Florida Reports 4,049 Cases of COVID-19 Setting a Daily Record…

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first_imgThere were 40 new coronavirus-related deaths reported Saturday morning across the state, including 10 in Miami-Dade County, three in Broward and four in Palm Beach County. Broward’s cases increased by 389 to 10,837. The county’s death toll is now at 370. Florida is now up to 93,797 total confirmed cases and 3,144 COVID-19 deaths, according to the health department. In the past day, Miami-Dade County’s confirmed cases increased by 704 to 25,080. The county now has 874 deaths, the highest total in the state. Statewide, Florida reports having completed over 1.5 million tests for COVID-19, with 5.9% coming back positive. Palm Beach County’s cases increased by 390 to 10,506, with the death toll at 468. Positivity rates higher The rate of positivity among people tested across Florida has risen sharply in recent days. On Friday morning, 3,822 new cases were confirmed, after 3,207 on Thursday. Florida has confirmed at least 12,774 coronavirus-related hospitalizations since the start of the outbreak. For the third straight day, Florida has set a new daily COVID-19 record, having reported 4,049 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. Statewide, more than 12% of the COVID-19 tests taken Friday came back positive, more than double the positivity percentage from last weekend. A look at the latest positivity percentage for COVID-19 testing in Florida. (Florida Department of Health)last_img read more

Florida’s Moratorium On Evictions & Foreclosures Extended to Aug. 1

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first_imgDeSantis issued an executive order in April placing a moratorium, or hold, on evictions due to nonpayment of monthly rent or mortgages. He has now extended the order three times. The order states that the moratorium does not relieve an individual from their obligation to make mortgage or rent payments. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has once again extended the state moratorium on evictions and foreclosures. center_img The moratorium was set to expire on midnight July 1, but it has now been extended to August 1 as the coronavirus pandemic stretches on.last_img

European League Wrap: Heavyweights hit the deck across Europe

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first_imgEuropean League Wrap: Heavyweights hit the deck across EuropeWe review match action from a busy and entertaining weekend in England, Germany, Italy and France.ENGLANDManchester City handed Liverpool a comprehensive 5-0 dress-down, inflicting a first season’s defeat on the Reds, a result which drops Liverpool to eight-place on the table. Sergio Aguero put Manchester City ahead beating Simon Mignolet in a one-on-one situation, after which Sadio Mane was correctly sent-off for an accidental game-ending foul on goalkeeper Ederson. It was a one-way traffic afterwards, as Gabriel Jesus and Leroy Sane contributed a brace each to hand Liverpool their heaviest defeat in Jurgen Klopp’s era, an outcome which has left huge doubts hanging over their title credentials.Champions Chelsea were dominant in a 2-1 away success against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium, as they powered up to third-place. Alvaro Morata-a third league goal and N’Golo Kante-his first goal of the season, were the Chelsea goal scorers on the day, rendering Jamie Vardy’s 62nd-minute penalty a mere consolation for the home team.Manchester United survived their first major test of the league campaign with a point away at Stoke City, as the Red Devils were held to a 2-2 draw by the Potters in a thrilling game. Free signing, Eric Choupo-Moting netted a brace for Stoke City, while Marcus Rashford netted a goal he knew absolutely nothing about, before Romelu Lukaku added a second goal for Manchester United, minutes before the hour mark, his 4th league goal of the season and 150th career club goal.GERMANYRB Leipzig earned a comfortable 2-0 away victory at Hamburg SV, thanks to second half strikes from Naby Keita and Timo Werner, a win which lifted Leipzig into fourth-place.Bayern Munich were shocked to their bone marrows, as Hoffenheim recorded a 2-0 home success against the Bavarian giants, a defeat which saw Bayern Munch drop four spots into sixth-place. Mark Uth was the hero on the day, his brace in either half causing fans and critics to ask the question ‘Has Carlo Ancelotti lost his mojo early in the season, despite the raiding the league in the summer’? Certainly, not the best of times for Don Carlo.ITALYChampions Juventus prepared for the start of the UEFA Champions Legaue, achieving a convincing 3-0 home success against Chievo Verona, to sit first on the log. Perparim Hetemaj, Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala with the goals on the day for the Old Lady of Turin.Lazio made menace meat of a pathetic AC Milan side, who despite their heavy surgical changes over the summer could do nothing as they fell freely 4-1 at the Stadio Olimpico. Ciro Immobile completed his hat-trick within 48 minutes, after which strike partner Luis Alberto netted a fourth a minute later. Riccardo Montolivo netted a consolation strike for the Rossoneri who must pick themselves up from this heavy and humiliating defeat.FRANCEParis Saint-Germain were ruthless away from home on Friday night, defeating Metz 5-1, with the Neymar, Edison Cavani and Kylian Mbappe attacking partnership all contributing a goal, to herald the start of what is expected to be a fruitful long-term striking combination. Cavani netted a brace, Neymar, Mbappe-a goal on his debut and Lucas Moura all scored for the capital club, ensuring  Emmanuel Riviere first-half equaliser was a mere consolation.Champions Monaco were handed a shocking 4-0 away defeat at OGC Nice, who had Mario Balotelli back amongst the goals. Balotelli put Nice ahead from the penalty spot in the 6th-minute, Alassane Plea doubled the lead with a deflected effort, before Balotelli completed his brace on the night. Ignatius Knepe Ganago completed the scoring for the home side, who inflicted a first season’s defeat on Monaco, in their first game post Kylian Mbappe’s departure.RelatedThe Award Winners Of The 2019-20 English Premier League SeasonJuly 27, 2020In “England”Another slip, Liverpool? Reds Pass on a Good Chance to Take Hold of the Premier LeagueJanuary 31, 2019In “Articles”European League Wrap: Record setting Manchester City hammer Palace for five; Ancelotti, Montella under-fire.September 25, 2017In “England”last_img read more

