BOS hits out again at deposit cap extension in consultation response

first_img“We can see that high-volume players who play within the licensing system increased the number of accounts they hold with different gaming companies,” it explained. “When a high-volume player previously normally played at two to four licensed gaming companies, they now play with significantly more companies, in order to avoid the deposit limit of SEK5,000. This, it said, “has an impact on gaming companies’ ability to offer strong consumer protection”. BOS added that there were two major consequences of the deposit cap, neither one being a decrease in problem play. The second major consequence was what it described as a “probable decrease” in the proportion of gamblers who play on licensed sites, though it noted that there has not yet been enough research into the area to prove that this has occurred. Swedish operator association Branscheforenigen för Onlinespel (BOS) has again hit out at the proposed extension of online casino deposit controls, arguing that there was never justification to introduce the measure in the first place. The measure was introduced on 2 July after being proposed in April as the country dealt with the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), with BOS heavily criticising the measure before and after its implementation. It offered further criticism of the measure when an extension to June 2021 was first proposed earlier this month. Finally, the organisation added that it hoped the Swedish government would avoid putting further strict controls in place and would instead take action to boost channelisation rates. Now, in its formal response to the consultation on the extension, BOS has called for the cap to be removed at the end of the year as initially planned. The first of these, it said, was an increase in the number of gambling accounts per player. It pointed to the work of Professor Per Carlbring, head of the clinical psychology department at the University of Sotckholm. Carlbring found that gambling activity was 13.3% below forecasts during the first phase of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, and that while online casino play increased slightly, “there was no increase in likely problematic, high-intensity gambling and neither did total online gambling increase”. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Casino regulation BOS hits out again at deposit cap extension in consultation response Regulator Spelinspektionen has already published its own response to the consultation, arguing an extension would be “reasonable” given that the effects that led to the cap’s implementation are still in place. Tags: Branschföreningen för Onlinespel “BOS advocates that the Covid-19 restriction not be extended, that future government decisions continue to be based on facts and that the government takes action to protect the Swedish licensed market,” it said. BOS noted that a study by Copenhagen Economics estimated channelisation rates for Swedish online casino at 72-78%, and said at the very least it was unlikely they have improved under the measure. The body said that “little has changed” since the regulations were first proposed, and that many of its complaints from the initial consultation were still valid. Email Address “The duty of care is the cornerstone of consumer protection in the Swedish gaming regulation,” it continued. “This has now at least temporarily been put out of action by the government.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Casino regulation Online casino Compliance Legal Regulation 23rd November 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle “We propose that the government abstain from further repressive measures against gaming companies licensed in Sweden, at least until its channelisation rate has been restored to the level achieved in early 2019: just over 90%,” it said. Regions: Europe Nordics Swedenlast_img read more

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Two Star Sydney Casino employees dismissed for AU$30,000 casino chip theft

first_imgIn a separate incident, CCTV captured aother employee, Pharadorn Naweesakorn, giving $6,000 worth of chips to a customer in exchange for $1,000 in cash. Tags: Star Entertainment Group Two Star Sydney Casino employees dismissed for AU$30,000 casino chip theft 16th March 2021 | By Conor Mulheir Regions: Australia A subsequent investigation found Naweesakorn had made a total overpayment of $20,000 to the same customer on four separate occasions. A subsequent investigation by the casino found that Quach had stolen $11,000 worth of chips over a one-week period in July 2020. Legal Quach was dismissed by The Star and convicted of theft in the New South Wales Local Court. He was sentenced to serve a two-year Community Corrections Order (CCO) and required to pay $6,000 in compensation. A CCO involves standard conditions, that an offender must not commit any offence, and must appear before the court if called on to do so at any time during the term of the Order. Additional conditions of a CCO which may be imposed by the sentencing court include curfew conditions, community service work, rehabilitation and treatment conditions, and non-association conditions prohibiting association with particular people, among others. Five of the chips, totalling $5,000 in value were recovered, with the attendant admitting he had cashed out $6,000 worth to play gaming machines inside the casino. Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Land-based casino Legal Baccarat dealer Richard Quach was captured on CCTV taking five chips off a gaming table and putting them into his sock while dealing a hand at the casino last year. A gaming attendant, who admitted to having gambling issues, was found to have placed 28 bets on a gambling app while on shift. An off-duty games dealer, meanwhile, was caught disposing of illicit drugs in a public area of the casino. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter “These people help safeguard the integrity of casino operations from criminal influence, serious misconduct or exploitation and a special degree of trust is placed in them.” “A casino special employee is a licensee engaged to supervise and facilitate gaming activities,” said Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority chair, Philip Crawford. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter He was sentenced to a two-year CCO and ordered to pay $8,550 in compensation to The Star. Two employees at the Star Entertainment Group’s Star Sydney Casino in New South Wales have been dismissed and convicted in court after attempting to steal over AU$30,000 (£16,732/€19,513/USD$23,233) in gaming chips. In December, two other members of staff at the casino were banned from casinos in New South Wales for five years following serious misconduct. According to the Independent Liquor and Gaming Commission in New South Wales, the dealer admitted he had colluded with the patron after the scheme “was first suggested to him as a joke”. Crawford said The Star was right to sack the employees after self-reporting the misconduct in line with its regulatory obligations. Email Addresslast_img read more

