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Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Lottery People Social responsibility Bingo CSR Tags: Charitable Gaming Mobile Online Gambling Bingo Gambling on lotteries has long been viewed differently to other forms of gambling. But as the lines between the different types of operators, games and verticals become increasingly blurred, is it time for a rethink? Joanne Christie reportsWhen the UK government announced in July that it was launching a consultation into raising the minimum age to play National Lottery scratchcards and instant win games to 18, it sparked criticism for not going far enough.The Labour Party, and even some members of the Conservative Party, said that Minister for Sport and Civil Society Mims Davies’ initial view, that the age for draw-based games should remain at 16, was wrong. Their opinion was that the age for all forms of gambling should be raised to 18. There are plenty who would agree with them, but there’s also some evidence to suggest that Davies might be right to draw a distinction between the more traditional weekly-draw type activities of lottery providers, often viewed as ‘soft’ gambling, and the instant games that are increasingly boosting the coffers of lottery providers worldwide.GamCare’s Annual Statistics 2017-2018, for example, show that while across all age groups National Lottery was mentioned as problematic for precisely 0% of Helpline callers, for scratchcards this number was 2%.Rather worryingly, among callers aged under 18, 21% mentioned scratchcards as posing problems for them, whereas only 2% mentioned National Lottery. The GamCare statistics do not provide online figures specific to National Lottery or scratchcard play.As far back as the early 2000s, leading addiction psychologist Mark Griffiths of the International Gaming Research Unit at Nottingham Trent University published research that argued scratchcards were a different form of gambling to weekly lotto draws and should be considered as “hard” gambling rather than an extension of the National Lottery.“I go back to the 1996 Home Office definition of hard gambling, which said it was a colloquialism for high or rapid staking, and obviously if you have the time, money and resources you can gamble on scratchcards again and again and again, and to me that is a hard form of gambling by that particular definition,” he says.The shift to online While Griffiths says scratchcards are less often associated with problem gambling than forms of gambling such as slot machines, he sees the move online as having increased the potential for harm. “Offline, people tend to buy, say, five scratchcards at once. They don’t scratch them at the place they bought them – they may go home and scratch them off and then come back if they have won anything.“Now scratchcards are online, we do see problems there because people do it constantly. It’s 24/7, 365 days a year, you can just literally do it again and again.”Johanna Lipponen, head of CSR and responsible gaming at Finnish monopoly Veikkaus, agrees that online scratchcards pose higher risks than draw-based games. “That is why when playing e-instants [online scratch cards] a customer must set personal daily and monthly mandatory loss limits. This loss limit also covers all casino-type games and e-bingo (so called fast-pace games) offered by Veikkaus.”While Blaine DeGracia, responsible gaming manager at Michigan Lottery, says it does not currently apply different risk profiles across its product range, “from a problem gambling standpoint, all of the Michigan Lottery’s offerings are subject to the same responsible gaming industry best standards, as the Michigan Lottery recognises that an individual could find any form of gambling problematic”.He adds: “It is important to note that, based upon sales figures reported across the United States, scratch-ticket games are more popular than draw- ticket games, and this fact may naturally equate to more instant-ticket problem gamblers when compared to the draw- ticket player population.”Making sure players are safe DeGracia says that the state lottery is currently looking into the possibility of beginning a research initiative with local universities to assess whether certain games are more likely to lead to problem gambling than others, to help it identify problem gambling among its players.Griffiths says that even if lottery operators don’t actually impose different limits for different games, the increased risk that comes with instant games is usually a factor in setting their limits: “I know for a fact that the Irish lottery has a €75 limit. It is across all of their products but it is really built in there for their instant games.”This also extends to alternative lottery providers such as betting-on firms, says Mark Knighton, head of operations at Multilotto. “We are very mindful that these can be very highly volatile games and we have mechanisms internally to monitor player behaviour so we have responsible gaming steps that we take with our players. If we see risk levels are increasing with a player, then we intervene straight away.“We can see that through the data and for a physical scratchcard you can’t. You can’t monitor that behaviour.”In this respect, online play could offer greater protection to players given the mandatory limits and automated responsible gambling processes in place at many sites.At Veikkaus, for example, Lipponen says: “When a customer uses any option for a self-exclusion, he/she is offered the option of being contacted by the Peluuri helpline. If a customer agrees to a helpline call, a Peluuri helpline officer will call the player from an anonymous number to discuss and help a player concerning his/her playing habits or possible problem gambling.”Draw-based dangers However, Knighton, who prior to joining Multilotto earlier this year had been involved in many responsible gaming initiatives, including Svenska Spel’s early efforts to market Playscan, points out that operators also need to be aware that draw-based games are not without problem gambling risks entirely.