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BetHut’s Spin Sports launches new campaign

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  • Do golf and Formula One price aspiring kids out of the sport?

  • It can cost £8,000,000 to progress from karting to the F1 grid

  • Education statistics offer revealing insight into diversity of sport

  • Football remains an accessible working class sport

 

Golf and Formula One could be pricing children and people from working families out of their sports, a new study has shown.

Research this week showed that there is a class divide in certain sports in the UK, amid concerns that jobs were going to the ‘private school elite’.

The results showed that football remains a traditionally working class sport, with just 5% of men’s players coming from independent schools, and a study from The Cost of Raising a Pro support these findings with football emerging as one of the cheapest sports to pursue as a youngster.

The study looks at 10 selected sports and breaks down the price of making it from grassroots to the top of the sport, taking into account travel costs, equipment needed, training required and any specialist healthcare that may also be included.

It can be revealed that golf and F1 are the two most expensive sports to pursue to a professional level, with costs of at least £300,000 and £600,000 respectively required to make it in the sport – figures which put them out of the reach of most working families and young children in the world.

The worrying trends and growing costs are supported by the findings that on average 24% of current sportsmen/women attended independent schools, some way up from the average of the general population which sits at just 7%.

It means that professional sport is more out of touch with the people than ever before, all apart from football and boxing, which can be revealed as two of the cheapest sports to pursue to the top after extensive research.

To become a boxer, total expenses are expected to reach around £15,000, while football is slightly more expensive at £23,000.

While they may still seems expensive, they still come out much cheaper than vocational careers such as teaching or becoming a doctor, which both require hefty investment due to tuition fees and exams.

Lewis Hamilton recently admitted he has concerns over the next generation of F1 drivers. The total cost of becoming a world champion is around £8,000,000, and the Mercedes driver accepted it was a concern that there was little diversity in the sport due to the spiralling costs of competing as a youngster putting it out of reach of the average child on a council estate.

The Cost of Raising a Pro takes a look at 10 selected sports and compares the amount of investment needed in a number of different areas (along with the talent) to make it as a professional athlete, and compares to four more everyday jobs.

 

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Caesars and Eldorado Set Date for Shareholders Meetings

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Caesars Entertainment and Eldorado Resorts have announced that they will hold separate shareholder meetings on November 15 to vote on their proposed US$17.3 billion merger.

The meetings will see Caesars shareholders cast their vote at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas from 9 am Pacific Time while Eldorado shareholders will converge on Eldorado Resort in Reno. At stake is one of the biggest corporate gaming industry deals in history, with Eldorado looking to acquire the entire outstanding share capital in Caesars by way of a US$7.2 billion cash payment, 77 million Eldorado common shares and the assumption of Caesars’ outstanding net debt.

If approved, Caesars will merge with Eldorado subsidiary Colt Merger Sub Inc and become a new wholly-owned Eldorado subsidiary existing under the Caesars name.

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Tom Horn’s Hot’n’Fruity promises classic entertainment with huge winning potential

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Watch the winning blaze explode !

Tom Horn Gaming’s new slot game, Hot’n’Fruity, promises to satisfy any craving for a feature-packed, visually attractive gaming entertainment.

In recent months the provider has upped its game, releasing more engaging titles with new innovative features, while still keeping classic player experience alive. This well-balanced combination of new ideas, presented in the form of game mechanics, and a tried and tested game concept, theme or visual is reflected also in Hot’n’Fruity.

Despite its thematic simplicity, this 5-reel slot is extremely engrossing due to its nifty features and winning rhythm. There are two symbols to look for. A W-star symbol appears anywhere on the screen and acts like a random Wild showering players with unexpected big wins.

R-stars are the ultimate characters to come across in Hot’n’Fruity as they trigger a Respin Wild feature when they land on the 2nd, 3rd or 4th reel. They expand to cover the whole reel, remaining in place while the other reels respin.

This game is sure to award lucky players with many winning opportunities. In addition to a nicely devised winning pattern, the art style is extremely well drawn and quickly pulls players into the settings.

The game is just another fruity slot, but a more inspired, nuanced alternative sure to capture the attention of players in many markets. It is available worldwide from 15th October 2019.

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Privatisation of FDJ to Begin in November

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Bruno Le Maire, France’s finance minister, has revealed that the subscription period for Française des Jeux’s (FDJ) initial public offering (IPO) will run from November 7–20. The privatisation of FDJ, the leading operator in Europe, in being anticipated as one of the year’s main highlights.

Bruno Le Maire said that French people and investors will have the chance to subscribe to FDJ shares between November 7 and November 20. He added that the state will not fix a limit for the offering, and that retail investors will get one free share for every 10 shares purchased and a 2% discount on the offer price.

The French state currently holds 72% of FDJ, but after the privatisation, it will only have 20% of the company. Government spokeswoman Sibeth Ndiaye said that the ordinance ends the FDJ monopoly to replace it with a limited-term right, set at 25 years and renewable.

“I hope that this privatisation popularly succeeds with the widest participation possible,” Le Maire said. The minister added that the privatisation will allow the company to develop and reach its full potential.

As part of the privatisation, the French government unveiled the creation of the L’autorité nationale des jeux (ANJ), which will replace L’autorité nationale de régulation des jeux en ligne (ARJEL).

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