Adjarabet adopts SBTech solution ahead of Armenia launch

first_imgShare Share Submit StumbleUpon Georgia headquartered operator Adjarabet has upgraded to a SBTech powered sportsbook, as the firm plans to extend its reach to a further regulated market.Strengthening its position within its home territory via the SBTech powered betting solution, Adjarabet detailed that it forms “part of an aggressive strategy of consolidating its dominant position in its core market.”  A further enhancement is to also be embarked upon within the coming weeks, with the Georgia launch to be followed by the company going live in Armenia.Koba Davarashvili, Chief Executive Officer of Adjarabet, added: “Adjarabet is delighted to be going live with SBTech’s Seamless sportsbook solution. We’re sure our thousands of existing customers will love the best range of unique markets and in-play features among Georgian operators. “The platform will enable us to consolidate our market-leading position in Georgia and satisfy our international aspirations beyond this year’s World Cup.”SBTech also stated that the launch marks their latest entry into a growing regulated market, in addition to complimenting Adjarabet’s plans for driving druther growth across the Caucasus region.The group’s new site is fully responsive, enabling players to benefit from the latest mobile functionalities and in-play products such as Pulse Bet, Action Betting and Add2Bet.Andrew Cochrane, Chief Commercial Officer at SBTech, commented: “SBTech is delighted to go live with another market-leading regulated operator, and we’re looking forward to providing Adjarabet with our best-in-class mobile betting features, as well as the widest range of in-play markets and responsible gambling controls. “Georgia and Armenia are both enormously promising markets and we look forward to working closely with Adjarabet to supply the most powerful, localised sports betting product possible.” Parimatch promotes ‘proven talent’ Dmitry Sergeev as CEO of CIS markets May 15, 2020 Related Articles Kambi and DraftKings agree on final closure terms July 24, 2020 Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020last_img read more

Los Angeles Dodgers: 3 up, 3 down

first_img3 DOWN1. With five regular position players and three starting pitchers at least 30 years old, injury might be the biggest obstacle between the Dodgers and the World Series. Matt Kemp, who along with Yasiel Puig and Dee Gordon represent the only starting-caliber position players under 30, missed 89 games last season and isn’t healthy to begin 2014. Hanley Ramirez, the most potent bat in last season’s lineup missed 76 games and Andre Ethier was injured for the Dodgers’ playoff run.2. Mark Ellis not only represents a loss of veteran leadership along with Nick Punto and Skip Schumaker, he leaves the largest void in the Dodgers starting lineup. Second base is the only unsettled position in the field as the Dodgers enter the season with a platoon approach consisting of Dee Gordon and Justin Turner with Alex Gurrero in Triple-A. Judging by the four-year, $28 million Gurrero signed in the offseason, the 26-year-old Cuban is who the Dodgers would like to emerge.3. Luis Cruz, who opened the 2013 season as the Dodgers starting third baseman, is now playing in Japan. The Dodgers are hoping for better results from the position this season. Juan Uribe, who was beaten out by Cruz last spring, came on so strong enough last season that the 35-year-old will be hard pressed to reproduce numbers along the lines of his 2013 .278 average, 12 home runs and 50 RBIs. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error 3 UP1. The emergence of Kenley Jansen combined with the return of Brian Wilson from Tommy John surgery last season makes the last two innings a scary place for Dodgers opponents. After Jansen was named closer June 11, he had 26 saves in 29 opportunities and struck out 13 per nine innings. Wilson gave up just one run in 24 appearances. The former Giants closer earned the right to close on another team but chose to sign a one-year, $10 million deal with the Dodgers.2. Last season, the Dodgers had arguably the best 1-2 punch in baseball with Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke at the top of the rotation. Considering the success of Hyun-Jin Ryu in his rookie season, there may not be another team in baseball with a better trio of starting pitchers. Ryu had a sub-three ERA for all but one of the last five months of the 2013 season, won both his postseason starts and enters this season slimmed down.3. Hanley Ramirez hit for a career-high .345 average last season. The 30-year-old shortstop’s projected numbers, had be not missed 76 games courtesy of two stints on the DL last season, were 38 home runs and 107 RBIs. Last year’s NL MVP, the Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen, hit .317 with 21 home runs, 84 RBIs and 27 stolen bases. If Ramirez can stay healthy, he figures to be one of the favorites for the award this season.last_img read more

