Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Italy issues 70 new igaming licences Regions: Europe Southern Europe Italy Italian gaming regulator Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli (ADM) has finally completed the process to award a tranche of new online gaming licences to operators, with 70 companies approved following a number of delays to the process.Of the total number, 66 have been granted full permission to operate in the market. The final four, Scommettendo, Spati, Sogno di Tolosa and Universal Solutions, have been awarded licences with additional – unspecified conditions – attached.The other 66 licensees includes a number of high profile international operators including The Stars Group, William Hill, Paddy Power Betfair, GVC and bet365, local land-based and online businesses, and new Scandinavian entrants such as Casumo and Videoslots.Each licence required operators to pay a fee of €200,000 (£175,535/$226,379), with companies also required to have an existing Italian or European Union gaming licence, with turnover of at least €1.5m in the past two years. All licences are valid until December 31, 2022.However, the final total of 70 licences falls far below the 120 licences that the Italian government had made available. It also means that ten companies either had their applications rejected or pulled out of the process, after ADM revealed in April last year that it had received 80 applications in total.Originally scheduled to open in September 2017, the application window finally opened in January 2018, with ADM then saying in October last year that it expected to finalise the process in the coming weeks.It was carried out against a backdrop of wholesale change, with the government introducing its so-called Dignity Decree, effectively banning all gambling advertising from January 1, 2019, in July 2018. This was followed by a tax hike in December last year, also effective from January 1. This sees the tax on online casino and bingo increased to 25% of gross gaming revenue, with fixed odds betting tax raised to 24% of GGR. Land-based sports betting operators are now taxed at 22% of GGR, while tax on virtual sports (22%), video lottery terminals (6.75%) and amusement with prizes (18.85%) were also increased.Despite these changes the market continues to perform well. iGamingBusiness.com’s Italy dashboard, compiled with figures provided by Ficom Leisure, revealed that regulated igaming revenue rose 16.8% in 2018 to €1.53bn. The majority of this revenue (46.4%) came from online betting, followed by casino, which accounted for 41.9% of the total. 13th February 2019 | By contenteditor Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Sports betting Slots Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Slot Machines Italian gaming regulator Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli (ADM) has finally completed the process to award a tranche of new online gaming licences to operators, with 70 companies approved following a number of delays to the process. Casino & games Email Address
the dtic is working with law enforcement and regulators to ensure that illegal online gambling is deterred in the country. It is our major concern because the continued operation of illegal online gambling undermines the regulation of gambling in the country. Especially licensed operators. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter At a time when online gambling is expanding across Africa, do you see South Africa as an example for other markets to follow, in terms of regulation? What sort of progress do you hope to see on the National Gaming Amendment bill in the short-term, considering it is still yet to be enacted? But it gets worse as it remains the unchecked source of irresponsible gambling which comes with severe socio-economic problems the country has to deal with. Topics: Legal & compliance Compliance Regulation The public hearings were considered and the Select Committee is yet to make a decision on voting mandates from Provinces. It is difficult for me to advise on how long that process will take. Do you feel that the recent support for legal igaming from the likes of Tsogo Sun and Sun International will prompt lawmakers to make the bill a priority? The National Gambling Amendment Bill has been adopted by the Portfolio Committee under the National Assembly. As a Bill that falls within the concurrent competence of national and provincial government, it has been sent to the Select Committee under the National Council of Provinces to also consider and vote on it. How much of a concern is illegal gambling – online or offline – in the wake of the national lockdown? ICE Africa keynote Q&A: Nkoatse Mashamaite ICE Africa Digital begins tomorrow (27 October) and runs until 29 October. Register here for the opportunity to hear from some of the leading regulators, operators and suppliers on the continent. Ahead of his keynote address at ICE Africa Digital later this week, the South African Department of Trade, Industry and Competition’s (dtic) director of gambling law and policy Nkoatse Mashamaite shares his thoughts on recent regulatory developments in the country. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The current government position is that igaming is illegal in the country and there is currently no policy to allow it. Regions: Africa South Africa Once government resolve to allow igaming, that will be done through a policy development process and all stakeholders will be consulted during that process. Other African countries have the sovereignty to decide on what policy position to adopt in their respective jurisdictions. Even during the day such policy will be adopted in South Africa it will be on how to best legislate for South Africans. Is dtic taking an active interest in Phumelela’s business rescue deal? Do you see it as a concern that the business may be broken up, or as an opportunity to expand the South African horse racing industry? Regulation 26th October 2020 | By contenteditor We are monitoring how the process unfolds as we believe that the survival of Phumelela has an impact on the entire value chain of horseracing wherever Phumelela has a footprint. But the dtic is not actively involved as you will remember that the industry is self-regulated. Tags: Nkoatse Mashamaite ICE Africa Email Address
