Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Bingo Despite the absence of live sporting events caused by Covid-19, Italy’s regulated market proved its resilience last month by managing a performance almost in line with that of last April Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Bingo Poker Despite the absence of live sporting events caused by Covid-19, Italy’s regulated market proved its resilience last month by managing a performance almost in line with that of last April.Though last month’s revenue across all verticals of €157.0m represented a 10% drop on the previous month’s total of €174.6m, it was flat year-on-year, when revenue stood at €157.86m.While sports betting unsurprisingly saw big revenue falls last month, the casino and resurgent poker verticals managed to pick up some of the slack.Casino and slot GGR rose to a record high of €98.28m, an impressive 4.5% rise in a month that traditionally has seen a month-on-month decline from March. On a year-on-year basis, April’s revenue figures represented a 45.8% increase.Online casino market leader Pokerstars increased its share of the market even further in April to 14.17%, up from 12.59% in March. While Sisal retained its second place, its share was flat on the previous month.Sisal’s position may be under threat from the overhauled 888, which has slowly but surely been growing its share of the Italian market. Last month it climbed into third place, taking 7.76% of the market.Though lagging casino revenues by a considerable way, the performance of poker during the sports betting lull has been much more significant in terms of the percentage uplift.After registering a phenomenal 135% rise in March, poker tournament revenue continued to grow in April, rising to €20.57m from €16.10m the previous month.Cash game revenue also increased further, rising to €11.69m from €9.96m in March.Such has been the popularity of poker during the sports betting shutdown that when combined, tournament and cash games had a higher share of the igaming market last month than sports betting – poker stood at 20.55% while sports betting was 13.31%.However, this situation is likely to reverse quickly once sporting events get back under way. And though sports betting revenue has dropped dramatically over the past two months, from an online perspective it hasn’t completely fallen off a cliff as punters continue to bet on the markets that are available.Last month online GGR stood at €20.90m, a more than halving from March’s €49.39m, which itself was a big fall from the €86.68m taken in February.The closure of retail outlets has led to a reshuffle of the market leaders in the Italian sports betting market, with longstanding online market leader bet365 now holding 22% of the overall sports betting market.Betfair’s market share has almost doubled from the 11.3% share it held in March. However, with betting shops in Italy reopening this month, its reign over the combined retail and online market is likely to prove short-lived.All data and figures from the regulator are processed by leading European corporate advisory firm Ficom Leisure, a specialist in all segments of the betting and gaming sector.Ficom Leisure also provides monthly figures on the New Jersey online market in the New Jersey iGaming Dashboard, Pennsylvania in the Pennsylvania iGaming Dashboard, Indiana in the Indiana iGaming Dashboard and Iowa in the Iowa iGaming Dashboard, all of which are available on iGB North America.It also provides quarterly figures on the Spanish online market in the Spain iGaming Dashboard, and on the Portuguese market in the Portugal iGaming Dashboard. Regions: Europe Southern Europe Italy Italy iGaming Dashboard: May 2020 Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 12th May 2020 | By Joanne Christie Email Address
It comes as the business’ British brick and mortar casinos and bingo halls have once again been forced to close their doors as a result of novel coronavirus (Covid-19), with a new national lockdown beginning today (5 November). Regions: UK & Ireland Tags: Covid-19 Rank Group 5th November 2020 | By Robin Harrison Should Rank proceed with the share sale, it would become the latest British operator to shore up its finances. Flutter Entertainment raised £812.6m by selling 8,045,995 new ordinary shares, at a price of €112.42 each in May, while William Hill completed a £224.0m placement in June. Topics: Casino & games Finance Strategy Bingo Land-based casino Management London Stock Exchange rules allow businesses to raise up to 19.9% of their market capitalisation, which based on Rank’s £337.16m valuation, could see the business raise up to £67.1m. “Such an equity issuance would be intended to strengthen Rank’s balance sheet in this unprecedented trading environment,” Rank’s statement explained. “There can be no certainty that the equity issuance will proceed.” A further update would be provided if appropriate, Rank added. In a statement issued by general counsel Luisa Wright, the operator said its board was continuously reviewing its financial position, and a share placement was being talked over. Management In September Rank reported an 8.2% decline in revenue for the year ended 30 June, with a 22.6% rise in digital revenue helping offset land-based declines resulting from lockdowns in its core markets of Spain, Belgium and Great Britain. The first lockdown, from 23 March, saw bingo halls remain shuttered until 4 July, while casinos were not able to resume operations until 15 August, two weeks later than originally planned. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Rank Group considers equity raise to shore up balance sheet Mecca Bingo operator Rank Group is in discussions with advisers over a potential equity issuance that could provide almost £70m in new funding for the business. It has since withdrawn from the Belgian market, after selling its remaining property in the country, Casino Blankenberge, to Kindred Group in a £25m deal, announced last week.
