Sheryl Lee Ralph to star In TNT series “Claws”

first_imgJamaican American actress Sheryl Lee Ralph is ready to sink her claws into her next project.  According to Deadline, the actress has been tapped to star alongside Niecy Nash in season two of TNT’s Claws.The series follows Nash’s character Desna, a Florida nail shop owner, and her group of “treacherous” manicurists. Ralph will play Matilde Ruval, the mother of Desna’s love interest Gregory. Matilde, who is of Haitian decent, who is described as a “benevolent and caring mother to her son, with more going on than meets the eye.”This would be the latest project for the Moesha alum. Ralph has recurring roles on MacGyver and BET’s The Quad. She also just appeared in Netflix’s comedy film Step Sisters. (NewsAmericasNow.com)last_img

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Caribbean American Justice March & Rally For Brooklyn on Sunday, June…

first_imgCaribbean American community leaders in New York City will hold a massive “Caribbean Americans For Justice” march and rally in Brooklyn on Sunday, June 14, 2020. This event will demonstrate Caribbean American solidarity with African Americans, and other Americans who reject police brutality, racism and injustice. The march will begin at Church and Flatbush Avenues at 12:00 (noon) P.M, and proceed north on Flashbush Avenue to Grand Army Plaza (intersection circle at Eastern Partway & Flatbush Ave), where a massive rally will take place. Several federal, state and city elected officials have been invited to report to the community on legislative and policy measures they have enacted to date to guarantee police accountability, justice for victims of police brutality and other abuses, as well as reverse inequities that plaque African Americans and other minorities. Organizers will also present an agenda for tangible, legislative and policy reforms at the federal, state and local levels. This event provides the opportunity for the Caribbean community to unreservedly embrace the movement for justice for George Floyd and espouse its views on the fight for equality, social justice, as well as respect for the civil and human rights and dignity of people of color and all Americans. Organizers are calling on all Caribbean Americans in the New York tristate area to join the march and rally to demand justice for George Floyd, an end to systemic racism and police brutality in New York and the US. The organizers include President of the Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) Rickford Burke, Pastor Gilford Monrose, Minna Lafortune, President of the Society for the Advancement of the Caribbean Diaspora (SACD), Rev. Terry Lee of the Byways and Hedges Church Organization, Haitian American community leader Rose Guerrier of International Cultures United (ICU), community activist and youth leader Chris Banks and Junior George, Host of Ride Along Live.last_img read more

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“Untouchable” Benzema To Sign New Real Madrid Contract – Reports

first_imgRelatedKarim Benzema Signs New Real Madrid ContractSeptember 20, 2017In “Spain”Mbappe Wanted Real Madrid Move, Not Barcelona – EmeryMay 21, 2019In “Europe”Champions League: Trouble in Real Madrid Ahead of Ajax ClashFebruary 11, 2019In “Spain” Real Madrid striker, Karim Benzema, is set to sign a new contract at the Santiago Bernabeu, According to reports in Spain.Termed as “untouchable”, Marca newspaper reports that Benzema will sign a new five-year deal with Real, putting to rest speculations that the Frenchman wants to leave, even if Real Madrid signs Kylian Mbappe.The 29-year-old striker is considered to be one of the vital components of Zinedine Zidane’s playing system, being the arrowhead of the “BBC” trio, alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.However, Real have reportedly tabled a world record £160m transfer fee for Monaco ace, Kylian Mbappe, even though AS Monaco has reiterated that the 18-year-old striker is not for sale.last_img read more

