Interserve shares gain on positive outlook for 2011

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Irish government to establish new gambling regulator

first_img Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Lottery Sports betting Strategy Bingo Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Bingo Regions: UK & Ireland The Republic of Ireland Government has set out plans to form a new gambling regulatory authority with the power to issue licences and fines to operators active in the country’s market. Tags: Online Gambling The Republic of Ireland Government has set out plans to form a new gambling regulatory authority with oversight of the country’s online and land-based market. An Inter-Departmental Working Group has published a new report on the issue, in which it focuses on the future licensing and regulation of gambling in Ireland. In the report, Minister of State David Stanton says Ireland is currently applying a “mid-20th century approach” to gambling activities and not taking into account the advances in digital technologies in recent years. Stanton said comprehensive reform of the industry is required in order to bring the market up to date, but this will not be possible without establishing a new independent regulatory authority.Current Irish legislation does not provide for a coherent licensing and regulatory approach to gambling aside from specific legislation governing the country’s National Lottery, the report noted, with oversight for the sector divided between a number of government departments and agencies. This body would assume responsibility for regulation of the Irish market, which would include awarding licences to operators that want to offer gaming services in the country. The regulator would also have enforcement powers, such as the ability to impose fines on operators and suspend or revoke licences. The new authority would also be responsible for the management of a social fund and subsequent disbursement of monies to approved addiction treatment centres and organisations, as well as raising awareness of gambling-related issues, carrying out industry research and running educational initiatives. In addition, the regulatory body would act as the lead Irish agency in European Union and cross-border cooperation in combating betting-related match-fixing and money laundering. It is intended that the authority would be funded primarily from fees and levies on regulated gambling activities in Ireland. “As the gambling industry changes, and indeed as the demographics and motivations of its customers change, so must the State’s licensing and regulatory approach,” Stanton said in the report. “The Working Group is firmly of the view that without a new independent regulatory authority of sufficient scale, the comprehensive reform required will not be possible. “Effective modern licensing, regulation and monitoring of the gambling industry will come at a cost. The Working Group concludes nevertheless that such an authority can in time be substantially self-financing, through income from licence and other fees charged to gambling operators.” The Irish Bookmakers Association (IBA), the representative body for betting operators in Ireland, has welcomed the new report. Chairperson Sharon Byrne said the new regulatory authority should be introduced as soon as possible. Byne added: “We are hopeful that this will be the final step towards completion and enactment of a Gambling Control bill and independent regulator.  Our members have already introduced many of the advertising standards, customer monitoring and customer protection measures recommended by regulators in other countries. “An independent regulator and gambling control bill, will ensure enforcement and compliance by all gambling operators, not just betting shops, which will lead to better consumer protections and support for those who may be vulnerable to addiction.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 21st March 2019 | By contenteditor Irish government to establish new gambling regulator Email Addresslast_img read more

First lessons in slots: Lessons #4 to #6

first_imgBut you could have low RTP games with high ROE numbers that feel like they have RTP that’s over 100%.  6th May 2021 | By contenteditor Slots Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter That also allowed me to explain the cogwheels themselves to new companies that had no understanding at all of how slots work, and to even help out veteran companies that did not even know they lacked knowledge in one specific feature. When I came in to work at my first client after working for Playtech and Playtika, they asked me for something simple.  Email Address Playtech and Playtika veteran Guy Hasson’s weekly series on the lessons he learned throughout his career continues. After more than an hour I had not got through the first fifteen features. I prepared a big presentation and started giving them a review of common features. Within a few slides, the CEO and the CTO began an argument that would last through the next hour.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Lesson #5: Rifts within companies They were new to slots (real money) and wanted an overview of what features slots have.  That allowed me to get the true basics of how the cogwheels work behind the game itself. Understanding the most basic cogwheels allowed me to invent features I couldn’t in other ways, to explain things to mathematicians later on in my career (although I’m not one) about how things could be done, and to help them when they’re stuck. Lesson #4: Sitting with mathematicians During my three years working for Playtech, I was placed in the mathematicians’ room. I heard them solve three years’ worth of problems on features for more than 80 slot games. I learned how math works, not just from an overview, but digging deep into every problem.  That is not a good way to build a company. Big cracks like this have to be dealt with. What I realized now was that the players notice the Rate of Exhaustion and not the RTP. A lower RTP on the same game supposedly means you lose your money faster. A higher RTP means you lose your money slower, on the whole.  In a game where every spin wins, you would necessarily lose money less quickly than in other games. The overall RTP was around 97% if I remember correctly, but the player would lose the money so slowly in the first drafts of the math that it looked like the RTP far exceeded 100%.  From that point on I researched the average ROE for good games. Then I could even decrease the RTP while increasing the win frequency and keeping the ROE the same. The casino makes money from the ROE, not the RTP and the players enjoy the ROE thinking it’s the RTP.  This was the game that made me see where the concept of ROE (Rate of Exhaustion) came to me.  Over the next year I found out that in spite of the basic crack within the company about what it represents, the CEO and CTO maneuvered the crack by having each one of them win slow wins over time to advance his own agenda.  Lesson #6: The Game where you can’t lose The CEO wanted no fancy features at all, because that was his vision of the company: Simple, easy, fun games. The CTO wanted to slowly build up the repertoire of the company.  In Playtech and Playtika I could see clearly that players can tell if you add or subtract 0.5% to the RTP.  First lessons in slots: Lessons #4 to #6 Guy Hasson worked for Playtech for three years before becoming Playtika’s content manager, responsible for the content of Slotomania and Caesars Casino. He is now a social slot consultant, specialising in game popularity. Topics: Casino & games Product & technology Slots Tags: First lessons in slots Early in my career I invented a new concept of a game where every spin wins. Needless to say, most wins would be under the bet. That is how slots worked. A mathematician created the math, I hired a graphic designer, and it was done. In any field – not just slots – it is invaluable to understand how the cogwheels work. Invaluable. last_img read more

