KCS-content BETFAIR’S hopes of achieving a valuation above £1.4bn in its upcoming float have received a blow from a rival online bookie.Bodog was forced to slash its odds on Betfair failing to hit the sum after a rush by shrewd punters. Bodog initially offered 8/11 on the IPO failing to hit £1.4bn but was forced to cut the price twice, first to 1/2 then to 1/3.The bookie also reported a number of customers setting up accounts especially to place bets against Betfair reaching the figure, seen as a warning sign in the industry.A Bodog spokesman said: “We have had 182 bets on the downside compared to just 22 on the upside. For a bet this niche this is quite a lot. Having a lot of experience in this industry I’m pretty certain these people will turn out to be right.“We even had people setting up multiple accounts so they could get three bets at the maximum of £500 a bet.”The world’s biggest online betting exchange is not planning on raising new capital in the flotation but will put a minimum of 10 per cent of the company on the market through the sale of shares of existing stakeholders.It expects to announce its pricing after its annual meeting next month. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoNext RefinanceThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryNext RefinanceUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndoLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsUndoBewadaHusband Divorced His Wife After Looking Closer At This PhotoBewadaUndo Blow to Betfair as odds on £1.4bn float valuation are slashed by rival Sunday 26 September 2010 10:45 pm Share whatsapp Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com Show Comments ▼ whatsapp
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Regions: US Topics: Lottery People Sports betting Strategy Greek gaming and lotteries giant Intralot has appointed Byron Boothe as permanent chief executive of its US subsidiary. Boothe (picture) will continue overseeing day-to-day leadership of the Intralot Inc. business, having served as interim chief executive of the subsidiary since 2019. A long-term member of the Intralot team, Boothe has also been vice president of government relations for the group since joining the business in March 2007. “We have an exceptionally talented team at Intralot Inc. that is focused on taking decisive actions to transform the business, continuing to innovate our product in new and diverse ways, and unlocking future growth opportunities,” Boothe (pictured) said.Read the full story on iGB North America. Lottery Greek gaming and lotteries giant Intralot has appointed Byron Boothe as permanent chief executive of its US subsidiary. 12th June 2020 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Intralot appoints Boothe as permanent US chief AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address
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The FTSE 100’s still planted around recent 14-month highs and recent news flow suggests that another plunge lower could be around the corner.But it’s not the only issue that threatens to punish stock markets in the coming days, weeks and months.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Post-Brexit trade talks officially begin today between London and Brussels, a likely-bumpy process that could damage investor sentiment further. The threat of an epidemic also means that key European economies could fall into recession. And large question marks remain over the state of US and Chinese trade relations too.CheapFootsie share Imperial Brands (LSE: IMB) has suffered badly in recent sessions. It shed a fifth of its value in February as the COVID-19 outbreak smashed market sentiment.It’s possible that fresh falls could be around the corner, naturally. But could ignoring the tobacco titan at current prices be akin to looking the proverbial gift horse in the mouth? Right now it trades on a forward P/E ratio of 6 times and carries a 13.5% dividend yield for 2020.Cigarette manufacturers like this were long considered the safe-haven stocks to buy along with utilities, defence and healthcare stocks. The addictive nature of tobacco products could be relied upon to keep growing annual earnings whatever the weather. What’s more, Imperial Brands’s industry-leading labels like Davidoff and Gauloises added an extra layer of strength to its profits visibility. So why does it continue to sink?CheerlessFor its loyal customers, Imperial Brands’s cartons remain essential purchases, regardless of broader social, economic and political factors. The problem is that regulatory action has significantly shrunk the size of this group over the past decade.Public smoking bans, and curbs on the sale and marketing of tobacco products across the globe have seen smokers turning their backs on Big Tobacco and discouraged young people from taking up the habit. The same health concerns over vaporisers (and similar products) have cast doubts around Imperial’s ability to offset a declining cigarette market too.Set to keep sinking?Last month’s financials illustrated the colossal difficulties the FTSE 100 stock faces. Then it said that net revenues would likely flatline in the current financial year (to September 2020) and adjusted earnings per share would likely fall.The reason? Imperial Brands said that “the US FDA’s ban on certain flavours of cartridge-based vapour devices and weaker than expected consumer demand for vapour” would hit business in the near term. I’m not convinced that turnover will rebound any time soon either, given growing health concerns over the likes of its blu e-cigarette and the steady decline of its traditional tobacco market.In this climate, it’s no surprise that investors looking for safe havens are buying other stocks. Annual earnings growth has steadily slowed in recent years. And City analysts expect profits to finally fall in fiscal 2020 (they predict a 5% drop). Imperial Brands has lost almost two-thirds of its value during the past three years. I fully expect it to keep sinking too. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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See all posts by Jonathan Smith Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Forget the October Premium Bond draw! Here’s why I’m investing in FTSE 100 stocks instead The October Premium Bond draw has just happened, with millions of investors hoping to win big. For decades, it has been a popular investment for many people. The risk of losing money is virtually zero as the bonds are backed indirectly by the government. But even though you could potentially win a million as the top prize, the average income actually equates to just 1.4% per annum. This is still considerably better than the interest you would get holding the money in cash, but is it really the best way to make a healthy return?Potential versus guarantee The monthly Premium Bond draw gets a lot of attention, of course, because of the potential winnings. But therein lies the main issue with Premium Bonds. No income on a monthly or annual basis is guaranteed. You could win £0, in which case the investment hasn’t been worth it for that month… or the next one. