Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 2nd September 2019 | By contenteditor Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Strategy Social gaming Video gaming Casino & games The new Diamond Casino Resort in Rockstar Games’ GTA Online offers gamers a taste of the virtual high life. J Moses, director of Rockstar owner Take-Two Interactive, speaks to Jake Pollard about the release and explains his vision of betting, esports and video games interacting in a future US igaming ecosystem.The launch of the Diamond Casino Resort by Grand Theft Auto’s publisher Rockstar Games has been hailed as a milestone moment for esports, video games and igaming. Some of those connections might appear looser than others at first, but speaking to J Moses, director of Rockstar Games’ parent company Take- Two Interactive, you soon realise that he sits at the crossroad of some major currents linked to the three sectors.Moses, however, is not your typical video games industry executive. Along with his role at Take-Two Interactive, he is an investor in the sports betting technology company Bet.Works. He also comes from a bookmaking background and is familiar with the industry and how it works – which is not as common in the US as one might think.This experience means Moses is knowledgeable about a US sports betting sector that is evolving fast, while being involved with another, esports, that is doing the same – and in his eyes could go on to supersede the traditional US sports betting formats.GTA online But first to GTA Online. According to data from NPD Group, the video game is the best-selling entertainment product in history, grossing about $6bn since its launch in 2013.More than five years after going live – an eternity in video game years – it is still one of the top 20 best-selling video games in the US.The commercial success of GTA Online is impressive, but the reach and customer base it gives Rockstar/ Take-Two Interactive is just as important, enabling the group to tap into its huge audience when launching new products.One of those has been the launch of the Diamond Casino Resort, a free-to- play casino where members can play for rewards and loyalty points. GTA Online allows the in-game virtual currency that users purchase with real money to be spent on casino chips with which to gamble. However, these cannot be cashed out for real money.Moses tells iGB that the Diamond Casino features “GTA Online casino-style minigame activities” and that it is “the first time that a GTA title has included those activities using virtual currency”.He also points out that “the casino building [within the game] has been ‘under construction’ in GTA Online for six years. Rockstar is constantly creating new content for GTA Online and this casino content is just one of those expansions. It offers new missions, new vehicles, new locations and many new features in addition to the casino activities”.Moses would not comment on the direction the group might go in with this new casino product, such as whether it will decide to launch a real-money GTA- branded Diamond Casino. But it is easy to imagine Rockstar has the technical expertise to develop and design a high- quality RMG casino site if it wanted to.Fingers in many pies Next up for discussion are sports betting and esports, and one quickly realises that Moses’ associated business interests are ideally positioned at a time of major and potentially hugely exciting change.He is an investor in the sports betting solutions provider Bet.Works. The group supplies the betting technology that will power the offering of the sports data and media specialist theScore. It is one of four companies (the others being DraftKings, Pointsbet and the Stars Group) to have entered into multi-year market-access agreements with Penn National Gaming, the largest regional casino operator in the US.The deal will run for a 20-year period and theScore-branded sportsbooks will be live in 11 states, including Texas, Indiana and Michigan, with Penn Interactive Ventures taking a strategic equity stake of 4.7% in theScore.Says Moses: “TheScore has been a pioneer in sports media and has grown into the leading publisher of sports news and data in the US since launching in 2012. As a media platform it has about 20 million registered users and all of them are serious sports fans.“The venture [between Penn and theScore] is hugely promising and I believe will be a major player in the US betting space. TheScore will be able to target millions of players and data mine them from day one.