Sports betting bill has support in US capital

first_img Sports betting bill has support in US capital 19th September 2018 | By contenteditor Legal & compliance Regions: US Washington DC Washington, DC council member Jack Evans has urged lawmakers in the US capital to press ahead with introducing regulated sports betting as soon as possible – or miss out on the financial benefits.Evans proposed a bill yesterday (Tuesday) that would allow sports wagering in the District of Columbia while pledging to generate much-needed funds for public childcare, arts and humanities programmes.“We can be first and get a lot of money or 51st and not get any,” Evans said before yesterday’s council meeting.He later added: “Today, we take the first steps towards capturing this exciting new stream of revenue, instead of watching District resident dollars fill the coffers of other jurisdictions.“The District of Columbia will be the leader in a fast-growing industry. The city should take advantage of our ability to act before the Maryland or Virginia legislatures to create a thriving sports betting market, which will attract consumers to the District and generate revenue for District residents.”The nearest location for sports betting is currently Hollywood Casino in West Virginia, about 65 miles from Washington, DC.Crucially, though, Evans’ bill appears to have sufficient support from other council members, as well as Mayor Muriel Bowser, who is helping to draft the legislation along with council chairman Phil Mendelson.Mendelson told the Washington Post he had agreed to help the bill pass, because he believes it is in the best interests of the city, even though he dislikes gambling.Bowser’s chief of staff, John Falcicchio, added to the newspaper: “The Mayor supports council member Evans’ efforts to make sports betting a viable revenue source for our growing needs.“Sports betting can help us fund critical programmes, create jobs for District residents and allow visitors and commuters to further participate in our economy.”Under Evans’ proposals, a 10% tax on operators’ gross gaming revenues would be applied, in addition to a $50,000 fee for a five-year licence.Half of the money raised would be put towards early-childhood care initiatives under the newly-introduced Birth-to-Three for All DC Act, with the remainder dedicated to the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.Under Evans’ bill, athletes, coaches and referees would be prohibited from placing bets, while a maximum wager limit would be set.The District’s chief financial officer, who already oversees the DC Lottery, would act as the regulator.Ted Leonsis, the owner of the Washington Wizards NBA basketball franchise and the Washington Capitals NHL ice hockey team, has already said that regulated sports betting would open up a “new frontier” for professional sports outfits. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwittercenter_img Author wants capital to act before neighbouring states Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Legal & compliance Sports bettinglast_img read more

GC names new chair for responsible gambling advisory body

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Online Gambling Slot Machines GC names new chair for responsible gambling advisory body 20th November 2018 | By contenteditor Social care expert Dr Anna van der Gaag will replace Sir Christopher Kelly The UK Gambling Commission has appointed one of the country’s leading social care experts as the new chair of its Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB). Dr Anna van der Gaag will join the RGSB as a member immediately but not take on her new role until current chair, Sir Christopher Kelly, finishes his term in March 2019. The RGSB operates as the expert advisory arm of the UK regulator, specialising in the research, education and treatment required to combat and reduce gambling-related harms. A visiting Professor of Ethics and Regulation at the University of Surrey, Van der Gaag has held a number of high-profile roles across the health, social care and legal sectors. She spent time as chair of the Health and Care Professions Council and is also a non-executive director at Health Education England and the Kent Surrey and Sussex Academic Health Science Network. Van der Gaag is also a founding member of the Q Community, a quality improvement network led by the Health Foundation. Van der Gaag was named a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in recognition for her services to health and care in 2015.Commenting on her new role, van der Gaag noted that gambling-related harms were becoming increasingly recognised as a public health issue that required “robust collective action”.“I am thrilled by this opportunity to join a team with such a passionate commitment to understanding and reducing harms and raising awareness of the personal and societal costs that can arise from gambling activities.” Bill Moyes, chair of the Gambling Commission, added: “It is with pleasure that we announce Dr Anna van der Gaag as the new chair of RGSB. She brings with her a wealth of experience in health, social care and the prevention of harm that will be an asset in advising on how to implement the next National Strategy, which will launch in April 2019 and on which we will shortly be consulting.”In April 2016, the RGSB published its three-year National Responsible Gambling Strategy, with the aim of clamping down on gambling-related harm. The strategy, due to run until next year, set the agenda for various organisations such as gambling operators, regulators, government, trade bodies, commissioning organisations, treatment providers and other public agencies. Topics: Casino & games People Sports betting Strategy Bingo Slots Bingo Regions: UK & Ireland Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