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…On the other hand, investing in a FTSE 100 stock that pays a dividend can give you income that’s more certain. If the company has committed to paying out the dividend, then it’ll be paid. For me, this process is a lot more secure than Premium Bonds. I can plan with what to do with the dividend payment when it’s received. This may mean reinvesting it, using the money to pay bills or other expenditure. 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House in Nakameguro / Yoritaka Hayashi ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse in Nakameguro / Yoritaka Hayashi Architects Area: 32 m² Photographs ArchDaily Architects: Yoritaka Hayashi Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/205769/house-in-nakameguro-yoritaka-hayashi-architects Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/205769/house-in-nakameguro-yoritaka-hayashi-architects Clipboard CopyHouses•Tokyo, Japan Japan Projects CopyAbout this officeYoritaka Hayashi ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasTokyoHouses3D ModellingJapanPublished on February 09, 2012Cite: “House in Nakameguro / Yoritaka Hayashi Architects” 09 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/628916/wilkinson-eyre-architects-to-bring-new-life-to-king-s-cross-gasholders Clipboard Wilkinson Eyre Architects to Bring New Life to King’s Cross GasholdersSave this projectSaveWilkinson Eyre Architects to Bring New Life to King’s Cross Gasholders Wilkinson Eyre Architects to Bring New Life to King’s Cross Gasholders CopyAbout this officeWilkinsonEyreOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsUnbuilt ProjectResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsInterior DesignResidential InteriorsLondonKing’s CrossInteriorsResidentialHousingUnited KingdomPublished on May 08, 2015Cite: Patricia Arcilla. “Wilkinson Eyre Architects to Bring New Life to King’s Cross Gasholders” 08 May 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Manufacturers: Reynaers Aluminium, Casalgrande Padana, SCGSave this picture!© BeersingnoiRecommended ProductsWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Text description provided by the architects. This KPWT residence project offers an example of a modern house in the tropical climate country. In order to build a modern architecture in this particular area, it is not only about a form, less-is-more, clean and clear, box-like building but also, for its longevity, building needs some sun shading devices as well as a roof for the rains. This project offers architecture which is more applicable.Save this picture!© BeersingnoiThe house is on an 800 square metre land plot, situated in a residential area of Bangkok, Thailand where the owner wants to build a house for his contemporary family; two storey, open-plan living, dining area with a double volume space and three bedrooms are altogether in the main building whereas a 6 metre high ceiling multifunctioning hall and cinema room are in one another. Both are connected to each other by a gallery on the second floor with another bedroom behind it. Save this picture!© BeersingnoiSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© BeersingnoiSave this picture!First Floor PlanOrientation of the building has strong relationship with the context, the 6 metre high building turns its back on the unpleasant 8 storey office building nearby in the north, whilst the 2 storey main wing makes a connection across the site to adjacent existing 1970s modern house in the south, creating an interesting conversation between the two modern houses that are built through different times.Save this picture!© BeersingnoiMass of the architecture itself illustrates admiration to the site, the long horizontal lines are used to emphasise and celebrate long frontage of this land plot, 40 metre long facing the road. For the tropical climate aspect, main surface of the house is slightly angled to create sun shading for itself instead of only plain surface confronting the sun. The aluminium windows also makes a feature, rather than building another wall as a second skin or a sun protection, which is widely used elsewhere, the windows are preferably designed to be sun shading themselves by embedding the vertical frame gradiently to control daylight from sunrise to sunset. Save this picture!© BeersingnoiProject gallerySee allShow lessAround / studioLOOPSelected ProjectsThe Kaunas M.K. Čiurlionis Concert Centre International Design ContestBuilt Projects & Masterplans Share Thailand Projects Architects: Julsamano Bhongsatiern Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Houses KPWT Residence / Julsamano BhongsatiernSave this projectSaveKPWT Residence / Julsamano Bhongsatiern ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/869489/kpwt-residence-julsamano-bhongsatiern Clipboard KPWT Residence / Julsamano Bhongsatiern Save this picture!© Beersingnoi+ 32 Share Photographs: Beersingnoi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses•Khwaeng Suan Luang, Thailand Year: 2017 “COPY” CopyAbout this officeJulsamano BhongsatiernOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKhwaeng Suan LuangThailandPublished on June 24, 2017Cite: “KPWT Residence / Julsamano Bhongsatiern” 23 Jun 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Year: CopyAbout this officeCristián Romero ValenteOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMaitencilloChilePublished on September 12, 2017Cite: “AV HOUSE / Cristián Romero Valente” 12 Sep 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Mexico Save this picture!© Humberto Romero, Gabriela Huerta+ 40Curated by Daniela Cruz Share House 8 in Bruma / Alejandro D’ Acosta Alejandro D’Acosta López Year: CopyAbout this officeAlejandro D’ AcostaOfficeFollowProductStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesEnsenadaIcebergMexicoPublished on March 19, 2020Cite: “House 8 in Bruma / Alejandro D’ Acosta” [Casa 8 en Bruma / Alejandro D’ Acosta] 18 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.