’ve taken more than ten times the number of bets compared to last year, with Brits staking tens of thousands on our various Love Island markets.”Kem and Amber are the current odds-on favourites to win the show, with Chris and Olivia 3/1 second favourites, Jamie and Camilla closely following them and former favourites Marcel and Gabby now as 18/1 outsiders. “The most active market has been the ‘winning male’ bet – with Chris, surprisingly, the punters’ most popular choice.” Price added: “The most popular individual bet is on Camilla to win the show. It’s streets ahead of Big Brother with our punters, attracting five times the number of bets.”The increased level of bets on Love Island is indicative of the growth of betting popularity on reality TV, Jess Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “Reality TV betting is huge and continues to grow year-on-year. It is no longer a niche or a novelty bet, in fact I think the latter is a disservice to TV betting.”The market for TV betting this summer has been incredibly competitive, with both Big Brother and Love Island airing simultaneously, Bridge said that at Ladbrokes: “There’s been more wagers and money placed on Big Brother, but it’s on the screens for much longer and has an incredibly loyal fan base.”Bridge added: “Once Love Island fans realised they could place bets on the winner we saw over 10,000 bets in the first few days. If Love Island and Big Brother are to clash again next summer, we reckon Love Island would comfortably overtake Big Brother’s turnover.” Paddy Power – Too Hot To Handle vs Love Island will be lockdown’s biggest market April 21, 2020 Share Camelot under fire for exploiting National Lottery age limits July 20, 2020 Related Articles Paddy Power: Maintaining brand identity with daring marketing campaigns July 27, 2020 Share
888, one of Britain’s biggest online gambling firms, is to pay a record penalty package of over £7.8m as a result of what the Gambling Commission has described as ‘serious failings’ in its handling of vulnerable customers.The action follows the discovery of significant flaws in 888 UK Limited’s (888) social responsibility processes, which aim to protect consumers from gambling-related harm.The Commission said that it’s investigation found:Due to a technical failure in 888’s systems, over 7,000 customers who had chosen to self-exclude from its casino/poker/sport platform were still able to access their accounts on its bingo platform. The issue went undetected for a prolonged period of time, meaning customers were able to deposit £3.5m into their accounts, and then continue to gamble, for over 13 months. While 888 did have self-exclusion procedures in place, they were not robust enough and failed to protect potentially vulnerable customers.888 also failed to recognise visible signs of problem gambling behaviour displayed by an individual customer, which was so significant that it resulted in criminal activity. The customer staked over £1.3m, including £55k stolen from their employer. As a result of the crime, the customer was sentenced to 16 months in prison for theft and false accounting. During a 13 month period the customer placed a large number of bets, gambling on average 3-4 hours a day. The lack of interaction with the customer, given the frequency, duration and sums of money involved in the gambling, raised ‘serious concerns’ about 888’s safeguarding of customers at-risk of gambling harm.Sarah Harrison, chief executive at the Gambling Commission said: “Safeguarding consumers is not optional. This penalty package of just under £8m reflects the seriousness of 888’s failings to protect vulnerable customers.“The 888 sanction package will ensure those affected don’t lose out, that the operator pays the price for its failings via a sum that will go to tackling gambling-related harm, and that independent assurance will be given to see that lessons are learnt.”The penalty package will see 888 pay £7.8m, which includes repayment of the £3.5m of deposits made by the self-excluded customers and compensation of £62k to the employer from whom money was stolen. A further £4.25m will be paid to a socially responsible cause to invest in measures to tackle gambling-related harm. In addition, for future assurance, the Commission has ordered an independent audit of 888’s processes relating to customer protection.In a statement to the stock market, 888 said: “The company has been working cooperatively with the UKGC throughout its review and has concluded a voluntary regulatory settlement with the UKGC. The company accepts the conclusion of the review and is committed to providing players with a responsible as well as enjoyable gaming experience.”Social Responsibility – Making improvements in player protection is a session at next month’s Betting on Sports conference. Find out more by clicking here . UKGC offers public guidance on ID rules, rights and responsibilities June 19, 2020 Submit Share Related Articles StumbleUpon UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service August 20, 2020 Christopher Metcalf, Leon House: Social barriers must be broken on gambling treatment June 25, 2020 Share
