Napoleon deepens integrity commitment with IBIA membership

first_img Related Articles Belgium-based operator Napoleon Sports & Casino has announced it has joined the International Betting Integrity Association’s (IBIA) expanding portfolio of licensed retail and online sports betting brands.As a result, the Napoleon Games group, which has offered online sports betting since 2012, and its sportsbook will now join around 50 other operators in feeding IBIA’s unique global betting integrity monitoring and alert platform.Khalid Ali, CEO of the International Betting Integrity Association, stated: “I’m delighted that Napoleon Sports & Casino has joined IBIA, further demonstrating its commitment to protecting the integrity of betting products and sporting events. “Regulators are increasingly requiring operators to have robust betting integrity measures in place. IBIA membership ensures that Napoleon Sports & Casino, as with all of our members, is well-placed to meet any integrity requirements in existing and emerging markets, and able to reap the related commercial benefits from those markets.”The announcement continues the ongoing expansion of the world’s largest operator-run sports betting and integrity association and builds on the IBIA’s 2019 growth which saw the addition of  five new members.Francesco Postiglione, CEO of Napoleon Sports & Casino, added: “We are committed to protecting our consumers and sports from corruption and to ensuring that our sports betting product meets the highest standards of fairness and integrity.“IBIA is the global standard-bearer for our sector and is recognised as such by major sports and regulators alike. We look forward to working closely with the association and to continuing to strengthen our internal customer and business protection protocols to identify and punish sports betting corruption.” StumbleUpon Share Submit Belgian Pro League live betting streaming deal for Stats Perform August 21, 2020 EU research agency demands urgent action on loot box consumer safeguards July 29, 2020 Share IBIA: Australia has made no progress on safeguarding sports integrity   July 28, 2020last_img read more

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The XXIV CITUR Congress for tourism deemed successful

first_imgThe 24th Inter-American Ministerial Congress on Tourism today, wrapped up its two-day session at the Marriott Hotel with more fruitful discussions by ministers and high-level authorities on achieving sustainable tourism, through multi-destination travel and building resilience in the tourism sector.Following ten plenary sessions by officials, today’s all-day meeting concluded with the adoption of the ‘Declaration of Georgetown’. This document forms the basis for the development of partnerships for the growth of the tourism industry in the Americas.Minister of Business with responsibility for Tourism, Dominic Gaskin, who chaired the conference, noted that the discussions will ensure a transformed tourism sector in Guyana.“What was good about it (the Congress) were the discussions…a lot of the topics discussed were very relevant to Guyana. We have a lot to learn. We are fairly young as a tourism destination. To have all these expertise from different countries in the same room is very good exposure for us”, Minister Gaskin said.He added, “It was very valuable for us and it gave us a sense of where we are and where we need to go with tourism in Guyana.”Executive Secretary for Integral Development of the Organisation of American States, Kim Osborne highlighted some of the high points stemming out of the meeting for most of the representatives.“What we had was strong indications of support, collaboration and co-operation between and among countries, to share dialogue and experiences, to share lessons learnt and good practices; to the extent that member states have offered co-operation to each other. We are grateful for the outcome of the meeting”, Osborne said.She also commended Guyana for hosting a memorable event. She enthused, “Guyana did an amazing job at hosting and showing the product it has to offer. I think it hosting this ministerial congress really positions it as an emerging destination in the Americas with the flora and fauna, and amazing natural products. It is something people were not really aware of, and it was an opportunity to tell the rest of the Americas what Guyana has to offer.”This year’s Inter-American Congress of Ministers and High-Level Authorities of Tourism saw a total of 26 Organisation of American States (OAS) member states representatives, participating. The next Congress is expected to be held in Paraguay in 2021.last_img read more

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The deciders

first_imgRe “School reform facing hurdles” (Nov. 1): Again the politicos are painting UTLA as the bad guys seemingly against school reform. If the schools were a manufacturing facility, working with consistent raw material, the suggestions may be valid. However, children from K-12 are not cut from the same cloth. The range of experiences and areas of strengths and weaknesses are in no way consistent. Maybe the union, which is made up of teachers, can see this range of abilities and experiences? The decision makers are so far from the classroom that the students are perceived as widgets. Give me a teacher in a high-performing school and place them in a low-performing school and watch how the output changes. We need to address the wide range of students’ experiences, talents and interests. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre – Karen Savitt Granada Hills Not baked? Re “School reform facing hurdles” (Nov. 1): Superintendent Brewer is almost correct when he said that the LAUSD reform plan was not baked. It is half-baked. – Venida Korda Van Nuys Skid Row Re “City seeks fines for dumping patients” (Nov. 1): Councilwoman Jan Perry and City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo are promoting a law to make it criminal for hospitals to discharge homeless patients where they are found or at an address they give on Skid Row. There is no doubt that such a law will solve the problem. If the few remaining hospitals are required to keep the indigent emergency room patients indefinitely, their rooms will fill up to the point where there will be no room for paying patients. They will have no choice but to declare bankruptcy and close. There will then be no more homeless people dumped on Skid Row after treatment. There won’t be any treatment. The city and county can take all the untreated, dead patients to their long-term-care facility – the city morgue. – Bob Larkin Westlake Village Ghetto service I would like to inform the mayor of some additional problems in the Pacoima area. First, I would like to know why the sanitation trucks start arriving in my area at 5:45 a.m.? Additionally, since they arrive so early and try to get out in a hurry, they are doing a poor job picking up the cans. The manner they are using causes trash and debris to fall onto the street. This is a major problem since we hardly ever see a street sweeper, nor do we have scheduled days for cleaning. I ask, would individuals in Northridge, West Hills or any other non-ghetto area tolerate this behavior? I think not. I’m requesting that this behavior stop and you send a crew of street maintenance workers over to immediately clean up their mess. – Kim Garrett Pacoima Market report OK, we got the funnies back. Now, let’s take a look at the business section. As a retiree and small investor, the daily stock market listing has guided me in managing my investments for the past 20 years. Now it’s gone! Please reconsider and return it to the business section. – Hap Gladish Tujunga Bush not liar Re “Bush legacy: Even truth disbelieved” (Comments, Oct. 31): I find it interesting that Richard Cohen blames Bush for our country believing “its government is a liar.” I recall quite clearly that Bush had very high character ratings going into the 2004 election, and the Democrats realized they could not win as long as people trusted this president. That is when the onslaught began and has never let up for a moment since. President Bush is certainly not a liar but has been viciously labeled so by the press, Moveon.org, the Democrats in Congress, and the Hollywood elite, resulting in this lie being thoroughly ingrained in the public’s mind. Although I believe they will fail in the end, the Democrats have made every attempt to ruin this presidency. – Sharon Hess Sherman Oaks160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Man found dead under truck in Fourth Plain Village neighborhood

first_imgA man was found dead underneath a vehicle that apparently rolled on top of him Tuesday in Vancouver.The incident was reported around 6:30 p.m. in the 2400 block of Rossiter Lane in the Fourth Plain Village neighborhood, and it involved a truck, according to emergency radio traffic. After patrol officers found the man was dead, traffic and major crime detectives were called in to figure out what happened, said Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp.Police are investigating the unusual death as a fatal traffic crash because a vehicle was involved, Kapp said. She wasn’t sure who reported the incident to 911.last_img

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