“From a volatility point of view a weekly draw is probably not as high as, for instance, a scratchcard where you can buy multiple scratchcards within 10 seconds.“There is definitely a separation, however I know from a problematic point of view lotteries are within that spectrum of a problem gambler. The lottery is the last, rock-bottom step within a problematic pattern, because they are looking for the dream win. Soif you have a big lottery draw, someone could potentially put a lot of money on a lottery draw hoping that they will win the lottery to clear all their debts. We know historically from problem gamblers that this is a step they go to.”Griffiths adds that one of the reasons why draw-based lotteries are less associated with problem gambling are the structural characteristics of the game, including the frequency of the draws, and that if this changes, then problem gambling could also increase.“My argument with any of these things is you can create the single safest slot machine or you can create the single most addictive lottery game; it is all about manipulation of structural characteristics,” he explains. “We shouldn’t look at things by game, because if people just get this idea that lotteries are safe and slot machines aren’t, it actually does leave that door open for people to have an automated lottery that happens every hour, or every minute, and those products would have a higher association with problem gambling than our traditional bi-weekly lottery draws.”Knighton has a similar view. “You can get quick draw games, which from a player point of view provide quick gratification, so they could potentially feed problematic behaviour just as much as scratchcards in my mind.”This is among the reasons he’s of the view all gambling should be restricted to over-18s. “I’m pretty shocked that they would let 16-year-olds do any form of gambling from a maturity perspective or a financial perspective – 18 is the baseline for most things.”Griffiths agrees: “I’ve spent 30 years studying problem gambling. To me, gambling is quite clearly an adult activity. We’ve got rules on almost every form of gambling in this country that say you have to be 18. Even among draw-based games I would raise it to 18.”We’ll have to wait some time to find out which way the UK government’s decision will go on the matter, with the consultation not due to close until October. It’s clear, however, that some of the games provided by state lottery operators do have more potential for harm than the prevailing ‘soft’ perception of lotteries would imply – and this does not only affect those under 18.With the ongoing expansion of game types provided by monopoly providers, and the increase in the number of alternative lottery models in the market, this is only likely to increase – which means responsible gaming is set to move higher up everyone’s agenda.We asked Camelot, which operates the National Lottery in the UK, for comment for this feature but unfortunately it was unavailable.Image: Bdviets Regions: Europe UK & Ireland US Nordics Finland Michigan AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The hard truth about soft games 13th September 2019 | By contenteditor Gambling on lotteries has long been viewed differently to other forms of gambling. 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William Hill US is set to launch betting on horse racing in Florida after agreeing a deal to open a new land-based facility at Casino Miami, marking the first time it will operate in the market.Subject to regulatory approval, the racebook is scheduled to open before the end of the current year. The planned facility will feature 10 screens for fans to watch events, as well as a 30ft video wall, high-top tables and 30 race carrells.Should William Hill US and Casino Miami secure approval for the launch, the new racebook would offer pari-mutuel simulcast betting.While wagering will be limited to thoroughbred and harness horse racing, as well as greyhound racing and Jai Alai, from across the US, the launch would give the operator a foothold in the state should sports betting be legalised.Read the full story on iGB North America. William Hill US to launch racebook in Florida with Casino Miami Regions: US Florida Email Address William Hill US is set to launch betting on horse racing in Florida after agreeing a deal to open a new land-based facility at Casino Miami, marking the first time it will operate in the market. 26th November 2019 | By contenteditor Topics: Sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Sports betting
In this webinar we discuss modern sports betting technology and how flexible trading solutions can help operators to differentiate themselves in a crowded marketplace. Join us on Tuesday 16th June 2020 to find out more. Uncategorized 10th June 2020 | By Aaron Noy Topics: Uncategorized AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter In this webinar we discuss modern sports betting technology and how flexible trading solutions can help operators to differentiate themselves in a crowded marketplace. Join us on Tuesday 16th June 2020 to find out more.Not only is the US market exploding, but we are seeing unprecedented growth in regulated sports betting around the globe with sports authorities and legislators both recognising that sports betting is good business.But suppliers need to evolve and the fully-managed trading model is now a decade old; hybrid-trading solutions represent a natural evolution and offer a better balance between control and efficiency.The seminar will cover:The pros and cons for fully-managed trading and licensed software solutionsHow hybrid-trading can be used to take control over certain aspects of the sportsbookExamples where other companies have used hybrid-solutions to differentiate their productA true modular approach, can we take technology efficiencies one step furtherBreaking out the Horse Racing ProductBreaking out the Data Automation Module Hybrid-trading solutions for sports betting: balancing control and efficiency Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Speakers:Karl Riley, Sports Betting Marketeer & ConsultantWilliam Woodhams, CEO, FitzdaresDave McDowell, CEO, FSBKeith McDonnell, CEO, kmigamingThis webinar is sponsored by FSB Technology Email Address