Sweet Revenge!  Halep Beats Sharapova To Secure China Open Last Eight Slot

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first_imgRomanian tennis star Simona Halep is through to the last eight at the ongoing China Open after she defeated controversial Russian player Maria Sharapova.The world number two saw off former world number one Maria Sharapova 6-2 6-2 in 72 minutes to secure her second China Open quarter-final.Sharapova had earlier beaten Halep at the US Open in August but an untidy display that included 39 unforced errors in Beijing made sure she ended up on the losing side.Sharapova, 30, who returned to the court competitively in April after a 15-month doping ban, was competing at the tournament for the first since she won the title in 2014.The reward for her revenge over Sharapova is a clash with either Polish world number 11 and defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska or Russian Daria Kasatkina for a place in the last four.RelatedAustralian Open Recap (Women): Halep Wins Epic Third Round Match As Kerber Beat Sharapova To Secure Last 16 SpotJanuary 20, 2018In “Sports”Australian Open Day 4 Recap (Women): Top Seed Halep, Sharapova Book Last 32 SpotsJanuary 19, 2018In “Sports”Australian Open Recap (Women): Top Seed Halep, Sharapova Into Second RoundJanuary 16, 2018In “Sports”last_img read more

Ajax secures Asia Betting Partnership with KB88

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first_img SBC Bookies Corner – What’s the story… English football glory! April 18, 2019 Submit Dutch KSA puts value on ‘reputation’ in 2020 licensing guidance November 11, 2019 Share StumbleUpon Share Martin Lycka: My letter to Gambling Santa December 20, 2019 Related Articles Amsterdam Dutch Eredivisie football club AFC Ajax has confirmed that Asian focused online bookmaker KB88 will serve as its new ‘Asia Betting Partner’ for a period of two seasons.This week, Ajax officials presented KB88 as a new Asian market partner. Ajax, Dutch football’s most historic side, will focus on promoting KB88 channels through its social media assets, with the club’s commercial team stating that AFC Ajax will form a presence on popular Chinese social media platform Sina Weibo.Dutch sports channels have reported that Ajax has agreed circa €400,000 per season to promote KB88. The Asian focused brand has prior European football marketing experience having sponsored Premier League football club West Bromwich Albion during season 2016/17.Ajax’s new Chief Executive and former club goalkeeper Edwin Van der Sar confirmed the partnership to Dutch media this week, stating“Ajax are delighted to announce our new partnership with KB88 We are constantly looking at opportunities to enthuse further our growing Asian fan base and to promote the club worldwide After earlier collaborations with Asian companies such as CST and Huawei.. this partnership feels very good and we look forward to this pan-Asian cooperation. ”last_img read more

