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Jason Taylor Foundation to Host Fourth Annual Louder Than A Bomb…

first_imgAmp’d Up – bluapple Teaching Artist ShowcaseWednesday, April 11, 20186:00 – 8:00 p.m.Sunrise Civic Center Amphitheater College SlamThursday, April 19, 20187:00 – 9:00 p.m.Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center, Nova Southeastern University For the fourth consecutive year, the Jason Taylor Foundation is giving the South Florida community the chance to witness the top youth poets in the state compete during a cutting edge event – the Louder Than A Bomb Florida Poetry Festival presented by Nova Southeastern University and UPS. This highly anticipated event takes place from March 26 – April 21, 2018.Dubbed the “Super Bowl of poetry,” Louder Than A Bomb Florida (LTABFLA), a Jason Taylor Foundation arts and education project, features a friendly spoken-word competition between school-based poetry teams representing high schools from across the state. Funding from Nova Southeastern University, UPS and a host of other community partners has assisted the Jason Taylor Foundation support the schools’ efforts by providing year-round, in-class and after-school instruction, which will culminate in this 27-day festival.For the first time in LTABFLA history, a Central Florida preliminary round has been added to the competition and will feature schools representing Brevard, Columbia, Duval, Hillsborough, Orange and St. Lucie counties, while the South Florida regional bracket will be comprised of more than 30 schools from Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. “This is without a doubt one of my favorite times of the year,” said Pro Football Hall of Famer, Jason Taylor. “Each and every day we are witness to the power of young voices and Louder Than A Bomb Florida showcases this power on dynamic stages and in spectacular venues. I love that our reach continues to expand and that LTABFLA can bring so many youth from different backgrounds together to celebrate their stories, strengthen their schools and transform communities.” The schedule of events for Louder Than A Bomb Florida is as follows: South Florida Preliminary Bouts – Day OneTuesday, April 3, 20188:30 – 10:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Little Haiti Cultural ComplexMiramar Cultural CenterPlugINTed’s at YoungArts Town Hall MeetingSafe Spaces; Safe Schools Monday, April 9, 20186:30 – 8:30 p.m.Knight Auditorium, Nova Southeastern University EventDateTimeLocation Central Florida Preliminary BoutsWednesday, March 28, 20188:30 – 10:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.Loews Royal Pacific Resort – Universal Studios EventDateTimeLocation The StevenDouglas Team FinalsSaturday, April 21, 20186:30– 9:30 p.m.Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center, Nova Southeastern University ArtServe, Ft. LauderdaleCity of Sunrise Civic CenterDelray Beach Arts GarageSavor Cinemacenter_img LTABFLA Block Party & Art Slam Presented by Hoffman’s Chocolates & LIME Fresh Mexican GrillSunday, April 15, 201812:00 – 4:00 p.m.The Fountains, Plantation South Florida Preliminary Bouts – Day TwoThursday, April 12, 20188:30 – 10:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Writing workshop with Nate MarshallSaturday, April 21, 20182:00 – 4:00 p.m.Alvin Sherman Library – gallery, Nova Southeastern University College Open MicWednesday, April 18, 20187:00 – 9:00 p.m.Flight Deck, Nova Southeastern University Firecracker/Dynamite SlamFriday, April 13, 201810:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.African-American Research Library & Cultural Center SemifinalsSaturday, April 14, 201810 a.m.; 1 p.m.; 4 p.m.; 7 p.m.PVA Theater, Don Taft Center Nova Southeastern University Coaches Slam/Youth Poet Laureate Book ReleaseThursday, April 12, 20185:00 – 7:00 p.m.Ella Cafe, Plantation The Ultimate Software Individual FinalsFriday, April 20, 20187:00 – 10:00 p.m.Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center, Nova Southeastern University Since founding the Bluapple Poetry Network with actor and poet Omari Hardwick in 2012, the Foundation has helped more than 65 schools activate this program, with more than 1,200 participants inspiring their communities with poetry.Louder Than A Bomb Florida is a festival featuring poetry bouts, workshops, exhibits, and ultimately the crowning of Florida’s top youth poetry team. The most critical component, however, is the year-round, meaningful instruction inside the classroom and after-school clubs, with teachers and teaching artists who create and facilitate a safe space for individual and collective expression.For more information, or to purchase tickets for Louder Than A Bomb Florida events, visit www.bluapplepoetry.org or call (954) 424-0799.About the Jason Taylor FoundationIn July 2004, Miami Dolphins legendary Defensive End and Pro Football Hall of Famer, Jason Taylor, established the Jason Taylor Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) organization. The Foundation’s mission is to support and create programs that facilitate the personal growth and empowerment of South Florida’s children in need by focusing on improved health care, education and quality of life.last_img read more