Topics: Social responsibility Sports betting Tech & innovation Sports integrity Online sports betting Product & technology Product Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Last year Sportradar reported that 500 suspicious matches were detected by the UFDS globally, and over 5,500 were detected and reported in the last 15 years. As per the agreement, Sportradar will monitor betting and reporting for football, basketball, handball and volleyball competitions in Estonia using its Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS). Tags: Sportradar Sportradar Integrity Services Last week Sportradar announced a six-year partnership with the Austrian Football Association, where it will again offer its UFDS services. “Having worked alongside the Estonian FA for the last decade, we are delighted to sign this agreement with another key Estonian partner in the ESTCIS,” added Andreas Krannich, managing director of Sportradar Integrity Services. Sports integrity Estonian integrity body strikes anti-fraud monitoring deal with Sportradar “We are fully committed to putting in place the measures necessary to ensure that the integrity of sport throughout Estonia is maintained, and this agreement with Sportradar Integrity Services is integral to doing so,” said Henn Vallimäe, executive director at ESTCIS.“Global bet monitoring across a broad range of sporting competitions will give us a valuable insight into the betting activity surrounding our domestic competitions, with Sportradar’s integrity specialists able to alert us to any abnormalities.” The company announced earlier this year that it would offer the UFDS for free to leagues and sports federation. Regions: Europe Baltics Western Europe Estonia Austria Email Address “The services provided by the UFDS will help aid the ESTCIS in their efforts to understand the threat of match-fixing in the country and to prevent manipulation of their sporting competitions now and in the future, and we look forward to supporting their integrity programme.” Sportradar’s UFDS involves a team of experts who analyse suspicious betting patterns, with any dubious behaviour reported to the necessary partners. Ice hockey, badminton, beach soccer, futsal and cricket will be addressed by the agreement from summer 2022. The Estonian Centre for Integrity in Sports (ESTCIS) has announced a deal with Sportradar Integrity Services to monitor domestic sports competitions from October 2021. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The sports competitions total at almost 1,000 fixtures per year. Sportradar has had a partnership with the Estonian Football Association for the last 10 years, and has supported multiple fraud and match-fixing investigations. 28th May 2021 | By Marese O’Hagan
Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.rw) 2010 annual report.Company ProfileUchumi Supermarket Limited is a leading retail group based in Kenya offering customers a wide selection of fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, meat, bread and pastries as well as a range of local merchandise which includes appliances and home decor. The group has 20 stores located in major towns and cities in Kenya; including Nairobi, Karatina, Meru, Eldoret, Kericho, Juja, Mombasa and Kisumu. Uchumi Supermarket Limited also has stores in Uganda and Tanzania, and recently extended its footprint to include Rwanda. The company owns and manages Kasarani Mall Limited, a property management subsidiary. Uchumi Supermarket Limited is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange
Honeywell Flour Mills Plc (HONYFL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Honeywell Flour Mills Plc (HONYFL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Honeywell Flour Mills Plc (HONYFL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Honeywell Flour Mills Plc (HONYFL.ng) 2016 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileHoneywell Flour Mills Plc is a flour milling company in Nigeria and manufactures and markets wheat-based products which includes flour, semolina, wheat meal, brown flour, pasta and noodles. The company markets it products under the Honeywell brand name. Formerly known as Gateway Honeywell Flour Mills Limited, the company changed its name to Honeywell Flour Mills Plc in 1995. The company is a subsidiary of Siloam Global Services Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Honeywell Flour Mills Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