12th April 2021 | By Nosa Omoigui De Souza served most recently the global head of strategy and operations with BGO Entertainment. MrQ appoints BGO’s de Souza as head of commercial strategy People moves Online casino MrQ.com has hired Daniel De Souza as the company’s new head of commercial strategy. Tags: Lindar Media MrQ.com Email Address De Souza himself added: “I had a great time with BGO and would like to thank the company for the memories and experience. MrQ.com operator Lindar Media managing director Savvas Fellas said: “Dan has amazing exposure and understanding of both the operational side and of the commercial side of what it takes to run a successful but more importantly, a scalable business.” Before his four year spell with BGO, de Souza spent eight years with Betway group overseeing its retention department. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: People People moves Recruitment Regions: Europe Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter De Souza’s role will include working on MrQ’s expansion into new markets. Currently it operates in Great Britain under remote bingo and casino licences from the Gambling Commission. “The time was right to move onto a new challenge. As ever, with change comes opportunity and I believe joining a strong tech focused disruptor platform like MrQ, presents multiple opportunities as they continue to challenge other brands.”
Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL.tz) 2014 annual report.Company ProfileTanzania Breweries Limited produces, distributes and sells malt beer in Tanzania, as well as non-alcoholic malt beverages and alcoholic fruit beverages. The company markets its own products under the following liquor brands; Safari Lager, Kilimanjaro Premium Lager, Ndovu Special Malt and Konyagi. Tanzania Breweries also produces and distributes Castle Lager, Castle Milk Stout, Castle Lite, Peroni and Redds Premium Cold under license from SABMiller International BV. It also distributes international wines and spirits under license from Distell (Pty) Limited of South Africa. It is the largest and oldest brewing company in Tanzania, with breweries in Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Mwanza and Mbeya. Tanzania Breweries Limited is a subsidiary of SABMiller Africa BV. Tanzania Breweries Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange
Investrust Bank Plc (INVEST.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the forth quarter.For more information about Investrust Bank Plc (INVEST.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Investrust Bank Plc (INVEST.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Investrust Bank Plc (INVEST.zm) 2016 interim results for the forth quarter.Company ProfileInvestrust Bank Plc is a wholly-owned commercial and retail financial services institution in Zambia, providing products and services in two segments: retail and operations, and wholesale banking. Investrust Bank offers a wide range of transactional accounts, aswell as solutions for wealth building, sole proprietor accounts, club society accounts and farmer accounts. The company offers short- to medium-term finance for project and working capital requirements, contractual and project security through guarantees, bid and performance bonds, and advance payment bonds. Its lease financing division is focused on movable and immovable assets in agriculture, tourism, information technology, transport and mining. Other financial service offerings range from discounting of bills of exchange, invoice discounting and shipment financing to buying and selling government securities, commercial papers trading, and treasury call accounts. Investrust Bank has a national network with 27 branches and 3 agencies located in the major towns and cities of Zambia. Investrust Bank Plc is listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange
United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about United Bank for Africa PLC reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the United Bank for Africa PLC company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) in the past 12 months, as of 4th June 2021, is US$100.1M (NGN38.39B). An average of US$8.34M (NGN3.2B) per month.United Bank for Africa PLC Annual Report DocumentCompany ProfileUnited Bank of Africa Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services to the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service product offering ranging from transactional accounts, overdrafts and mortgage finance to domiciliary deposits, treasury services, asset management services, bonds, money market deposits and risk management solutions. United Bank of Africa Plc supports the agricultural sector through an agricultural