BetConstruct boosts front-end experience through Vegas Kings

first_img Share New Polish poker table in BetGames section for STS July 15, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Submit SBC Awards: The key to an effective submission August 28, 2020 VBET agrees Armenian Premier League and Armenian Cup sponsorship August 13, 2020 BetConstruct has struck a deal with creative agency Vegas Kings to customise the front-end experience for its partner operators.Vegas Kings, who will help online partners of the software developer to improve websites with bespoke design using BetConstruct API’s, has also launched two exciting games using BetConstruct’s SlotBuilder.Configuring the playlines, symbols and reels through this SlotBuilder, Vegas Kings was able to put forward two authentic HTML5 games, Bling Spins and Soccer Shootout, both of which have already made it into BetConstruct’s vast catalogue of casino games.Ashley Adir, CEO of Vegas Kings, said: “Thanks to BetConstruct for giving Vegas Kings the amazing opportunity to work on the SlotBuilder platform. We were surprised at how easy, user-friendly and intuitive it was to build two games for the African market and working with BetConstruct as a partner made the process extremely smooth and efficient.”Edgar Mkrtchyan, Gaming Group Product Manager of BetConstruct, added: “SlotBuilder was created to provide freedom and artistry for anyone who wants to design their dream slots. We are very happy that so many companies have had an outstanding experience with it. And now we gladly welcome creative minds of Vegas Kings with their games that are going to hit the top charts.”It was notable that BetConstruct, winners of the White Label Supplier of the Year at last week’s SBC Awards, chose to partner with an igaming specialist, who this summer secured a 12-month retainer to handle all creative and web development requests for Resorts Digital.last_img read more

RESPAWN Products becomes furniture partner of High School Esports League

first_imgRESPAWN Products, a gaming furniture company, has become the official furniture partner of the High School Esports League – an American initiative that encourages and aids schools in promoting esports in schools.RESPAWN’s furniture will be used at the high schools who participate in any of the High School Esports League’s programs and tournaments across the country.The High School Esports League holds competitions for those in high school across thirteen titles, with over 10,000 currently participating. RESPAWN was launched in 2017, using OFM‘s research and development program to help create ergonomic gaming furniture. Registry for the High School Esports League’s Spring Majors closes on April 5th.Mason Mullenioux, CEO of HSEL said the following regarding the partnership: “We understand the importance of equipping our young adults and esports athletes with the right equipment for play, and so we look forward to working with RESPAWN so that our network of high schools can gear up. Through this partnership with RESPAWN, we aim to provide the ability for our high school players to experience the same high quality gaming furniture that professionals use in esports competitions around the world.”Blake Zalcberg, CEO of OFM, Inc also commented: “It’s important to us to invest in the future of esports on the ground floor, which is currently the amazing group of players playing at the high school level in HSEL. We are ecstatic to outfit these young professionals with gear they can be proud of and that will help them boost their game to the collegiate level.”Some of the titles students can compete on include League of Legends, Hearthstone, Rocket League, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Overwatch.Esports Insider says: We’re always glad to see esports initiatives at school-level, so RESPAWN helping to improve the experience of those competing is a welcome sight.last_img read more

McKeon takes aim at college loan industry

first_imgIn the wake of revelations of deceptive practices in the college loan industry, U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon introduced a bill Monday to reform the way private lenders operate. The bill from McKeon, a Republican from Santa Clarita who is on the House Committee on Education and Labor, aims to establish codes of conduct for the college lending industry and improve disclosure for students. “This is an issue that there’s going to be a good amount of bipartisan cooperation on,” said Steve Forde, a spokesman for McKeon. Two months ago, committee chairman Rep. George Miller, D-Concord, introduced a bill similar to the one McKeon introduced Monday. The committee’s examination of the sometimes-cozy ties between lenders and universities comes as New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has publicized the results of his investigation on the topic. Interest rates on private loans can be as high as 19 percent, compared with 6.8 percent for the federal loans, according to Miller. The code of conduct McKeon presented in his bill would limit gifts and payments that lenders could offer financial aid officers at schools. Schools that recommend lenders would have to explain to students why it chose those lenders. “After months of revelations highlighting the extent of corruption in the student loan industry, we’re pleased to see that Mr. McKeon is now ready to work with us in protecting the interests of students and families,” said Rachel Racusen, a spokeswoman for Miller. McKeon lost the chairmanship of the Committee on Education and Labor when the Democrats won a majority in the last election. [email protected] (661) 257-5253 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

