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first_img Topics: Casino & games Finance Lottery Sports betting Slots Table games Casino & games IGT reduces losses in 2018 Email Address Regions: Europe US Southern Europe Italy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Slot Machines International Game Technology (IGT) has reported a 2.2% year-on-year decline in revenue for 2018, though a reduction in operating costs and foreign exchange gains helped the supplier cut its full-year loss to $21m (£16.0m/€18.7m). Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 7th March 2019 | By contenteditor International Game Technology (IGT) has reported a 2.2% year-on-year decline in revenue for 2018, though a reduction in operating costs and foreign exchange gains helped the supplier cut its full-year loss to $21m (£16.0m/€18.7m).Revenue for the year fell to $4.8bn, comprising $4.1bn in service revenue, down 2% year-on-year, and product sales of $785m, also representing a 2% decline from the prior year.“Our 2018 results are in line with the improved outlook we provided in October. The year was characterised by strong global Lottery performance, resilience in Italy, and progress in North America Gaming,” IGT chief executive Marco Sala said. “We’ve established solid foundations to build on – securing large, long-term Lottery contracts in key markets and executing a full refresh of our gaming machine cabinet and content portfolio. These efforts will translate into improved free cash flow beginning in 2019.”This decline was largely due to a weaker performance from IGT’s international division, which saw revenue fall 7% to $820m. This was down in part to a 27% drop in gaming services revenue, which fell to $140m. Much of this decline was recorded in the fourth quarter of the year, ended December 31, 2018, when performance suffered in comparison to the prior year, which saw revenue boosted by the supplier reaching a contract milestone with a client. This offset a 1% year-on-year increase in international lottery revenue to $329m.The North American Lottery division, meanwhile, saw revenue grow marginally to $1.2bn, with a 5% decline in gaming revenue masked by a stable contribution from the lottery vertical.The North America Gaming and Interactive unit, however, saw revenue fall 13% to $1.0bn, with gaming services revenue down 20%, with much of the decline attributed to the divestment of the DoubleDown Interactive social gaming business to South Korea’s DoubleU Games. In the prior year, DoubleDown had contributed $111m to full-year revenue.IGT’s Italian business saw revenue grow 3% to $1.8bn, with gaming revenue flat, and lottery revenue up 6%.At the end of 2018, IGT saw its total installed base decline to 14,905 machines, as a result of a 17% drop in machines installed in casinos, offset in part by a 57% increase in government-sponsored video lottery terminals. This, IGT noted, was largely due to the roll-out of terminals in Greece for OPAP.Operating costs for the year fell 14% to $4.2bn, with cost of services falling to $2.5bn, and cost of product sales down at $491m. IGT also saw impairment losses plummet, down from $715m in 2017 to $120m. As a result the business posted an operating profit of $647m, up from a prior year loss of $51m.Non-operating expenses declined 63% to $343m, which could be attributed to a foreign exchange gain for the year of $129m, compared to a foreign exchange loss of $444m in 2017.As a result, IGT made a pre-tax profit of $304m, a major turnaround from the $926m loss before income tax in the previous year. Post tax profit stood at $115m, though this was wiped out by a $136m payment relating to net income from non-controlling interests. This resulted in a net loss of $21m for the year, compared to a $1.1bn loss in FY2017.For the fourth quarter of the year, revenue was down 6% at $1.3bn, with IGT attributing the decline to sports betting dynamics in the prior year, including an unusually low payout percentage in Italy and large international product sales. Marginal growth in North American Lottery revenue failed to offset declines in the North American Gaming and Interactive and International segments, and a flat performance in Italy.Costs for Q4 were up 6% at $1.2bn, which coupled with non-operating expenses of $81m resulted in a net loss of $70m for the quarter. Once $30m of income attributable to non-controlling interests was stripped out, the quarterly loss rose to $102m.last_img read more


first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 28th June 2019 | By Joanne Christie Happy Friday igamers! This weeks Diary questions Electronic Arts’ assertion that loot boxes are just like Kinder Eggs, chuckles at Hills’ creative writing donation, considers the state of racing Down Under and ponders SBKings.Kinder surprise The Diary was surprised to find out that the UK parliament is doing anything other than being generally paralysed by Brexit when it happened upon a hearing on Immersive and Addictive Technologies. This saw MPs put reward mechanics such as loot boxes under the microscope, with the likes of Electronic Arts and Fortnite publisher Epic Games contributing. The Epic Games representative at one point claimed that his company didn’t make any money from the wildly successful Fortnite, so things were going… interestingly. But it was the EA rep’s assertion that loot boxes, banned in Belgium and the Netherlands, detested by a significant chunk of gamers, and a cause of concern for parents, were nothing more than Kinder Eggs, that stood out. First, this showed the console gaming industry is really treading new ground when faced with regulatory scrutiny. Second, it provided a quick and easy go-to quote for the sector’s detractors to beat it with. Third, Kinder Eggs are banned in the US. Whatever the reasons, saying a core mechanic in your titles is equivalent to something that has been banned in a major market is… sub-optimal. The gambling sector is increasingly seen as the black sheep of the entertainment industry, and it hasn’t always been the best at handling public affairs. But this hearing suggests it has lots to teach the console gaming sector.