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Intertops – Sponsor Profile – #bofcon2017

first_img Affiliate concerns: Maintaining trust in the modern market July 9, 2020 SBC’s Year In Review: March 2019’s big betting news December 23, 2019 StumbleUpon Intertops is sponsoring Betting on Football 2017, the fourth edition of the largest international football and betting trade conference at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge.Ahead of the 3-5 May event, we spoke to Intertops Affiliate & Sports Betting Manager Christoph Rehm about why football is such an attractive sport for betting, how the market is changing from a consumer perspective and how betting and football stakeholders can work more effectively together.SBC: Why is football such an attractive sport for betting?CR: Well, as football is the number one sport on the globe, it is not really surprising that fans want to get an extra kick by (hopefully) earning some cash as they keep their fingers crossed for their team. Tradition does play a role, but the development of live football action, both through TV coverage and more recently through streaming, have given the interest a further boost.Football provides such a wide range of wagering opportunities – not just who will win the game – and this no doubt adds to the fun. At the same time, the arrival of mobile wagering means that every fan can follow the action and place his/her bet anytime and anywhere.The media is so full of minute details about each and every team that punters hope they have the inside track on what is going on and that this knowledge will help them place winning wagers. SBC: From a consumer perspective, how is football betting changing?CR: Nowadays customers can bet on football almost 24/7 as the bet offers made available by bookmakers are increasing by the day. There has also been a huge development in the number of special markets per game in recent years. Customers can bet whenever they want and wherever they are as all betting sites can be accessed from mobile devices.The world of wagering has also undergone an amazing change of image over the last few decades. Fifty years ago it was very much the domain of the working class male population. The smoke-filled betting shop on the street corner was a far cry from the shiny world of entertainment for people from all walks of life (and both sexes) that it is today. Television advertising and club shirt sponsorship has helped bring the business out of the shadows and into the mainstream of business today. Major bookmakers have become household names, even among people who do not actively wager, which no doubt helps increase trust and tempt small-stake punters to give it a go just for fun.SBC: How can betting & football stakeholders work better and more effectively together?CR: The two worlds are mutually linked with the clubs founding the basis for the excitement of wagering – no matches, no odds – but placing bets on one’s favourite team also increases the fan’s sense of thrill when each matchday comes around and further heightens interest in both the club and its results. Football is all about emotion and both sets of businesses profit from exactly that.SBC: What new technology do you feel will have the biggest impact on football betting?CR: Definitely live betting. Wagering in-play already accounts for much more than half of betting turnover and numbers are continuing to rise. Live betting – combined with the ability to wager on the go via smartphone or tablet – provides more thrills and emotions and that is exactly what the modern-day customer is after.What could be better than sitting in front of your TV (or even in the ground) with your mates and proving that you are a real football expert by winning money while you watch? The sky would still appear to be the limit as technology continues to progress and makes real-time winning part of everyday life.SBC: What key agenda, debate or discussion do you want to hear at BOFCON 2017?CR: Day 2 is very interesting for Intertops, with marketing and media the centre of our attention. It’s a pity that the Trading & Operations module is also scheduled on Day 2. From an Intertops bet management point of view, these debates and discussions would have definitely been worth hearing. The talks on “Challenges for the Betting Market” in the morning and those on “Betting Leaders Panel” in the afternoon would have been of particular interest. Related Articles Affiliate leaders confirmed for CasinoBeats Malta 2020 February 21, 2020 Submit Share Sharelast_img read more

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On Air…Platin Gaming gains Extreme Live Gaming content

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Submit Platin Gaming appoints Matthijs Vogelenzang as Commercial lead July 17, 2018 Tipbet evolves cash out feature for new season July 30, 2018 Share Related Articles Betradar accredits Platin Gaming sports betting solutions February 27, 2017 Updating its client base, industry software provider Platin Gaming has announced that it has added Extreme Live Gaming provisions available to its inventory of partner content.Extreme Live Gaming is the Live Dealer specialist division of leading gambling technology firm Novomatic Group.Moving forward Malta-based Platin Gaming will now be supplied games for its online gaming and sports betting platform, which will be delivered from their new partner company’s London studios.Utilising optimised API’s and best in-class HD streaming technology, Extreme Live Gaming offers a diverse portfolio of live dealer games, including roulette, blackjack, baccarat and its own Golden Ball game.Extreme Live Gaming’s founder and CEO Darwyn Palenzuela: “The aim for us is always to provide our diverse and innovative games to the most dynamic and exciting providers. With its history of growth in Sports Betting and now Casinos, Platin Gaming is a tremendous partner for our business.”Dr. Ryan Mifsud at Platin Gaming, welcomed Extreme Live as new partners: “We take great care to provide the ideal mix and choice of games for our customers. The selection of Extreme Live Gaming as our Live Dealer supplier, with its unique player features, is designed to enhance further this optimal portfolio. We are looking forward to a long and mutually successful partnership.”last_img read more

