OPTIMA continues to build on prosperous year

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Related Articles Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Share Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 Submit Jacob Lopez, OptimaSeville based supplier of platforms, OPTIMA has built on what has so far been a potentially record breaking year, by recording another successful month. At the EXPOJOC in Valencia earlier in the month, the company introduced a new range of platforms that have undoubtedly aided the growth that OPTIMA has  enjoyed. The new product range follow on from OPTIMA’s plans to increase its market share in its country of formation, Spain.Furthermore, OPTIMA has reported that its efforts to convert its UK retail customer base from a shop server based system to a new server-less solution is proceeding at a good pace.Optima CEO, Jacob Lopez Curciel said: “The server-less solution brings many advantages to the operator. Prominent amongst these are the cost savings by not having to replace a shop server every 2 to 3 years, and the complete elimination of any delays caused by the ‘data’ bottlenecks that can arise when the HQ system is trying to connect to the shop at busy periods.“Further advantages accrue to the operator through the centralization of the HQ and therefore the ease with which support and upgrades can be supplied.“This is the type of system that has lead to OPTIMA becoming the system of choice for many markets including Nigeria where a 1000 shop estate has just been rolled out for market leader NairaBet.“Trials on OPTIMA’s revolutionary I-Shop solution are continuing in the UK . This way of allowing customers to use their own mobile device to access the same prices as are in the till whist in the shop not only creates a novel way of betting but also does not require the operator to enter into any financially punitive arrangements with a third party.”_______________________OPTIMA will be at Betting on Sports and looks forward to meeting with anybody who is interested in talking about any part of the product suite. Betting on Sport is at London’s famous Olympia on 12th-15th September. To get tickets click here.last_img read more

Coach Doc Rivers a ‘fan’ of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson from way back

first_imgCALL HIS NUMBERThe work hasn’t exactly been steady, but Patrick Patterson is OK with that.With 8.8 million viewers tuned in on Christmas Day, the 30-year-old forward joined the superstars on the court at the start of the high-profile proceedings, and he wound up playing 14 minutes and scoring four points in the Clippers’ victory over the Lakers.Patterson also started the previous game, a loss to Oklahoma City in which he logged 18 minutes and finished 5 for 7 from the floor. But before that, he hadn’t started since Dec. 9.In his first season with the Clippers, Patterson’s minutes have fluctuated from as many as 30 to fewer than three. There have been five games that he’s gotten just one shot and two games that he’s taken 10 or more. He’s started 11 games and been relegated to the bench on two other occasions.At shootaround Thursday, he described tapping into nine-plus NBA seasons to help him cope effectively with such an ever-shifting role.“From being a starter, being a guy who’s a focal point of a team, to being one of the guys who comes off the bench, to being a role player shooting 3s, I’ve just had different roles, different systems in my career and I’ve just been able to adapt,” Patterson said.“So credit to the coaches I’ve had, the players, the vets alongside who I’ve been able to talk to. It’s tough to accept certain roles — lesser roles — than what you want, but if the ultimate goal is to win and be successful, that should (be enough).”Patterson — who is averaging 5.5 points and 3.2 rebounds and shooting 40.4 percent from 3-point range, in 14.9 minutes per game — said he values straight talk from coaches to help him stay prepared for, well, anything.“The coaches are very black and white, which is something I appreciate,” he said. “If I’m not playing well, they tell me. If I need to work on something, they tell me. If I’m playing good, they tell me. So I think open communication is key, being able to accept and take constructive criticism and build off of that. We have that on this team.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error For his part, Clarkson’s earliest recollections of Rivers are fuzzier, though they’re also fond: “My dad was coaching over there, so they used to come play, we used to go to their house, chill. He always been a good person, that’s all I can really remember.”He has a more concrete memory of working out for the Clippers before his rookie season, and that it was helpful to have an old family friend involved with the process.“It was crazy, I went to work out for them as a rookie coming into the league, he was talking all them stories and stuff,” Clarkson said. “It’s just cool being on this stage, being able to him see me grow into who I am today.”Rivers said he thinks Utah will suit Clarkson, who has never experienced a winning season in the NBA; his 40-41 mark — split between the Lakers and Cavaliers in 2017-18 — is the closest he’s come to breaking even.“I’ve been a big Clarkson fan for a long time,” said Rivers of the offensive-minded guard, who is averaging 14.4 points per game this season. “I think he’s a great pickup, I really do, he can add scoring. And we’ll see, ’cause he hasn’t been in a lot of winning situations, but I think he’s with the right group, a very serious group on the floor. I think that’ll help him.”center_img LOS ANGELES — Doc Rivers is pulling for Jordan Clarkson.The Clippers coach has known Clarkson — who on Monday was traded from the Cleveland Cavalier to the Utah Jazz for Dante Exum and a pair of second-round draft picks — since he was 3 years old. He’s even got a photo somewhere to prove it, Rivers said.Mike Clarkson, Jordan’s dad, was active in the local sporting scene in San Antonio, where Doc Rivers played from 1994-96.“Just living in San Antonio, his dad would come over the house. His dad washed cars, did youth basketball and football. He was very popular in the San Antonio area, and I think he worked with some of my kids,” Rivers recalled before Saturday’s game against Clarkson’s new team.last_img read more