​Hills gets creative You’ve got to love William Hill’s sense of humour. This week it announced that it was donating $50,000 of a legal settlement reached with FanDuel to a Rutgers University master of fine arts creative writing programme. The settlement, agreed back in January, concerned a lawsuit alleging  FanDuel copied sections of a betting guide Hills produced when it started operating at Monmouth Park Racetrack last year and used it alongside its own launch at Meadowlands. The betting giant’s evidence of plagiarism included a number of identical sections of text and diagrams, and even a line from FanDuel’s guide that read: “Alternate & reverse lines are propositional wagers offered by William Hill on each baseball game.” Although Hills has said previously it would donate some of the funds to creative writing programmes, there’s a hint of irony in the choice of a master’s level degree. Surely even high school level English should have been sufficient to avoid the alleged offences. What would have perhaps been even more fitting to the situation is if it had funded something such as a basic Microsoft Word course – one that expanded the knowledge of would-be plagiarists beyond ‘copy and paste’ to the ever so slightly more advanced ‘find and replace’ perhaps? Although we guess it wasn’t keen to give those lacking imagination any ideas. Then again, the settlement amount was never disclosed so perhaps we can look forward to more announcements in future…When it’s more than just crying poor Whenever bookies complain about high taxes and levies, their concerns are often dismissed as the exaggerations of gambling companies raking in the cash while sports such as racing struggle. Warnings that punters will suffer are usually dismissed as empty threats, but this week one Australian bookie proved that they aren’t. TopSport, which describes itself as a low-margin bookie and which serves the kind of big punters many others won’t, pulled a number of its products in Victoria and Western Australia, publishing an open letter on its reasoning. It said the changes had “been forced upon us by the continuation of what can only be termed ruthless race fields levies” by racing bodies in those states. “In recent years, the wagering industry has borne witness to a rapid and rampant escalation in the fees and taxes payable by wagering operators to racing and licensing authorities. To compound the burden, the Governments of each State and Territory have now also chimed in with their quite heavy-handed Point of Consumption taxes. The result is a taxation burden that can no longer be viably absorbed within our retained earnings under our current business model,” said the letter. It went on to outline some rather telling figures that showed it had been operating at a loss in those states for some time. In a column discussing the move, Racenet described it as a “deeply disturbing message for those running racing in those states”. It will be interesting to see if the powers that be heed the message.SBKings? Someone has discovered the words ‘DraftKings hearts SBTech’ carved onto a tree, and the industry rumour mill is in overdrive. This would be an interesting deal for a number of reasons. It suggests that the daily fantasy-turned sports betting behemoth has significant cash to burn. It’s a huge stamp of approval for SBTech’s solutions and capabilities, which have already been burnished by its Oregon Lottery deal. But the rumblings will be causing Kambi some concern – its share price was down 19.02% at the time of writing. It would have good reason to be aggrieved; it has helped DraftKings soar to the upper reaches of the New Jersey market, yet this is its second major partner (after 888) to make noises about bringing technology in-house. However, it is leading the way in Pennsylvania, where three of its clients have been the first to launch online wagering. The entry of its former parent Kindred Group to the US fray will help it further. Bed hopping in the nascent US industry is not entirely unexpected. Operators were always likely to evaluate partnerships following the initial rush to get tech and get live, so the Diary won’t be surprised if we see further shifts, even if these DraftKings-SBTech rumours come to nothing.​That’s it for this week. See you next week! Topics: Sports betting iGB Diary Horse racing Happy Friday igamers! This weeks Diary questions EA’s assertion loot boxes are like Kinder Eggs, chuckles at Hills’ creative writing donation, considers the state of racing Down Under and ponders SBKings Email Address Horse racing Tags: Race Track and Racino iGB Diary: Kinder Egg surprise, creative Hills, bookie mutiny Down Under and SBKings? 