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SIS agrees broadcast deal with Doncaster and Harlow

first_imgShare Share Richard FitzGerald steps down as RMG CEO August 6, 2020 StumbleUpon SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 SIS expands into the numbers game with 49’s takeover  June 29, 2020 Submit Related Articles SIS has announced a deal with Doncaster and Harlow greyhound tracks for the exclusive rights to distribute live pictures and data to betting offices and online operators worldwide.The deal follows up on last week’s SIS announcement to show greyhound racing from Central Park and Henlow Greyhound tracks.The deal will be seen as a step in the right direction for SIS, after it reportedly lost out to competitor Arena Racing Company on its deal  to acquire Newcastle and Sunderland greyhound racing stadia from William Hill last February.Product Director at SIS Paul Witton said: “Following our announcement last week of deals with Central Park and Henlow, we are delighted to announce the agreements with Doncaster and Harlow greyhound tracks.“This is a demonstration of our ongoing commitment to the UK greyhound industry, and to strengthening our greyhound offer for our customers.”Want to find out more about the current climate of coverage for greyhound racing? It will be one of the hot topics on the Greyhound panel at SBC’s ‘Betting on Sports Conference’ (BOSCON 2017 – 12-13 September- Olympia London). To find out more about the conference click here. Use the discount code ‘JULY20‘ for a 20% discount throughout this month.last_img read more

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Rank Group pursues Stride Gaming for £115 million

first_img Related Articles Submit Share Share StumbleUpon Rank lowers profit guidance as Mecca venues begin reopening  July 3, 2020 The governance of Rank Group Plc has this morning confirmed that it has entered ‘advanced discussions’ to acquire London AIM-listed online gambling group Stride Gaming Plc.Rank the operating company of Mecca Bingo and Grosvenor Casinos, has tabled a ‘28% premium’ offer on Stride’s share price, putting forward to investors an all-cash ‘151 pence per share’ purchase price to acquire Stride assets outright.The bid sees Stride Gaming, considered the UK’s largest online bingo network, valued at approximately £115 million.Rank’s pursuit of Stride comes as the UK gambling group undertakes a ‘corporate transformation programme’ led by Chief Executive John O’Reilly.Focusing on improving corporate efficiencies and shareholder value, O’Reilly and Ranks new executive team have focused on expanding the group’s digital assets, countering retail ‘venue declines’ within its Mecca and Grosvenor properties.The Stride bid sees Rank governance continue its strategy of expanding the group’s digital portfolio. In 2018, Rank would move to acquire popular Spanish online bingo portal YoBingo for €21 million.John O’Reilly – Rank GroupThe acquisition would see Rank significantly boost its online gaming profile, absorbing the Stride UK bingo brands’ of Kitty Bingo, Lucky Pants, Bingo Extra and Lucky VIP, Regal Wins and Spin&Win online casino properties.Issuing a market update, Rank Group CEO John O’Reilly: “We have long been impressed with the quality of the Stride management, technology and operations, which, we believe, offer significant opportunities to create value when combined with the Rank brands, customer-base and infrastructure.“The joining of our businesses will accelerate delivery of Rank’s Transformation Plan and create one of the UK’s leading online gaming businesses.” Rank gifts Ipswich Town’s Magical Vegas sponsorship to Carers Trust July 3, 2020 Rank Group extends support for Carers Trust July 28, 2020last_img read more