Rank Group reports marginal digital growth in Q3

first_img The Rank Group has reported marginal revenue growth across its digital business in the third quarter of its financial year, though group revenue remained flat due to a lack of growth across its land-based operations.Digital revenue at the Mecca Bingo and Grosvenor Casino operator increased by 2% on a year-on-year, like-for-like basis, during the three months to March 31. Rank only provided figures on the percentage changes in revenue for the period. Grosvenor digital gross gaming revenue climbed 6% in the quarter while net gaming revenue was also up by 15%, following what Rank described as “targeted action to manage bonus expenditure more efficiently”. Meanwhile, the Mecca digital business saw net gaming revenue increase by 10% in the quarter, with gross gaming revenue unchanged from the prior year figure.However, the operator’s land-based operations remained flat in Q3. The Grosvenor venues segment improved marginally following declines in both the first and second quarters, but failed to post any year-on-year growth for the period.Revenue from Mecca venues was down 1%, reflecting a similar performance in Q2, but an improvement on a 6% revenue drop in Q1. International venues revenue was flat for the third quarter.Rank noted that the results are posted on a like-for-like basis and do not include of club openings, closures, relocations and the contribution from YoBingo, which it acquired in May 2018.The operator also said as its transformation programme delivered the expected cost savings in the quarter and remains on track, management forecasts for the full year remain unchanged.Meanwhile, Rank has confirmed that Ian Burke is to step down as its chairman. Burke will not stand for re-election at the Annual General Meeting in October and the operator will now commence a search for a successor.Burke joined Rank as CEO in 2006, going on to become executive chairman in 2011 and then non-executive chairman in 2014.“I have enjoyed my time at Rank immensely and am extremely proud of what we have achieved as a company,” Burke said. “I have decided to step down as chairman in the knowledge that Rank has a strong management team and board which will take the business forward through its transformation programme.”CEO John O’Reilly added: “Ian has played a key role at Rank for many years. I would like to thank him personally for his invaluable support and counsel since I joined the company last year.”Burke’s impending departure comes after Rank last month also confirmed that Alan Morgan will leave his role as managing director retail on July 31 this year in order to pursue other opportunities.Morgan joined Rank in September 2016 as managing director of the Mecca Bingo business, before taking on responsibility for the entire retail estate in November 2017. Bingo Tags: Online Gambling Rank Group reports marginal digital growth in Q3 1st May 2019 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newslettercenter_img The Rank Group has reported further revenue growth across its digital business during the third quarter, but overall revenue for the operator remained flat due to a lack of growth in its land-based operations. The company will also begin a search for a new chair, after Ian Burke announced he will not stand for re-election at the company’s Annual General Meeting in October. Topics: Casino & games Finance Bingo AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresslast_img read more