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first_img Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Finance Tech & innovation Slots Video gaming AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Inspired Entertainment saw revenue fall $10.2m (£8.4m/€9.1m) in the second quarter of its financial year, with the decline blamed on the UK government’s decision to reduce maximum B2 machine stakes to £2.The cut, effective 1 April, was responsible for $5.5m of the company’s revenue decline. Total revenue for the three months ended 30 June fell 27.6% year-on-year to $26.7m, Inspired reported.Service revenue from server-based gaming was down 33.1% to $16.4m as a result of the B2 stake cut, which also resulted in a 41.1% year-on-year decline in customer gross win per unit per day across UK licensed betting offices.Despite this Inspired executive chairman Lorne Weil said he was confident that the business would be able to mitigate the impact of the stake cut.“The impact of the Triennial Implementation was in line with our expectations,” Weil explained. “We believe we’ve taken much of the hit on the loss of revenue in the second quarter with very little mitigation so far. “We’ve actually begun to see the revenue creep back up, with gross win per unit per day improving from 44.5% decline in April to a 38.0% decline in June,” he said. “This trend has continued thus far in the third quarter and we anticipate the trend will be more pronounced with the acceleration of shop closures and the restructuring mitigation.”Further decline was recorded in revenue from the Greek market, offset by an $0.2m increase in Italian revenue.Hardware revenue, meanwhile, fell to $1.1m, due to lower UK hardware sales. Despite this, the supplier has been awarded a contract to supply OPAP with an additional 580 video lottery terminals in the country. In total it will roll out 8,940 terminals for the operator.During Q2 Inspired also agreed to sell around 1,000 of its used gaming terminals, freed up by UK shop closures, to Playtech BGT Sports, which plans to repurpose the machines as self-service betting terminals. It has also extended its supply contract with William Hill to 2022.Virtual sports revenue for the quarter was down 8.0% at $9.2m. This decline was blamed on the rephrasing of an annual contract with a major customer, as well as long-term licensing deals being fully amortised. Despite these impacts, Inspired noted, it saw revenue growth in the UK retail market – due in part to the migration of customers to virtuals from B2 machines – and Belgium.Inspired’s interactive division has launched four new clients during the quarter, taking its total number live to 40, while also signing supply deals with Loto-Québec (for virtual sports) and SBTech, for casino games.Q2 also saw Inspired agree to acquire Novomatic UK’s Gaming Technology Group, a supplier of Category B3, C and D gaming terminals to pubs, arcades, motorway service areas and holiday resorts. Inspired will pay $120m in cash for the business, with the deal expected to close in the third quarter of 2019.“We see our pending transformational acquisition of NTG […] as a huge catalyst in our business, dramatically increasing our size, scope and scale and augmenting the existing growth trends for our company,” Weil said.Executive vice president and chief financial officer Stewart Baker added that integration planning was progressing.“We have a good track record of growing Inspired’s margins and we believe we can achieve $12.3 million to $13.3m of annualised synergies within the first six months of this integration in addition to bringing down the cost of our debt,” Baker said.Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation for the quarter fell 42.6% to $8.9m.Despite posting declines in revenue-related costs for the quarter, as well as a drop in selling, general and administrative expenses, the decline in revenue contributed to Inspired posting a $4.5m operating loss. After other expenses, including interest expenses, of $6.1m, plus income tax of $0.1m, the net loss for the quarter stood at $10.7m, compared to a $4.0m loss in the prior year.For the six months to 30 June, revenue was down 18.8% at $60.4m, with service revenue declining to $56.4m, and hardware revenue down to $4.0m. As in Q2, revenue-related costs and selling, general and administrative expenses fell, though lower revenue, plus increased stock-based compensation expenses and acquisition-related costs saw the business post an operating loss of $5.2m.Other, finance-related expenses increased to $10.5m, resulting in a net loss of $15.7m, compared to $4.5m in H1 2018. Inspired Entertainment saw revenue fall $10.2m (£8.4m/€9.1m) in the second quarter of its financial year, with the decline blamed on the UK government’s decision to reduce maximum B2 machine stakes to £2. The supplier posted a net loss of $10.7m for the period. 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first_img Camelot UK Lotteries, operator of the UK’s National Lottery, has confirmed that it has stopped selling £10 category scratchcards as part of an effort to tackle problem gambling.Initial plans to withdraw its highest priced scratchcards were announced back in the summer, with the operator acknowledging that these particular games over-indexed among problem gamblers.Camelot instructed all of its retailers to remove these scratchcards from sale by 27 September, with any remaining stock returned to Camelot.The highest priced instant win National Lottery scratchcard games in UK shops are now £5.