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Paddy Power breaks with marketing norms to sponsor Huddersfield Town

first_img Share Submit Related Articles Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 StumbleUpon Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 Share Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand August 7, 2020 Michelle Spillane – Paddy PowerPaddy Power marketing has broken with tradition after announcing that it has become the official shirt sponsor of Huddersfield Town FC for the upcoming 2019/20 Championship football season. The partnership marks the first time that the Irish legacy bookmaker will appear on an English football shirt, with Paddy Power marketing announcing that it has secured ‘the most lucrative sponsorship deal outside of the Premier League’.The Huddersfield Town sponsorship marks a significant U-turn for Paddy Power with regards to football marketing, as the bookmaker has previously stated that English football sponsorships hold little value with regards to long term investments.  Sean Jarvis – Huddersfield TownUpdating the market, Paddy Power’s Brand Marketing Director Michelle Spillane said: “We are excited to announce that we are Huddersfield Town’s shirt sponsor this season. They’re a club which, first and foremost, value their fans and know what it means to be a football supporter. We’re confident this deal will bring some bite and bark to The Terriers’ upcoming season.”Having suffered relegation to the Championship last campaign, Huddersfield has taken a step in the right direction to reclaiming a place in the Premier League by signing with the Irish bookmakers.Huddersfield Town Commercial Director Sean Jarvis commented: “The front-of-shirt sponsorship is very important to the Club and it was vital that we stayed patient to get the right commercial deal. We did that and it’s paid huge dividends through this new relationship with one of the most modern-thinking, pro-active businesses in Paddy Power.”Fans of the West Yorkshire side won’t have to wait long to see their new strip, with the club announcing the home kit will be revealed on Wednesday 17th July.last_img read more

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Operator CEOs head 20/20 Vision track at Betting on Sports 2019

