Research-led businesses will fuel growth of economy for years to come.Business expenditure on research and development (R) in Ireland in 2017 and 2018 increased 24pc to €2.8bn, according to new figures released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).Current expenditure, which comprises labour costs and other current costs, accounted for 90pc of all expenditure in 2017, with capital expenditure accounting for the remaining 10pc or €278m of total expenditure.According to the CSO Irish-owned enterprises reported an increase in R spend of 6pc or €49m, up from €810m in 2015 to €859m in 2017.Bigger businesses spend more on RSource: Central Statistics OfficeThe figures revealed that large enterprises’ – those with more than 250 employees – share of R accounted for 63pc of spending in 2017, or €1.8bn of the total spend.
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Have you ever dreamed about a battle of wits against the biggest pros of poker on tv for a huge amount of money?If you live in the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Sweden, or Spain, you will have the chance to do that for just $1 at 888poker.Following a successful Poker After Dark 888poker Week in October, the online poker room has teamed up once again with Poker Central for another run with Poker After Dark 888poker Week II scheduled to take place on May 21 and May 22.The $10,000 buy-in rake-free sit-and-go tournaments, which you can potentially play for just $1, will feature two high profile 888poker Ambassadors with four-time WSOP gold bracelet winner Dominik Nitsche and online poker's biggest all-time earner Chris Moorman.Players in the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, and Sweden will have a chance to win a package to the event valued at $14,000 for a dreamy $1 satellite on Sunday, April 28 at 8 p.m. GMT.Spanish players will have a separate chance to win a package at the same date and time on the 888poker.es ring-fenced Spanish client.
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The thirteenth edition of the PokerNews Cup (PNC) is less than a month away at Finix Casino, located on the border of Greece in Kulata, Bulgaria on May 9-19.Famous Tournament Director (TD) and poker consultant Thomas Lamatsch organized the schedule and structure of these two massive events as part of being the TD of the festival.As most of the TDs, I started my career in 1993 as a poker dealer in the CCC Vienna.As I instantly fell in love with this game and with full energy, I was promoted in some years from a dealer to a floorman and finally to the manager of the CCC.In 2007, I was looking for a new challenge and founded my company European Poker Consulting.First I was focused on consulting activities, but very soon I was hired more as a TD.
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Red Tiger Gaming are just going from strength to strength cementing themselves as a leading slots and software provider.And, now they have more exciting news to announce as they’ve opened a brand new office and gain a Gibraltar license.The suppliers can now extend and reach even more players and online casinos around the world and this is a huge step forward for them.Red Tiger Gain a Gibraltar LicenseThey’re certified in the premium online market and they’re showing no signs of slowing down as Red Tiger Gaming announce more big news.They’ve strengthened their ability to distribute their online slots and games to more of the worlds biggest brands by acquiring a new license in Gibraltar.
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This year’s Bolton Trust/PwC Innovation Awards competitors are very much into deep tech.Three digital start-ups spanning the worlds of augmented reality (AR), artificial intelligence (AI) and adtech are soon to battle for a prize of €10,000 as part of the Bolton Trust/PwC 2019 Innovation Awards.The finalists – all recent graduates of the Enterprise Ireland New Frontiers Programme at TU Dublin and IADT Dún Laoghaire – will aim to convince the judging panel that their venture represents the strongest potential for global expansion and return on investment.The event is supported by PwC and the awards evening will take place on Wednesday 1 May at PwC’s Spencer Dock offices.The Bolton Trust Awards are open to teams who have completed Enterprise Ireland’s New Frontiers Programme at TU Dublin’s three campuses and at IADT Dún Laoghaire.Since 2012, the programme has offered a support package of finance, training and workspace to more than 300 start-ups, which have gone on to secure more than €40m in equity investment and have created over 1,000 jobs.
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Irish travel tech start-ups are flying high.Meetings Booker, a provider of meeting venue discovery and online booking, has been named the best product winner of Enterprise Ireland’s Pioneer Travel Tech Award.The company helps executives to discover 125,000 meeting spaces in 138 countries around the world.Its platform is used by international hotel groups to power reservations on their own websites as well as by global corporations keen to track expenditure and make savings.ServisBOT was named as the winner of the best pitch category.The company transforms customer service conversations through messaging, artificial intelligence and automation.
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Sweden, Online gaming software, Latest Casino and Gambling News, Newest casino games, Mobile gaming, Online Gambling News, Mergers, Acquisitions & Partnerships, MaltaComing out guns blazing in 2019, Stockholm-based iGaming software provider, Nolimit City, has revealed that its latest title, Tombstone, is now live exclusively on LeoVegas.The new game is developed in HTML5 and, like all of the provider’s games, comes with solid math mechanics, high-end graphics and exciting sounds.“a wonderfully produced and very exciting game“According to the Thursday press release, the initial launch with the mobile gaming group’s online domain will be followed by a global release across all operators on May 2, 2019, when players everywhere will enter Tombstone and take on the Wild West’s most efficient gunslingers to establish law and order.Sure to be a crowd-pleaser, the Western-themed video slot follows last year’s wildly popular, Hot Nudge, and utilizes the developer’s patented “xNudge” feature allowing stacked wilds complete with sticky multiplier with every nudge, both up and down.