Share Submit Swansea City drops gambling sponsor August 21, 2020 Share GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Mace launches EQ Connect to solve the industry’s ‘single view’ conundrum on identifying risk August 10, 2020 More than 30 experts have been confirmed for World Cup and Beyond, a seven-session track dedicated to Russia 2018 at this year’s Betting on Football (20-23 March).World Cup and Beyond will kick off with ‘Life beyond the bonus’, a panel featuring Mybet CMO Florian Guede and BetBright CEO Marcus Brennan. It has been designed to address the future of customer bonusing given the rise in bonus related disputes and the tightening of affiliate regulations.Held in the Drake Suite at Stamford Bridge, the track will continue with ‘Match Day Live’, a guide to engaging customers in a live environment. Gaming Innovation Group Head of Sports Endre Nesset and Matt Scarrott, Director of Sportsbook and VIP at BetVictor, will be assessing an influx of new live betting tools and the impact of designer bets.The final session before ‘half-time’ will analyse the scale of the World Cup opportunity for daily fantasy sports (DFS). Confirmed speakers for ‘Fantasy’s last great opportunity in Europe’ include Premier Punt CEO John Gordon, Scout Gaming Group CEO Bjorn Fjellby and Valery Bollier, CEO at Oulala Games, the first DFS provider to receive a B2B Skill Games Licence from the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA).Bollier commented: “Oulala Games and Betting on Football (BOF) have something important in common. While BOF is the only industry event to be specialised in football, we are the only DFS provider that is fully dedicated to football.“I’m looking forward to discussing what Oulala can bring to the DFS table, while I remain eager to hear what those who play an active role in the sports betting industry have to say about the innovations and products that will shape its future.”The second half will get underway by ‘Cutting through the noise’ in the pursuit of quality social media content. Facebook and Twitter are expected to be two of the key battlegrounds this summer, but Google Head of Performance Markets Chris Harrison, Sport1 Media GmbH MD of Entertainment Dr Matthias Kirschenhofer and Trinity Mirror Head of Betting and Gaming Mark O’Donnell will be assessing whether other networks and media outlets can provide better ROI.Following this focus on the rise of social media and mobile sports consumption, attention will turn to a more long standing battle for the sports betting sector. Given that Russia has endured more than its fair share of sporting controversies, football integrity is poised for a month in the spotlight this summer.Oxford Research Chief Analyst Morten Larsen, ICSS Director of Special Investigations Fred Lord, Perform Head of Integrity Jake Marsh and Kindred Group Sports Betting Integrity Officer Eric Konings will be on hand to discuss how bookmakers can work with football to keep out the fixers.Having brought his company’s Soccer Bet product to the industry’s attention at last year’s Betting on Football, Highlight Games CEO Tim Green will be back amongst his virtual sports peers for a panel on keeping players acquired during the World Cup engaged for the new season. He will be joined by Golden Race CEO Martin Wachter and VSoftCo Sales Director Simon Westbury.Wachter added: “Betting on Football has become one of the most important shows in the industry. Everyone who is important in the industry shows up as a speaker or an attendee.”World Cup and Beyond will conclude by uncovering the hidden benefits of sponsoring a football club, and by exploring different ways that sports betting companies can reach a fanbase beyond competing for increasingly saturated front-of-shirt sponsorship deals.Former AC Milan Chief Commercial Officer Jaap Kalma, who will also be hosting the invite-only SBC Sponsorship Forum on the second full day of #bofcon2018 (Thursday 22 March), will be joined in the track finale by Swansea City Global Head of Partnerships Mark Davies and Leicester City Head of Partnerships Engagement Harj Hir.Kalma said: “The opacity of the market for betting sponsorships, the lack of awareness of the different opportunities out there, and the wide variation in the clubs’ offering in terms of rights and support, together causes an underutilisation of a sponsorship’s power.“Considering both the importance of betting sponsorships and its intrinsic possibilities to engage fans, I hope we can contribute to creating transparency, helping bookmakers elevate their use of sponsorship and clubs their sponsorship offering.”Remember that today (Friday 19 January) is your last chance to get the 25% Early Bird Discount on tickets for Betting on Football 2018 – Go HERE to get it!There are also still a few sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available – to enquire about these, please contact us on [email protected]
Submit StumbleUpon Share With just six months left for the UK to negotiate its withdrawal from the European Union, the country appears divided and rudderless with regards to its future.Whilst political rumours are rife with regards to negotiations and career manoeuvres, critical Brexit questions remain unanswered…SBC gets the bookies lowdown as the UK enters crunch time Brexit!______________________Sarbjit Bakhshi – SmarketsSBC: With under six months to negotiate an agreed EU withdrawal plan, does Brexit simply point towards a ‘No Deal’ or ‘2nd Referendum’ scenario? Is this market now a coin-toss? Sarbjit Bakhshi (Head of Politics – Smarkets): Our markets on two different referenda suggest that another national vote is unlikely, while our ‘no-deal Brexit’ market is nip and tuck between Yes and No. So with under six months to negotiate an EU withdrawal plan, whatever happens, our markets don’t imply that there will be a referendum to sort it out.At present, another In/out referendum is pretty consistent at 72% for No, while the market on the People’s Vote (a three-option referendum), is also in favour of No at 83%.On the No-deal Brexit market, we’ve has seen some movement in recent months, with No largely in the lead until recent weeks when it has become extremely tight.Matt Shaddick – LadbrokesSBC: Brexit will dominate the conferences of both Labour & Conservative parties. Should we expect any rebel alliances to make a move on Party leadership? Will Theresa or Jeremy be dethroned within the next six monthsMatt Shaddick (Head of Politics – Ladbrokes): Theresa May is on borrowed time if the betting markets (and most pundits) are to believed. She’s 4/6 to be replaced as PM at some point in 2019 and I guess it would make a lot of sense for the Tories to leave her in place until the scheduled Brexit departure date and then make a change at some point after.Corbyn isn’t totally safe either, we’re only 2/1 that he goes during 2019. I’ve never thought he looked particularly happy about being party leader; it was anything he’d ever craved after or expected, so I could easily see him making way for someone else, once he can be sure the leadership rules ensure a succession to one who will continue the project.Chuck in Vince Cable’s expected departure, and it’s only about a 4/1 shot that all three of those party leaders are gone by the end of next year.Harry Lang – Brand ArchitectsSBC: How do you anticipate the UK political landscape to change post-Brexit? Will we see any new faces in UK politics to replace the tired cast of Brexit?Harry Lang (MD – Brand Architects): The consequences of Brexit, regardless of the final outcome will be far-reaching and generational for the UK in terms of its politics, economy, culture and global standing. Brexit will not simply end on 30 March 2019.Despite deep-rooted splits, at present, it appears that both Conservative and Labour parties will stick with their lead actors of Theresa and Jeremy until an exit deal is agreed on or a Snap Election is called.Nevertheless, I would advise bookmakers and punters to begin searching for ‘the fresh blood’ within UK politics.The all-encompassing nature of Brexit (the referendum, negotiations, in-fighting etc) has kneecapped UK politics mindset, with no party or leader being able to sell a positive vision or direction for the UK post-2019.At present, UK political parties are represented by Theresa May (61), Jeremy Corbyn (69) and Vince Cable (75). I believe that in 2019, the nation will be calling for someone to flip-the-script or change the narrative of UK politics, let’s see if something is actually delivered.Lee Price – Paddy PowerSBC: To date, the UK’s EU withdrawal has been marred by contradictions, in-fighting, back-stabbing, public humiliations and troubled partnerships. Is Brexit the new ‘Love Island’? Lee Price (Head of PR – Paddy Power): It’s certainly less entertaining, but with a similar sense of doom in terms of the various relationships being played out.The main similarities between the two farcical shows are that both feature an isolated island, detached from reality, starring personalities who have grandiose opinions of themselves. And a few posh lads, too.Right now, all the betting momentum is with a second EU referendum, even if we still don’t think it’s particularly likely, and for the answer to be ‘remain’ should that happen.Then again, that was the most popular pick pre the original referendum, too, and look how that’s turned out. Oh, and a General Election pre-Christmas? Just what Theresa May needs to boost her ratings… Share
Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Share Submit Share StumbleUpon GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile August 25, 2020 Related Articles GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Kenneth Alexander, Chief Executive of FTSE100 gambling group GVC Holdings, thinks that the industry’s leading players must show restraint in advertising in order to win back the public’s trust.Business news source City AM reports that Alexander will this week call for a ‘ban on gambling adverts being shown before the UK 9 pm watershed period’.The boss of GVC wants competitors bet365, William Hill and Paddy Power Betfair to come together and minimize the saturation of betting/gambling related adverts being broadcast to UK audiences.Alexander details that industry consensus supports his directive, as the majority of leadership believes that gambling/betting advertising during sports broadcasting has become too prominent. Furthermore, GVC’s leader details that a watershed restriction would protect younger audiences from engaging with betting-related content.“We should make the changes collaboratively with the rest of the industry, which might be difficult, and ultimately it’s up to the government to decide if they want to legislate or not,” Alexander stated.Betting advertising hit national headlines this September, as Labour Party Deputy Leader Tom Watson stated that Labour would implement a ‘whistle-to-whistle ban’ on betting advertising should they come to government.This summer, industry marketing was widely criticized during the World Cup in Russia, as a study undertaken by The Guardian revealed that UK audiences were exposed to almost 90 minutes of betting related content during the football tournament.Last week, Ian Angus, the UK Gambling Commission’s Programme Director, warned the industry that it was losing all consumer trust unless it rethought its marketing and advertising strategies.“At a time when consumer trust in gambling is at an all-time low, it would be unwise for an industry to ignore the hardening public and political mood around advertising,” he said.“For some, it’s a moral reaction; for others, it’s an irritant (stop bombarding me with gambling ads); but for many, including a growing number of researchers and academics, it reflects a genuine concern about the unknown impacts of children’s exposure to gambling advertising and sports sponsorship.”