DONEGAL TEENAGERS LOSE THEIR HEADS FOR CHARITY – PIC SPECIAL

first_imgCHARITY: A group of Donegal teenagers shaved off their luscious locks, but it wasn’t because of the heat-wave currently being experienced in the county – the lads did it for charity! St Johnston lads – Oran Higgins, Oran Allan, Corey O’Donnell, Ryan Higgins, Matthew K Clarke, Conor Allan, Michael Devine, Shaun Mitchell, Darren Coffey, Ethan Coll and Kevin Gallagher decided to come together for charity. They decided they wanted to raise money for the cancer ward within Crumlin Children’s Hospital, Dublin.They opted to go for a head shaving fundraising initiative, and they raised over €1,000 for the charity.A fantastic gesture from the lads, that will be greatly appreciated by all at Crumlin Children’s Hospital.The staff at Crumlin Children’s Hospital do incredible work and any support for the facility should be supported. Well done to the all the lads involved in this charity effort.  DONEGAL TEENAGERS LOSE THEIR HEADS FOR CHARITY – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: May 13th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:charityCrumlin Children’s HospitalFeaturesnewspicture specialSt Johnstonlast_img read more

Flame-out Jets Bring Back Coach Ryan

first_imgFLORHAM PARK, N.J. – John Idzik handed the game ball to a teary Rex Ryan as the New York Jets players cheered wildly.Then, the general manager shouted above them, making a declaration that said it all for the franchise.“This is our coach!” Idzik yelled. “This is our coach!”That was the raucous scene moments after the Jets ended their season Dec. 29 with a 20-7 win over the Miami Dolphins — and owner Woody Johnson announced that Ryan would return as coach.As the players cleared out their lockers Dec. 30 at the team’s facility and headed into the offseason, they were feeling pretty good about their future despite an 8-8 season and a third straight year of missing the playoffs.“Obviously, as a team you want to peak at the end of the season,” wide receiver David Nelson said. “You want to play your best ball at the end of the season and right now we’re doing that. It’s just unfortunate that we weren’t able to make the playoffs because, the way we’re playing right now, I feel like we could run the table.”The Jets won three of their last four games to finish at .500 and perhaps save Ryan’s job. Ryan was retained as coach after a few months of speculation that he could be done after five seasons.“When we found out, it was pure joy in the locker room,” quarterback Geno Smith said. “We were all happy for him and also selfishly, I’m happy to have my coach back because we really enjoy playing for him and we just look forward to the future here.”Now, the Jets will focus on that future, with several issues to consider, including whether Smith is their starting quarterback.“I’ve got plenty of room to improve,” he said. “I’m going to use this offseason to be extremely critical of myself and find every single way to get better.”He was forced into action when he won the training camp competition by default when Mark Sanchez suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in the third preseason game. The second-round pick was up and down all season, looking at times like a bona fide playmaker with four winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime in his first seven games. But at many others, Smith was a mistake-prone turnover machine.Ryan benched him at halftime of a brutal showing against Miami on Dec. 1, a move that could prove to be a turning point in the young quarterback’s development.“I think it just lit a fire in me and just gave me that competitive edge that was always there, but maybe needed to be pulled to the forefront,” Smith said. “It just allowed me to see things from a better perspective and ultimately it was the right decision.”In his final four games, Smith threw for 790 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions with three victories. He finished with just 12 touchdown throws and 21 interceptions, but the last quarter of the season has some thinking the Jets have their franchise quarterback in place.“I think this team believes in Geno,” Nelson said, “and the way he’s played the last few weeks speaks for itself.”Added receiver Josh Cribbs: “He’s been improving all year. He’s been making rookie mistakes, but he’s been making errors that you expect a new quarterback to make in this league. I think that he will only get better.”Smith acknowledged that it’s “extremely important” to know that he’ll have the same coaches and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg’s system in place as he heads into his second season. He also knows he has come a long way from his draft-day disappointment when he slipped from the top 10 to the second round.“It couldn’t (have) happened in a better way,” Smith said. “Not only did it give me that fuel that I needed to go out and to be that hard working guy every single day, but I landed in a great spot, with a great team, great organization and I have a bright future here.”Idzik and Ryan will have plenty of other decisions to make, including the likely moves to part ways with quarterback Mark Sanchez and receiver Santonio Holmes to save money on the salary cap. There are also several potential key free agents, including right tackle Austin Howard, right guard Willie Colon and kicker Nick Folk.The Jets will also look to build on the momentum that capped a season that they’re far from satisfied with despite grim preseason expectations.“Obviously, finishing with two (straight) wins, which is something we weren’t able to do all year, was a good sign,” center Nick Mangold said. “It’s unfortunate, you hate to miss the playoffs. That’s obviously one of the big downsides. But I love how this team kept fighting, stuck together.“It makes you excited to get the offseason going, get back in here and get back to work.”(Dennis Waszak, Jr., AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Card skimming case Police suspect involvement of Nigerian gang