Esports Entertainment to close Argyll acquisition by 31 July

first_imgCasino & games Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Esports betting operator Esports Entertainment Group has announced that it will close its purchase of online betting and gaming operator Argyll Entertainment on or before 31 July, after finalising a definitive agreement for the acquisition. Esports Entertainment to close Argyll acquisition by 31 July Esports betting operator Esports Entertainment Group has announced that it will close its purchase of online betting and gaming operator Argyll Entertainment on or before 31 July, after finalising a definitive agreement for the acquisition.This follows an announcement in May that the operator had signed a binding letter of intent to acquire Argyll’s parent company LHE Enterprises. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.Esports Entertainment chief executive Grant Johnson described the definitive agreement as a “major milestone” for the business.Integration of the two businesses has already begun, with Argyll chief executive Stuart Tilly and finance chief Dan Marks joining Esports Entertainment’s leadership team. Tilly has been named corporate secretary and Marks the operator’s chief financial officer.“They are a great addition to our organization and will help us build on Argyll’s base of more than 100,000 registered users, placing us in a great position to grow revenue moving forward,” Johnson said.Tilly added that the deal would give Esports Entertainment access to exclusive, proprietary content, including its flagship SportNation.bet site and its rewards programme, which he noted helped drive revenue of $12m in 2019.“The esports industry is the strongest it’s ever been,” he continued.“[The] strengthened financial position of our combined operations together with the ability to leverage the expertise and deep domain knowledge of its 30 strong staff in marketing, technology, risk management, and regulation will put Esports Entertainment Group in a great position to capitalize on the wealth of opportunities ahead in this rapidly growing market.”It comes after Esports Entertainment listed on the US Nasdaq stock exchange in April this year, which has been followed by a series of fundraising efforts that has secured $6.2m through the exercising of warrants as of 8 June.The business also raised $8.4m through its uplisting to the Nasdaq.The business is now looking to expand into the US market, having established a subsidiary, GMBL New Jersey, in May. It now plans to apply for a sports betting licence in the state in the near future.center_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Esports Sports betting Strategy Video gaming Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Video Gaming 7th July 2020 | By contenteditorlast_img read more

