WalletHub ranks the ‘best’ & ‘worst’ cities for baseball

first_imgBatesville, In. — Now that the World Series is underway our friends at WalletHub have filed a report detailing the “best” and “worst” cities for baseball. The report was developed by evaluating 360 American cities in 31 key areas. A link to the full study is here.last_img

Syracuse ranked No. 10 in ITA rankings, the highest in program history

first_imgAfter a big weekend of wins over No. 9 Michigan and Purdue (who toppled No. 12 Ole Miss to face the Orange), Syracuse (4-0) was ranked No. 10 in the weekly Oracle/ITA National Team Rankings, its highest in team history. In the season’s first Tennis Channel/USTA ranking released today, the Orange sat at No. 17.Syracuse previously ranked No. 24, tied for its highest ranking since 2016. The Orange cracked the top-25 for the third time in program history. It checked in at No. 25 after defeating then-No. 3 Georgia Tech last year.Syracuse defeated Michigan 4-2 with aid from No. 43 Gabriela Knutson upsetting No. 3 Kate Fahey. Knutson was named ACC Player of the Week. Dina Hegab also stepped up for SU, winning the clinching point in both weekend matches.Virginia (4-1) will come to Syracuse to open ACC play for the Orange on Friday afternoon, where Syracuse will look to stay undefeated. After visiting Boston College (5-0) on Sunday, the Orange will spend the next weekend in Seattle for the ITA National Indoor Championships, which they qualified for by winning their opening rounds of the tournament over Michigan and Purdue.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 30, 2019 at 12:13 pm Contact Eric: [email protected]last_img read more

Kambi confident that strengthened commercial pipeline will overcome current trading woes

first_img Presenting its Q3 2017 trading update (period ending 30 September), Nordic Nasdaq-listed Kambi Group Plc has detailed a robust corporate performance despite trading against a tough Q3 2016 comparative period featuring the UEFA Euro 2016 Championships.Updating investors, Kambi sustained a positive period revenue performance of €14.8 million, which sees the sports betting platform supplier generate €43 million for its year-to-date trading.Despite the firm’s positive revenue momentum, Kambi continues to be affected by lower operating margin declines due to adverse sporting results recorded across its client portfolio. A lower group operating margin of 7% (2016: 21%), would see Kambi declare a period operating EBIT of €1.1 million (Q3 2016: €3.1 million).Closing its Q3 2017 trading period, Kambi governance would declare group profits (after tax) of €800,000 (Q3 2016: €2.7 million).Detailing operational highlights, Kambi governance stated that the firm continues to strengthen its commercial pipeline adding new regulated ‘teir1 clients’ to its portfolio including Colombia’s Corredor Empresial and Bulgaria’s National Lottery operator which has launched 7777.bg with Kambi as lead platform supplier.As the firm expands its commercial footprint and secures further platform supplier contract renewals with LeoVegas and Paf, Kambi CEO Kristian Nylén states that his firm has the capabilities to deliver long-term growth its current downturn.Kristian Nylén Kambi CEO commented on Q3 2017 corporate performance “In many ways, Q3 could be viewed as a springboard quarter for Kambi. I’m pleased to report Kambi was able to continue its progress, with operator turnover rising 16% year-on-year versus a period which included the final stages of Euro 2016 and the Olympic Games.“Furthermore, this growth was delivered in the context of an unusually high operator margin of 7.5%, and means our margin for the first nine months of the year is 6.6% – a figure which falls within our projected annual range of 6.5-7%. This strengthens our belief that while margins will fluctuate due to the outcome of sporting events, we don’t see any long-term trends that suggest any continued downward pressure.”“The period saw us face a particularly tough revenue comparative in terms of both an equally strong trading margin in Q3 2016 and the impact of the 888sport contract renewal. Despite these factors, we still managed to post revenues on a par with Q3 last year.”“I’m pleased that I can once again say we have signed a new partner, this time in the shape of Bulgaria’s National Lottery, the country’s largest privately-owned gaming operator. This represents the seventh consecutive quarter in which Kambi has added a new customer. We will provide National Lottery’s online 7777.bg brand, a market leader in gaming products, with our Sportsbook. Kambi is delighted to have been chosen by National Lottery and we expect to launch during the current quarter.” Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 Kambi and DraftKings agree on final closure terms July 24, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Submit Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Share Sharelast_img read more

EGBA calls for ‘balanced and proportionate’ Spanish regulations

first_img StumbleUpon EGBA – Black market looms on Spain if government proceeds with its advertising blackout July 14, 2020 Related Articles Share Share Submit EGBA: German Policy unfit to tackle black market threats July 16, 2020 Andrea Vota named director general of Jdigital July 24, 2020 The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has called for the Spanish government to ensure that new gambling regulations are ‘balanced and proportionate’.The EGBA has reiterated its support for the measures, which have been outlined in a 50-page accord published on 30 December by the PSOE government. However, it emphasised that the new measures must be ‘designed in such a way that they support rather than undermine the regulated market’.In a statement on its website, Maarten Haijer, EGBA Secretary General, said: “In the past, we have seen, in various jurisdictions, the introduction of well-meaning consumer protection measures which had an actual counterproductive effect because they pushed online players towards unregulated, off-shore websites which exposes them to dangerous practices and a lack of legal recourse when their consumer rights and protections are being trampled on.“The Spanish government should pay attention to this risk and ensure that new measures, which might be considered, are mindful of the need to ensure a high participation rate of players in the Spanish regulated market, rather than the offshore market.“This is true particularly in respect to advertising, which is a vital instrument to direct players to the gaming and betting websites which are licensed and regulated Spain – and away from risky websites.”The regulations, according to the EGBA, must prioritise social responsibility and protection of both vulnerable consumers and minors. The regulations proposed by the PSOE include a strategy which will see the government work with regions to prevent gambling establishments from opening before 10pm and limiting their proximity to schools.Speaking to SBC on the matter Mikel López de Torre, chairman of Jdigital, said: “The reference to an advertising regulation along the lines of tobacco is certainly one that would exclude the approval of the Royal Decree as we know it. And if its text is changed drastically, that would mean going through the entire process again including, of course, a public consultation period.“We certainly support the approval of the Royal Decree as we’ve been saying for the last two or three years. And still consider the approval of the changes in our advertising Code of Conduct a great leap forward by the industry and a clear gesture of commitment towards a sustainable market development. As well as the only guarantee of any short term changes in the gambling advertising landscape in Spain.”Haijer concluded: “In most EU countries, advertising is also required to provide information about the risks of gambling and where and how consumers can obtain help if they need it.“While we recognize that advertising can be seen to be excessive by regulators or public opinion, a certain level of advertising is required to ensure that consumers remain within the regulated online environment.”last_img read more