CARICOM has Successfully Kept Low COVID-19 Infection Rates

first_imgGEORGETOWN, Guyana – The Guyana-based Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat says the 15-member regional integration grouping has managed the challenges posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to great effect, ensuring that its cases have been kept low relative to larger and more affluent parts of the international community. This work was guided by the CARICOM Secretariat and the Community Institutions and their international partners led by the Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and including the CARICOM Implementing Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS), the Regional Security System (RSS) and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA). The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), continues to be a major partner. The Community’s evidence-based response efforts to COVID-19 were heavily underpinned by daily surveillance and modelling from the George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre at the University of the West Indies. It said the member states have been ranked among the best in the world in their response to the pandemic in many global assessments. There has been no complacency as they maintain their science-based approach to containing this virus. CARICOM is attributing this success to the coordinated regional approach across the 20-member grouping, the swift and deliberate actions taken by its leadership, and the expert guidance and support from its specialised Community Institutions. CARICOM IMPACS and the Regional Security System further teamed up to help Member States prevent and mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 to prisons and correctional facilities, with air-lifted supplies of sanitary and other COVID-19 related supplies during May and June. CMC The donated items included infrared thermometers, and cleaning products including bleach and hand sanitisers. The region has to date avoided outbreaks of the disease among its prison populations. The Centre worked closely with CARPHA to provide critical scientific statistical analysis used to guide Member States understanding of the disease processes (cases, deaths, outbreak growth rates etc) and non-pharm interventions to determine management of measures to restrict or re-open. The daily monitoring also helped to guide changes to national responses including decisions by governments on easing the controls they put in place. As at July 10, the figures show that CARICOM member states and Associate Members with a combined population of about 19 million, had recorded just over 9,000 positive cases from which almost 5,000 had recovered, and there were only 220 deaths. The virtual training equipped the officers on the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) particularly in the conduct of their daily duties at ports of entry and with investigations. The training, hosted in collaboration with the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative – Connect programme, reached more than 500 frontline workers from various security divisions – police, prisons, customs, immigration and military. The Secretariat noted that regional governments began their engagement from January this year when regional interest in the disease first began to develop and continued to collaborate on best approaches to combat the spread, as the first cases reached the region in March.center_img The IMPACS operated Joint Regional Communications Centre, which provides advanced passenger information, has been allowing for better management at the ports of entry across the region though collaboration with port health authorities,” the Secretariat added. As the Ministries of Health steadily built up their own testing capacity, the RSS facilitated the transportation of their samples to CARPHA’s Trinidad and Tobago-based testing facilities that uses World Health Organization (WHO) recommended procedures for testing, verification or validation. Direct presentations were made to special emergency meetings of CARICOM Heads of Government, and to CARICOM Health Ministers through the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD). In May, as the region began preparing to ease COVID-19 restrictions, CARPHA and CARICOM IMPACS teamed up to train front-line security officers across Member States on measures to protect themselves in the line of duty. CARPHA, through its Tourism/Travellers and Health Programme, has facilitated training sessions in the critical tourism sector while also using the programme to help restore visitor confidence in the Region’s tourism product. Going forward, the Secretariat said the Caribbean Community has been offered access to the African Union Medical Supplies Platform, a procurement system for additional supplies and equipment in the fight against COVID-19. The Platform provides immediate access to an African and global base of vetted manufacturers and procurement strategic partners at more competitive costs. Active cases in 13 CARICOM countries were in single figures, and in double figures for a further three, with only one member state above a thousand. It has also published other guidelines to assist with facilitating reopening of Member States, including Interim Guidance for Domestic Workers and an Interim Guidance document on Resuming Office Operations. CDEMA, through its long-standing Regional Response Mechanism, has been coordinating the logistical arrangements for critical COVID-19 related supplies. A specialised Core Coordination Cell (for Health), which also includes CARPHA, the CARICOM Secretariat and PAHO was established for this this purpose. Regional health ministers began a series of Special Emergency Meetings from 3 February from which a regional protocol establishing minimum standards for dealing with the COVID-19 virus emerged.last_img read more