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Ascencia Limited (ASCE.mu) HY2011 Interim Report

first_imgAscencia Limited (ASCE.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2011 interim results for the half year.For more information about Ascencia Limited (ASCE.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ascencia Limited (ASCE.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ascencia Limited (ASCE.mu)  2011 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAscencia Limited is a commercial property fund with an investment portfolio comprising quality income earning properties located in Mauritius. The company specialises in retail properties where the company engages in the acquisition, investment and investment holding of real estate properties on the Mauritian island. Ascencia Limited (Class A shares) operates shopping malls locally and regionally. Ascencia Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug) Q32016 Presentation

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 presentation results for the third quarter.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug)  2016 presentation results for the third quarter.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB Group) is a leading financial institution offering retail and corporate banking services in Uganda through its subsidiary company. KCB Group offers financial solutions ranging from current accounts, overdrafts and loans to fixed and short-term deposits, mortgage finance, trade finance and forex, and business investment accounts. The banking institution participates in investments in treasury bills and bonds with the central banks. Wholly-owned subsidiaries in the banking group include Kenya Commercial Finance Company Limited, Savings & Loan Kenya Limited, Kenya Commercial Bank Nominees Limited, Kencom House Limited, KCB Tanzania Limited, KCB Sudan Limited, KCB Rwanda SA and KCB Uganda Limited. Kenya Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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30 Minutes with… Nigel Owens

first_imgNO: Brad Pitt. It couldn’t be anyone else.RW: Who would be your three dream dinner party guests?NO: Well Brad and I would talk about the role… I think Nelson Mandela would be good to talk to and I love old-school comedy so I would go for Ken Dodd.Memories: Nelson Mandela is all smiles as John Smit holds the World Cup above his headRW: Funniest moment in rugby?NO: When I look back there have been so many. Getting bowled over in 2010 while reffing South Africa versus New Zealand wasn’t funny at the time, but it is now. Then there was the “it’s not soccer” comment.RW: Any backchat from players?NO: I was refereeing a semi-pro game between Llanelli and Aberavon three years ago and we were setting a scrum. I said, “Don’t bugger about or we will never get this done.” One of the props grabbed my whistle out of my hand and said, “We’ll have a better game if you stop blowing this so much!”RW: Best game you have refereed?NO: I once refereed Pencoed U12 versus Cwmbran U12 the day after Leicester versus Ulster in the Heineken Cup. Seeing kids enjoy it, playing hard, scoring good tries, was brilliant.RW: Do you have any prized possessions?NO: My mum and dad gave me a watch when I was 18. Sadly my mother is no longer with us so that takes pride of place in my house.RW: Worst purchase you’ve ever made?NO: I’m not good with tech, but I bought a Blackberry tablet a few years back, took it out and haven’t used it once.RW: Do you have any hidden talents?NO: It’s not hidden, but whenever the referees get together and someone has to sing I’ll do it. I get through with showmanship rather than with being good.RW: How’d you like to be remembered? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS RUGBY WORLD: How much travelling do you get through?NIGEL OWENS: I do around 30,000 miles a year in the car. Mostly that’s heading to referee or going to the airport.RW: Do you have any phobias?NO: Snakes. I totally hate snakes. It beggars belief why anyone would want one as a pet.RW: What really winds you up?NO: Inconsiderate drivers who hog the outside lane when the middle lane is free. And people who work in airports or restaurants who are rude. Please and thank you costs nothing.RW: Do you have any superstitions?NO: I have a pair of Superman boxers that my little cousins gave me for Christmas that wear for every game.I always listen to the Welsh hymn How Great Thou Art before heading out. But I don’t let superstition affect the way I referee a game. Oh, and when I see a single magpie I salute it!RW: What are your nicknames?NO: At school I was called Pugsley, after the kid from The Addams Family. I was chubby.RW: Which referees are you friends with?NO: I get on with them all – guys like Craig Joubert and John Lacey – but I get on best with Wayne Barnes. I sang at his wedding. I was more nervous for that than anything else…RW: Are the referees really competitive?NO: We all push each other on, but it is a healthy competition.RW: Who’d you like to be stuck in a lift with?NO: I wouldn’t get stuck in a lift because I’m claustrophobic and always use the stairs!RW: Who’d play you in a film of your life? Day job: Nigel Owens sends England wing Marland Yarde to the sin-bin in New Zealand center_img NO: Whatever people think of my style or how I referee, I hope people remember me for always being honest.This interview was published in the September 2014 edition of Rugby World. Click here for the latest subscription offers. The popular referee talks snakes, Superman and saluting magpieslast_img read more