These cheap shares are up 20% and 30% in a month. I’d keep buying today!

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After all, the FTSE 100 index slumped to a six-month low late last month, closing at 5,577 points on 30 October. Since then, a definitive outcome to the US presidential election — plus news of two efficacious Covid-19 vaccines — has sent shares soaring. As I write, the Footsie stands at 6,425 points, up almost 850 points (15.2%) since Halloween. Even so, the index has dropped roughly 1,120 points (14.8%) in 2020. That’s why I still see value hiding in the FTSE 100, including these two cheap shares.Cheap shares #1: HSBC is bouncing backHSBC (LSE: HSBA) shareholders have had a horrible year. First, the global mega-bank’s profits collapsed as it set aside billions of dollars to cover loan losses. Second, the UK banking regulator forced the Asia-focused bank to cancel its dividend, upsetting millions of shareholders. Third, the Big Four bank has been battered in the ongoing trade war between the US and China. Therefore, HSBC stock was hurled deep into the FTSE 100’s bargain bin.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…On Halloween, I said I liked HSBC’s cheap shares, arguing that they were a snip at under 325p. As I write, they change hands at 389p, up a handsome 64p (19.7%) in 11 trading days. Happily, two recent events have moved in HSBC’s favour. Joe Biden won the US election and is expected to tone down the war of words that Donald Trump waged with China. And that news of two effective vaccines against Covid-19 point to a post-coronavirus future with banking profits.Today, HSBC remains on my ‘deep value’ watchlist. After all, the Goliath among Britain’s banks actually made a pre-tax profit of $3.2bn in the third quarter. Furthermore, it has a fortress balance sheet with more than enough excess capital to absorb 2020/21 losses. And why wait until the return of the hefty dividend in 2021? I’d buy these cheap shares today, ideally inside an ISA, to enjoy future capital gains and the resumption of tax-free dividends.#2: Banking on Lloyds for recoveryAh, Lloyds Banking Group (LSE: LLOY), the perennial value share doomed to disappoint. I’ve written about Lloyds so often recently, what can I possibly say that I haven’t already said? On 30 October, I questioned why these cheap shares just kept on falling in value. At that time, the Lloyds share price was a lowly 27.95p, only about 4.4p above the 23.59p low it crashed to on 22 September. Like HSBC, Lloyds shares were in the doldrums due to concerns about the Covid-19 pandemic and loan losses. But they were all set to bounce hard.As I write, the Lloyds share price is 35.64p, up a whopping 27.5% since my end-of-October article. In addition, Lloyds shares have leapt 30.7% over the past month, making this one of the best periods for long-suffering shareholders in many a year. However, as with HSBC, I see a brighter future for this Big Four bank. When the coronavirus pandemic recedes, Lloyds’ loan losses and bad debts will decline, pushing the bank back into profit. Actually, Lloyds already made a £1bn pre-tax profit in the third quarter. When Lloyds’ cash dividends return in 2021, it’ll be far too late to buy these cheap shares. Hence, I’d buy Lloyds stock today, banking on a strong recovery in 2021! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.last_img read more

Hague criticised for charity claim

Howard Lake | 22 March 2001 | News UK Fundraising reported on the original revalation of the “materially inaccurate” entry in the register of MPs’ interests in February. Read Watchdog rebukes Hague over trust cash inaccuracy by Nicholas Watt at GuardianUnlimited. Read the full text of the complaint and the comittee’s findings. 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Hague criticised for charity claim Yesterday the Commons’ committee on standards and privileges supported a report by the parliamentary standards watchdog which criticised the Rt Hon William Hague MP for claiming that he donated speaker fees to a charity which had in fact not been registered. Yesterday the Commons’ committee on standards and privileges supported a report by the parliamentary standards watchdog which criticised the Rt Hon William Hague MP for claiming that he donated speaker fees to a charity which had in fact not been registered. The report stated that “Mr Hague failed to respond correctly on eight occasions when required to check his entry.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