Today’s Football Tips: Truro tops the list for cash out searches

first_img A study completed by Today’s Football Tips has shown that the Cornish town of Truro is the most likely place for a cashed out bet in the UK.The study on where users were most likely to search for “cashing out” their bets during the 2016/2017 football season, weighted by the population of 203 UK towns and cities, saw Truro come out on top with an 8.15% rating, while Dorchester (6.30%) and Tewkesbury (6.23%) came in second and third.Northern Ireland’s leading cash-outers came with sixth placed Dungannon, while Inverness was the highest ranked Scottish town in 24th. Meanwhile, Wales can claim to be the bravest of the home nations, with 47th placed Wrexham their highest representative.Cashing out a bet is when a player accepts a lower price than the full payout midway through a wager. It is an attractive option for accumulators with several selections where the likelihood of winning the bet is comparatively low to betting on single events.Of all the towns and cities included in the Today’s Football Tips survey, Rotherham is the least likely place for a cash out, with a “cashout cowardice rating” of just 0.43%.Today’s Football Tips owner Henry Francis said: “It’s all just a bit of fun really. The data is taken from search engines diagnostic tools and layered over Census data to provide an accurate picture of where folks are most and least likely to cash out a bet.“Cashing out can, on occasions, be a very wise and relieving thing to do. But it can be extremely painful as well. Nonetheless, I’d always encourage people to be responsible with their gambling and make sure, whatever happens, cash out or not, you’re having fun while you’re doing it.“The bookies have done an intelligent thing offering cash out, and it’s definitely a big appeal to gamblers to have the option to cut and run with a profit part way through their bet.“It was no surprise to see places like Rotherham and Doncaster as the bravest, playing up to the (perhaps tired) stereotype of the stiff upper lip.“For the likes of Truro, Dorchester and Tewkesbury at the top of the cash out league, who knows? Maybe they’re incredibly wise and cashing out for great profits before their bets go awry.” Round table – BetConstruct: The future of sportsbook personalisation June 10, 2019 Submit Altenar targets cash out edge for Italian market February 20, 2019 Share Colossus Bets confirms cash-out collaboration with bet365 October 1, 2019 StumbleUpon Related Articles Sharelast_img read more


Philip Bowcock – William Hill sees international growth as the fix for potential UK downturns

first_img Submit Share UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Share Related Articles Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 StumbleUpon SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Updating investors on William Hill Plc Trading, Group CEO Philip Bowcock has detailed that the  FTSE bookmaker will move to prioritise expansion within overseas markets in an attempt to combat any potential growth impacts felt from forthcoming UK regulatory increases.William Hill recorded positive results for its 17-week trading period to 24 October, however, Bowcock believes further international growth will plug any gaps in UK revenue triggered by the forthcoming fixed-odds betting terminal (FOBT) restrictions.He said: “We are still predominantly UK-based with UK revenues, and if you think that regulation is only going in one direction then by default you need to start thinking about diversification outside the UK.”The statement also detailed strong US growth, driven by mobile growth, a factor that William Hill will look to build on in 2018. The company is further “looking forward to” the impending Supreme Court decision relating to the relaxing of the laws surrounding sports betting, and a positive result will inevitably further the plans for an extended international footprint.In terms of having the right personnel in place to oversee this growth and transition, as group leader Bowcock speaks with confidence with regards to William Hill’s new executive team and governance, describing leadership as “well set” to deliver on corporate goals, as “the evidence of the last twelve months has proven that”.The Australia ProblemAs detailed in the Q3 trading statement, there was a 5% drop in amounts wagered in Australia – a blight on an otherwise positive quarterly update. Bowcock highlighted the ban on bookmakers offering credit to customers, which came into place at the end of April, as the primary factor for the decline. The Point of Consumption (POC) Tax has also been in place in the state of South Australia since July, and Bowcock notes that William Hill are “working on the assumption” that this will become a nationwide tax by 2019. With that in mind, he describes how the company is “being very careful about investment at this time”, and is deploying a short-term mindset when dealing with this market. Nevertheless, Bowcock dismissed any idea of William Hill abandoning the Australian market completely, noting that “they bet more than anyone else, and that makes it a very interesting place to be”. He summarised by saying “we are comfortable with where we are and we continue to aim to grow”.last_img read more