first_imgKolkata: The police are suspecting that a gang comprising some Nigerian nationals was behind the unauthorised withdrawal of money from various bank accounts, after skimming of debit cards to get details.The modus operandi of the crime made the police suspect that there could be a “Nigerian” gang behind the entire operation. Preliminary investigation has revealed that the cash was withdrawn using the debit card details from certain places in Delhi. In most of the previous such cases in which money was withdrawn from Delhi, involvement of a “Nigerian gang” was found. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe police have gone through the video footages of surveillance cameras installed in three ATM counters at Mallick Bazar, Golpark and Elgin Road. In these three counters, skimming machines were found fitted at the slot of the ATM machines, where one needs to swipe cards to withdraw money. The video footages have shown a person entering the ATM counter to fit the skimming machine. He had his face covered.Police suspect that the same person had installed skimming machines in all the three ATM counters. In one of the video footages he was found covering his face with a handkerchief. In another he was wearing a cap and in the third ATM counter, he was seen wearing sunglasses. As a result, the police have not got a clear picture of the person and so are preparing his portrait parle. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedPraveen Tripathi, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime), said: “We are taking all necessary steps to crack the case as early as possible.”It may be mentioned that till yesterday, the police had received as many as 76 such cases and on Thursday, two more such cases have been recorded. Police suspect that the number of cases could go up.Some bank officials, including an assistant general manager of a nationalised bank, have also fallen victim to it. Around Rs 40,000 was withdrawn from the bank account of the assistant general manager. He was earlier the manager of the Golpark Branch of the bank. In another case, Rs 50,000 was withdrawn from the bank account of RJ Nilanjana. She has lodged a complaint with Alipore police station. The police are also keeping a watch at the online shopping sites to get information if skimming machines are being sold without necessary permissions.last_img read more

Internet Explorer 9 A Closer Look

first_imgOctober 1, 2010 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Apple’s Safari may get all the hype. But Microsoft Explorer remains the lingua-franca of the small-business realm.Explorer claims more than half of the overall browser market, says Aliso Viejo, Calif-based Netmarketshare.com. And it reaches even deeper into the small-business universe. Sure, others browsers are faster and pack more features. But most small firms tend to stick with Internet Explorer because it’s included with their Windows-based small-business computers.So when Microsoft makes a big upgrade in Internet Explorer that offers major improvements for small firms — which is just what it is doing — it is big news indeed.Earlier this month Microsoft deployed a close-to-market-ready beta version of IE9, which I have been testing in my six-person digital content company. We’ve used it as a basic Web business search tool; an in-house platform for Web-based work tools like LiquidPlanner, Google Apps, and Microsoft Office Live; and even sampled it as a development tool for firms with company websites and e-commerce platforms.Things to Love Blazing speed: Side-by side-testing with the latest versions of Chrome, Safari, and Firefox showed me that the frustrating speed lag for Internet Explorer is no more.Expect a solid bump in performance for everything from basic Web browsing to Web-based office collaborative tools. For example, updating a Google Doc shared by several writers was clearly quicker in my testing with Explorer 9. And third-party web browser plug-ins like the Norton Security Tool bar and Yahoo search bars should run much faster — and crash less often.I found this performance gain across all types of equipment, from an ancient Pentium 4 Dell Dimension office desktop to a state-of-the-art Toshiba Portégé R700 notebook running an Intel Core i7.As a means of doing your Web-based work, IE9 is first rate.New possibilities for small-business Web strategies: Microsoft is joining the rest of the browser community in supporting exotic new web technologies. These tools have geeky names like HTML5, but they are important to small firms because they will change how the Web looks and feels — and thus how businesses work on it.For example, once-static content — like an average company home page — will become more dynamic. It will integrate high-quality video, interactive features and even immersive 3D environments, similar to the way powerful video games render on a sophisticated game platform like Xbox 360. Already-dynamic content, like a company blog or social networking site, will look slicker and closer to print or movie versions of information — like, say, how magazine apps now render on a tablet computer like an iPad.Things to hate Lots and lots of bugs: All this innovation comes at a cost: Explorer 9 will cause a wave of coding issues. Some websites will not fully support the new browser, so older versions of Explorer must be kept handy. And Web-based office tools, particularly custom apps like in-house sales or payroll systems, will almost certainly need to be upgraded to work on IE9.Businesses must brace themselves to manage the headache — and cost — of working with a powerful new browser that demands much from those who use it.My verdict: Download IE9 nowUpgrading to Explorer 9 is worth the time for the speed gain alone. Your firm should expect everything from Web browsing to document handing to be faster and more robust. You might want to wait until the final version hits the market, but touching the beta now — and understanding its powerful new features — will give your business an edge in developing fresh strategies for this next generation of Web development.IE9 is big step for the internet. You should give yourself and your business every chance to step along with it.   Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 4 min read Register Now »last_img read more