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Charity magazine launches Web site

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 7 June 1999 | News Charity Times has become the first UK charity magazine to publish on the Web. You can read a few selected articles and news stories on their site, together with a list of upcoming features.Charity Times has become the first UK charity magazine to publish on the Web. You can read a few selected articles and news stories on their site, together with a list of upcoming features.In fact, the first paper-based charity magazine to have an online presence was Charities Aid Foundation’s Charity, back in September 1995, although that did not publish any articles. Advertisement Charity magazine launches Web site  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis After over four years of publishing news and information for UK charity fundraisers online, UK Fundraising is pleased to welcome Charity Times online, and looks forward to the other sector publications publishing electronically.Read UK Fundraising’s list of other magazines for fundraisers. 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. read more

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Rival Edinburgh football teams unite in fundraising campaign

first_imgRival Edinburgh football teams unite in fundraising campaign  87 total views,  1 views today 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate Trading Howard Lake | 22 May 2012 | News Edinburgh’s football clubs, Hearts and Hibs, have put aside their rivalries to take part in a joint fundraising initiative with a local home assistance company.First Call will raise funds for the teams’ charities, Big Hearts and Hibernian Community Foundation, by donating 15% of the monthly fee for home emergency policies sold through the clubs’ websites.The two clubs faced each other in last weekends Scottish Cup Final.www.firstcallhomeassist.co.uklast_img read more

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4 funding opportunities available to UK charities & community groups