Rafa’s boys backed for the drop

first_img Oddschecker: ‘Unusual circumstances’ fail to hinder Royal Ascot traffic July 23, 2020 Despite rumblings of a substantial financial takeover of the club, Newcastle United are proving popular with punters when it comes to relegation betting.Oddschecker has revealed that The Magpies have attracted 31% of all total bets on which team will be relegated come the end of the season, with trouble in paradise looming over St James’ Park.A string of poor performances for Rafa Benitez’ side has seen them slide into the bottom three without a great deal of optimism for the Geordies.Picking up just 15 points after 18 games, the Toon are struggling to perform consistently under the stewardship of Benitez, with only West Brom and Swansea City faltering below them in the table.The Magpies can still be backed best price at 3/1 with our bookmakers and are proving popular with punters, with the second most popular team for the drop being Southampton with 22% of bets.Newcastle can be found shortest price at 13/8 to be relegated following a dismal run of results, a far cry from the opening line of 5/1 at the start of the season.Oddschecker spokesman George Elek said: “It’s not all smiles and rainbows on Tyneside at the moment, with Newcastle struggling to gain any momentum or traction in the Premier League.“Punters through Oddschecker are backing the Magpies to go down in their droves, despite the proposed takeover by Amanda Stavely and her consortium.”This Saturday Newcastle host fellow battlers West Ham United in a tie that could shape the relegation battle heading into 2018. Submit StumbleUpon Related Articles Fun88 drives cricket engagement through CPL deal August 4, 2020 FUN88 secures Newcastle United extension July 20, 2020 Share Sharelast_img read more


Sky Betting & Gaming selects Candlelighters as charity partner for 2018

first_img Related Articles Yorkshire appoints Richard Flint as a ‘Welcome Advisor’ March 9, 2020 Share Share StumbleUpon Submit William Hill closes Stockholm Gametek office July 1, 2020 UK drives Stars Group growth despite international ‘disruptions’ February 27, 2020 Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) has selected Leeds based cancer support organisation Candlelighters as its official charity partner for 2018.Candlelighters supports families coping with children’s cancer within the Yorkshire area, providing counselling, clinics, group therapy and financial support.The cancer support charity had been selected by SB&G employees following the successful pitch put forward by Receptionist Chloe Cross, on behalf of her friend whose 18-month old son was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer affecting mostly children under 5.“Candleighters provided support for my friend and her family when they needed it most and it is truly amazing to be able to bring the charity this gift in return – a partnership worth thousands of pounds. I’m so grateful to everyone who voted for this special cause and looks forward to our year of fundraising.” Chloe Cross detailed.Candlelighters was one of six charities shortlisted by SB&G employees, with runners-up; The Leeds Rhinos Foundation, Macmillan UK, Retired Greyhound Trust, Mind and SSAFA – The armed forces charity, each securing a £500 donation.Fiona Barker, Sky Betting & Gaming’s Community Partnership Manager, said, “This is the third year of competitive employee pitches on behalf of some of our favourite charities and I think what has captured people’s hearts – and votes – with Candlelighters, is the opportunity to give back to a local charity that has been providing both emotional and practical support to Yorkshire families for over forty years.”In 2017, SB&G employees raised over £65,000 for The Give a Duck Foundation, the grassroots children’s cancer therapy programme.A delighted Brian Curran, Corporate Fundraiser at Candelighters commented on SB&G’s initiatives: “ Everyone at Candlelighters is thrilled to be have been chosen as Sky Betting & Gaming’s charity partner in 2018. It is particularly poignant that we were nominated by someone whose friend is receiving our support. Our role is to make life a little easier for children with cancer and their families who are going through the most challenging of times.”last_img read more


