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Betting on Sports Webinar Series Kicks Off with ‘Rare Breed – Betting on Politics’

first_img StumbleUpon Share Submit Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 Related Articles Andrew McCarron – SBCSBC’s new fortnightly ‘Betting on Sports webinar series’ opens on Wednesday 10 July 2019 (15:00 GMT) with Rare Breed – Betting on Politics, which will see an expert panel assessing how to price what many consider betting’s last authentic trading market.In a world of the Brexit, Trump and Scott Morrison shocks, politics presents bookmakers with very different challenges to the increasingly automated sports betting markets. The Betting on Sports webinar panel will share their insights into political betting to give you an idea of how to approach those challenges. The specially selected panel comprises:Sarbjit Bakhshi – Head of Politics, Smarkets Matt Shaddick – Head of Ladbrokes Politics  Steve Donoughue – Owner/CEO of GamblingConsultant.co.uk Click here to register for Rare Breed – Betting on Politics, 15:00 GMT 10 July 2019. Among the issues to be discussed are how to price such an unpredictable sector, what have bookmakers learned from the seismic upsets of recent years, and can betting markets still be relied upon as relevant political indicators, judging the public’s changing attitudes?Furthermore, how do bookmakers gauge and value political information against a reactive world influenced by gossip, rumour and scandal? Matt Shaddick – Ladbrokes PoliticsMatt Shaddick, Head of Ladbrokes Politics, said:  “Political betting has been an important market over the last decade for the Ladbrokes brand and has been reaching a bigger and bigger audience, especially since the 2016 earthquakes of Brexit and Trump. “We are confidently predicting that the 2020 US Presidential Election will be the biggest non-sports betting market of all time and one which will almost certainly divide public opinion like no other.”SBC Managing Director Andrew McCarron, who will moderate the discussion, added: “Politics is an excellent proposition to kick-off our new Betting on Sports webinar series. “In this programme, we will seek to deliver a deep dive on the unique intricacies of running betting markets and businesses, so stay tuned for some great content.” The Betting on Sports Webinar series is designed to provide operators, regulators, affiliates and payment companies with regular updates about the key issues and opportunities facing the sector, with input from experts across the industry. Register below for ‘Rare Breed – Betting on Politics’ – 15:00 GMT July 10th 2019. _______________________Betting on Sports 2019 (17-20 September – Olympia, London) Share Smarkets gains green light to enter Swedish market July 28, 2020 Bakhshi and Shaddick launch ‘Art of the Possible’ podcast tracking US 2020 developments August 10, 2020last_img read more

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first_imgThe late Conal GildeaThere will be no prosecution into the death of popular Ardara GAA player Conal Gildea, who died last year after falling into the River Liffey. The body of the late Conal Gildea was retrieved from Britton Quay, in Dublin’s city centre on April 29th, 2013. Gildea was a teenage sensation for Ardara, and is regarded as one of the most talented players the club ever produced.Gildea was employed as a plumber in Dublin at the time of his tragic death.At his inquest last year, the cause of death was determined as drowning, although the Gardaí were carrying out an investigation into issues of ‘supply’ that could lead to prosecution.However, at the Coroner’s Court yesterday Inspector Martin Mooney said a file had gone to DPP with instructions returned that there is to be no prosecution.The inquest was then adjourned for a full hearing on January 9th 2015.NO PROSECUTION INTO THE DEATH OF POPULAR YOUNG DONEGAL GAA STAR was last modified: October 18th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Conal GildeacourtsdeathDPPinquestnewsProsecutionRiver Liffeytragiclast_img read more

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Delays in 3 State Budgets Place Nonprofits at Risk

first_imgShare9TweetShare1Email10 SharesJuly 2, 2015; CBS ChicagoIn Illinois, a state legislature controlled by Democrats passed a budget only to have it vetoed by the Republican governor, Bruce Rauner. Prior to crossing the July 1st threshold, which marks the beginning of the state’s fiscal year, leaders of 300 Illinois nonprofits had urged state leaders to reach a compromise before agencies serving critical populations were put at risk. The warning went unheeded, and that risk has now arrived.Speaking to the Chicago Tribune, Heather O’Connell of Thresholds, the state’s largest provider of mental health services, described the impact of the impasse in Illinois:“Some providers don’t know whether they’re going to get paid (for services provided after July 1), or if they should go on faith and weather the storm. It’s a horrible situation and it’s bad business. It’s terribly sad that our political leaders are putting us in this situation. They need to come to together and work this out.”Nakisha Hobbs, who owns three daycare centers, told CBS Chicago that half of the her monthly budget comes from the $200,000 she gets from the state. “We’ll have a challenge making payroll, we’ll have a challenge making our rent and mortgage payments,” Hobbs says.Illinois nonprofits who contract with the state were already operating under severe constraints resulting from years of state underfunding and a history of late payments; some nonprofits have had to wait as long as 12 months for reimbursements! Ironically, while the state is legally unable to pay for services rendered after July 1st until a budget is approved, it will be able to issue checks for services performed months ago, providing needed cash flow to agencies and delaying the impact of the budget crisis for some time.In Pennsylvania, it was a Democratic governor who vetoed a budget bill passed by a Republican-controlled state legislature. An assessment of the impact of the Pennsylvania budget stalemate by the Associated Press found:“The absence of a budget this early in the fiscal year was not expected to have an immediate effect on services because agencies can tap surpluses and special funds. But the situation could deteriorate if the impasse drags on. Historically, the state has lost the authority to pay its vendors, including counties and nonprofit organizations that administer much of the state’s social safety net. It also has been unable to release aid to schools, early childhood centers and universities.”PennLive.com turned to Kristen Rotz, president of the United Way of Pennsylvania, for a description of the impact in her state. She said:“Member agencies that depend in part on the state for funding are concerned. Unfortunately, everybody has been through this exercise quite frequently in the last few years, so their concern is tempered with reality. The real impacts won’t be felt for a few weeks. But the delay could produce potential cash flow concerns for agencies if the budget impasse stretches into August.”Wisconsin nonprofits are “lucky” ones. The lack of an approved budget is not a real issue. Wisconsin law provides that if a budget is not approved by the July 1st deadline, funding continues based on the previous budget until a new budget is passed. Organizations’ annual planning may be challenging because their exact level of funding in the new year is yet unknown, but they are not faced with cash flow problems or the risk that services being provided before the new budget is passed will not be paid for by the state.In each state, the political show continues as governors and legislative leaders continue their squabbles while service providers worry and those they serve face uncertainty and possible service reductions or eliminations. And it may not be just these three states we should be worrying about. North Carolina, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts were only able to pass temporary budget bills, so their nonprofits may find themselves in a similar situation in a few months.—Marty LevineShare9TweetShare1Email10 Shareslast_img read more

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