“Even though it’s widely acknowledged that the risk of problem play associated with our games is very low, player protection has always underpinned the way we run the National Lottery,” a Camelot spokesperson told iGamingBusiness.com.“We believed this was the right thing to do to help protect the very small minority of players concerned (less than 1% of all National Lottery players). We worked closely with our regulator, the Gambling Commission, on this at the time and are pleased that it welcomed the action we took.”Camelot’s scratchcard rules state that players have 180 days to claim any prizes after a game’s closure date. This means consumers who purchased one of the £10 games before they were taken off sale still have a few months to claim their winnings.The move comes after the UK Government in July announced plans to launch a new consultation over proposals to increase the minimum age consumers must be to purchase a scratchcard and play online instant win games from 16 to 18.At the time, the Government said the idea behind the move was to help protect young people from the potential risks of gambling-related harm.In June, Camelot reported a record £1.83bn in digital sales for the Lottery in the 12 months to March 31, 2019. Overall ticket sales were also up to £7.21bn for the year.Image: David Holt Finance Regions: UK & Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 21st October 2019 | By contenteditor Camelot UK Lotteries, operator of the UK’s National Lottery, has confirmed that it has stopped selling £10 category scratchcards as part of an effort to tackle problem gambling.center_img Topics: Finance Lottery Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Camelot withdraws £10 scratchcards from retailers Email Addresslast_img read more


first_img Regions: Europe Western Europe Belgium Sports betting Gauselmann increases stake in Belgium’s Betcenter Tags: OTB and Betting Shops AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 4th August 2020 | By contenteditor Topics: Sports betting Strategy Gauselmann Group’s Merkur Sportwetten subsidiary has increased its stake in Belgian sports betting operator Betcenter Group to 74.9%, with plans to grow its omichannel business in the market. Gauselmann Group’s Merkur Sportwetten subsidiary has increased its stake in Belgian sports betting operator Betcenter Group to 74.9%, with plans to grow its omichannel business in the market.Founded in 2005, Merkur describes Betcenter as the second largest sports betting provider in Belgium, with 70 betting shops, 17 kiosks and an extensive online offering.Its relationship with Gauselmann dates back around four years, having used B2B solutions from another subsidiary, Cashpoint Malta, since 2016. Merkur Sportwetten then acquired a 50.1% stake in the business in 2018, before increasing this in 2020 for an undisclosed sum.Betcenter chief executive Seydi Tekin will remain managing partner of the business, supported by director Carsten Schaudienst, who will remain active on its supervisory board.“In 2018, we decided to sell part of our business in order to be able to further expand our activities in Belgium and grow more strongly as a company, Tekin (pictured) explained.“We found an ideal partner in Merkur Sportwetten, which supports us as a technology provider for bet systems as well as financially,” he said. “The partnership quickly brought benefits and we were able to double our turnover in the past two years.”Merkur Sportwetten managing director Markus Ettlin added that Gauselmann was committed to enlarging its sports betting footprint by using Betcenter to develop its Belgian presence.“In line with this, we will further extend the omnichannel product offering (physical as well as online) in the coming months,” he said.As well as increasing the resources available to Betcenter, the company will undergo a rebrand to add the Merkur sun logo to its shop fronts. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more


first_imgIn April, Intralot said it anticipated an EBITDA reduction of between €25m and €30m because of the virus and said at the time it did not expect to return to normal levels of activity until November. 25th November 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle In addition, it has taken efforts to improve liquidity and as a result of this is in discussions about deferring planned investments worth up to €12m. Earlier this month, Intralot announced that Sokratis Kokkalis will once again take over as its chief executive, replacing Christos Dimitriadis, who took the role in March but will now oversee Intralot’s US operations. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Intralot expects €25m-€28m EBITDA hit from Covid-19 Greek lottery operator and supplier Intralot said it expects earnings to be reduced by €25m and €28m (£22.3m/$29.8m) because of the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. In September, the business reported that its revenue was down 55% for the first half of the year to €168.2m as both its B2B and its B2C operations suffered from ongoing struggles in Turkey – where it lost a major contract – and Bulgaria – where its client Eurofootball had its licence revoked. Finance The business said it would take advantage of any government support available, such as furlough schemes, and that these were already considered in its earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) estimate. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Intralot said it has taken measures to reduce the spread of the virus, with around 70% of its employees in Greece working from home even after lockdowns were lifted. Tags: Covid-19 Intralot Topics: Finance Lottery Online lottery Retail lottery Email Addresslast_img read more