credit support scheme which includes agro processing, an outgrowers scheme, equipment and mechanisation scheme and a tree crops replacement scheme. Founded in 1948, the company now has an extensive network of some 1 000 branches in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. United Bank of Africa Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Follow Rugby World magazine on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Focused: second-row Courtney Lawes during an England training session in Tokyo (Getty Images) Dylan Hartley on the England v New Zealand Rugby World Cup semi-finalThe slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. By rights, Dylan Hartley should have been preparing to face the All Blacks in Saturday’s Rugby World Cup semi-final in Yokohama. Instead, England’s second-most capped player is recovering from a long-term knee injury and will watch from afar as Eddie Jones’s men attempt to inflict a first RWC defeat on the Kiwis since the Cardiff quarter-final 12 years ago.“It’s everything we’ve worked towards for four years. They’re the two form teams in the tournament and it’s built up to be a great game,” says Hartley, who scored against the All Blacks in 2010 and again last year.“No disrespect to Wales or South Africa but this is the game that everyone is looking forward to. I’ve got a bias but when you’re defending champions and the All Blacks, the bias is always coming your way. That is the game and that is the team to beat. They are the No 1 ranked team in the world, they’re the holders, so that is the game.”Fronting up: Hartley celebrates scoring England’s second try in last year’s 16-15 defeat by NZ (RFU/Getty)The Northampton hooker believes the outcome is too close to call, but knows that England won’t get the helping hand afforded them by Australia’s temerity in the quarter-final.“It’s going to be big moments, key moments in the game. There’s not going to be the opportunity that Australia gave England. Australia tried running from their own half, from their own five. They gave England an opportunity to defend and turn the ball over.“Whereas the All Blacks kick a lot; they have a lot of attacking kicks, which they utilise really well. It’s going to be a couple of key moments in the game, who wins that arm wrestle in those periods. You get those small momentum shifts.“Both teams have got great set-pieces, they’ve got good launch, they’ve got a good unstructured game to go to. So first, they can play structure off lineout, maul, scrum. And then equally off turnover or kick return, both teams can come alive. And on the day it’s down to who can take those big moments. Because both defences are good.”Captain’s charge: Kieran Read carries for New Zealand in last weekend’s quarter-final v Ireland (Getty)England have restored George Ford to the side, shunting Owen Farrell out to 12 and Henry Slade to the bench for what will be their fourth RWC encounter with the All Blacks following three galling defeats in the Nineties.Some had speculated that George Kruis, their chief lineout caller, might start against Brodie Retallick and Sam Whitelock, particularly given the way New Zealand wrested control of that area at Twickenham last year. With Kieran Read and specialist lock Scott Barrett also in the ABs pack, they have a welter of jumpers with which to put England under serious stress.Hartley, however, takes comfort from seeing one of his Saints team-mates at the heart of the England eight. “What I enjoyed about the quarter-final is looking at the team and thinking, ‘Courtney Lawes is playing’. That means it’s business.“If Courtney’s in the starting line-up I’m thinking it’s a big game. There were some stellar performances in that game from Underhill and Curry, or Undercurry. But when Courtney goes through a game and I don’t notice him, I know he’s working. Just quietly, unassuming.Back-row phantoms: Sam Underhill (left) and Tom Curry have been magnificent in Japan (Getty Images)“And it’s a good sign when there are other people that I’m noticing. It takes the heat off Billy (Vunipola). Maro Itoje has got to do this, Jamie George has got to do that, Mako Vunipola is expected to do that. I think they’ve got a real good balance there; they’ve got a good harmony. The pack’s working well together, they know each other inside out.“They understand how we want to play tactically and in that Australia game it all came together. Australia threw the kitchen sink at them and their ruck speed was quick. But the defence kept coming, you know, we’ve got this.