1xBet’s Evgeniy Kiriushin: Embracing the fast-growing esports market

first_img BetInvest: The benefits of separating esports betting markets August 7, 2020 StumbleUpon Share ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Share Related Articles SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Submit Whether you have embraced the well-publicised esports revolution, or remain cynical over its status as a sport, there is no doubting its growth as a betting proposition, writes 1xBet’s Head of Business Development Evgeniy Kiriushin.Just 10 years ago few were interested in esports, but now sporting websites across the world are keen to get involved in this exciting and rapidly developing sport.There are many who remain cynical of esports and question whether the name is really justified, but even the most sceptical have to admit that whatever you call it, esports is in a league with the fastest growing sports in the market.1xBet has always tried to stay ahead of the game by keeping up with the latest esports trends and developments. We took our first bets in November 2011, when the StarCraft sequel was one of the most popular games. Then, in December of the same year, we started taking bets on Counter-Strike.We had spent 18 months studying the new sport, exploring opportunities, assessing the risk, and checking for unforeseen pitfalls. Eventually, we gained the experience we needed to enter the market with a product which would quickly become a frontrunner in the betting industry.Our esports portfolio has since expanded from two (StarCraft II and Counter-Strike) to five permanent sports (with the addition of Dota 2, League of Legends and Overwatch). We have even taken this further for customers who are unable to watch live streams by developing a product which is unrivalled amongst our competitors – an information board for Counter-Strike and Dota 2.The great thing about this sport is that alongside the more mainstream games, such as Counter Strike and Dota 2, there are lesser known games with a similarly dedicated fanbase. It’s for this reason we often offer bets on Heroes of the Storm, WarCraft III, Hearthstone, Quake Champions, Call of Duty, and the old favorite, StarCraft: Brood War, a cult real-time strategy video game.We also have FIFA simulators and fighting games such as Mortal Kombat. These games are included in tournaments and have their own leagues, championships, legends and champions.While other companies cling to basic market choices, 1xBet has considered what esports customers are really looking for. Games contain too many exciting and unexpected moments to be reduced to simple “Team 1 To Win” or “Team 2 To Win” bets.Total frags? Of course. First Blood? Absolutely! Round Winner? Most definitely! And these are just a few from our standard set of markets – we also have special bets including player selections and individual player records, to name just a couple of examples.As with traditional sports, unexpected player transfers and last-minute exchanges occur in esports. And while bets on transfers have become commonplace in mainstream sports, they are still novel in esports. We have become one of the first companies to offer bets on transfers, even down to semi-professional level, while we are prepared to extend the market to include local competitions.By the way, what have you heard about fantasy leagues? You have probably heard of fantasy football, but have you heard of fantasy esports? We are gradually developing in this direction and will continue to do so. We have lots of interesting ideas in store for our customers…Our goal is to be the top esports betting company!last_img read more


