Suspected Jamaican lotto scammer held in Miami

first_imgJamaican lotto scam A woman has been held in Miami, Florida for allegedly being involved in the Jamaican lottery scam.Investigators say the woman, identified as Vennesa Hawkins, is facing several charges. The policereport that an elderly couple in New York lost more than $40,000  after they were told they had won $2.5 million and a brand new car.Investigators say Hawkins received several packages at a home in a gated community in Miramar over the past few weeks. The packages – from the couple in New York, contained thousands  of dollars in cash, checks and Apple electronics.A police spokesman says the victims were told by scammers that they needed to send the items to pay the taxes on their prizes.  He said some of  the phone numbers used to contact the victims in New York were based in Jamaica.The arrest report says Hawkins told police that the items she received were for her brother in Jamaica.The police say when they searched her home they found evidence of  identity theft.last_img read more

CCJ rules that Barbadian woman has right to inherit from partner

first_imgCourt of Appeal decision set aside In making its decision, the CCJ set aside the earlier decision of the Barbados Court of Appeal.The Court declared Katrina Smith was the spouse of the deceased and ordered Albert Anthony Selby to pay costs in the sum of BD$20,000.Meanwhile, the CCJ expressed concern over what it said appears to be the practice in Barbados for matters to be stayed pending the outcome of interlocutory appeals without a formal court order.It noted that that the nine years that elapsed since the death of Selby was inconsistent with the overriding objective to resolve disputes justly and expeditiously. Case filed with CCJ in MarchThe matter, which was filed at the CCJ in March, centered on the interpretation of Act which states that reference to a ‘spouse’ includes “a single woman who was living together with a single man as his wife for a period of not less than five years immediately preceding the date of his death.”The CCJ examined the legislative regime that existed prior to the Act. It noted prior to its enactment, the law excluded the survivor of a cohabitational relationship from benefiting on the death of the partner who had not left a will.Smith and Selby lived together since 2002 until his death in 2008. Selby had no children, was predeceased by his parents, and survived by his siblings including the respondent, Albert Anthony Sealy. The Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Friday ruled a Barbadian woman should be considered the spouse of her late partner and have the right to inherit possessions from his death.The CCJ said that Katrina Smith should be considered the spouse of her late partner, Albert Michael Selby. It ruled that under Barbados’ Succession Act, the definition of spouse, “is a single woman who has cohabited for the statutory period of five years immediately preceding the death of her cohabitant partner (and) has the right to inherit from him on his death.”last_img read more

DJ Walshy Fire Releases African/Caribbean Album

first_imgJamaican born, Miami-raised DJ Walshy Fire is sweeping the airwaves with his new solo album – a trailblazing cultural merging of the Caribbean and Africa, with each song featuring at least one current popular artiste from both regions.The album, titled ABENG, was released on June 7th. Walshy, whose real name is Leighton Paul Walsh, is one-third of Major Lazer – an electronic music group that has enjoyed global mega-success – has enjoyed write-ups in a slew of international heavyweight media outlets such as Forbes, Rolling Stone and Billboard, to new a few. At his album listening party in New York, Walshy strongly affirmed, “It’s time… it’s past time… for us to stop making negative music.” He continued, “This project, and everything that I’ll do, is going to be 100 percent positive. I can’t take it anymore if it’s at a low frequency… “Every single song on here is 100 percent positive. I’m investing in positive music. The paradigm is shifting. We are the paradigm shifters.”In tune with the theme of positivity, ABENG’s lead single is called “No Negative Vibes”, and features Runtown from Nigeria and Jamaica’s Alkaline. The album also features a remix of Walshy’s debut single, “Bend Down Pause” featuring Wizkid from Nigeria, Runtown, and Machel Montano from Trinidad.  Other artists on the 11-track album include WizKid, Mr Eazi, Stonebwoy, Kranium, Bunji Garlin, Ice Prince, Nailah Blackman and Timeka Marshall. The album consciously brings together a select group of acts within the afrobeat, reggae, dancehall and soca worlds.Walshy has toured the world extensively with Major Lazer, but his stops throughout Africa made a particularly strong impact on him. While there, he realized that Caribbean culture is indeed African, as he saw mirrors of himself and the Caribbean culture stamped clearly throughout the continent. This album, he says, celebrates the deep-rooted cultural connection between both places. The project’s message, it seems, calls for the continued advancement in building united economic and social ties, utilizing popular culture to spearhead the cause of unification. ABENG was released under Mad Decent – the independent label founded by the group’s lead, Diplo.“No Negative Vibes” is available through all streaming platforms.last_img read more