GC to amend licensee reporting requirements from 31 October

first_img Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Lottery Sports betting Slots Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 30th July 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle GC to amend licensee reporting requirements from 31 October The British Gambling Commission has published the results of a consultation about data collection, implementing new measures to reduce and standardise the data it collects from 31 October. The British Gambling Commission has published the results of a consultation about data collection, implementing new measures to reduce and standardise the data it collects from 31 October.This consultation dealt with a number of proposed changes the Commission said would “make data requirements more efficient for licensees” as well as for itself.The Gambling Commission received 70 responses to the 12-week consultation, of which 50 came from licensees, seven from trade associations, three from charitable, non-profit or academic organisations, six from the public and four from other respondents.Among the changes was one allowing the Commission to “specify the form and manner” of the reporting of possible offences. In addition to standardising data, the Commission said this would “reinforce the principle that responsibility for meeting the licence condition rests with licensees, not third parties”.The regulator said the reaction to this proposal was positive, but some respondents expressed concern that the manner required should not be “overly burdensome” and that required timescales for reporting would also make the process clearer.The Commission created a standardised template for reporting, but rejected the idea of introducing timescales.“We recognise that, in many instances, licensees will want to undertake due diligence to investigate the nature and scale of a potential breach,” it said. “We do not, for this reason, think it practical to impose a ‘one size fits all’ time limit on reporting issues of known or suspected offences.”Another change involved removing or simplifying a large amount of the data licensees are required to report, including only requiring aggregate non-GB revenue data rather than breaking this down by game and sport and that gaming machine sale requirements will be simplified, with the Commission just asking the total value of these sales.“Overall, respondents welcomed the reduction in datapoints and commented that streamlining our data requirements would improve operational efficiency for licensees,” the Commission said. Some respondents were concerned the reduced collection would have adverse effects on the Commission’s knowledge of the gambling sector and one said that the breakdown of non-GB betting data by sport was important for integrity reasons. The regulator, however, said “the removal of these data points will have negligible impact on our understanding of the gambling industry”.Furthermore, the Commission proposed creating a new license condition requiring land-based casinos to report “systematic or organised” money lending. The regulator said this change was again received positively but that some respondents asked for definitions of terms including “systematic or organised money lending”.However, one respondent stated that there is no evidence that systematic or organised money lending is currently an issue within gambling premises, and if it did occur it should be reported to the police, and then to the Commission as a key event as required for criminal matters. Therefore, the respondent argued, this new licence condition would prove unnecessary.Another respondent asked why the licence condition should not also apply to online gambling. However, Commission opted to not make any major changes to the proposal.Operators must now report any data breaches that “affects the confidentiality of customer data” or prevents the licensee’s customers or staff from accessing their accounts for longer than 12 hours, a reduction from the 24 that was previously required.In addition, the Commission proposed a change to “put beyond doubt that [it] expect[s] domains covered by ‘white label’ arrangements to be included in the reporting of the commencement or cessation of trading on website domains”. This, it said, was positively received.Other proposed changes including removing certain “key events” to be reported by operators regarding matters including audits and key people taking new roles. However, the Commission also proposed adding  the need to report any criminal investigations by a law enforcement agency involving persons in a “key position” or bankruptcies by shareholders with more than 3% of company shares.A new licence condition, to report any “actual or potential breaches” of money laundering regulations led to questions from respondents of whether customers providing insufficient source-of-funds evidence would need to be reported, but the Commission clarified that this was unnecessary.Further changes included removing the requirement for operators to notify the Commission of persons they have authorised to offer football or on-course horse racing pool betting. These were positively received, with respondents noting it would streamline data collection without reducing oversight.The changes will come into effect on 31 October.In addition, the Commission published responses to a consultation on the information licensees must display to the public on their websites.Earlier this year, the Commission launched a consultation process on the display of licensed status for licensees, over proposals to standardise the type of information that must be displayed on operator and supplier websites, as well as requiring charitable lotteries to display their licensed status as well.“Our objective in making these changes is to improve visibility of a licensee’s licensed status for consumers of remote gambling products, supporting our work to keep gambling fair and safe,” the Commission said. “Standardisation of the form of displayed licensed statuses will also enable us to better use data tools when we carry out compliance activity to check the licensed status of a gambling website or mobile application.”The regulator received 30 responses to the 12-week consultation, with 20 from licensees, three from trade associations, four from charities, one from a member of the public and two from other contributors. Although the Commission said it received “broad support” for the changes, noting that respondents believed they would “provide more clarity for consumers on whether a website or mobile application was licensed,” it also made a number of changes.Some respondents argued that there may be technical issued in maintaining the link to the Gambling Commission website in its licence information.Of these, one also suggested that licensees should be required to list their account number rather than licence number, as the former was less likely to change. This suggestion was taken on board and will become part of the new changes to display of status requirements.“ Account numbers remain constant, whereas licence numbers are incrementally changed when there is a variation in aspects of a licensee’s licence,” the Gambling Commission said. “Using an account number instead of licence number will reduce the burden on licensees to update their screens when such changes occur.”Another respondent suggested that licensed status should not appear on “play screens” as this would prove too difficult to implement. The Commission said the rule would only apply to screens where gambling products can be accessed, but inclusion on play screens would be encouraged.Other respondents questioned whether the change to requirements for society lotteries were also meant to apply to external lottery managers (ELMs), who make arrangements for a lottery on behalf of a society or local authority. The Commission took this into account by clarifying that these managers are also required to display this information.“We will only require the ELM to display their own licensed status, which will be less burdensome and more practical than requiring them to display the licensed status of all the lotteries they make arrangement for,” it said.In addition, a respondent suggested that a charity website that links to a society lottery site should include a statement explaining what percentage of lottery sales go towards the charity’s causes.The Commission said this was “outside the scope of this consultation” but may be considered in its consultation on society lotteries.The changes summarised in this response will take effect on 31 October 2020 and will apply to all remote B2C licensees, remote B2B licensees and those holding society lottery licences.Yesterday, the Commission a series of other changes on society lotteries came into effect. These changes include raising the limit on draw proceeds from £4m to £5m, the annual aggregate proceeds limit from £40m to £50m and the limit on individual prizes from £400,000 to £500,000. Regions: UK & Ireland Tags: Online Gambling Slot Machines Email Addresslast_img read more