first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Working in partnership with real estate and private equity investor, and former Valley Forge Casino owner, Ira Lubert, Bally’s plans to jointly design, develop, construct and manage a new Category 4 licensed casino. Construction is set to start the first half of 2021 and will take approximately a year to complete. The new facility will feature up to 750 slot machines and 30 table games, as well as offer retail sports betting, online sports betting and online gaming. Bally’s to construct new Category 4 PA venue through Lubert deal Lubert successfully bid for the right to apply for a Category 4 Slot Machine License for a casino to be built within a 15-mile radius of Unionville Borough in Centre County, Pennsylvania in September last year. US casino operator Bally’s Corporation has revealed plans to expand operations into Pennsylvania after setting out proposals to open a new land-based venue and launch sports betting and igaming in the state. Email Address Bally’s said the project, which remains subject to the receipt of certain regulatory approvals, operating certificates and other customary closing conditions, will cost approximately $120m.center_img Read the full story on iGB North America. Regions: Pennsylvania Topics: Casino & games Land-based casino Online casino Online sports betting Retail sports betting 5th January 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Casino & games AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more


first_img By Kunal Dhyani – March 12, 2018 Facebook Twitter WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa in huge trouble; SA 59/6 (22.3 ov)- Follow Live Updates Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The International Cricket Council has announced on Monday that two bilateral series being planned by former ICC Member United States of America Cricket Association (USACA) would constitute unsanctioned events within the ICC’s regulatory framework.USACA, which was expelled by the ICC in June 2017, recently announced plans to host Cricket India’s All India Women Twenty-20 Cricket Association for a bilateral women’s T20I series in April 2018 and Cricket India’s Indian Twenty20 Cricket Federation for a men’s series the following month. Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore 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 WTC Final Day 3 Stumps: India remove Conway and Latham but Kiwis on top; NZ 101/2 (49 ovs) trail by 116 runs Cricket PSL 2021 Eliminator 1 PES vs KAR LIVE: best way to watch Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow Live update WTC Final LIVE: Jamieson says, ‘nice and pleasing to get Virat Kohli’s wicket’; Gill feels India could have got more wickets Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleStar claims 34 sponsors for IPL; media reports situation grimNext articleHC orders winding up of Nimbus Communications for bank defaults Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Euro 2020- Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1: Shaqiri’s brace keep Switzerland hopes alive; Turkey face exit from Euros Cricket ICC confirms USACA events as disapproved cricket by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Like24/7 SportsIt’s Amazing To See How These NBA Stars Have Changed Since College24/7 SportsUndoE! OnlineTLC’s So Freaking Cheap Takes Penny-Pinching to the ExtremeE! OnlineUndoGrammarlyAdvertisement Avoid Grammatical Errors with This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndoNeither event is recognized by the BCCI or ICC, the world governing body for the sport has stated in Press release.In accordance with the ICC’s regulations on sanctioning events, no person affiliated to a National Cricket Federation is permitted to participate in any disapproved cricket. This prohibition applies to players, match officials, coaching or management staff affiliated to a National Cricket Federation or any team affiliated to a National Cricket Federation.USACA has been the ICC-sanctioned governing body for cricket in the USA for 52 years before it was expelled following a unanimous vote at the ICC AGM in London in last June. Football Cricket PSL 2021 Qualifier 1 ISL vs MUL LIVE: best way to watch Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow… Cricket BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check Latest Sports News Cricket Cricket WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Cricket CricketInternational Cricket CouncilLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSport TAGSICCInternational Cricket CouncilUnited States of America Cricket AssociationUSACAUSACA Suspension SHARE WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start last_img read more