Top European football clubs sign up for Betting on Football 2017

first_img Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Submit Related Articles Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Share StumbleUpon #bofcon2017 3-5 May (Stamford Bridge)Betting on Football has demonstrated its pulling power amongst top football clubs in Europe by attracting representatives from clubs such as Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Celtic, VfL Wolfsburg, Arsenal, Chelsea, Rangers, Charlton Athletic, AC Milan, AS Roma, and organisations like La Liga and the Scottish Football Association.Representatives at #bofcon2017 will include Mark Davies, Head of New Business for reigning Premier League Champions Leicester, Tom Carter, Director of Partnership Sales for City Football Group, Adrian Filby, the Commercial Director at runaway Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic, and Daniel Peikert, Head of Sales at 2009 Bundesliga winners Wolfsburg.Peikert commented: “We are attending Betting on Football 2017 because, as a 100% subsidiary of Volkswagen, VfL Wolfsburg has a big responsibility to attract serious partners. We also want to prepare ourselves for virtual advertising with more betting partners. Corporate social responsibility should play a central role within these partnerships.Meanwhile, after impressing on the Club Call panel at last year’s conference, Leicester’s Davies will be speaking on the Premier Partners panel. The session, which headlines the marketing and media track on day two, will be explaining the emphasis on foreign markets for front-of-shirt sponsorships and looking at opportunities for UK-based gambling companies in elite level football.The international appeal of the event is underlined by the presence of Peikert, alongside AC Milan COO Jaap Kalma, AS Roma Managing Director Mauro Baldissoni, Juventus Head of International Sales & Sponsorship, and a high-profile double act from La Liga, Adolfo Bara (Managing Director of Sales & Marketing) and Alfredo Lorenzo (Integrity and Security Director).Lorenzo will be an interested observer at the first day leadership track session on match fixing, ‘Keeping it clean’, which will feature Bill South,‎ Group Director of Security and Community Affairs at William Hill, Peter McLaughlin, Security & Integrity Officer for the Scottish Football Association, and Ivor Heller, Commercial Director at AFC Wimbledon.Heller commented: “I’ve long been interested in betting and its curious relationship with football on a business level. I’m keen to share our experience at club level on the FA’s blanket ban on betting across the sport and its implications for integrity, and the Betting on Football conference provides a great opportunity and platform for that.”Are you interested in connecting with representatives of some of Europe’s top football clubs?Click here to visit the event website and buy your Betting on Football ticket todayFor more information, contact [email protected] or SBC Founder Rasmus Sojmark at [email protected] sponsors for #bofcon2017 include Golden Race (Platinum Sponsor), OPTIMA (Gold Sponsor), BetConstruct (Silver Sponsor), (Bronze Sponsor), HiPay, and Realex Payments (Premium Sponsors). Sharelast_img read more

GVC posts 10% NGR growth despite major tournament absence

first_img GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Share Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Related Articles Submit StumbleUpon Share GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 GVC Holdings has reported a Group net gaming revenue (NGR) increase of 10% from the first half of last year (€441.8 to €484.8m), even in the absence of a major football tournament.Issuing its combined H1 and Q2 trading update, GVC also showed that Group NGR per day was up 10% from H1 2016 and 8% for Q2, even though sports wagers during the last quarter were down 2%, with sports NGR experiencing a similarly minor decline (1%).However, the sports betting and gaming specialist countered that if you exclude Euro 2016 revenues, daily Group wagers and NGR were at +10% and +15% respectively versus Q2 2016.Within Sports Brands, the gross win margin for the period was 10.1% (9.9% Q2 2016), which was in line with GVC’s expectations of the long-term sustainable average. Daily wagers were broadly flat in constant currency, but with adjusted growth of 10% without wagers for last summer’s showpiece football tournament in France.Meanwhile, the sale of its payment processing business Kalixa to Senjō Group was completed on 31 May, contributing H1 2017 revenues of €6.1m against €7.6m for pro forma H1 2016.GVC Holdings CEO Kenneth Alexander said: “The Group continues to perform well with positive momentum across our core businesses. Achieving Q2 constant currency NGR growth of 10% in the absence of a major football tournament is particularly pleasing.“As demonstrated at our recent Capital Markets Day, the organic opportunity is significant, whilst we are also well positioned to pursue further acquisition opportunities should they arise. This combined with an increase in marketing investment in the second half to more normalised levels gives the Board confidence of GVC delivering another year of strong progress.”last_img read more