first_img Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon SBC Awards: The key to an effective submission August 28, 2020 Share Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Submit Share Jesper Svensson, CEO of Betsson, and Pinnacle CEO Paris Smith are among the leaders offering their insights on the key issues shaping the betting industry as part of the 20/20 Vision – The Future In Focus track of Betting on Sports 2019. The track, which takes place on the second full day (Thursday 19 September) of SBC’s flagship event at Olympia London, was specifically designed to provide leadership perspectives on critical topics, with input from major operators, suppliers and the sports industry. A key part of the track is the CEO Panel tackling the fundamental question: What is the Future for Sports Betting? It features heavy hitters who can offer perspectives from markets around the world, with Dominik Beier (Speaker of the Board, Interwetten) and Lahcene Merzoug (CEO, ComeOn!) joining Smith and Svensson for the session.Smith is a regular attendee at SBC events and, speaking after last year’s conference, said: “It’s been fantastic. It’s the focus that SBC has, it’s the operators they bring to Betting on Sports. There is a lot of C-level people present that you won’t see walking around at other conferences.”The Hall of Fame Panel promises to be another of the highlights of Betting on Sports 2019, with insights from some of the highly-respected professionals who played significant roles in the development of the online betting sector. Among the members of the Sports Betting Hall of Fame set to offer their views on the latest developments in the international gambling industry are Mark Blandford (Founder, Sportingbet) and Norbert Teufelberger (Co-Founder, Bwin).Blandford, another regular at Betting on Sports, said: “I find the quality of the speakers on the panels to be very good and it’s surprising how much real valuable information they do give. For anybody who’s in the industry or researching the industry, you’d be missing out not to be here.”A further high-level session is Entering the Unknown – The CMO Panel, which addresses the changing role of marketing in the sports betting industry in light of the tightening of advertising restrictions in some markets and the pressures of a heightened social responsibility and sustainability agenda. Speakers sharing their experience and ideas about the evolution of the marketing function include Viktor Hoffmann (CMO, VBET), Francesco Gaziano (CMO, SKS365) and Panos Konstantopoulos (CMO, Betano & Stoiximan). Opening the 20/20 Vision – The Future In Focus track is Stick or Twist… The Agency Conundrum, a discussion about the role of marketing agencies in the tough advertising landscape faced by operators. The panel was hand-picked to ensure views from a range of stakeholder perspectives, and includes Dan Towse (Head of Brand, Marathonbet), John Cole (Group Director Brand Partnerships – Sport, Gambling and Alcohol, LADbible Group), Matt Wilson (CEO, Ball Street Network), Josh Linforth (Commercial Director, Genius Sports Group) and Jonathan Edelshaim (CEO, Natural Intelligence).The second session is Pulling Up? Does Racing Need to Implement Cuts? It examines how horse racing can cope with an anticipated fall in funding from the under-pressure retail bookmaking sector, with Stephen Emberson (Betting Integrity Manager, Betway Group), Nick Rust (Chief Executive, British Horseracing Authority) and Tom Byrne (Operations Manager, Horserace Betting Levy Board) among those contributing ideas.The Retail – Leveraging the Customer Experience panel focuses on why retail outlets are still a key part of an operator’s portfolio and how to improve customer experience. Input comes from both suppliers, including James Coxon (Business Development Director, SBTech) and Peter Woodfine (Business Development Director, Vermantia), and operators, such as Luca Grisci (Director of Retail, SKS365), Sami Kauhanen (Vice President – Betting, Veikkaus) and Jens Nielsen (Sports Betting Director, Danske Spil).Coxon said: “I am talking at Betting on Sports as it is a key event in the industry calendar, and a mixture of current and prospective partners are attending. It is a chance to reflect on the year that has passed and gaze forward to what stands before us, to share opinions and strategies on important topics that can ultimately enhance our sector as a whole. “Collectively we are much stronger together and this is a great opportunity to be part of the collaboration that SBC co-creates.”Another key looming problem for the industry will be addressed by the Gambling & Football – Sponsorship Issues panel, which will discuss whether operators will soon find their logos removed from shirts and how clubs will react. Expert insight comes from Hilly Ehrlich (CEO UK & Asia, Betcris), Rory Anderson (Consultant, 12BET), Benny Bonsu (Head of Women’s Sports, GiveMeSport) and Dean Akinjobi (CEO, Football Media). See the full agenda for the 13 Betting on Sports 2019 conference tracks.last_img read more

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Paddy Power launches DFS vertical in time for NFL kick-off

first_img Tabcorp expects $1bn hit as ‘COVID and retail contractions’ take effect August 3, 2020 Submit Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand August 7, 2020 Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Paddy Power has launched a Daily Fantasy Sports vertical ahead of the start of the 2019 NFL season (kick-off: 5 September).The bookmaker said that its DFS product has been developed in partnership with Flutter Entertainment group subsidiary FanDuel and will be made available to UK and Ireland customers.The Paddy Power DFS vertical’s gameplay will be based on a standard ‘defined salary cap’ mirroring FanDuel models. In addition to its NFL inventory, Paddy Power has gained a new fantasy sports vertical for the English Premier League, further broadening the bookmaker’s product portfolio.Paddy Power DFS will allow players to select multiple line-ups for game-to-game, rather than relying on the outcome of every single match across the whole season.“This has been a truly collaborative effort from our teams in the UK and the US, who have worked closely to create a new, exciting product for customers in UK and Ireland,” Paddy Power states in its product update.“We believe there is a real appetite for a fantasy-based product that offers rewards each week while reducing the burden of regularly updating a team. While the NFL market will be the most popular at begin with, we think this will shift toward other sports, including football, through a mixture of cross-selling and product marketing.”Paddy Power DFS has been made available at https://fantasy.paddypower.com/ , and can be further accessed through the Paddy Power sportsbook app. Sharelast_img read more

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