Stobart Group enhances racing support via fresh sponsorship

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first_img StumbleUpon Submit Alberto Alfieri: Leading the way for Gamingtec’s B2C growth August 25, 2020 Betfred extends World Snooker Championship deal until 2022 August 17, 2020 Share Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020 The Stobart Group has been announced as headline sponsor of the three-day Northumberland Plate meeting, after agreements were reached with the Arena Racing Company and Newcastle Racecourse.Titled the Stobart Group Festival of Racing, the festival is scheduled to take place June 28-30, featuring a stellar racing and entertainment line-up.David Williamson, Executive Director at Newcastle Racecourse, commented: “We are absolutely delighted to extend our partnership with Stobart Group at Newcastle Racecourse.  “We have enjoyed an excellent relationship with Stobart Group in recent years, and we are delighted to see them take overall sponsorship of the Northumberland Plate meeting, which is an institution in the region.“We’d also like to thank longstanding sponsors, Betfred, who we’re very happy to see remain involved in the meeting, through sponsorship of races including the Northumberland Vase and Chipchase Stakes. “They have been fantastic supporters of the Northumberland Plate over the years, and we’re looking forward to another three fantastic days racing and entertainment in June.”Commencing with the Stobart Aviation Raceday, the historic festival builds up to the £150,000 Stobart Rail & Civils Northumberland Plate Day culmination, the richest two-mile handicap in Europe, on Saturday 30 June, which will be broadcast live on ITV1.David Leyden Dunbar, ARC Director of Partnerships, said: “Stobart Group were instrumental in the installation of the world class Tapeta track at Newcastle, which has helped see some of the world’s best horses come to Gosforth Park since the track was opened.  “The partnership for the premier flat meeting in Newcastle’s calendar is an obvious extension of the relationship, which we are delighted to announce.”Kirk Taylor, Managing Director of Stobart Rail & Civils, added: “Stobart Group is delighted to sponsor this year’s Plate Festival at Newcastle Racecourse. Stobart was central to the development of the all-weather track at the racecourse and is a significant supporter of British racing. “Our Rail & Civils division sponsored the Northumberland Plate in 2017 so we are very much looking forward to the Group supporting the whole festival in 2018. It will be great to see everyone there for what is sure to be a fantastic three days of racing.” Related Articles Sharelast_img read more

Grupo Orenes seeks to revitalise its horseracing proposition with Racing Post B2B

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first_img Spotlight delivers Racing Post translated services for Pari-Engineering Russia August 26, 2020 Spotlight Sports takes over MansionBet blog  June 18, 2020 StumbleUpon Spanish gambling group Grupo Orenes will expand its racing customer and operational provisions with Racing Post B2B.The partnership will see Racing Post act as the lead racecard, content and information supplier for the Spanish operator’s properties and digital sports betting brand – Vivalasuerte.es.Orenes management has stated that it seeks to revitalise horseracing as a sports betting proposition for Spanish consumers.Confirming the deal Orenes Sportsbook Director, Juan Jose Lopez said  “Having over 30 years’ experience in the horse racing industry, it was an easy decision to go with Racing Post for all our racing content. As market leaders, they will provide us with key information to help our customers both in store and online.”Racing Post racecards and information will be installed across Orenes’ 350 Spanish market betting points.The racecards contain essential elements to help customers find that all-important winner. On each racecard, Orenes customers will now benefit from having latest form figures for every horse, details of the jockey, trainer and owner, weights and breeding at their fingertips.Daniele Alfonso – Racing PostBacking Orenes as new partners, Racing Post B2B, International Sales Manager, Daniele Alfonso commented:“Our content helps bookmakers enhance and optimise their offering with bet-prompting and bet-generating content. Partnering with Orenes Grupo is an important step for us as we grow our business in Spain. The content will help the bookmakers inform their customers about UK and Irish horse racing and greyhounds.” Share Share Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 Submit Related Articleslast_img read more