Akmal brothers, Babar Azam to feature in Afghanistan’s T20 league

first_imgPakistan’s Babar Azam, Umar Akmal and Kamran Akmal are among the big international players who will feature in Afghanistan’s domestic T20 league, Shpageeza Cricket League.Players from Pakistan, the West Indies, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe were among those who went under the hammer in the high-profile auction held in Kabul on Thursday.Apart from these Pakistan players, Bangladesh’s Tamim Iqbal and Zimbabwe’s Hamilton Masakadza will turn out for six franchises in the fifth edition of the tournament in July.According to ESPNcricinfo, Afghanistan all-rounder Gulbadin Naib was the most-expensive buy. He was bought by Boost Defenders for USD 108,000.The other five teams include Band-e-Amir Dragons, Mis Ainak Knights, Kabul Eagles, Speenghar Tigers and Amo Sharks.Pakistan pacers Sohail Tanvir and Rumman Raees were bought by Band-e-Amir Dragons and Boost Defenders respectively for USD 105,000 approx.Bangladesh’s Imrul Kayes, Zimbabwe’s Sean Williams were the other notable buys.”All matches will be held in Kabul, between July 18 and July 28,” Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) CEO Shafiq Stanikzai said.”The ICC has sanctioned this event, and is sending its own match referee to oversee the tournament. In addition, we will have one on-field umpire from the ICC panel,” he added.The league will be broadcast on television in Afghanistan, and Stanikzai said the board is in talks to have it reach a wider audience.last_img read more