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But this UK share has an additional defensive ace up its sleeve: its heavyweight labels command significant customer loyalty that keep the sales rolling in even when broader consumer spending levels sink.It’s possible that demand for Premier Foods’s edible goods will pick up in 2021 should the economic rebound kick in, too. Today the business trades on a low forward price-to-earnings ratio of 9 times, leaving plenty of scope for more share price gains in the months ahead.Top UK shares for dividend loversThe following UK shares offer added value for bargain hunters right now. Why? They boast market-beating dividend yields as well as rock-bottom earnings multiples:#2: Gamesys GroupIt’s possible that Gamesys Group could be one of the most exciting all-rounders today. Analysts reckon the online gambling giant will add to stratospheric earnings growth in 2020 with a 14% increase next year. This leaves the business trading on a mega-low forward P/E ratio of 8 times. It also leads to predictions of more dividend increases and a chubby 3.5% yield for 2021.The online gambling market has exploded in recent years, with expansion accelerating in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak too. I believe this UK share, through its popular brands like Jackpotjoy as well as through ambitious expansion into Asia, will make monster profits on the back of this trend.#3: Sylvania PlatinumSouth African mining giant Sylvania Platinum (LSE: SLP) has been a brilliant growth generator for years now. Annual earnings have grown by double- and triple-digits for the past half a decade and City analysts reckon this trend will continue with a 71% rise in this fiscal period (ending June 2021)Platinum group metals (or PGM) demand has rocketed in 2020 thanks to strong demand for safe-haven commodities. Surging investment demand has subsequently blown revenues at Sylvania higher and underpins those bright earnings estimates. 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Last, is the greeting card retailer Card Factory (LSE: CARD), that investors have given a thumbs down to today.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…To assess whether to buy them for the long term or not, however, I looked at their stories in a little more detail. Here is what I think#1. DFS Furniture: I’d buy on a dipThe retailer actually expects to earn profits in its current financial year ending June 27. This is the standout feature for me in its latest trading update. As we know well, the last year has been awful for retailers. A slew of companies have gone under. That DFS Furniture has actually managed to not just survive, but actually thrive in this environment is a huge win, in my view.It has been rewarded by investors too. Its share price is up a big 12% today following its update, reaching multi-year highs of 304p. This brings its annual price rise up to 78% now. I reckon this year could be even better for the company as the economy comes back to life. I would buy it on a dip, since it has run up quite a bit. #2. Go-Ahead Group: reopening incompleteFTSE 250 travel company, Go-Ahead Group also released a somewhat positive trading update for the year due to end in July. Passenger numbers are the highest since the pandemic, but they are still less than they were pre-pandemic. I reckon this can change over time though as we start travelling with greater confidence and fewer restrictions. Only then will travel stocks have truly reopened. Another challenge here is that some of its rail contracts are approaching their end. It is in discussions for new contracts, but I do not know if they will come through and what they will be like. I think this makes its situation a bit more uncertain.Investors have responded little to the update. Its share price is almost flat from yesterday, although it is still up around 7% over the year. But as the pandemic recedes, I reckon that it can do better. It has been a buy for me and I maintain that position. #3. Card factory: Wait and watchCard Factory is down almost 4% so far after it released results for the year ending January 31. The numbers were predictably bad, considering the lockdown. But I found the post-reopening update disappointing. It said that the initial surge in demand has subsided after the pent-up demand was met. Still, I think there is potential in the stock going by its robust online performance and an improved consumer demand outlook. Its share price is still up 42% from a year ago. 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In this way, I’m entitled to the dividend paid out, and can work out my payment amount depending on how many shares I own and the dividend-per-share. Over time, I should be able to build up my dividends to a level I’m happy with. In this case, I’d like to generate £250 a month.To begin with, I need to assess how much I can afford to invest. This will then dictate which UK dividend shares I need to buy in order to make £250 a month.