How to Keep Your Online Social Network Safe

first_img 4 min read Fraudulent or annoying content on your company’s social network can undermine customer trust and ultimately hurt your business.Such content runs the gamut from automatically generated mass emails trying to sell something to carefully crafted cons intended to swindle users out of money. To prevent spam and scams from infecting your social network and harming your reputation, consider these five tips to help keep your users safe:1. Require extra verification from users. When spammers attempt to reach as many people as possible, they often develop programs that create multiple fake users on social networks. But if there’s an extra level of verification in the process to create a user profile or to log in, a spammer’s program will fail, says Kevin Cardwell, master trainer for the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants. For example, a user might see an image of a house and have to identify it to log in. Another popular type of verification, which is called CAPTCHA, requires users to type the letters and numbers shown in a graphic script. Individuals can easily complete these verification tests, Cardwell says, but it is “harder to write automatic tools to do that.”Your IT team should be sure to insert these extra layers of verification. Alternatively, if an entrepreneur is purchasing an application to develop a website, security features should be included, Cardwell says. Some Internet security companies, such as DeepnetSecurity, also can help business owners add additional layers of verification to the login process. Prices for such software vary, but DeepnetSecurity offers price quotes on its site.Related: Why You Should Consider Outsourcing Computer Security2. Install a web application firewall. A firewall protects users by preventing hackers from compromising the site. While there is virtually no way to completely eliminate problems, a firewall “is going to mitigate the risk and make it harder” for a hacker to get into your site, says Cardwell. “Usually, they will go to someone who is not protected by a web application firewall” in the same way that a burglar alarm deters thieves. Cardwell recommends ModSecurity and WebKnight, which are free, as well as Profense, which costs $2,995 and includes one year of technical support and upgrades.3. Identify risky devices. Every digital device has a unique Internet Protocol address, or IP. If you find hundreds of posts or profiles from the same IP address within a short period of time, that’s a good sign the user is fraudulent. Spammers often rely on quantity: If they send out enough emails or set up enough fake profiles, they figure somebody will bite. David Evans, the online editor of Online Dating Insider, a blog covering the business of online dating, recommends monitoring what device users are logging in with using a company called iovation. Iovation has a database of more than 800 million unique devices and can identify those that have been involved in risky activity. The cost to use iovation depends on the industry and transaction volume.Two other online security companies that Evans recommends are MaxMind and Subuno. MaxMind charges a product license fee that runs $15 to $370, plus a monthly update fee that ranges from $3 to $90, depending on the type of database. Subuno charges between $19 and $249 a month, based on the number of transactions.Related: Three Tips for Using Public Wi-Fi Safely4. Scan your site for links. Hackers or spammers will post responses to online conversations by directing customers to another site. An entrepreneur should be wary of a comment along the lines of, “Oh, what you said here is very interesting, take a look at this link that says something that is similar,” says Jules Polonetsky, director and co-chair of the Future of Privacy Forum, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, and former chief privacy officer at AOL. Typically, the link will take a user either to a site where a spammer is selling something or to an infected site that will compromise the user’s computer or steal personal information.5. Empower your customers. “An owner of a small business can’t be everywhere,” says Polonetsky. “It is the other posters [to your website] who are there day-to-day who can be the best eyes and ears.” So you want to give your users a way to flag inappropriate behavior. Popular sites like Facebook and YouTube have clickable icons for reporting spam or other inappropriate content, Polonetsky says. “Responding to your active members and making it very clear that you want to hear and that you will react to what they raise helps deputize every one of them.”Corrections & Amplifications: The name of the online security company Subuno was incorrectly spelled in an earlier version of this article.  Register Now » February 23, 2012center_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more