“Any new sports betting entrant operator launching without a database of potential customers to market to according to their preferred sports, teams they support and user history, will find it extremely difficult.”TheScore’s mobile app is one of the most popular sports apps in North America according to the group, with an audience of some four million monthly active users across every US state.For Moses, this scale and reach is unprecedented among other entrants and the company’s mobile focus will also be a key factor in how it drives forward.Moses is also confident that esports betting will be a major success in the US. “John Levy (CEO of theScore) is big on esports and it’s a safe bet that they will be able to offer esports markets.There are issues that need be addressed like latency, but everyone agrees that they will get resolved. Within five to 10 years esports will be the number one betting sport in the US.”That sounds like a bold claim, but Moses adds: “The NFL is the biggest at the moment, but if it’s nine in the morning and I want to place a bet, what do I bet on? With esports there won’t be that content availability issue, it will be ubiquitous and the video game betting opportunity will be 24/7. Content quantity in esports will just keep on going.”Key structural issues such as ensuring bettors are not underage, geofencing, ID and age verification will be eliminated eventually, according to Moses. “Regulators know what is at stake and the challenges that need to be addressed. It’s going to happen – and fast.”For Moses, the sheer scale of esports is what will make the difference. “There are these huge communities of gamers engaging with one another and it’s only a matter of time before opportunities arise where they can take part in peer- to-peer betting. If you link these online communities, you have millions of people interacting and there’s an awful lot you can do with that.Eventually my vision is to enable them to bet on a P2P basis: head-to-head or team-to-team betting competitions for cash.”Such a vision may not be for the immediate future, but for Moses, seeing publishers and rights holders enter the fray as bona fide operators could shake up the established order in a major way.“Whether it is publishers or social networks, they have the audience, infrastructure, relationship with consumers and financial processing capacity already in place,” he says.With sports media rights being so high and potentially putting off some suitors, Moses says “publishers and broadcasters can develop new revenue sources: customers can watch a game on their mobile and bet on it. It’s direct-to-consumer and there is too much revenue at play for it not to be regulated.”From a strategic perspective, Moses and the ventures he is involved with are positioned at a juncture where video games intersect with esports and, if they decided to, could enter real money online casino. And we haven’t even mentioned the ‘standard’ US sports betting products he will be publishing across 11 states via the partnership between Penn National Gaming, theScore and Bet.Works.J Moses was at the Riverside Casino in Iowa when we spoke to him, preparing the launch of the Bet.Works- powered Elite sportsbook. He’s involved in many ventures, but whether it is Take-Two Interactive or Bet.Works, they seem to be ideally positioned to benefit from the esports, online casino, sports betting and igaming streams flowing through the US at the moment. The new Diamond Casino Resort in Rockstar Games’ GTA Online offers gamers a taste of the virtual high life. 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Howard Lake | 2 May 2006 | News Macmillan Cancer Support scores with Corporate partners this World Cup 31 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: corporate Events Macmillan Cancer Support has created special World Cup Fundraising packs designed solely for corporate supporters, encouraging them to engage in this year’s most exciting football event whilst raising money for the leading cancer care charityThe packs, which have already been ordered by over thirty partners including npower, Alliance Pharmacy, JC Decaux and JP Morgan, consist of a referee’s whistle, a set of cheer sticks, a cd containing three fundraising games and also a host of fundraising football ideas for both enthusiasts and phobes of the sport including party and office suggestions.The initiative by Macmillan has proved very popular with corporate partners for example; TUI is downloading the games onto their intranet for employees and members of the Coach Tourism Council will be providing facilities for people traveling to and from the World Cup, some of whom will be providing fundraising activities for their journey.Sarah Sheppard, Corporate Partnerships, Macmillan Cancer Support said: “This is the first time Macmillan has done an initiative like this and it is fantastic that so many of our corporate supporters have wanted to take part – no doubt there will be more who will also sign up. It is a great way to get employees involved in and cheering for the World Cup whilst raising money for people affected by cancer.”The cheer sticks from the packs are also available to the public who can obtain them directly from the retail outlets of Mackays, Mitchells and Thwaites for a suggested donation of £2, all of which goes to Macmillan Cancer Support.For further information, please contact:Julia Dische – Macmillan Cancer Support Press Office020 7840 [email protected] to Editors: About Macmillan Cancer SupportMacmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer, providing practical, medical, emotional and financial support. Working alongside people affected by cancer, Macmillan works to improve cancer care. One in three of us will get cancer. 1.2 million of us are living with it. If you are affected by cancer Macmillan can help.For more information visit www.macmillan.org.uk or freephone 0800 500 800 for an information pack.