Six events make up ‘must attend’ Betting on Sports Week in September

first_img Danske Spil calls for esports makeover with Pinnacle Solution August 25, 2020 SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Submit Share StumbleUpon Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Share Related Articles SBC Events will invite more than 2,500 delegates to “feel the pulse of the sports betting industry” through six events at this year’s Betting on Sports Week in London.Taking place from 18-21 September at Olympia London, #boscon2018 will feature five conferences – Betting on Sports, ESI London, Casino Beats Summit, AffiliateFEST and Sponsorship Forum, as well as a lavish ceremony for the Sports Betting Hall of Fame, held as a standalone event for the first time since its inception at the SBC Awards in 2016.More than 200 speakers will address key topics such as leadership, sports, sponsorship, esports, affiliates, regulation, compliance, integrity, data and trading, making it a ‘must attend’ event for members of the sports, betting and gaming industries.The speaker line up, headlined by five-time snooker World Champion Ronnie O’Sullivan, also features a star-studded collection of industry CEOs including Sky Betting and Gaming’s Richard Flint, Betway’s Anthony Werkman, Mr Green’s Jesper Kärrbrink, Stoiximan & Betano’s George Daskalakis, PDC’s Matthew Porter, Pinnacle’s Paris Smith, Fortuna Group’s Per Widerstrom and BetBright’s Marcus Brennan.They will be joined by PGA TOUR Inc Chief Legal Officer Len Brown, FSB Tech Chairman Mark Blandford, SBOBET Executive Director Bill Mummery, OPAP Trading Director Thanos Riga, BetVictor Director of Sportsbook Matt Scarrott, Kindred Group Head of Sportsbook Erik Backlund, William Hill Head of Sponsorship Tony Kenny and Howard Chisholm, MD of Chisholm Bookmakers.The Betting on Sports conference agenda, made up by the following tracks – Sport in Focus, Future of Betting, Betting on Racing, Betting on Americas, Betting on Retail, Betting on Regulation and Innovation & Technology, will also be boosted by an exhibition area that has doubled in size from 2017.This area has been expanded to 6,300 sqm to house 140 exhibitors over two floors at Olympia London, while there will be no fewer than eight dedicated networking areas to facilitate business, networking and 1-on-1 meetings between delegates.Meanwhile, SBC has stayed true to its networking roots by booking two of London’s most iconic venues for networking drinks and parties throughout the week.The evening dinners and networking party on Wednesday 19 September will take place on the 28th and 29th floor of Millbank Tower, while the closing party on Thursday 20 September, featuring new inductees to the Sports Betting Hall of Fame, will be held at the prestigious Natural History Museum.Mybet CEO Markus Peuler said: “Betting on Sports is the perfect event to feel the pulse of the industry and get updates on the most interesting topics and developments in the sports betting sector.”Steen Madsen, Head of Sportsbook and Game Management at Nederlandse Loterij, commented: “Betting on Sports is one of the most important events in the Sportsbetting industry, and to participate, learn and share knowledge with like-minded people is vital for anyone in the betting world.”Nick Nocton, Partner at Mishcon de Reya LLP, added: “Betting on Sports is the premier conference focusing on sports betting – the breadth of coverage and quality of content is second to none.”Francesco Rodano, Chief Policy Officer at Playtech, commented: “Betting on Sports is the most reputable and best attended industry event for sports betting.”SBC Managing Director Andrew McCarron concluded: “Betting on Sports has quickly become a must attend event for anyone involved in the betting business. This year, we’ve worked tirelessly to build and improve in all areas, to the point where the conference and exhibition now take up two full floors of Olympia.“We’ve no fewer than eight dedicated business and networking areas, providing endless opportunities for delegates to come together and discuss the burning issues of the day.”This biggest ever sports betting focused conference is reflective of a year of high growth for SBC, which attracted a record number of delegates to the fifth edition of Betting on Football in May, and recently made two additions to its portfolio of news portals with SBC Americas and Casino Beats.For enquiries regarding sponsorship or exhibition opportunities, please contact us on sales@sbcnews.co.uk.Tickets are available at the excellent Early Bird Discount rate HERE.last_img read more