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Check out this cool chart from @Livermore_Lab that shows all of America's energy consumption from 2018. https://bit.ly/2D7KT1L pic.twitter.com/3yZiNvU5h0
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Online gaming software, Latest Casino and Gambling News, Mobile gaming, Online Gambling News, Mergers, Acquisitions & Partnerships, PortugalIn a move that further grows its list of regulated markets, Red Rake Gaming has partnered with Portugal’s leading operator, bet.pt.The new collaboration will see the Spanish online casino games developer’s most popular titles made available to the southern European country’s players.“a fundamental step in our regulated market strategy“Courtesy of the recent tie-up, top performing games such as Mystic Mirror, which is beating all prior game records, The Asp of Cleopatra and Maya, will be among the titles that will be accessible to the operator’s players.Continuing to push the boundaries of game development, Red Rake Gaming has produced ‘an exciting blend of exclusive content’ that considers many factors, such as mathematics, demographics, player personality, market trends and operator analysis.
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After all, the New Jersey Spring Championship of Online Poker, or NJSCOOP, is PokerStars NJ’s premier tournament series.The series, which launched in 2016, has never featured a prizepool guarantee below $1 million.In fact, this year’s guarantee gives back the guarantees from the first three editions of the tournament.Occam’s Razor is in effectOf course, as stated by Occam’s Razor, the simplest solution is often the correct one.The reduced guarantees might literally be because there is less money available in the New Jersey market.
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Pennsylvania online poker players can get their mouse, keyboard, grind playlist and snack of choice ready on July 15.Kevin O'Toole, executive director of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, revealed the news in a Wednesday meeting of the PGCB.O'Toole sat right down to kick off the meeting and, barely five minutes in, got to the topic that poker players in the Keystone State have been awaiting."Staff has reviewed the estimated time that it would take for us and the industry to complete all necessary steps, and it is our view that 90 days would be adequate," he said."Accordingly, I have advised the 10 iGaming certificate holders and three iGaming operators that a coordinated go-live period for interactive gaming will commence on July 15, 2019."The July 15 date drop means it will have been just a little under two years from bill passage to the first hand being dealt, as Pennsylvania's governor approved the law back in October 2017.
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New Jersey is not the end game for theScore.Company executives said in a quarterly earnings conference call on Wednesday that sports content app with more than 4 million average monthly active users is on target to acquire licensing and approvals to launch a sports betting platform in New Jersey by "mid-2019."That, company founder and chief executive officer John Levy said, "is just the beginning."“I'm pleased to report that we remain on track to deliver what we believe will be a best-in-class sports betting experience for the U.S. market in mid-2019 as previously announced of course subject to receiving all required approvals and licenses,” Levy said.“Our team is creating a unique integrated media and betting experience, which we believe will be a truly differentiated offering that position theScore very well in the rapidly developing sports betting landscape throughout the U.S.”Expansion Expensive, But theScore Sees GainsPreparing for the expansion has not been inexpensive.
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here are seven matchups that stick for having great betting potential.Yes, there is the historic Green Bay-Chicago matchup on Thursday, Sept. 5, to start the NFL’s 100th season.The Colts won 10 of their final 11 games to make the playoffs after a 1-5 start.The tough reality for the Chargers was the Chiefs won the tiebreaker.Both the Colts and the Chargers can represent the AFC in the Super Bowl.The NFL gods may be up to providing that juicy history.
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Latest Casino and Gambling News, Las Vegas, Casino News, Casino expansion projects, Casino project updates, Economy/Finance, SingaporeAsian casino operator, Genting Malaysia Berhad, reportedly ‘has the liquidity’ to complete the development of large projects in Las Vegas and Singapore but may jeopardize its future ‘deleveraging trajectory’ by attempting to expand into markets such as Japan.Resorts World Las Vegas cash:According to a report from GGRAsia, this is the opinion of Fitch Ratings Incorporated and came only two days after Genting managed to secure some $1 billion in additional cash for use on its under-construction Resorts World Las Vegas integrated casino resort.GGRAsia further reported that this new funding for the giant Las Vegas project was obtained on Tuesday thanks to the issuance by the Kuala Lumpur-listed casino firm’s wholly-owned Resorts World Las Vegas LLC and Resorts World Las Vegas Capital Incorporated subsidiaries of 4.625% senior notes featuring a 2029 due date.That same day saw the former subordinate acquire a $1.2 billion revolving credit facility alongside a $400 million term loan, which means that its parent now has about $2.6 billion in fresh capital to use on the coming Resorts World Las Vegas enterprise.
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Latest Casino and Gambling News, Fines, Lawsuits & Litigation, PennsylvaniaThe Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has decided to fine two casino operators in the state based on underage gambling.A total of $242,500 was placed against the operators of the Sands Casino Resort and the Meadows Racetrack and Casino.The fines were a result of approvals by the board during a public meeting of consent agreements involving the board’s Office of Enforcement Counsel.Operator of the Sands is the Sands Bethworks Gaming, LLC.This company was fined $120,000 for violations involving underage gaming.
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Jackpot Winners, Latest Casino and Gambling News, Lottery, The Players Lounge, Online Gambling NewsDaniel is a doting father who has long dreamed of buying a family home.Little did he know, but a recent decision to play the Lottomart app has resulted in a big win, with plenty of money to purchase a new home!The retail employee recently earned £137,152.75 by matching each number on the Irish Lotto game.Daniel is already enjoying the spoils from his recent win.The big windfall took place after the gambler was able to match all six numbers on the Irish Lotto.
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Latest Casino and Gambling News, Newest casino games, Game manufacturers, The Players Lounge, Online Gambling News, Licensing, GibraltarOnline casino games developer, Red Tiger Gaming Limited, has announced that it has been granted a business-to-business gaming license by the Gibraltar Gambling Commission after earlier opening a new office in the tiny British Overseas Territory.The Isle of Man-headquartered innovator used an official Tuesday press release to describe Gibraltar as ‘one of gaming’s most significant jurisdictions’ alongside detailing that the new license will now give it the ability to supply its complete portfolio of games to even more iGaming operators.Gavin Hamilton, Chief Executive Officer for Red Tiger, used the press release to declare that his firm had already held similar licenses from regulators in the United Kingdom, Malta and Alderney and that the new Gibraltar endorsement is all part of a strategy ‘to continue entering regulated markets and expanding its footprint in existing ones.’“We’re delighted to have been given the seal of approval by the Gibraltar regulator.Obtaining a license and establishing a presence in Gibraltar is a logical progression for us as our business in Gibraltar continues to go from strength to strength with big operators like BetVictor [Limited], Addison Global [Limited] and 888 [Holdings] already added to our long client list there this year.
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Latest Casino and Gambling News, Gaming Law & Legislation, Online gambling regulation, New online casinos, Online Poker, The Players Lounge, Online Gambling News, Sports betting, PennsylvaniaSome 18 months after passing legislation to legalize online gambling and the state of Pennsylvania has just reportedly announced that it anticipates the first series of sites will launch during the week beginning on July 15.According to a Wednesday report from OnlinePokerReport.com citing an earlier release from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, such a successful premiere would see ‘The Keystone State’ become the fourth United States jurisdiction after Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey to feature a regulated online poker market.The report detailed that seven of Pennsylvania’s 13 land-based casinos have already secured permission to offer local online poker services while a full ten hold similar licenses covering the in-state provision of virtual table games and slots.The site predicted that the PokerStars brand from Canadian iGaming operator, The Stars Group Incorporated, will likely be among the first to go live in the eastern state via an arrangement with Mount Airy Casino Resort before being joined by others including a PartyPoker-branded offering from GVC Holdings and Valley Forge Casino Resort.According to the April 16 statement from the PA Gaming Control Board…
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The 215 entry event with a guaranteed 10 million prize-pool attracted 45,929 unique entries and, combined with 15,413 re-entries, they conspired to produce a total prize pool of $12,268,400.The top 10,196 finishers received a cash return of some kind but when the Day 1 action was complete just 980 players remained and all were guaranteed a minimum $1,143 prize.After eight hours of Day 2 play just five players remained and they opted to share the remaining prize-money in a deal which saw a Greek player, using the alias ‘t4rz4n_21’, receive the biggest share of the remaining prize-pool, $625,073.But even the shortest stack at this juncture, Romanian player ‘idzake’ netted $509,664.Play did continue to determine a defined winner who would receive an additional 50,000 and the glory - that outright honour went to a player from China using the screen name ‘wangli0402’ who took top honours and a combined 611,944 in winnings.Smith Memorial in the RioThe eve of the 50th World Series of Poker, May 28th 2019, has been set as the date for a fundraising tournament in aid of the Gavin Smith Memorial Trust which benefits the children of the recently deceased poker player.
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The issues of improving and profiting from legal sports betting are similar in the 10 former Soviet republics known as the Commonwealth of Independent States as they are in the fledgling United States market.Site director Ambartzumian, the grandson and namesake of a noted Armenian theoretical astrophysicist, oversees a ratings network that helps potential bettors select a bookmaker and a clearinghouse for settling potential disputes that may arise from misunderstandings or malpractice.This Q is presented as part of Gambling.com's media partnership with Betting on Sports America 2019, which is April 23-25.My partner Paruyr Shahbazyan, he was a professional gambler and, basically, he got hit by a bookmaker who didn’t pay him out just because of some stupid rule that they had which was absolutely unacceptable.And, so, if there is a guy who wins several times, the bookmakers tend to limit him.Those such disputes are resolved as well.And sometimes there are absolutely, really, really, bad cases when it's absolute incompetence of the bookmaker.
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