ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr U.S. President Donald Trump said early Friday that he has tested positive for coronavirus along with his wife and one of his closest aides, throwing an already volatile campaign into deeper disarray just one month before the election.“Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!,” the president said on Twitter, hours after Bloomberg News reported that the adviser, Hope Hicks, had fallen ill with the virus.The election campaign against Democrat Joe Biden has focused heavily on Trump’s handling of the coronavirus, which has already killed more than 200,000 Americans and deepened inequalities. Biden and others have criticized Trump’s response as slow off the mark and ineffective. continue reading »
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SG ramps up digital expansion with Nederlandse Loterij deal August 24, 2020 Share Xtremepush secures ‘OpenMarket’ supplier accreditation August 26, 2020 Share BtoBet grows Nigerian presence with Booster99 deal August 26, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon As 2019 comes to a close SBC looks through the year to highlight major news that you might have missed in the sports betting world. This tenth edition looks at November and more specifically at an interview with BtoBet’s CEO Alessandro Fried, the future of retail, Trustly’s Pay N Play celebrations and the four pillars supporting state lottery success.Alessandro Fried: BtoBet – Providing a real omni-channel environmentAlessandro Fried, CEO of BtoBet, has emphasised how finding the right technology partner is vital for operators who are looking to establish themselves in the African market. Speaking to SBC, Fried looked into the differences between the established markets of Europe and new markets such as Africa whilst also discussing how betting brands risk wasting years attempting to understand the African markets if they don’t find the right technology partners to help make the transition. He stated: “An operator that wants to move from Europe to this country first of all with have to find a partner for the technology. There is no way that with the same technology that they have [in Europe] they will be able to go [to Africa], no way. “So the first thing is they will have to find the right partner. When they find the right partner then the journey will be quite simple. Otherwise, they will lose some years in understanding [African] markets.”Read MoreThe future for retail: Could ‘staff-less’ shops become a reality?It is widely accepted that we are entering a new era for retail betting, ushered in by the fast-tracked fixed odds betting terminal (FOBT) legislation and an increased expectation of technology amongst customers – for so many of whom digital is now king.Yet will this new era include the advent of ‘staff-less’ betting shops? Are bookmakers likely to respond to declining retail business by running shops without any need for human intervention?This issue was raised by Howard Chisholm, who operates 38 shops mainly in the north-east of England, as part of his presentation on offsetting FOBT losses at last month’s Bookmakers Trade Fair.He pointed to the “radical measures” introduced by BetXS for three shops in Ireland. All of the shop systems are controlled remotely, from doors and lights to security, CCTV and TV, while bets are placed and settled through self-service betting terminals (SSBTs) complete with a customer service terminal set up to deal with any problems.Read MoreTrustly celebrates 100 live brands for Pay N PlayTrustly is celebrating a huge company milestone after Pay N Play, the company’s innovative player registration and verification product, reached 100 live gaming brands.Introduced in 2015, Pay N Play allows customers to register and get verified to start playing on a gaming site simply by making a deposit. The KYC data for the customer is collected by Trustly during this same significantly shortened and fully compliant process.We took a trip down memory lane with Vasilije Lekovic, Director of Gaming at Trustly, to discuss the history of Pay N Play, why it has been so disruptive, which brand helped surpass the milestone and what the future holds for the product.Lekovic stated: “We recently surpassed 100 Pay N Play brands with Coolbet, an online sportsbook and casino live in Sweden, Finland and Estonia. It’s a huge company milestone, and shows how quickly confidence in the product has grown over just a four-year period.”Read MoreKeith O’Loughlin: The four pillars supporting state lottery success for Scientific GamesScientific Games is now serving seven lotteries with sports betting solutions in Canada, Europe and Asia after a second half of 2019 littered with lottery contract wins.After closing the summer by finalising a fresh deal with Milli Piyango (Turkey’s National Lottery), Scientific Games has celebrated an autumnal double by extending its player account management (PAM) and instant games partnership with Nederlandse Loterij(NLO) to include sports betting before securing a five-year renewal with Canada’s British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC).Keith O’Loughlin is the SVP for Sportsbook and Platforms at SG Digital, the digital division of Scientific Games. He told us about the four key “pillars” of a successful sports betting offering for a lottery operator and how it is “absolutely crucial” that OpenSports – SG Digital’s sportsbook proposition – puts the NLO in a strong position to compete with other Dutch licensees from 2021.O’Loughlin stated: “There are four significant areas that lotteries are keen to establish from their sports betting supplier – scalability, trust, differentiated and competitive features, and flexibility.”Read More Submit
Though he may seem indestructible, Tom Brady is no spring chicken. And Brian Hoyer? He’s not the future for the Patriots at quarterback. So, could New England take a swing for their next franchise quarterback in the draft next week?According to a report from CBS Sports, New England has “taken a shine to” former Duke quarterback Daniel Jones. Jones has fallen in and out of favor with scouts in recent months since declaring for the draft, but the Patriots have been one team that’s shown consistent interest. Patriots representatives were present at Jones’ pro day at Duke in late March and had him in Foxborough for a pre-draft visit last week.We won’t know until next Thursday if the Patriots like Jones enough to spend the 32nd pick to make him the eventual successor to Brady, but even if they don’t, Jones could be on the board in the second and third rounds if no other team has a similar affinity for the former Blue Devil. Related News NFL schedule 2019: 5 potholes on the Patriots’ road to repeat Or, New England, which has 12 picks in the draft, could move up to make a play for Jones if it’s truly smitten.At 6-5 and 220 pounds, Jones will likely be compared to Duke head coach David Cutcliffe’s most well-known QB success stories — Peyton and Eli Manning. Cutcliffe spoke glowingly of Jones prior to Duke’s bowl win over Temple. Here’s how Rob Gronkowski dented the Lombardi Trophy “He’ll be a first-round draft choice if he does comes out,” Cutcliffe said (via The News & Observer). “He’s so accurate. He’s big. He’s fast. He’s athletic. He understands the game. He’s got a fast-twitch mind to go with that fast-twitch body. He’s got impeccable character. You don’t get many chances to draft a guy like that.”In 2018, Jones completed 60.5 percent of his passes for 22 touchdowns and nine interceptions, while scoring another three touchdowns on the ground. In 36 career starts at Duke, Jones has accounted for 69 touchdowns (52 passing, 17 rushing).New England hasn’t taken a quarterback in the first round of the draft since it selected Drew Bledsoe first overall in 1993. The second and third round is where Bill Belichick likes to take a chance on the position, selecting Jimmy Garoppolo in the second round in 2014 and Jacoby Brissett, Ryan Mallett and Kevin O’Connell in the third round in 2016, 2011 and 2008 respectively.
Tag: 夜上海论坛XT Sidney Crosby injury update: Pittsburgh Penguins star out six weeks after undergoing ‘muscle injury repair’
Rather than seek out alternative therapies, Crosby went to the Vincera Institute, where Meyers performed the surgery on Thursday morning.The Pittsburgh captain’s absence is another blow to a Penguins team that is already missing Kris Letang and Patric Hornqvist. Crosby leads his team with 17 points in 17 games this season. The Pittsburgh Penguins will have to live without the services of Sidney Crosby for a while.Crosby has been dealing with a sports hernia since training camp, and on Thursday the team announced that he underwent “a successful core muscle injury repair.” The recovery period is expected to be a minimum of six weeks. It was first reported on Tuesday that the 32-year-old may elect to have surgery to deal with the issue, which was exacerbated by a collision during a game against the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday. Crosby later left the game after taking a puck to the right skate, but the foot injury was deemed as not serious and not related to the hernia.Crosby then sat out the Penguins’ contest against the New York Rangers on Tuesday after meeting with Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia earlier that day.