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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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Flames reverse decision to not pay part-time arena workers for events canceled due to coronavirus

first_img“Unless notified by your supervisor, all scheduled shifts are cancelled. CSEC will pay for your March 12, 2020 shift if you were scheduled to work as the notice of cancellation was less than the 24 hours required by Alberta Employment Standards. Any shifts on March 13, 2020 and beyond must be pre-approved by your supervisor,” the original email reportedly stated. “Alberta Employment Standards requires that employers provide 24 hours’ notice for cancellation of scheduled shifts. CSEC will pay employees where the notification of cancellation was less than 24 hours. No payment will be made for shifts cancelled with greater than 24 hours’ notice.”The move came at a time when several other ownership groups — and even some players — around the NHL and NBA had publicly stated they will be covering the wages of venue employees during the shutdown, at least in the short term. The CSEC’s bucking of that trend triggered a negative backlash on social media, which may have triggered the Flames owners’ reversal of their original decision.Sporting News’ Sam Ficarro contributed to this story. After public backlash, the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation (CSEC) announced Sunday a compensation program for part-time employees.”It has been a very challenging week for all of us. We may not get everything right, out of the gate, but we can assure you that we will continue to work hard to do what is right for all of our Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation family,” CSEC president and CEO John Bean said. “Subsequent to the release of our previous communication, we have obtained a number of additional pieces of information including communicating directly with many part-time employees. This has prompted us to reach out to you today and advise that we will now be adopting an income bridge support group for qualifying employees.”MORE: Are Canadian NHL teams paying part-time arena workers for events canceled due to coronavirus?According to the Calgary Herald, CSEC sent an email on Friday to workers of the Scotiabank Saddledome — home of the Flames, the WHL’s Calgary Hitmen and the NLL’s Calgary Roughnecks; all teams owned by CSEC — stating that they would not be paid for shifts beyond the March 12 date that saw the indefinite postponement of many leagues around the world. The NHL’s “pause” due to coronavirus (COVID-19) fears has caused many arenas across North America to shut down, and on Friday the owners of the Calgary Flames reportedly notified hourly and event employees that they would not be paid for canceled shifts.Less than 48 hours later, they changed their minds.last_img read more

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