first_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Small grants for local community projects available from CAF Tourle Foundation FundThe CAF Tourle Foundation Fund is now accepting applications from charitable organisations for small grants aimed at helping people at the heart of their local communities in all parts of the UK.The grants of up to £5000 must be delivered locally and provide a service to the community.Examples include a charitable organisation providing services to older people in isolation or a small community group on an estate providing drop in sessions for teenagers.Organisations applying must also:be a community charitable organisation whose reach is within a  localised catchment areabe able to demonstrate the need of the projecthave an annual income below £50,000have charitable aims and objectivesoperate within the UKcomplete the funded project a year from the date of awardThis 10-year programme is funded through the generosity of a £4.5m legacy left for CAF to distribute for this purpose.More information, including an application guidance pack detailing which organisations are eligible to apply, is available for download. Applications close on 31 July, 2019. Melanie May | 5 July 2019 | News Advertisement Tagged with: Funding grants small charities  528 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis42 London Marathon Charitable Trust awards new grants to get people activeThe London Marathon Charitable Trust has announced new grants totalling £1,691,031 to get more people active.More than £530,000 was awarded nationally across two new Strategic Partnership Grants and more than £1.1 million was awarded to Facilities Grant Programme projects in London and Surrey. This latest round of funding takes the total amount of money awarded in The Trust’s history to more than £80 million. Sporting Equals is one recipient, receiving a grant of £327,000 to help 1,500 BAME children and young people across ten faith groups in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Slough get more active and playing new sports.Expressions of interest for the Facilities Grants Programme – Small Grants, which offers funding of £5,000-£20,000, may be submitted at any time. Those applicants who are eligible will then be invited to complete a simple, one-stage online application for a Small Grant.Stage 1 applications for a Major Grant (£20,001-£150,000) under the Facilities Grant Programme may also be submitted at any time via the Trust’s online application portal. Stage 1 applications are considered quarterly, and the Trustees decide which applicants should be invited to submit more detailed information at Stage 2. 4 funding opportunities available to UK charities & community groups  527 total views,  2 views today New funding available to help maximise spaces and build connectionsCommunity organisations across England are invited to apply for grants of up to £50,000 to identify, improve and protect spaces where people can connect and co-operate.Space to Connect is a £1.6 million match-funding partnership between government and Co-op’s charity, the Co-op Foundation. Grants will help organisations expand activities in spaces to make them more sustainable, or explore ways to make better use of spaces to address challenges, like loneliness and access to community activities.Funding is launched as Co-op partners with Locality on its Endangered Spaces campaign to protect, support and improve 2,000 at-risk community spaces by 2022.  Endangered Spaces is part of Co-operate 2022, Co-op’s wider community vision for the next three years that will see it work on three key areas that make communities stronger – community spaces, wellbeing, and education and skills.Organisations can apply for one of two strands of support:‘Enhance’:grants of £30,000 to £50,000 are available for organisations that are already using community spaces in innovative and creative ways to help them expand their activities and embed sustainable ways of working. Applications close on 31 July 2019.‘Explore’:grants of up to £10,000 are available to help communities start to explore ways that local challenges that could be addressed through better use of space, and/or identify potential spaces that could be opened up to community use. Applications close on 12 August 2019.There is also the potential for organisations that secure ‘Explore’ grants to apply for further funding to continue this work at a later date. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis42 Funding still available from Community Shares Booster programmeThe organisers of the Community Shares Booster programme, which offers a combination of development support and match funding to community businesses, are urging community groups not to miss out on their share of the £1.6m funding still available.Since 2017, the programme has supported 19 community businesses including farms, bookshops, solar parks, a railway pier, community-led housing schemes and even a skatepark. Over 5,000 people across the country have invested £2.1 million in community shares so far, matched with £1.2 million of funding from Power to Change through the Community Shares Unit.The programme is funded by Power to Change and run by the Community Shares Unit (delivered by Locality and Cooperatives UK). It awards successful applicants with a development grant of up to £10,000 to help them set up their community share offer. At a later stage, organisations that successfully launch their share offers can access up to £100,000 match funding, with every pound raised by the community matched by the programme. Here is are four of the funding opportunities currently open to charities and community groups in the UK.last_img read more

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Boys Athlete of the Week: Max Blessinger of Maranatha High School

first_imgName: Max BlessingerSchool: Maranatha High SchoolGrade: SophomoreSport: BaseballPosition: InfieldAccomplishments: Blessinger has been nothing short of amazing thus far. The sophomore had four hits in six at-bats in a Saturday doubleheader sweep over Alhambra. He scored four runs, walked twice and stole three bases. On the season, Blessinger is hitting .511 with 23 hits, 20 runs and 12 RBI. His .596 on-base average from the leadoff spot has been key to the Maranatha offense. 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News 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 * More Cool Stuff Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News center_img 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. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty14 Effortless Looks That Make Men StareHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere’s What Experts Say Women Want In A ManHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Business News Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy top box 10 Boys Athlete of the Week: Max Blessinger of Maranatha High School Published on Sunday, April 9, 2017 | 3:25 am Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

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Minister Ruari Quinn promises to consider school transport issue

first_imgNewsx Adverts Facebook Pinterest Facebook Previous articleGAA – Donegal v Cavan Ulster Championship Preview Pt3Next articleSuspected pervert was subject of attack in Donegal News Highland Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Minister Ruari Quinn promises to consider school transport issue WhatsApp Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+ Google+center_img 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Education Minister was greeted by around 40 protestors at the opening of the new Finn Valley College this morning.Ruari Quinn said good morning to the protesters, and he said he would take their concerns on board.Doengal South West Deputy Dinny McGinley spoke with the protesters and he will raise their concerns with Junior Minister Ciaran Cannon on Tuesday.Speaking after carrying out the official opening, Minister Quinn praised the dignity of the protest and again pledged to raise the issue with Ciaran Cannon………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/quinn1pm-2.mp3[/podcast]The parents are welcoming the commitment to discuss the issue, but say they would prefer to meet MInister Quinn and Minister Ciaran Cannon face to face.They say they will not accept a situation whereby their children will be forced to go to school in Raphoe, when they live in the Finn Valley and there is a new college bearing that name.Breid Mc Grenera is a spokespersomn for the Finn Valley School Transport Group………………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/brid1.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton By News Highland – May 18, 2012 last_img read more

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