I’ve always viewed Associated British Foods (LSE: ABF) with mixed feelings, though I’ve been generally upbeat. Now that it’s fallen 30% since mid-February, I’m seeing a FTSE 100 share price that’s offering tempting long-term potential.The firm’s ownership of Primark has always seemed a little odd to me. It’s not really the kind of subsidiary you’d expect to find in a food-processing multinational. I’ve always been wary of companies that cover multiple disparate businesses, and I generally prefer ones that focus on the one key thing that they’re good at.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Top FTSE 100 shareBut there’s no denying that Primark has been the jewel in the crown for Associated British Foods. The food business has been doing well enough. But every time results come around, I immediately head for Primark’s figures. And Primark provided 60% of overall operating profit last year. If it existed as a separately listed company, I’d probably have bought some years ago.But right now, if Primark had a FTSE 100 share price, I expect it would be a crushed one, along with so many in the retail sector.Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Primark was enjoying monthly sales reaching around £650m. With all of its UK, US and European stores now closed, that’s dropped to zero. Unlike many high-street competitors, Primark has no online offering to help keep sales going. The firm has always said it couldn’t keep its prices so low if it had to offer home delivery, and those super low prices provide Primark’s key competitive advantage.Balance sheetBut ABF’s food business, with its highly defensive nature, is coming to the fore now. We had first-half figures Tuesday, and all the revenue and profit figures were fine. They are to the end of February, mind, and don’t say much about how the full pandemic-blighted year will turn out.When I look at a FTSE 100 share now, having seen so many crash so hard, the profit figures are not my priority. No, the companies that will surely suffer the most long-term damage are the ones that will struggle to service their debts if the lockdown continues too long. So it’s the balance sheet that draws me now.On that front, I think Associated British Foods is looking like a safe FTSE 100 share. The company was carrying net debt of £2,751m at 29 February, but that does include lease liabilities. With lease liabilities excluded, ABF had £801m in net cash.Cash preservationTo help preserve cash, the interim dividend has been halted. The board members have taken big pay cuts too, with executive directors shaving their pay by 50% and foregoing bonuses.Generally, ABF’s food businesses have been doing just fine, and I don’t see that changing. And when the stores are allowed to open again, I think Primark will carry on from where it left off. We mustn’t, though, forget the risk that this could still be a long way away.Associated British Foods shares are now on a trailing P/E of 13.7, with forward multiples for this year not being much use right now. I still fear we could see a second fall in FTSE 100 share prices. But overall, I rate ABF as a long-term buy now. Alan Oscroft | Thursday, 23rd April, 2020 | More on: ABF Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Dance Lineage Dance Company Receives California Arts Council “Artists in Schools” Grant Funds will help local students succeed through arts education From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, July 23, 2015 | 4:20 pm Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Community News Subscribe Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website The California Arts Council announced it plans to award $4,800 to Lineage Dance Company as part of its Artists in Schools program.The Artists in Schools program supports projects that integrate community arts resources—artists and professional art organizations—into comprehensive, standards-based arts learning projects for California’s students.Lineage Dance partners with Eliot Arts Magnet in the Pasadena Unified School District. The Eliot programming teaches dance to students throughout the entire school year. The ability to work with professional dancers provides a great learning experience for local students.“Dance allows kids to be big and expressive while also being focused and healthy,” says Lineage’s Executive Director, Brian Elerding. “We’re proud to be a part of the movement to keep art in schools, and we’re grateful to the California Arts Council for making that happen.”“California Arts Council grants support a wide range of projects that are crafted by each community to reflect their values and needs,” said Donn K. Harris, Chair of the California Arts Council. “It is always exciting to see what creative minds attempt to do when working collaboratively. With an increased state investment, we are able to further spark the powerful growth and prosperity that result from the deep arts engagement provided by our grant programs.”About Lineage Dance CompanyLineage is well known throughout the community for artistic excellence and innovative choreography along with the core value of charitable giving. Lineage Dance was created by its Artistic Director, Hilary Thomas, in 1999 to raise support and awareness for nonprofit organizations, as well as to make the arts accessible to all. Lineage is based at the Lineage Performing Arts Center in Old Pasadena. http://lineagedance.org/The Mission of the California Arts Council, a state agency, is to advance California through the arts and creativity. The Council is committed to building public will and resources for the arts; fostering accessible arts initiatives that reflect contributions from all of California’s diverse populations; serving as a thought leader and champion for the arts; and providing effective and relevant programs and services. Learn more at www.arts.ca.gov. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff 112 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena