Business Opportunities In Gaming Industry – BGLCJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Photo: Mark BellManager of Communications and Research at the Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC), Jana Bent (centre), engages in conversation with Director of the Compliance and Regulatory Division at the BGLC, Laurie Wiggan (left), and Director of Legal Services at BGLC, Karla Small-Dwyer, prior to the start of a recent JIS Think Tank, where details of the 2nd annual Gaming Summit, scheduled for June 18, were discussed. RelatedCollaboration Key In Ensuring Continued Progress Under Vision 2030 – Bullock Advertisements Local entrepreneurs are being encouraged to take advantage of new and emerging opportunities in the gaming industry.Representatives from the Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC), who were guests at a recent JIS Think Tank, said several opportunities now exist in the industry, as technology continues to change the face of gaming.These business prospects will be highlighted at the 2nd annual Gaming Industry Summit scheduled for Thursday (June 18) at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston.“We invite our entrepreneurs, who are looking for new and interesting niche markets, to start to develop and grow a business, to come,” said Manager of Communications and Research at the BGLC, Jana Bent.Ms. Bent told the JIS Think Tank that a presentation on emerging trends in the global gaming industry with emphasis on mobile betting, digital cash and more, will be among the main areas of focus at the upcoming summit.“The point of this is really to share with the public what is happening on the cutting edge of gaming in many areas,” she said.Director of Legal Services at the BGLC, Karla Small-Dwyer, noted that due to the rapid pace at which technology evolves, the gaming industry “is often left to play catch-up”.“Technology has really changed the face of gaming internationally and some of the traditional ways that we see gambling now, I think, in the next 10 years and in the future, are going to change dramatically,” she said.She noted that the presentation on the ‘Future of Mobile Betting’ by United Kingdom-based Gaming Consultant, Christina Thakor-Rankin, “will seek to address all that a potential entrepreneur and investor need to know about how to keep up with the industry”.“Some of the areas that Christina will be dealing with are sports betting, virtual reality and voice activated betting. So, her presentation should be very interesting and we are really looking forward to that presentation, so we can start preparing ourselves for the future of gambling in Jamaica,” Mrs. Small-Dwyer said.President of the Association of Racing Commissioners in the United States, Edward Martin, will highlight opportunities in horseracing.“His presentation will help to show people the way as to how to diversify and embrace new concepts for racing, that possibly could include new forms of businesses that could enhance and expand that sector as well,” Ms. Bent pointed out.Persons wishing to attend the summit can register by emailing the BGLC at [email protected] or by calling 630-1353. RelatedMIND Offers Workshop on State Protocol and Business Etiquette RelatedEPOC Expresses Strong Optimism Business Opportunities In Gaming Industry – BGLC Finance & Public ServiceJune 12, 2015Written by: Oroyo Eubanks FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Story HighlightsLocal entrepreneurs are being encouraged to take advantage of new and emerging opportunities in the gaming industry.Representatives from the Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC), who were guests at a recent JIS Think Tank, said several opportunities now exist in the industry, as technology continues to change the face of gaming.These business prospects will be highlighted at the 2nd annual Gaming Industry Summit scheduled for Thursday (June 18) at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston.
New Delhi: BJ Watling smashed his maiden double century that played a massive part in New Zealand’s big win against England in the first Test in Mount Maunganui. Watling’s knock and an impressive display from Neil Wagner had given New Zealand victory. In Hamilton, Tom Latham led the way with a splendid century but England registered a fightback by reducing them to 191/5. In came Watling and he continued to hurt England with another solid fifty and a gritty partnership of 124 with Daryl Mitchell for the sixth wicket revived New Zealand. New Zealand’s last four wickets added a further 60 runs, with Broad finishing with figures of four for 73 and Chris Woakes three for 83.All-rounder Mitchell, the son of former All Blacks coach and now England assistant rugby coach John Mitchell, was unruffled in his maiden Test performance. He brought up his 50 pulling Ben Stokes through mid-wicket for four in a 159-ball innings which included eight boundaries and one six. An even more cautious Watling, who reached his 18th half century with an elegant cut to the cover boundary off Sam Curran, faced 192 deliveries for his 55. It was slow going by the pair, but from New Zealand’s viewpoint their innings lasted almost two days which left England with only a remote chance of winning the Test to square the series.In response, Tim Southee trapped Dominic Sibley LBW for 4 while Matt Henry got the wicket of Joe Denly when the batsman edged to Watling. However, the day could have been even better for New Zealand had they not dropped Rory Burns twice during his knock of 24. Speaking after the end of the day, Mitchell said New Zealand were not complacent and their mindset was to go for a win and not settle for a draw.”Every Test you’re aiming to win so we’re trying to find a way to win this Test match. It’s a nice wicket to bat on at the moment, but there’s some things there we can try to exploit later on,” Mitchell said. Broad, who took 4/73, said England hoped for a turnaround and they gave themselves a day to bowl out New Zealand and push for an unlikely win.”The opportunity is there to go and bat big once. There’s not a huge amount of pressure, not a lot happening with the pitch, not a big scoreboard pressure, there’s a chance for a couple of people to go and get hundreds … and leave ourselves a day to bowl them out,” Broad said.Also Read | Five Wickets In One Over – Abhimanyu Mithun Outdoes Lasith Malinga In Syed Mushtaq Ali TrophyThe ongoing series between New Zealand and England is not part of the ICC World Test Championships. England will travel to South Africa after the end of this series while New Zealand will go across the Tasman for a three-Test series against Australia. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.