One to watch: Young entrepreneur Ben Jeffries to headline AffiliateFEST agenda

first_img StumbleUpon AffiliateINSIDER to host Betting on Sports webinar, Reality 2019: Survival of the Fittest August 12, 2019 Share AffiliateFEST – Creating a trade body for the affiliate sector October 15, 2018 Related Articles Submit Industry marketing expert Natalie Lees joins AffiliateINSIDER October 23, 2018 Share One of the most exciting young entrepreneurs in the UK will be speaking exclusively at this year’s AffiliateFEST about influencer marketing and how it is impacting affiliate brands.Influencer CEO Ben Jeffries is just one of many speakers lined up for the fourth edition of the Affiliate Insider organised event, which is being held at Hilton Olympia on Wednesday 19 September alongside the Betting on Sports Week in London (18-21 September).Ben Jeffries, recently named by NatWest as one of 15 young entrepreneurs to watch out for in 2018, will invite #AffiliateFest2018 delegates to explore influencer marketing as an acquisition medium and help them to understand its value as a new form of online marketing.At just 22 years of age, Jeffries has already established himself as the face of influencer marketing. He raised £150,000 to launch Influencer in 2014, before re-launching the brand in 2017 with the support of YouTube sensation Caspar Lee, with the duo combining to provide the simplest and most effective way to connect brands with social media influencers.His afternoon keynote speech will emphasise the AffiliateFEST focus on providing affiliates with FREE content around digital learning, supplemented by tangible session takeaways, as opposed to the selling and promotion of services.Jeffries commented: “AffiliateFEST is a great opportunity for me to engage with the brightest affiliates in the iGaming industry. There is a close correlation between influencer and affiliate marketing and I’m excited to have this opportunity to show the benefits of using influencer marketing over and above traditional marketing to explain the value that this relationship will have for affiliate sites.”Affiliate Insider CEO Lee-Ann Johnstone added: “AffiliateFEST offers affiliates the opportunity to get close to successful entrepreneurs, suppliers and operators who have a vested interest in growing their affiliate marketing business. We bring the industry’s best experts to the table to discuss real insight, in a private setting.“The objective: to promote better collaboration and revenue growth. We’re thrilled to have a leading entrepreneur like Ben join us this year to help iGaming affiliates get the best insights on how to use this brand new digital medium to engage audience growth.”As well as Jeffries, the confirmed speaker lineup already includes RefToken CEO Jan Sammut, Miratrix Founder Nick Duddy, Harris Hagan Partner John Hagan, Mishcon Partner Nick Nocton, Scout Gaming Group Commercial Director Joakim Renman, BGO CMO Allan Turner, Blockchip COO Diana Rotaru and former Google SEO expert Fili Wiese from Search Brothers.____________________last_img read more


GambleAware backs Self Exclusion amid political reprieve

first_img GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 Submit GambleAware: Engage those with lived experience of gambling harms August 28, 2020 Industry charity GambleAware has reaffirmed its support of the nationwide self-exclusion scheme GamStop amid reports that the scheme had been breached by problem gamblers.Entering 2019, the betting industry got off to a rocky start after BBC five live reports revealed that gamblers registered with the self-exclusion scheme were able to alter details provided at registration, allowing the continuation of gambling activity. Marc Etches, CEO of GambleAware, emphasised the need for self-exclusion tools to operate without fault: “Self-exclusion can be a last resort for people who are struggling with their gambling, which is why it is essential tools such as GamStop operate effectively. “Also, blocking software such as Gamban® can be an effective tool to help those at risk of getting into difficulties resist the ubiquitous gambling adverts and special offers that surround us these days.”He added: “Such tools work best as part of a treatment package tailored to the individual rather than being effective in isolation. If you’re worried about your or a loved ones gambling, there is free help and advice available online at BeGambleAware.org”This is not the first time that the effectiveness of the self-exclusion scheme has come under political scrutiny, as MPs are now warning that operators are still not doing enough to tackle problem-gambling behaviours.UK DCMS secretary Jeremy Wright warned of the implications of relaxed schemes: “Self-exclusion schemes are essential but must be properly policed and effective to support the individual who has taken the decision to opt out.“This is something I will be raising with the industry and Gambling Commission.”The move comes after controversial amendments to gambling legislation which will result in the reduction to maximum stakes-placed at fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) from £100 to £2, a decision that is intended to combat gambling-related harm. FOBTs have been a major revenues shared by retailers in recent years, with Gambling Commission statistics suggesting that on average there is £5m per day being wagered on the machines. Commenting on the decision to cut FOBT stakes, Stephen Timms, Labour MP for East Ham, stated: “A debate in the Commons five years ago exposed the problem. Stakes should have been cut then, and would have been if the Treasury had not been a beneficiary of the racket.” Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Sharelast_img read more