Donaco brings in Huy as new chief executive

first_img Topics: Casino & games People Strategy Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Asia Donaco brings in Huy as new chief executive Asia-Pacific casino operator Donaco International has appointed Lee Bug Huy as its new chief executive, with effect from today (3 September). Huy takes up the new role having previously served as vice president of casino at Donaco’s Star Vegas Casino & Resorts subsidiary. He replaces Paul Arbuckle, who only moved into the position of CEO last June. “I’d like to thank the board and I look forward to working with the rest of the team at Donaco to bring the casinos to fully operational post novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and borders reopening,” Huy said. “We will continue to execute our pragmatic cost control strategy while keeping the market updated with future developments.” Huy will have support from two additional non-executive independent directors in Andrew Phillips and Mr Issaraya Intrapaiboon. Phillips has more than 25 years’ experience in senior financial and commercial management positions with publicly listed companies and multi-nationals in Australia and New Zealand. Intrapaiboon, who has spent over 20 years working in engineering, operation, maintenance and planning within the water sector, is currently manager for treatment plants for at Australian water supply and sewage treatment services provider Unitywater. Meanwhile, existing non-executive director Paul Porntat Amatavivadhana has been appointed as non-executive chairman of Donaco, replacing Mel Ashton, who has resigned from the board. Non-executive director Simon Vertullo has also stepped down from the board as part of the appointments process. “I’d like to thank Mel and Simon for their efforts and contribution to Donaco, having both been dedicated Board members providing counsel to senior management during the challenging times of Covid-19,” Amatavivadhana said.center_img 3rd September 2020 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Asia-Pacific casino operator Donaco International has appointed Lee Bug Huy as its new chief executive, with effect from today (3 September). Email Addresslast_img read more

Intralot and OPAP extend lottery deal to 2023

first_img Email Address Last week, Intralot signed an extension of its contract with state lottery of Western Australia, Lotterywest. The new deal will last until January 2026. Intralot and OPAP extend lottery deal to 2023 14th January 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle Greek lottery solutions giant Intralot has extended its deal to provide lottery services to the country’s lottery monopoly OPAP until 2023. Intralot will provide its core Lotos X product, which launched in 2019, to OPAP. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Lottery Tags: Intralot OPAPcenter_img Regions: Europe Southern Europe Greece “The lottery solution enables OPAP to keep optimising the gaming experience and responsibly increase the engagement of the Greek player community,” Intralot said. The last extension of the deal, signed in December 2017, was set to expire at the end of July 2021, but now it will last for a further two years. “Our next generation future-proof platform is designed to build scalable ecosystems that meet the growing market demand and fully supports the modernization and digital transformation of OPAP.” Topics: Lottery Online lottery Last month, OPAP appointed Jan Karas as its full-time chief executive. He was previously serving in the role on an acting basis after Damian Cope left the operator. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

Sir Martin Sorrell making a comeback with his new venture !

first_imgLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start Facebook Twitter WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa in huge trouble; SA 63/6 (24 ov)- Follow Live Updates Cricket Sir Martin Sorrell is making a comeback. According to reports, Sir Martin is set for a return as he is taking charge of a shell company, Derriston Capital.It has been further confirmed that he has plans to turn it into a new advertising/marketing venture. This development comes just weeks after he left advertising giant WPP where he was the driving force. Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari to be sole entry to Tokyo Games as Indian women’s recurve team fails to qualify F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd Latest Sports News Confirmation of the Derriston deal was first reported by Sky News. He is expected to become chairman of Derriston, which has been on the London Stock Exchange since 2016.Sky News, citing an unnamed source close to the transaction, said Derriston would acquire S4 Capital, an entity controlled by Sir Martin, and that he would put £40m of his own money into the venture.Institutional investors including Lombard Odier, Miton, RIT Capital Partners, Schroders and Toscafund would add a further £11m, say reports.Many are calling Sir Martin’s decision to acquire Derriston having echoes of his reverse takeover of a small listed firm, Wire and Plastics Products, in 1985 that was turned into WPP, and went on to become the world’s biggest advertising company. “He’s borrowing from the same playbook,” said one of his backers to Sky News.Sir Martin left WPP after allegations of misconduct and misuse of company money, although the findings of an internal report into the matter were never disclosed. He has strongly denied the allegations.Incidentally, his contract at WPP did not have a non-compete clause, say reports and taking advantage of this Sorrell has decided to venture once more into the advertising business.Also Read: Quarta named WPP Executive Chairman as Sorrell quits BCCI to form committee to take call on compensating domestic cricketers Previous articleAfter Grand Slams, Amazon now eyes Laver Cup rightsNext articleHotstar’s smashing hit with IPL 2018; releases unprecedented numbers Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Cricket Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Cricket TAGSDerriston CapitalSir Martin SorrellWPP SHARE Football Cricket WTC Final LIVE: Jamieson says, ‘nice and pleasing to get Virat Kohli’s wicket’; Gill feels India could have got more wickets WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionWhat ‘Harry Potter’ Characters Were Actually Supposed To Look LikeDefinition|SponsoredSponsored Latest Sports News Cricket Cricket Formula 1 Euro 2020- Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1: Shaqiri’s brace keep Switzerland hopes alive; Turkey face exit from Euros Sir Martin Sorrell making a comeback with his new venture ! By Kunal Dhyani – May 30, 2018 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know last_img read more