“Will the All Blacks give them that opportunity for it to all come together? England are going to face adversity, they’re going to face momentum shifts, they’re going to face different intensities and different threats.”Hartley was talking at an event for Jeep Wrangler in London’s Docklands, a rare day off during his knee rehabilitation. The player joined Danny Cipriani and two players from the Great Britain Lions American Football team in competing in a series of kicking and throwing challenges. The venue was a derelict flour mill, built in the same year as the first England-New Zealand match (1905) and used in many a film, TV series or music video. Tough ask! Hartley tries to kick a ball into a Jeep Wrangler as part of his challenge (Jed Leicester)Although pained by his absence at rugby’s great showpiece, Hartley has soaked up the tournament from his living room. “I absolutely love it. All sport. Olympics, Rugby World Cup, Football World Cup. Things that come round every four years, they’re brilliant.“You want to see upsets, we want to see these Tier One nations as we call them – we need to get rid of that terminology by the way – being pushed and ultimately beaten. Fiji was my team to be doing that to people; I tipped Fiji to be my Japan. And then Uruguay beat them.“There’s a pretty good lesson there. Rugby, for all your tactical and technical superiority, is an emotive game. If you can get yourself to an emotional level and sustain that intensity, one to 15, one to 23, you can be a very difficult opposition and the game can reward you.Against the odds: Uruguay’s victory over Fiji provided a lesson for us all, says Hartley (Getty Images)“For years, teams like Italy… everyone says you’ll win that one but there’s never an easy game because everyone to play international rugby needs to be physically robust. Samoa, Tonga, Fiji – soon these sorts of teams are going to tip that balance and come to the side of beating teams. And that’s what we’re seeing with Japan now. It’s not just a one-off, they can do it, they have that belief. They’re now at a level where maybe they’re not the underdogs.“But I think for teams to grow, to develop and get that belief, you need to remove the Tier One/Tier Two psychology. If you only play a team once every four years, if you’re a touring Fiji or a touring Tonga, there is a psychological advantage to it.”Hartley, 33, has plenty to say about the rash of cards issued at Japan 2019 for high tackles, with Bundee Aki (Ireland), Facundo Gattas (Uruguay), John Quill (USA) and Tomas Lavanini (Argentina) all seeing red and many others picking up yellows.“I would hate the England-New Zealand game to be influenced by what we’ve seen with the red cards. We don’t want the game to be affected by ‘Ah, there was a red card for a millimetre-high head shot’. Rugby is a tough game and things are going to go wrong.“For a guy to go in and make a good tackle, nice and low, bends at the hip, hinges like you’ve been taught from five years old, this is how you tackle, and for the ball-carrier to then dip to brace contact, things are going to go wrong.”Such as with Samoan Seilala Lam’s yellow card against Ireland? “Yeah, it was perfect. I’m sat there thinking he couldn’t have done any more. Then what do you say? That ball-carriers have got to run upright? No ball-carrier in their right mind is going to run upright. You have to lean forward, transfer your bodyweight to brace for impact. If we go that route we might as well cancel the game. We’re not going to play the game any more because we can’t.Common theme: USA’s John Quill is sent off for a high tackle on Owen Farrell in Kobe (MB Media/Getty)“And then you go low tackles. You’ve got people doing the kiss tackle, people both going low and then they kiss each other (like Garry Ringrose and Robbie Henshaw v New Zealand) and you have HIAs on two defenders.“People are trying to offer solutions (to the risk of concussion) but the solutions I’m hearing, there’s no common sense behind them. ‘High tackles? We’ll just lower the tackle height.’ No, it’s not that easy. It’s not that easy.”The clampdown on high tackles won’t affect Hartley directly any time soon, with the player currently stranded on 97 Test caps and unable to put a time frame on his expected return to combat. He last played in December.“I’ve learnt not to put a time frame on it because when that date comes knocking around the corner and you’re nowhere near it, it’s very disheartening,” he says. “I need to keep trying. That resilience to turn up and chip away at the problem and to keep going is still there.”Dylan Hartley was taking part in the Jeep Wrangler Trick Shot Challenge. Learn the skills to carry out your own challenge here.Kitted out: Hartley and Danny Cipriani outside the old mill where the challenge took place (Jed Leicester)Keep track of events in Japan via our Rugby World Cup homepage. 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