Stars Celebrate ESPY Awards And Give Back At Gift Lounge

first_imgGBK, the luxury lifestyle gift lounge and special events company, honored the 2013 ESPY Awards’ Nominees and other special guests with their GBK Pre-Awards Lounge, hosted at the Andaz Hotel on July 16th.GBK’s guests had the opportunity to enjoy a fun-filled day of excellent music, food, poker tournament, charity fundraising and memorable gifts.Attendees included: Trey Burke (Utah Jazz- Point Guard Nominated for ESPY 2013 Best Male College Athlete), Kyla Ross (2012 Olympic Gold Medalist- Gymnastics Team Nominated for ESPY 2013 Best Team: US Women’s Gymnastics), James Ihedigbo (Baltimore Ravens -Team Nominated for ESPY 2013 Best Team), Aldon Smith (San Francisco 49ers), Cortez Allen (Pittsburgh Steelers), Datone Jones (Green Bay Packers), DeMarre Carroll (Utah Jazz), David Anders (ABC’s “Once Upon A Time”), Eric Shanteau (2012 Olympic Gold Medalist -Men’s Swimming (4×100m Medley), Gilbert Arenas (Dallas Mavericks), Heather McDonald (E!‘s “Chelsea Lately” & “After Lately”), Kim Glass (US Women’s Volleyball Player), Lindsey Berg (Women’s Volleyball 3 time Olympian with 2 Silver Medals), Marcedes Lewis (Jacksonville Jaguars), McKinley Freeman (VH1’s “Hit the Floor”), Mekhi Phifer (Actor), Sean Patrick Flanery (Showtime’s Dexter), Steven Bauer (Showtime’s “Ray Donovan”), Terrell Owens (American Football Wide Receiver), Terrell Thomas (New York Giants), and many more!Celebrities and Press were greeted by the sounds of the 10-year-old DJ phenomenon: DJ BABYCHINO, the world’s youngest DJ. Ike’s Love & Sandwiches LLC gifted $1.000 gift certificates to attendees. Their sandwiches, soon to be hitting the Southern California market, were a huge hit amongst guests. Attendees were also able to snack on healthy chips from Bare Snacks or grab a taco from Jalisco’s Mobile Taco Grill, The Premier Mobile Taco Grill Company in L.A., and O.C. while enjoying drinks from Chambord Premium Spirits.GBK’s blend of entertainment, celebrity marketing and charity fundraising consistently sets new standards for the industry and this event was no different. With the help of participating sponsors and generous celebrity guests, 100% of the poker tournament proceeds were donated to charity. Celebrities, Athletes and professional poker players fought it out with lots of laughs for some top prizes. Poker Professional Tim Phan won the tournament; winning a 3 night stay at the St. Regis Princeville, as well as an $8000 watch from Jason of Beverly Hills. Second place winner was Andy Milonakis, winning a Technogel Mattress. Mekhi Phifer got knocked out at the last minute, prior to placing with 10/J in his hand. $12.000 was raised for the Model Citizen Fund, and Ike’s Love and Sandwiches gave a $1.000 donation in the name of Roger Cross to the Mama Sarah Obama Foundation for coming in 4th place. Interestingly enough, none of the athletes showed their athletic skills off, as none reached the Final Table. Even Jose Conseco got knocked out who prides himself as a guest heard him say he is “pretty darn good at Holdem.”This year’s lounge featured a variety of youthful, trend-setting products in the sports and athletic apparel categories such as: SKLZ, the industry leader in athletic performance and sports skill development products, gifted The Gold Flex warm-up and The SKLZ Pro Mini Hoop; Dazadi.com, who gifted a $250 gift card to shop top brands in sports equipment, home court, home gym and game rooms; The Marena Group gifted Athletics8, the most comfortable, high-performance athletic compression apparel on the market; Fruit of the Loom gifted t-shirts from two of their new lines: the Big & Tall Collection and the BEST collection; JH Design Group, gifted NBA, NASCAR and MLB licensed jackets/hoodies; and Nutrition53, a multifaceted nutrition company founded by Bill Romanowski, gifted Lean1 and Vegan1.Ever-evolving technology brought us fantastic sponsors and gifts, including: Negris Lebrum Clothing Co., who gifted their beautifully styled wireless MP3 headphones; iLinks, who manufactures and sells smart golf clubs which allow the user to view the flight of their ball on a smart phone app; MHL, new technology which allows you to work from any location, play mobile games with no lag, and stream TV or movies in HD; and Technogel Sleeping, who gifted exclusive memory foam based pillows made with a unique patented gel layer, providing comfort and ergonomic support.A true highlight of the lounge was Sparkling Hill Resort, a European-inspired wellness resort known as the first resort in the world to incorporate Swarovski crystal elements into every aspect of its design. Guests received a Couples Escape in a stunning penthouse suite.Jewelry and accessories resumed their place as a must have at any GBK Lounge. The lounge featured sponsors such as: Jason of Beverly Hills, gifted $700 gifts ; Bands for Arms gifted handmade bracelets made from donated military uniforms from all military branches; Fly Watches gifted a fun and colorful interchangeable LED watch; and Wild Soul Sunglasses, gifted beautiful Acetate Sunglasses named after untamed wild animals.Before guests left for the day, they stopped by Miracle Details, an upper echelon mobile and convenient detail service, to pick up their vehicle after receiving a V.I.P. car detail valued at $350 – not only a crowd pleaser, but also the perfect touch to this celebratory event.As always, GBK featured an array of charitable organizations, including: The Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation, which donates money and services on a need based scale to organizations all over the Los Angeles county, and provides disaster relief in California and the United States; and The Model Citizen Fund, which distributes life-sustaining backpacks filled with 150 items that include food, health, and survival essentials to the homeless and disaster victims, giving them the tools and confidence to build/rebuild their lives.Additional charity beneficiaries included: The Mama Sarah Obama Foundation, a charitable nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the education and welfare of disenfranchised children in order to help them successfully achieve their goals and have a better future; and The Giving Back Fund (GBF), a nonprofit organization that provides philanthropic consulting, management, administrative services, and program development to individuals and corporations.Source:PRWeb.comlast_img read more