Prachatai editor released on bail

first_img Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years September 24, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Prachatai editor released on bail RSF_en Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom June 12, 2020 Find out more ThailandAsia – Pacific News to go further May 12, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Thailand Organisation center_img August 21, 2020 Find out more News ThailandAsia – Pacific News Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar Receive email alerts Prachatai editor Chiranuch Premchaipoen was released after paying 200,000 bahts (about 4,800 euros) in bail.—————————————————————–24.09.2010News website editor arrested on return from international conferenceChiranuch Premchaipoen, the editor of the news website Prachatai, was arrested today at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport on her return from a conference on Internet freedom in Budapest. Police showed her a warrant issued by a court in the northwestern province of Khon Kaen accusing her of defaming the royal family and of violating articles 14 and 15 of the Computer Crimes Act and article 112 of the criminal code.Reached by mobile phone, Chiranuch said she was being transported in a police car that was heading in the direction of Khon Kaen province. The warrant was issued in response to a complaint filed by Khon Kaen resident Sunimit Chirasuk on 11 August 2008.“We call for Chiranuch’s immediate release and the withdrawal of the charges against her so that we do not have to witness another attempt to exploit the Computer Crimes Act to silence the regime’s critics,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Prachatai is a reliable source of news and information that has managed in recent months to keep the public informed about what is going on in Thailand.”The press freedom organisation added: “The authorities should take note of the fact that Prachatai decided to close down its forum because of the difficulty of controlling the comments posted on it. This arrest is all the more inadmissible for being very badly timed. Chiranuch was returning from an international conference on online free expression, to which she had been invited.”Also known as Jiew, Chiranuch had just attended a conference entitled “Internet at Liberty 2010” which Google and the Central European University organised in Budapest from 20 to 22 September. Hundreds of bloggers of more than 70 nationalities took part.Chiranuch was briefly detained by immigration officials in Bangkok as she was about to leave for the conference. One of the police officers responsible for arresting her on her return, Chachapong Pongsuwan, said it was normal that she had not been notified in advance because it was “a serious matter.”Chiranuch was previously arrested on similar charges on 31 March. On that occasion, she was released after three and a half hours when her sister acted as guarantor for the payment of 300,000 bahts (7,000 euros) in bail. She is still facing up to 50 years in prison under the Computer Crimes Act and lèse majesté laws for failing to remove comments from the site with sufficient speed. Posted by visitors in 2008 and removed by Chiranuch after she was alerted, the comments were deemed to have insulted the monarchy.Thailand was listed as one of the “Countries under Surveillance” in the report on “Enemies of the Internet which Reporters Without Borders released on 11 March. Help by sharing this information Newslast_img read more

Crackdown on welfare fraud in Limerick

first_imgLinkedin Facebook Advertisement Print Twitter NewsLocal NewsCrackdown on welfare fraud in Limerick By admin – March 8, 2012 546 center_img WhatsApp Email Previous articleCall to lift garda embargo in wake of retirementsNext articleHollywood comes to Ennis Road admin SOCIAL welfare fraud in Limerick is “very prevalent” according to sources dealing with the Department of Social Protection, who say that some recipients are claiming benefits for persons that are no longer residing in the jurisdiction.The Limerick Post has learned that there is a major crackdown on the illegal activity as special investigators have been assigned, with the assistance from the Gardai, to clamp down on the fraudulent claims made for those not living in the country or lawfully entitled to such benefits.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Recent investigations have resulted in the prosecution of one man who had been claiming benefits for a person who was not resident in the State, but who had previous dealings with the Department of Social Protection.This, the Department and An Garda Siochana say, is an example of just some of the claims made without merit.A Polish national in his 30s living in Limerick, was claiming benefits for someone no longer resident in the State.His prosecution came after Gardai were called to Dominic Street offices of the department, where he was arrested and charged. The District Court last month heard a case of deception where payments for a period of four months, totalling over €3,000, were made. Instances of deception are being reported and investigated where one person is believed to have fraudulently claimed, on behalf of four non residents, up to €20,000 over a 16 week period.Recently, the Government has, reported savings of over €645 million as part of stringent new social welfare control measures made up as part of their Fraud Initiative 2011-2013. A spokesperson for the Department said that the aim of the initiative was to “ensure the public had confidence and trust in the Department’s response to combating fraud. It is something that the department aims to vigorously prevent”.The spokesperson added that through the work and role of the Special Investigation Unit (SIU), a number of cases had been brought before the Limerick Courts in 2011 with more to come in 2012, and a total of 174 cases were referred to the An Garda Siochana nationally for investigation and prosecution under the Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act.In the case of special projects such as non residency and multiple claiming, the Department states that these type of investigations “have been particularly successful,”  especially when a joined up multi agency approach is taken.last_img read more

Winning numbers drawn in ‘All or Nothing Morning’ game

first_img Twitter Local NewsState By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Pinterest Previous articleTrüNorth Global™ Appoints Brian Doege to Vice President of SalesNext articleWinning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 3 Morning’ game Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Wednesday morning’s drawing of the Texas Lottery’s “All or Nothing Morning” game were: 02-07-09-10-14-15-16-17-18-19-20-22 (two, seven, nine, ten, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty-two) TAGS  center_img WhatsApp Winning numbers drawn in ‘All or Nothing Morning’ game Facebook Twitter Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

Soft border between North and South can exist after Brexit – Donaldson

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‘Significant’ prehistoric hoard of gold bands unearthed in Donegal

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