Kendra York, initially named Public Finance Director of the State of Indiana in 2011, will remain in that role in the new Administration. York, of Bargervsille, previously served as General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer to the Indiana Finance Authority. During her time at IFA, she has worked to ensure efficiency by managing all aspects of both legal and operational processes. Prior to public service, York worked for Ice Miller and focused on tax-exempt financings for the State of Indiana and health care institutions. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, her master’s from California State University and her law degree from the University of the Pacific. SHARE Gov.-elect Mike Pence has announced reappointments to his Administration within the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Hoosier Lottery, Finance Authority and War Memorials Commission. Thomas Easterly will remain as Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, where he has succeeded in improving the quality of Indiana’s air and water and streamlined the environmental permitting processes. Easterly, originally appointed Commissioner in 2005, previously served as president of Environmental Business Strategies, Inc., a consulting firm that provided environmental technical and regulatory assistance to manufacturing companies. He has held positions with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Bethlehem Steel Corporation and NiSource, Inc. Easterly earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and currently resides in Indianapolis.”For more than 30 years, Thomas Easterly has worked tirelessly to protect the environment and the health and safety of the people within his community,” said Gov.-elect Mike Pence. “His commitment to continuing Indiana’s environmental progress while simultaneously improving efficiency within IDEM will benefit Hoosiers for generations to come.” “We look forward to Karl Browning continuing his public service in our Administration,” said Pence. “He has a proven record of leadership and results within a number of agencies, and we are confident he will bring accountability and continued improvements to the State Lottery in the years ahead.” Karl Browning will continue to serve as Hoosier Lottery Executive Director. Browning was initially appointed to the position in 2011, following time spent serving on Gov. Daniels’ cabinet as Chief Information Officer for the Office of Technology and Commissioner for the Indiana Department of Transportation. Prior to his service in state government, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Golden Rule Insurance. Source: Mike Pence By Gary Truitt – Dec 26, 2012 Pence emphasized the impact York will have on Indiana’s economic future. “Kendra York has spent her career working toward efficiency and cost-effectiveness. She will serve the state well and help to facilitate state, local government and business investment in all corners of Indiana.” Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Pence Reappoints Head Of IDEM Home Indiana Agriculture News Pence Reappoints Head Of IDEM Brigadier General, USAF (Ret) J. Stewart Goodwin will continue to serve as Executive Director of the Indiana War Memorials Commission, which operates more than 24 acres of property in downtown Indianapolis including museums and monuments honoring Hoosier veterans. Most recently, Goodwin served as Assistant Adjutant General for Air and Commander of the Indiana Air National Guard before retiring in 2011 after 37 years of service. He earned his commission in 1971 and has served in all three components of the Air Force – Active, Reserve, and Guard. The General has held a multitude of both operational and support positions within the military including Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Launch Officer, Chemical Warfare Defense, Air Base Survivability Officer, and Chief of Staff of the Indiana Air National Guard. Goodwin earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Evansville and a master’s degree from Central Missouri State University. SHARE Scott Waddell will continue as Commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, overseeing continued improvements in agency efficiency and responsiveness in the coming years. Waddell was named Commissioner in 2010 after formerly serving as chief of staff and deputy commissioner for policy within the BMV. Prior to his time in state government, he owned and served as president and CEO of Standard Locknut, Inc., a precision component manufacturing company in Westfield. Waddell is a graduate of Indiana University and lives in Indianapolis. Pence said, “General Goodwin has an extensive history of public service to our state and nation. The Indiana War Memorials and the Hoosiers they both honor and serve will remain in good hands under his leadership.” Pence said, “Scott Waddell has capably served the people of Indiana from within the BMV and has the skills and background necessary to continue the agency’s progress for Hoosiers in all corners of the state.” Previous articleIowa State Climatologist Expects Fourth Year Of Below Trend Corn YieldsNext articleVillwock Outlines Top Farm Issues for 2013 Gary Truitt
