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British lobbyist Jonathan Mendelsohn to be next chair at 888...

por Jamison Tilton (2020-10-06)


Sept 14 (Reuters) - Scientific Games Corp said on Monday that a group of investors including Caledonia Investments would take a 34.9% stake in the company in a deal that would shake up the board of the gambling products firm.



Betfair had put Democratic challenger Joe Biden's probability of winning at 60% on Wednesday after the first U.S.

presidential debate. Biden's odds rose from 56% before the debate. Trump's fell to 40%.



A casino guest post shared by Disney Parks Blog (@disneyparksblog) on Jun 22, 2020 at 8:12pm PDT



"Michael Jordan is among the most important figures in sports and culture, who forever redefined the modern athlete and entrepreneur," said Jason Robins, DraftKings co-founder and CEO.

"The strategic counsel and business acumen Michael brings to our board is invaluable, and I am excited to have him join our team."








Paddy Power handed Antonio Parente a £20,000 sign-on bonus to ‘induce him to gamble' and plied him with free trips to the Grand National and Premier League football, said the court documents



Crown launched its legal challenge two years ago, disputing whether the cost of commissions and win/loss rebates it paid out for junket tours could be included in calculating their GST obligations.



Major sports leagues, which had long opposed sports betting, have shifted their positions in recent years.

This group includes the National Basketball League, which has a partnership with DraftKings.



Drive-in theaters, which thrived in the '50s and early '60s, are already finding a second (or third) life amid the pandemic, thanks to the built-in social distancing and -- for the reason many of them still survived before COVID-19 -- nostalgia. The model for drive-in theaters differs from traditional cineplexes: Usually, they operate only during weekends, in the warm months and after dark. That means double features are the norm, and usually only the most popular movies find a home on their projectors.








Tom Watson (pictured outside Labour HQ in July last year) will join Flutter Entertainment, one of the UK's biggest gambling firms, and advise them on best practice








Former NBA star and owner of Charlotte Hornets team Michael Jordan will take a stake in DraftKings in exchange for advising the company