AB de Villiers to return from retirement for Pakistan Super League

first_img ICC WTC Final: 10 years of Virat Kohli’s Test career, 10 best moments of India’s greatest Test skipper Previous articleHockey India unveils men’s team jersey ahead of FIH World Cup 2018Next articleMurali Vijay to play for Essex County Cricket Club Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. ENG W vs IND W: Mithali Raj says England will be in backfoot in limited overs series Cricket Euro 2020- Spain vs Poland Highlights: Spain held to 1-1 draw as Lewandowski’s Poland keep Euro hopes alive by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeSuresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’UndoIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’UndoShahid Afridi’s daughter Aqsa to marry Pakistan quick Shaheen AfridiUndoTaking to Twitter, de Villiers has himself announce the news of his participation in the PSL.“It’s time for @thePSLt20. So, there’s going to be a party in February?#ABaurPSL #psl2019,” tweeted de Villiers, who plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL.The South African cricket icon had retired from international cricket earlier this year citing burnout.Also Read: Superhero AB de Villiers bids adieu to international cricketHe is likely to play for Lahore Qalandars, who will have first choice after finishing bottom of the league last time. Qalandars, who have finished bottom of the league in each of the previous three PSL seasons, are likely to make him their captain.De Villiers is expected to play for the Titans in South Africa over the winter.  He retired from international cricket holding the record for the fastest ODI fifty, hundred and 150.The PSL 2019 will take place in February and March next year.Also Read: IPL MONEYBALL: 10 Superhero facts about Spiderman AB de Villiers WTC final LIVE broadcast: ICC’s mega broadcast plan, India vs New Zealand live streaming starts today in 195 countries Latest Sports News WTC Final LIVE Day 3: Weather forecast again not good, rain & bad-light all set to impact India vs New Zealand Day 3 Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country Football CricketLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSportSportstars Football Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cricket Tokyo Olympics: Covid-19 scare continues after a Uganda team member tests positive WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 2 Stumps: West Indies bowled out for 149 runs in 1st innings, SA lead by 149 runs Cricket Tokyo Olympics Village: Organizers unveils Tokyo games athletes village to the media, check first look AB de Villiers to return from retirement for Pakistan Super League Facebook Twitter Latest Sports News WTC Final Day 2 Stumps: Brilliant Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane saves the day for India as bad light stops play 33 overs early TAGSAB de VilliersPakistan Super LeaguePSL SHARE YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Cricket ABD was concerned about taking someone else’s spot, says Boucher South African cricket star AB de Villiers will return from the retirement to participate in the Pakistan Super League later this year.De Villiers has himself announced his plans to come out of retirement and join the Pakistan Super League. By Kunal Dhyani – September 8, 2018 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket last_img read more