Help by sharing this information October 23, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The government’s media regulatory agency is forcing a reorganization of the Clarín group under the country’s broadcast media law Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world to go further News ArgentinaAmericas On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Receive email alerts Clarín, the country’s major media conglomerate, has proposed its own reorganization but the regulatory agency rejected that proposal on 8 October. The effect is that, five years after the LCSA was adopted, the government will take charge of the Clarín restructuring.The government and the Clarín group continue at odds, with their conflict centring on the requirements of the new broadcast media law. On 8 October, the Federal Audiovisual Communications Authority rejected a breakup plan by Clarín to split the company into six parts. Instead, the agency said that the government would take over the group’s restructuring. Martin Sabbatella, the regulatory agency’s president, said that the voluntary breakup proposal was a “manoeuvre that mocks the spirit of the law.” He cited links that would exist between executives of the new firms and a lack of independence between them.The board of directors of the Authority voted against the Clarín proposal (5 in the majority and 2 abstentions) and declared that the agency would undertake enforcement of the law. Under that decision, the Argentine government will conduct an assessment, followed by a call for bids to buy the company’s broadcast licenses that surpass the new limits that the law imposes.Clarín issued a communiqué that condemned the agency’s action as an “arbitrary and illegal government attempt” designed to “appropriate” media organizations from the group. The company said it would pursue all legal options to defend its rights and carry out the plan that it proposed.“Reporters Without Borders reiterates its support for the general principles of the LCSA, which strengthen pluralism and information freedom in the country, and whose application should not reflect the country’s intense political and media polarization,” said Lucie Morillon, the organization’s programme director. “The Federal Authority on Audiovisual Communications Services should show independence and strict respect for the procedures called for in the law in applying the LCSA to the Clarín group.”Since the 2009 passage of the LCSA, the Clarín group and the Kirchner administration have been virtually waging war in the media. The LCSA replaced a regulatory scheme inherited from the dictatorship, with the aim of democratizing the marketplace for broadcast frequencies by limiting media dominance, especially by reducing the maximum number of frequencies that one company could own, and by prohibiting the same firm from owning a broadcast station and operating a cable company in the same community. Clarín, one of the region’s biggest media conglomerates, was obviously the firm most affected. Following a long legal battle, the company must undergo a major divestiture. The conglomerate accuses President Cristina Kirchner of trying to weaken a media chain that is independent and critical of her policies. She, for her part, has repeatedly stated that Clarín serves private interests by manipulating news to oppose the government.Argentine is ranked 55th of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders world press freedom index. News News RSF_en ArgentinaAmericas News Organisation December 4, 2019 Find out more Follow the news on Argentina July 6, 2020 Find out more November 19, 2020 Find out more
Previous articleESB trying to restore power outages in DonegalNext articleHighest ever wave in Irish waters recorded off Donegal News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+ Twitter Irish Coast Guard warning people not to go near exposed areas Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton The Irish Coast Guard is warning people to be extra cautious during the stormy conditions over the coming days.It’s advising people not to go out on exposed coasts, cliffs, piers, harbour walls, beaches, promenades or any other coastal areas during the adverse weather. Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH By News Highland – December 13, 2011 News Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Google+ Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp
February 3, 2021 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 2/3 Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys BasketballRegion 14MANTI, Utah-Grady Thompson amassed 17 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists on 6-7 from the field as the Manti Templars pounded American Leadership 84-59 Wednesday in Region 14 boys basketball action. The Templars improved to 14-4 (9-1 in Region 14 play) with the win, which saw them shoot 53.6 percent (30-56) from the field and just under 94 percent (15-16) at the foul line. Caden Reichner had 16 points in defeat for the Eagles, as they fell to 5-15 (4-5 i Region 14 play) on the season.Manti’s season resumes Friday at Union as they visit the Cougars at Roosevelt and ALA is back in action February 10 at Maeser Prep with the Region 14 season ensuing for both squads.ROOSEVELT, Utah-Boone Latham netted 29 points on six 3-pointers as the Union Cougars waxed North Sanpete 71-57 in Region 14 boys basketball action Wednesday. Landon Bowles had 13 points to pace the Hawks in the loss.Region 16SALINA, Utah-Darian Johnson posted 22 points and Marshall Okerlund added 21 more as the North Sevier Wolves overpowered Gunnison Valley 75-66 in Region 16 boys basketball action Wednesday. Creed Mogle had 19 points in the loss for the Bulldogs.Region 18KANAB, Utah-Ky Brown stepped up with 18 points and the Beaver Beavers stonewalled Kanab 55-48 Wednesday in Region 18 boys basketball action. Kason Janes’ game-high 23 points led the Cowboys in defeat.Region 20TROPIC, Utah-Sergio Vasquez led the way with 19 points and the Bryce Valley Mustangs smacked Valley 69-55 in Region 20 boys basketball action Wednesday. Gavin Hoyt’s game-high 27 points led the Buffaloes in defeat.JUNCTION, Utah-Gavin Morgan and Kelby Jessen had 15 points apiece and the Piute Thunderbirds edged Panguitch 40-38 Wednesday in Region 20 boys basketball action. Ryker Hatch and Kyler Bennett’s 10 points apiece led the Bobcats in defeat.HURRICANE, Utah-Joey Renz-Stovenson netted 22 points as the Diamond Rach Diamondbacks downed Milford 58-54 in Region 20 boys basketball action Wednesday. Kyden Peters had 25 points in the loss for the Tigers. Brad James
A funeral liturgy was offered Dec. 14 from Corpus Christi R.C. Church Hasbrouck Heights for John R. “Rags” Ragauckas, 72, of Toms River, formerly of Hasbrouck Heights and Jersey City. He passed away Dec. 8. Born in Jersey City to the late Vincent Ragauckas and Veronica Lavelle, John was a Navy veteran during the Vietnam War . Before retiring, he was a detective for the Jersey City Police Department for twenty-five years. He was the husband of Diana (nee Buonocore) Ragauckas; father of Cindy Monaco and her husband Louie and Brian Ragauckas; brother of Vincent Ragauckas and his wife Gertrude and Dennis Lavelle and his wife Laura; grandfather of Allison, Bria and Jadyn and uncle of many nieces and nephews.Services arranged by the Costa Memorial Home, Hasbrouck Heights.
IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Mishawaka Police are asking for the public’s help as they search for missing 16-year-old boy.Police say Ayden Jones left his home Saturday night and has not returned. Jones is five feet, eight inches tall and weighs 160 lbs. He has blue eyes and blonde hair.Anyone with information is asked to call the Mishawaka Police. By Tommie Lee – April 20, 2020 0 609 Twitter Twitter Google+ Facebook Previous articleDonation made to the Women’s Care Center in ElkhartNext articleMonday Indiana numbers released for COVID-19 cases Tommie Lee Mishawaka PD looking for missing teenager WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp
Modern Baker, the Oxford-based healthy baking business, has recruited Innocent’s Kate Voss as its new chief operating officer.Voss, who spent 13 years at the drinks firm working across supply chain management, operations and NPD, will be responsible for driving the ‘slow-carb’ baking brand’s five-year growth strategy, working with the senior leadership team and focusing on building relationships with suppliers and customers.The appointment comes as Modern Baker starts talks with multiple retailers about stocking its prod-ucts.The brand launched a range of sliced loaves a year ago, following 18 months of R&D with Campden BRI and Newcastle University to improve the quality of dietary carbohydrates.Currently, its long fermented, clean-label breads, cakes and biscuits are sold in outlets including Planet Organic, Selfridges, as well Modern Baker’s café in Oxford.Voss, who began her career at Sainsbury’s working in supply chain management before moving to In-nocent in 2005, said: “Helping shape the future of a brand that’s challenging barriers to healthier foods is such an exciting opportunity, especially when you look at the NPD pipeline that’s been built on nutri-tional R&D.”Modern Baker co-founder Leo Campbell, added: “Kate’s timing is perfect as Modern Baker steps up a gear, and her 13 years drinking Innocent’s tone, culture and ambition will sit well here.”The business this week announced the start of a study into the impact of freezing on the health cre-dentials of bread.