Strongest ever speaker lineup for next week’s Betting on Sports

first_imgShare Submit StumbleUpon Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 Share Related Articles Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020 Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 There’s just one week left to secure your ticket to Betting on Sports 2017 (12-15 September), an event stocked with the strongest lineup of speakers the sports betting industry has ever seen.Next week Olympia Conference Centre will open its doors to more than 1,200 high-level delegates, including representatives of more than 120 operators, 80 high-level affiliates and hundreds of the most prominent industry suppliers and service providers.More than 180 speakers will feature across eight main conference tracks across 13-14 September – Leaders in Betting, Betting on Esports, Betting on Racing, Betting on Innovation, Sport in Focus, Betting on Regulation, Betting on Affiliates and Betting on Data.The star-studded lineup of speakers includes Sky Betting & Gaming CEO Richard Flint, Superbet Group Director of E-Commerce Jamie Hart, Pinnacle CEO Paris Smith, Mybet CEO Markus Peuler and Phil Siers, Chief Commercial Officer for Betfred Group, alongside senior executives from OPTIMA, British Horseracing Authority, Danske Spil, XL Media, LiveSport Media, Better Collective, Ladbrokes Coral, BetBright, ASAP Italia, Matchbook, SBTech, BetConstruct, Playtech and Sportradar.David Lampitt, Managing Director of Group Operations at Sportradar, said: “Betting on Sports is now well known for raising and discussing key issues and developments in and around the sports betting ecosystem at the highest level. We are honoured that SBC Events has called on Betradar and our experts to help bring expertise to these debates and discussions that sit right at the heart of the industry’s present and future.”Snack Media Managing Director Niall Coen, who is one of the many high quality speakers on the Betting on Affiliates track on day two added: “The sports betting industry is fluid and rapidly evolving, with an ever-growing catalogue of providers aiming to get in front of the eyes of consumers. This is absolutely fascinating to me – and relevant to Snack Media – and with SBC hosting some of the top events within this sector, it’s a ‘must attend’ and a privilege to speak at.”However, it’s not just the 44-session agenda that has drawn delegates to this year’s event. There is also the world class food and hospitality at the Olympia venue, complete with a lively exhibition and networking floor that is ready and waiting to host 60 of the leading companies in the sports betting space, including 25 first time exhibitors for an SBC-organised event.To crown the running of eight conference tracks, along with the world class hospitality, unrivalled networking opportunities and lively exhibition area at Olympia, delegates at #boscon2017 will also be treated to networking parties at two of London’s most spectacular venues.Altitude 360, on the 29 floor with its amazing view of the London skyline, has been selected as the host venue for the official networking party on Wednesday 13th September, while Skyloft, another of the amazing Altitude London venues in Millbank Tower, has also been booked by SBC Events for its renowned dinners on the same night. Under the Bridge, Roman Abramovich’s favourite capital city venue, has been confirmed as the venue for the closing party on Thursday 14th September.Nick Nocton, Partner at Mishcon de Reya LLP, said: “Betting on Sports is the premier conference focussing on sports betting – the breadth of coverage and quality of content is second to none.”Francesco Rodano, Chief Policy Officer at Playtech, concluded: “Betting on Sports is the most reputable and best attended industry event for sports betting.”Only 1 week left to secure your tickets – right now, tickets for the event are available at a fantastic 25% Group Discount when buying 3 or more – get them HERE.Betting on Sports is organised by SBC Events, part of the SBC Global group of companies which works with industry leaders to develop the sports and sports betting industries. Services include news coverage, knowledge creation, marketing and product consultancy, conferences, seminars and industry awards.last_img read more

Viktor Hoffman departs Marathonbet to join ‘mobile first’ Addison Global

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Share Submit Viktor HoffmanPanserve ltd has confirmed the departure of Viktor Hoffman as Chief Executive of its Marathonbet brand.Hoffman departs Panserve’s senior executive team following three-years’ service, in which he held a number of leadership roles including Chief Product Officer (CPO).In July 2016, Hoffman was appointed as Chief Executive of flagship division Marathonbet, following the departure of Stan Reoutt. Hoffman has confirmed that he has joined Gibraltar-based start-up Addison Global as the firm’s first Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).The new industry venture is headed up by former William Hill Operations Director Juergen Reutter as CEO, who officially launched the firm last June.Addison Global is yet to launch its market product, but the company details that it will be a primarily mobile focused betting and gaming enterprise.Further well-known industry figures to have joined the Addison Global executive team, include former Hong Kong Jockey Club Trading Director Patrick Jay as Chief Operations Officer, with ex William Hill lead platform engineer Patrick Di Loreto taking on the role Chief Technical Officer. MoPlay declared insolvent following licence suspension February 24, 2020 Related Articles Winning Post: WHO is protecting the children? February 24, 2020 SBC Awards: The key to an effective submission August 28, 2020last_img read more