Hero Women’s Indian Open golf purse raised to highest ever $500,000

first_img Football Cricket Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Hero Women’s Indian Open golf championship prize purse has been raised to $500,000 – the highest ever for a women’s event in India. This is 25% increase in the $400,000 prize money the Hero Women’s Indian Open offered last year.The Hero Women’s Indian Open 12th edition will feature 120 players from over 30 countries vying for the coveted trophy and the highest-ever prize purse of US $500,000. Camille Chevalier of France will return to defend her title at the Gary Player layout of the DLF Golf and Country Club in Gurugram from October 18-21, 2018. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeCapital One ShoppingThis hack can uncover JOANN discounts you don’t know aboutCapital One ShoppingUndocio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndoPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndoThe $500,000 prize purse makes Hero Women’s Indian Open (HWIO) 2018 the 2nd richest golf tournament in India, only behind the men’s Hero Indian Open. The tournament that had started with the $100,000 prize money in 2007 has witnessed a five-fold rise in the prize over the span of 12 editions.In yet landmark development for women’s golf, the tournament will be telecast Live over all four days across the will be contested over 72 holes, the organisers have reported.Vani Kapoor, who finished a career-best tied-sixth in the previous edition, will be leading the Indian challenge. Amongst other top Indians is the current Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour Order of Merit leader – Tvesa Malik, along with Amandeep Drall and Gursimar Badwal among others.The international players include defending champion Camille Chevalier, former champion Swedish Caroline Hedwall, who also won the Lacoste Ladies Open de France earlier this month, Beth Allen – the 2016 LET Order of Merit winner, Thailand’s Kanyalak Preedasuttjit – winner of the Thailand Ladies Open, and Celine Boutier – winner of the Australian Ladies Classic. With over four weeks to go for the tournament, the field is expected to grow stronger as more entries are still coming in.Currently, 11 of the top-20 players on the LET OOM have entered the tournament, which is already higher than previous years. There are 9 tournament winners in the field, which includes the 2016 winner of the LET OOM.Hosting the Hero Women’s Indian Open for the fourth year in succession will be the challenging and picturesque Gary Player layout at the DLF Golf and Country Club, which is often referred to as the home course for the women’s Golf in India.Also Read: Hero MotoCorp renews sponsorship agreement with Hero World Challenge golfMr. Pawan Munjal, Chairman, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Hero MotoCorp, said, “As a long-term sponsor of Golf across the world, it gives me great joy and satisfaction to see this sport take giant strides in India. The Hero Women’s Indian Open has evolved into a sought after event over the past decade and still continues to grow stronger with each passing year. Tournaments such as these inspire young girls to take up the sport as a career. As this tournament continues to get more prominence, so will the young Indian players. I wish the organizers the best of luck and look forward to yet another successful edition of the tournament.”Mrs Kavita Singh, President, WGAI, said, “The Women’s Golf Association of India, with the support of our title sponsor, Hero MotoCorp, is proud to stage the 12th edition of the Hero Women’s Indian Open. This year will see an increase in prize money to US $ 500,000 and also see the tournament being telecast Live for the first time. This will no doubt showcase the growing strength of Indian women’s professional golf to a worldwide audience. It is with the help of our sponsors and well wishers that the WGAI continues to grow from strength to strength. On behalf of WGAI, I would like to express my sincere thanks to Hero MotoCorp and the Ladies European Tour for their continuous support.”Mark Lichtenhein, Chairman, LET, said, “We are delighted that the Hero Women’s Indian Open will hit new heights this year with a boosted prize fund of $500,000 and four days of Live television coverage. The Ladies European Tour has sanctioned the tournament since 2010 and we are always excited to return to this vibrant country to inspire the next generation of young Indian stars. We are lucky to have a great partner in Hero MotoCorp, whose commitment to the growth of the tournament will set new standards for professional women’s golf.” Facebook Twitter YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionWhat ‘Harry Potter’ Characters Were Actually Supposed To Look LikeDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndo PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Previous articleSA T20 League: CSA initiates player registration processNext articleErick Thohir to sell Inter Milan stakes before acquiring Oxford United: Report Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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