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VIVO IPL as a sport connects audiences across age diaspora and everybody comes here for the experience. Hence we connected both and came out with this first time experience wherein we mapped – Fan excitement with the game itself & few lucky PERFECTFAN’s would get a chance to witness exclusive IPL screening in there city. Due to this dynamic medium we have achieved real-time engagement in OOH.”TagTalk is a Hyperlocal Modern Digital Out of Home Network, built on IoT (Internet of Things). Connected Real time across leading F&B chains, it is an In-venue customer engagement platform that enables push of location based POS real time offers personalised greetings and user driven live photographs and video broadcast using location based social media channels.Also Read: IPL 2019: Chennai Super Kings’ schedule, tickets, squad, coach: All you need to knowIPL 2019: Royal Challengers Bangalore’s schedule, squad, tickets, coach – All you need to… Cricket Business : Nike declines to renew, BCCI invites bids for Team Kit Sponsor and Merchandise Partner rights Brands Indian women cricket team and 52 other stars feature in Nike’s film, narrated by World cup star Megan Rapinoe The Indian Premier League title sponsor Vivo has launched the #PerfectFan contest on TagTalk.  The contest is a dialogue driven integration that enables fans to share their selfies real-time on TagTalk with location based live social media integration while cheering for their favourite team.PerfectFan contest has been launched with Vivo V15Pro campaign real-time on TagTalk from the opening Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 match between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore across 200 locations in Delhi, Gurugram, Mumbai, Pune and Bengaluru. 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OnlineCNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoes Surgery After Cancer DiagnosisE! OnlineUndocio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndoThe NBA and National Basketball Players Association (NBAPA) agreed to withhold 25 per cent of players’ pay starting next month. With that issue resolved, CNBC reported that many owners have no desire to return because other sources of revenue are down and despite a massive media rights deal, teams are still reporting losses. One person told CNBC a western conference team has already lost roughly $50 million US this season and doesn’t have much incentive to restart the campaign.“What [owners] are saying is, ‘If we return, where is the revenue that is going to justify the additional cost of returning?’,” one team executive said.“They are looking at the cost side versus the revenue side. What revenue comes in now?”LeBron James refutes the reportDespite the reservations, the NBA has given every indication it plans to complete the current campaign. Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James responded to the report via Twitter by cautioning the NBA against cancelling the season.“Saw some reports about execs and agents wanting to cancel season??? That’s absolutely not true. Nobody I know saying anything like that. As soon as it’s safe we would like to finish our season. I’m ready and our team is ready. Nobody should be canceling anything,” James wrote.The league announced this week it would soon unveil rule changes that will allow teams to open their practice facilities for players to take part in treatment and limited workouts. There is no set date for when facilities can open, though the league advised teams that it is targeting no earlier than May 8. The NBA was the first of North America’s major sports to suspend play after a Utah Jazz player tested positive for the coronavirus on March 11.The decision created a domino effect with many league and sports quickly following the NBA lead and cancelling or postponing seasons. A number of scenarios of how the NBA might be able to restart have been floated, including centralizing teams in Las Vegas or the Bahamas and playing games in empty arenas.Billions of dollars are on the line if the NBA can’t rescue its season. NBA teams split the roughly $2 billion per year in national TV money the NBA receives from ESPN and Turner Sports. But clubs also gain revenue from local media deals with Regional Sports Networks.According to some reports, NBA is also considering playing its games on the Walt Disney Resort property in Orlando, Fla., if the coronavirus threat lessens and it becomes safe. WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Facebook Twitter Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Kahveci scores for Turkey to reduce deficit; Follow Live Updates WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start National Basketball Association executives and player agents are calling on the league to cancel the remainder of the 2019-20 season due to health concerns over the novel coronavirus outbreak, CNBC reported on Thursday. Even as many states in the U.S. begin to ease stay-at-home restrictions and open up the economy, cracks are beginning to show in the NBA’s resolve to complete the campaign and crown a champion, according to CNBC.Talking to executives and agents, CNBC said team owners are concerned with liability issues and are conflicted about whether or not to give up on the current season. 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