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…Each UK dividend share offers a constantly changing dividend yield. This calculation looks at the ratio of the last dividend-per-share that was paid, relative to the current share price. The share price changes all the time, as does the dividend yield. However, if I’m looking to invest right now, the swings in the yield over the course of a day or two shouldn’t materially change my opinion.Investing an upfront sumThe larger amount of money I can invest upfront, the lower the dividend yield I need to target. For example, the FTSE 100 average dividend yield sits around 3%. So if I had £100k to invest, I could achieve my goal of £250 a month in dividend income just from the average yield.The benefit of this method is that I don’t need to take on high levels of risk for my investment. If it’s the average yield, the companies I pick at this level should be stable. The downside is that the initial investment needed into UK dividend shares is quite high.A second way would be to target a much higher dividend yield, enabling me to invest a smaller amount. I could buy several stocks that offer a yield between 6% and 7% instead. At this level, I’d only need to invest around £46k to begin with to make £250 a month. This is much easier on my cash demands, so could be preferred. However, I do need to watch out as I’m targeting the highest dividend yields possible in the FTSE 100 index. In most cases, the higher the yield, the higher the risk associated with the income payments.Regular investments into UK dividend sharesInstead of going for an investment into UK dividend shares all in one go, I could look to invest every year, quarter or month. I’d prefer to make monthly investments. If I invested once a year, I could have missed out on some opportunities within that year. After all, the market moves quickly (think about the stock market crash and reversal last March/April).If I invested £1,000 a month, I could build up to my level of £250 a month in income. As with before, I could choose the dividend yield to target. This would impact how long it would take for my pot to build up. At a 3% yield, it would take me just over seven years. At a 6% yield, I would hit the mark in-between years three and four.Of course, I have to remember that my returns aren’t guaranteed and I could lose money as well as make it. For that reason, I’d diversify my investments to ensure I’m not over-exposed to one company or one sector. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 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. 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Australia progress to the Semi-Finals after beating South Africa In today’s RWC Daily we have all the reaction and exctiement from the final two quarter-finals as Australia and New Zealand set up an enthralling semi-final at RWC 2011. Australian Wallabies captain James Horwill (C-L, blue helmet) reacts as referee Bryce Lawrence of New Zealand (upper C) blows the whistle during the 2011 Rugby World Cup quarter-final match South Africa vs Australia at the Wellington Regional stadium in Wellington on October 9, 2011. AFP PHOTO / Marty Melville (Photo credit should read Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
Projects Houses CopyHouses•Kloštar Ivanić, Croatia “COPY” Year: Croatia ArchDaily Photographs: Koridor 27 Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area: 350 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2015 Architects: ATMOSFERA Area Area of this architecture project Family House in Klostar Ivanic / ATMOSFERASave this projectSaveFamily House in Klostar Ivanic / ATMOSFERA “COPY” Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/958228/family-house-in-klostar-ivanic-atmosfera Clipboard Save this picture!© Koridor 27+ 27Curated by Paula Pintos Share Manufacturers: GRAPHISOFT, Galeković PPSDesign Team:Bernarda Silov, Davor Silov, Ivana RadenovicEngineering:Kresimir TarnikLandscape:Igor PauskaCity:Kloštar IvanićCountry:CroatiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Koridor 27Recommended ProductsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXText description provided by the architects. The family house in Klostar Ivanic, Croatia is located in an area known for vineyards and vacation cabins, which are more and more often becoming permanent residence rather than vacation places. The area is situated on a hill with a lovely view around 360 degrees to the surrounding areas of Sisak, Medvednica Zagreb, and Vrbovecka Dubrava. Nature is all around. It is a place where one can feel even the slightest change of weather and color. The task was to design a house for everyday life pleasures, with three bedrooms and mini office space on a small parcel for which the surface of the house is limited by the urban plan to 10x7m.Save this picture!© Koridor 27Save this picture!© Koridor 27The designer’s idea which significantly contributed to the quality of this house is a 10×10 m earth-sheltered atrium on the north side of the house. The atrium has enabled a complete activation of the basement floor, created ideal micro-climate conditions for all seasons, connected the house with a small office space and a garage, as well as enabled better privacy and outdoor living. The bearing part of the house is constructed of reinforced concrete, while the non-bearing part is made of glass.Save this picture!© Koridor 27The house is covered in wood, or more exactly carbonized ash, which provides the house with a warm, dark shade and sophistication in contrast to the environment and the surrounding space. Subwalls are covered with light travertine panels. The house interior is divided into several levels of different heights, depending on their function. In the center, there’s a staircase that is directly connected to each space from the atrium to the attic.Save this picture!© Koridor 27A flat roof with a jacuzzi serves as a sunbathing area and a viewpoint from which the view extends up to 100 km. A free-shaped pool with a sunbathing area gives the house an extra dimension of comfortableness, and the entire house beats in the rhythm of modern music and moves during parties. There are relief elements on the house walls. We used the opportunity to build everything according to the project for a special client with modern views on life and architecture in limited urban conditions.Project gallerySee allShow lessRock House / The Grid ArchitectsSelected ProjectsCarazo Architecture Office / Carazo ArquitecturaSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/958228/family-house-in-klostar-ivanic-atmosfera Clipboard Family House in Klostar Ivanic / ATMOSFERA CopyAbout this officeATMOSFERAOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookKloštar IvanićCroatiaPublished on March 09, 2021Cite: “Family House in Klostar Ivanic / ATMOSFERA” 09 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.