BetConstruct secures key content partnership with Greentube

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first_img Share Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Submit VBET agrees Armenian Premier League and Armenian Cup sponsorship August 13, 2020 BetConstruct has struck a key strategic partnership with Novomatic Interactive subsidiary Greentube, whose online gaming content will subsequently be rolled out on both BetConstruct’s own casinos and its partner operators. As a result of this new partnership, more than 400 slots will be added to BetConstruct’s RNG library, making it one of the richest and most diversified in the industry. Daniel Lechner, Greentube Head of Sales, said: “We pride ourselves in delivering the best interactive and most diversified portfolio that the iGaming sector has to offer. Our new partnership with BetConstruct will further strengthen the connection between consumers and Greentube games in both Armenia and across the world. “We eagerly anticipate the great things to come as a result of our new partnership and look forward to an exciting collaboration with one of the world’s leading betting and gaming solutions providers.” Vigen Badalyan, BetConstruct Founder and CEO, added: “We chose the content for our industry-leading gaming catalogue with a single objective – to deliver the opportunity for business growth to our operators and to ensure their players get the biggest and best selection of games. “Adding Greentube’s games to our platform serves both goals in an excellent way and we look forward to our mutually beneficial and productive partnership.” You can hear more from BetConstruct at this week’s Betting on Football conference. The firm’s Strategic Adviser Vahe Baloulian will be joining representatives of the leading industry suppliers to answer the ‘questions you want answered’ on 20 March.He will then be back to discuss integrity and responsibility as part of the Sponsorship Forum on 21 March. For more information about the event, click HERE. Nuno Gomes joins BetConstruct and FeedConstruct as brand ambassador June 18, 2020 New Polish poker table in BetGames section for STS July 15, 2020last_img read more

SportPesa launches ‘Coaches to Count On’ with Arsenal FC

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first_imgShare Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020 StumbleUpon Paddy Power: Maintaining brand identity with daring marketing campaigns July 27, 2020 Related Articles Share Leading Kenyan market bookmaker SportPesa has launched its latest African football initiative ‘Coaches to Count On’ in partnership with Premier League football club Arsenal FC.The football directive will see SportPesa develop ‘football clinics’ across its core markets of Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa, with Arsenal FC developing comprehensive training programmes for aspiring soccer coaches.The bookmaker has kicked off ‘Coaches to Count On’, with Arsenal training staff visiting South Africa to host a three-day training course helping local coaches.‘Coaches to Count On’ follows SportPesa’s 2018 social initiative ‘Kits for Africa’, in which EPL partners Southampton FC and Hull City donated over 75,000 pieces of football kit and equipment to African sports clubs.SportPesa has been Arsenal’s African betting partner since 2016. Furthermore, since 2016 the bookmaker has donated its Arsenal Emirates Stadium hospitality suite to local charities and social enterprises.Kelvin Twissa, Chief Marketing Officer at SportPesa said: “SportPesa has a proud history of supporting grassroots sport globally and we’re delighted to announce this new scheme which uses our growing network to help develop the next generation of football coaches.”He added; “Our Kits for Africa campaign demonstrate our commitment to inspiring budding footballers on the continent and we hope this initiative serves to continue that progress.” BtoBet refines African SMS payment options with Tola Mobile  August 20, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

