Betting on Sports 2020 heads to Barcelona as flagship event continues growth

first_img Share David Lampitt, Sportradar: F1 presents betting’s most sizeable opportunity August 14, 2020 Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 SBC (Sports Betting Community) has announced that its flagship Betting on Sports event is to relocate to Barcelona in 2020 as part of international expansion plans across the sports betting and gaming industries.Betting on Sports 2020 will now be held at Fira Barcelona on 8-11 September.Betting on Sports has been staged at Olympia London since 2017 – and the conference centre is once again the venue for the forthcoming Betting on Sports 2019 (17-20 September) – but SBC has recognised that a new venue is required to facilitate the further expansion anticipated in 2020 as the success of this year’s event has seen the Betting on Sports reaching capacity in London.Rasmus Sojmark, CEO & Founder of SBC, said: “Betting on Sports is known for its commitment to high quality content and delegate experience, as well as providing great business opportunities, which has resulted in a rapidly growing international appeal. As the show continues to expand and evolve, it’s important for us to stay true to the core values that define the event.“We have chosen Barcelona because it has world-class hotels, transport links and attractions to ensure delegates enjoy a great time in the city. Fira Barcelona provides a large and centrally located venue to continue to deliver on this promise.“Coupled with the growing betting and gaming market in Spain, Barcelona was an easy choice to make.”The decision to move Betting on Sports to Barcelona has received a warm welcome from key stakeholders in the industry.Martin Lycka, Director of Regulatory Affairs, GVC Group said: “Spain is a very exciting gambling market with a big international appeal, which makes Barcelona an ideal host city for next year’s Betting on Sports conference. This event is one of the first ones on my calendar every year.”George Rover, Managing Partner of Princeton Global Strategies, said: “Barcelona is a fantastic international city, which makes it a perfect location for an international show such as Betting on Sports 2020. It is one of Europe’s great destinations.”Betting on Sports has achieved over 50% year-on-year growth since its launch in 2016 and now attracts delegates from more than 60 countries, with content aimed at challenges and opportunities in markets all around the world.All of the key elements that have made Betting on Sports the must-attend event for thousands of key industry stakeholders each year will still be present in Barcelona.Delegates can expect an even more extensive content offering from each of Betting on Sports, CasinoBeats Summit, PaymentExpert Forum, SBC Digital Marketing Forum, SBC Sponsorship Forum and Sports Betting Hall of Fame. The number of expert speakers on offers means that Betting on Sports will be providing one of the biggest gatherings of gambling expertise in the industry.Complementing the conference content will be a vastly increased exhibition area where operators can keep up to date with the latest product developments and innovations in the betting, casino and payments sectors.The relocation will also see the Sports Betting Hall of Fame Ceremony move to Barcelona, where the pioneers in the industry are recognised for their contributions to the business of sports betting.Sojmark added: “Team SBC will be exhibiting at IGB LIVE stand Q30 next week, and we welcome you to visit our booth to discuss Betting on Sports and CasinoBeats Summit this coming September, the SBC Awards in December, and of course our plans for 2020 including taking Betting on Sports to Barcelona.”Betting on Sports 20208-11 SeptemberHall 2Fira Barcelona Share Submitlast_img read more

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SINGLE TICKET PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $316,428 INTO SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA

first_imgSINGLE TICKET PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $316,428 INTO SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA; TOTAL OF 20 CONSOLATION TICKETS TODAY EACH PAY $4,151.90 $157,625 IN ‘NEW’ MONEY BET TODAY CONTRIBUTES TO TOTAL RAINBOW SIX POOL OF $437,967 ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 22, 2019)–There is a 20 cent Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot carryover of $316,428 into Saturday at Santa Anita and with 55 horses entered and eligible to run in the six-race sequence, average field size stands at more than nine runners per race.With a 10-race card on tap tomorrow, the Rainbow Six will cover races five through 10.  First post time is at 12:25 p.m. and approximate post time for race five is at 2:40 p.m. PT.With $157,625 in “new” money wagered today contributing to a total 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot pool of $437,967, there were 20 consolation tickets, each worth $4,151.90.Saturday’s main event, the Grade II, $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes for older fillies and mares at one mile on turf, has been carded as race eight.  The Jerry Hollendorfer-trained Vasilika has been installed as the 8-5 morning line favorite in a field of nine.For additional information please visit  santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

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“Why is Govt wasting our time? – minibus association

first_imgVenting his frustration over Government’s slow approach to a proposal submitted to the Business Ministry over a week ago, President of the United Minibus Union (UMU), Eon Andrews, on Thursday expressed dissatisfaction over Government’s seemingly careless attitude towards tackling the woes of the minibus and transportation sector at large.Andrews had, over one week ago, submitted to Business Minister Dominic Gaskin a proposal for not only a fare increase, but several other requests in regard to the transportation sector with the hope of having addressed the several issues plaguing that sector.President of the UMU, Eon AndrewsAndrews is contending that the Business Ministry should have informed the Union that several other Ministries would have to be consulted on the matter, instead of leaving the union proverbially at sea.“I noticed yesterday in (Guyana) Times where he (Minister Gaskin) had indicated that he got to — because of the nature of the thing (proposal) — he has to consult the other relevant ministers. But he had not indicted that to me, and that would have been good if he had said that to us, so that we would have known we would have had to wait a little bit,” Andrews reasoned.“I don’t know why the Government is wasting our time,” Andrews declared.He added that, under the previous administration, such matters were given more urgency, especially since it is one which has a chain effect on not only drivers, but commuters as well.“They (the previous administration) would have dealt with it, even if we had to just talk. They would have called us in already, we would have been talking…they always would have called us in quickly,” he said.The Union head has said he is concerned that minibus operators might take certain actions which may very well affect commuters if the Government does not deal with the issue in a timely manner.According to him, it is not the UMU’s vision to exploit commuters, but to set fares which are ‘fair to everyone’. Andrews said he is aware of cases in which passengers are being made to pay increases in transportation fares as high as $60, when all that the UMU has requested is a $20 increase for short drop drivers and $40 increase for drivers who travel longer distances.“We are concerned because, if they (minibus drivers) take action, it means that especially the travelling public, although it is a free-man transportation, they will punish. There may be persons who may react to those increases, and you know, there might be some violence and police story and these kinds of things; so I don’t think that’s the way anybody wants us to go. So I think that the Government ought to do something quickly,” the UMU president posited.The Business Minister recently told reporters he is not responsible for fixing minibus fares, and he just intervened from a consumer point of view in order to find out their concerns.He went on to say that the proposal which was submitted to his Ministry will be shared with the respective Ministers, who will then carry the burden of introducing the said proposal to Cabinet.The proposal for a fare increase comes at a time where minibus and taxi drivers have been protesting, and even striking, about the climbing gas prices.Desperate to get the attention they need, drivers blocked the Vryheid’s Lust access road along the East Coast Railway Embankment. Several tyres were burnt, and an old car was set on fire to garner the attention needed, with the hope of having the fuel crisis addressed.Several protests were also organised by drivers of the various routes subsequent to this incident. Gas station prices for fuel have increased rapidly, from $215 per litre to prices ranging from $230 to $250 per litre.last_img read more

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