Gaming Innovation Group (GIG) backs Girls in Tech Gibraltar

first_imgShare Related Articles GiG ups code security oversight with Checkmarx July 10, 2020 Submit GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Share GiG launches WSN Podcast hosted by Bill Krackomberger  June 18, 2020 StumbleUpon Updating the market, Oslo-listed online gambling firm Gaming Innovation Group (GIG) has announced that has partnered with technology initiative ‘Girls in Tech Gibraltar’ becoming its event Platinum Sponsor.Launched in 2016, Girls in Tech Gibraltar is a workplace initiative aimed at developing high quality, knowledge-led events for females working in all functions of technology’s value chain (marketing, development, commerce, research etc..)Cristina Turbatu, MD of Girls in Tech Gibraltar backed GIG as Sponsor “We are incredibly honoured and excited to have GiG become our Platinum sponsor. With GiG deciding to partner and collaborate with Girls In Tech Gibraltar, we are confident that we will be able to continue to deliver high-quality initiatives and continue our work towards developing sustainable strategies to address the challenges of gender diversity and the empowerment of women in the STEM fields”.GIG sponsorship, follows significant growth Girls in Tech, having successfully delivered a Python Django Bootcamp event over the weekend of the 23-24 of September held at Supernatural in the World Trade Center Gibraltar.The bootcamp was designed to teach women (and men) with little to no technical experience how to build an online blogging application from the ground up. The event hosted 22 women and 2 men, all who successfully managed to build and deploy their very own blog platform to the internet by the end of the weekend.Robin Eirik Reed, Group CEO of Gaming Innovation Group on his firm’s sponsorship: “GiG is proud to support GIT as Platinum sponsor over the coming year, with common focus on the importance of gender equality and diversity in the workplace. As a Tech company, GiG highly values the organization’s commitment to technology leadership, which raises the profile among successful women in tech, and provides a platform to support young female professionals”.last_img read more

Customer safety drives 1xBet two-factor authentication launch

first_img SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 1xBet defies COVID-19 disruption to keep 2020 plans in place April 3, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Why leading esports titles should not be overlooked as substitutes to real sports April 15, 2020 Share Related Articles Submit 1xBet has put customer safety at the forefront of its business by launching a two-factor authentication system to clamp down on unauthorised access to its players’ accounts.Rather than gaining access through one login and password, customers on 1xBet – winners of the Rising Star in Sports Betting Innovation at December’s SBC Awards – will now be encouraged to generate a single-use code to access the service. Firstly, the customer must enable two-factor authentication within their account settings, before installing the Google Authenticator app to their phone. The process can then be completed by scanning the QR code, entering the six-digit code and clicking ‘verify’.A spokesperson for 1xBet commented: “We care about our customers’ safety. We use the most effective ways to provide a high level of personal data protection and we will do our best to ensure that your partnership with 1xBet is nothing but a positive experience.” With approximately 81 per cent of hacking-related data breaches resulting from weak or stolen passwords (Verizon, 2017), the extra layer of security from 1xBet seeks to guarantee that its customers’ accounts are secure, both before their initial deposits and during all future transactions.1xBet will be showcasing its two-factor authentication at next month’s ICE London (S3-250) and London Affiliate Conference (LAC) exhibitions.last_img read more

Operators get full flexibility through BetConstruct’s Spring Pro

first_img BetConstruct has confirmed the roll out of Spring Pro, a new technology solution that allows a gaming operator to choose, adjust and configure products to its exact requirements.Spring Pro, explained the online gaming and sports betting software provider, has been developed to help its partners “take even greater control over big data, player insights and source codes”.The solution comes with the freedom to manage all aspects of the betting operations, including odds, event creation, risk management and trading tools from one place.Vigen Badalyan, BetConstruct Founder & CEO, added: “Spring Pro is key to our aggressive expansion and growth. It is the next generation of our vision for the relationships between us, as a provider, and our partner operators who want to separate themselves from the pack and gain more flexibility. “We see the future of igaming business as transparent and open. These are the qualities that we encourage our partners to embrace and Spring Pro is at the heart of this approach.”This new launch comes just over two years after BetConstruct debuted its Spring Business Management Environment (BME), which enables clients to integrate all products – whether they’re from BetConstruct, built in-house or supplied by third parties – within a single dashboard. New betting markets and slot games, as well as live casino and fantasy sports products, can be activated via Spring BME to run on Spring Pro. Share Submit Nuno Gomes joins BetConstruct and FeedConstruct as brand ambassador June 18, 2020 Share New Polish poker table in BetGames section for STS July 15, 2020 StumbleUpon VBET agrees Armenian Premier League and Armenian Cup sponsorship August 13, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more