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Profile of Ghanaian league raised by sports betting business

first_imgA reputable sports betting brand in Europe, mybet.com, says it is contributing to raising the profile of the Ghanaian football league.Sports’ betting entails placing a bet on the outcome of a sporting event with the primary intent to win additional money.Mybet.com Ghana is regulated by the Gaming Commission to take bets on sporting events across the globe, with special interest in soccer.“Since we came to the market, we have included the Ghanaian leagues in it, so as to give it more of a local content”, said Kwaku Ohemeng Agyei, Chief Executive Officer of the company.Sporting wagers can be on fixture or tournament results. For example, in a football game between Asante Kotoko and Chelsea, possible bets include Kotoko to beat Chelsea, Kotoko to win 2-1, Kotoko to win by one goal, Kotoko to be leading at half-time, and a particular player to score a goal.“Now we have bookmakers across the globe inquiring about the local leagues, thinking that if we’re taking bets on the local league, then there is credibility to the local league”, stated Mr. Agyei. Mybet.com Ghana has ventured the Kumasi market, after successfully operating outlets in the capital city, Accra for the past eight months.The CEO described the Kumasi market as huge with prospects to grow the business and excite sports enthusiasts.“Sports betting is totally different from lottery because lottery if pure luck”, he explained. “If you research well and you know your team, you can basically make money everyday from sports betting… it’s something that you can calculate and win”.The firm is hoping to take bets on other social events, including political elections.last_img read more

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GET YOUR BID IN FOR PAINTING BY AWARD-WINNING ARTIST – AND HELP TYPHOON VICTIMS

first_imgThere’s still time to make a bid for a beautiful piece of original artwork by award-winning artist Marvin Baldemor.The framed painting can be viewed at Mac’s Mace, High Road, Letterkenny and was very kindly donated by the Donegal-based artist to help raise funds following the Typhoon Haiyan disaster.The vibrant painting reflects the artist’s interpretation between his Filipino and Irish culture. It measures 28 x 22 inches framed.A second painting by the artist has already been snapped up and fundraisers are hoping to receive bids to help the Irish Red Cross support its campaign in the Philippines.An Associate member of the Royal Ulster Academy of Arts and NorthWest artists group, Cuisle, Marvin has described his work as “dominated by bold colours, combining acrylic paint, sand, handmade papers, collage and ink”.His paintings can be viewed in art galleries in Letterkenny, Ramelton, Sligo and Belfast. Paddy Mc Teague, Respite Coordinator at Ballymacool Respite House, Letterkenny, is organising the sale of the painting.Anyone who would like to make a bid for the picture can phone Paddy on 0872514666.The picture will go to the highest bid.Go along to Mac’s Mace and see the picture and make your bid! GET YOUR BID IN FOR PAINTING BY AWARD-WINNING ARTIST – AND HELP TYPHOON VICTIMS was last modified: January 10th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bidcharityMacs Macepaintinglast_img read more

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