Safer Gambling Forum: Educating to prevent problem gambling

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first_img Share Share Submit StumbleUpon YGAM focuses on BAME community engagement with CVR link-up August 21, 2020 Related Articles YGAM delivers gambling education to UNISON members August 13, 2020 EPIC delivers problem gambling education with Harvard Medical School June 24, 2020 Responsible Gambling Week (RGWeek 2019) may be over but we have one more panel from our inaugural SBC Safer Gambling Forum for left to share. Throughout RGWeek 2019 SBC has been looking at some of the topics addressed during the forum, and what measures the industry can take to promote responsible gaming. With RGWeek 2019 having reached its conclusion on 13 November, we look through our final forum discussion which featured Tal Itzhak Ron, CEO & Chairman of Tal Ron, Drihem & Co. Law Firm, moderating a panel which focussed on ‘marketing’s role in prevention & education’. Speaking on the panel was the VP of Revenue at Optimove Asaf Cohen, CEO of EPIC Risk Management Paul Buck, CEO of GAMSTOP Fiona Palmer, Education Director at YGAM Kev Clelland and GambleAware’s Campaign Advisor Zoe Osmond. Ron began by providing a brief but detailed background to each of the panelists before opening up the discussion by quizzing the panel on why it’s important to educate bettors on the risks of online gamblers and on how their establishments combat these risks. Providing a YGAM perspective, Clelland stated: “At YGAM it’s about informing, educating and safeguarding young people. For some of those young people they’re not of a legal age where they can gamble but we want to give them the tools and the experience so that when they reach that age they can legally gamble and do so in a safe way where they are aware of the risks and can gamble responsibly. “We have products such as our workshops for professionals. We believe in a cascade model so that we train professionals who attend our workshops. They get an accredited qualification upon completion, and we give them the skills, knowledge and information to understand why we believe it’s something that’s important for young people and really make it clear that it’s an important issue up there with lots of other potentially harmful activities.”  In response to this, Buck provided insight on EPIC Risk Management’s role regarding the reduction and elimination of risks in gambling in which he stated that there are both similarities and differences when compared to the role undertaken by YGAM. “I think it’s all about informed decisions. We work with places where we can help them make more informed decisions. If you’re making more informed decisions it’s less likely you’ll go through that invisible line into problem gambling and hence you are preventing gambling related harm through that way. “We’ve done a lot of work with the armed forces and the criminal justice system through GambleAware over a two year period. At the moment we are concentrating on sectors where evidentially and statistically the most harm exists – education with kids, financial services, the gambling industry and professional elite sports. “What we do with those are very different. Within financial services it tends to be more the risk departments we work with so the reputational and financial risks as well as the risks to employees. With kids we do it different to YGAM. YGAM train the teachers where as we have qualified teachers who go in and deliver sessions directly to the children themselves. On the others, we work with elite sports so we work with all 72 clubs of the English Football League, every professional Rugby team and Cricket County in the country and we’re just about to go to America and start working with the NFL.     “The gambling industry was quite a new one to us. We work on culture change there, but also helping with customer interactions, affordability checks and all things behind the scenes by using the experience of being on the other side of the fence to help them make things safer.”      Osmond followed Buck’s comments and discussed the thinking behind and the outcome of the BetRegret campaign. The GambleAware campaign advisor commented: ““We have adopted very much a public health approach towards prevention so we’re very much at the area of making people aware of impulsive risky bets. To most people, betting has become a normal perfectly safe habit, but there are a lot of people who are betting more than two times a week and we need to make them aware. “The campaign’s first stage is to make people aware of the risks of impulsive betting which we specifically landed on three behaviour traits – Don’t bet when you’re drunk, don’t bet when you’re chasing losses and dont bed when you’re bored.“BetRegret is that sinking feeling of making a bet when you shouldn’t have done so. Not because you’ve lost it but at the moment of betting. It is quite light in its tone and that is because if you tell people not to do something they will ignore it. So what we try to do in the campaign is to provoke a self reflection and make them think about their own betting behaviour and make sure that’s the bet they want to make. For the problem gambler that message isn’t going to resonate, it is much more about making sure that people are aware that their betting habits need to be questioned.” On the topic of preventing problem gambling and providing a solution to it, Palmer informed those attending about the work of GAMSTOP and how her motivation as a mother is pushing her to ensure that the tools are in place for those suffering to be able to effectively self exclude. “I think the challenge is around consistency. So that we have a consistent message when it comes to education. It’s about informing people up front so that they can make an informed choice and their aware of the risks and also the benefits/pros/cons everything there. “We are a website for consumers to come to and they self exclude. They come to us and they are self-excluded from many online operators in the UK. We are talking thousands of websites and I’m pleased to say that in the 18 months that we’ve been live to consumers we are close to having close to 100,000 registrations. “It needs to be a decision from you because it’s you that wants to stop gambling and therefore from that you then get added to our register. Operators are integrated with us and they check our register when anybody tries to register with a gambling operator of when they try to log in. As from April next year they will have to do a daily check to make sure they proactively check all their accounts so that marketing can be stopped.”Following the input from Palmer, Cohen discussed and described the scientific methods currently in use by Optimove which are aiding in the prevention of problem gamblers.Cohen described the way Optimove works with betting brands to help prevent players reach the status of being a problem gambler by using data gathered from previous compulsive gamblers and comparing it current users with the aim of looking out for markers which could indicate irresponsible gambling. He concluded: “We are using science to help brands improve their relationship with their customers. The gaming & betting industry is one of the industries we work with. We look at responsible gambling or the prevention of becoming a compulsive gambler as part of this relationship. “We start by taking historical data, normally between six and 12 months worth, and the operator will tell us in that data who they think is a problem gambler. It would either be people who have self-excluded or the operator has decided to exclude them and different operators choose different risks. We look at what sets the problematic population apart from the general public. We look at parameters such as amounts of deposit, frequency of deposits, the speed between getting to a zero balance and making the next deposit as well as even the time of day players are online. “It’s like backwards engineering. Looking at people who have become compulsive gamblers and then looking back at the different journey they made to get there and then our algorithms apply that knowledge to the existing population and new players coming in.”last_img read more