first_imgShare StumbleUpon BetVictor boosts casino portfolio with EveryMatrix’s CasinoEngine June 25, 2020 Share Submit BGC: Charities win big as bookies take beating in Britannia Stakes June 19, 2020 Matt Scarrott – BetVictorBetVictor continues to expand its brand profile with World Snooker, confirming that it has secured the title sponsorship to two further ‘Home Nations’ events – the Northern Ireland Open and Scottish Open. The Gibraltar bookmaker expands its existing relationship with World Snooker following the success of its sponsorship of the English Open.The BetVictor Northern Ireland Open will run from November 12 to 18 at the Belfast Waterfront Hall, followed by the BetVictor Scottish Open at the Glasgow Emirates Arena from December 10 to 16.Confirming the new sponsorships, BetVictor Director of Sportsbook Matt Scarrott said: “We’re excited to be expanding our partnership with World Snooker and to be able to tap into the growing global snooker fanbase.”“We were able to reach millions of spectators around the world as part of our sponsorship of the BetVictor English Open, and when the opportunity came to expand our partnership it was a no-brainer” added Scarrott.Both tournaments will be broadcast on Eurosport’s channels, with additional coverage on Quest TV.The tournaments’ will feature 128 pro players competing for a prize of £70,000, with World Snooker’s biggest names; Ronnie O’Sullivan, Mark Selby, Judd Trump, John Higgins on show.Commenting on the partnership, World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn said: “We are delighted to join forces with BetVictor once again for these two prestigious tournaments. The company has been a strong supporter of the sport, having previously sponsored the Welsh Open from 2013 for four consecutive years and more recently the English Open, so we’re very pleased to be building on this partnership.”“The Home Nations series has proved to be a fantastic addition to our tour and I’m looking forward to seeing packed arenas in Belfast and Glasgow as fans take the opportunity to see the very best players on the planet” Related Articles EveryMatrix ups CasinoEngine gamification tools with CompetitionLabs June 29, 2020last_img read more

first_imgThe Chief of Party (COP) and Project Director of the World Council of Credit Union, Patrick Muriuki, has promised members of the Liberia Credit Union National Association (LCUNA) that his organization will continue to establish more branches in the 15 counties of Liberia.Muriuki made the disclosure recently at the just-ended third General Assembly of LCUNA, held in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.According to Mr. Muriuki, the establishment of more credit union sub-branches in the 15 political sub-divisions is intended to support the development of their activities by expanding savings and improve livelihoods of poor and low-income households through the Liberia Credit Unions Association.“WOCCU raises the awareness of credit unions, facilitates the exchange of information and ideas about financial cooperatives, and works with policymakers to improve the legal and regulatory environments for credit unions,” said Mr. Muriuki.He said most of the credit union centers in the country have been operating like a ‘savings clubs’ otherwise known locally as ‘susu,’ where they have to save and withdrew their funds at the end of the year or a little earlier in the year.By that, WOCCU’s chief of party said that the people would not achieve any things. He added that the establishment of the centers would encourage more local Liberian business entrepreneurs to improve their lives as well as their businesses.These 15 sub-branches, he noted, would help build smaller credit unions’ capacities and strengthen LCUNA’s ability to establish and maintain a network of safe and sound credit unions in the country.The chief of party of WOCCU also disclosed to LCUNA’s member that for the past four years, WOCCU has recruited over 2000 members nationwide and as well as generate the amount of L$5 million for the organization.“This is a boost for credit union members in the country,” he assured them.Currently, Mr. Muriuki said there are 2,000 credit unions affiliating with LCUNA and serving 36,000 members as well as four new regional credit unions, which will serve a minimum of 40,000 new members by the end of May 2017.For his part, the managing director of Liberia Credit Union National Association, Yarkpazuo Gborzowuoi, thanked WOCCU for the level of support that is giving to his organization.Gborzowuoi said the credit union is pivotal to the ongoing recovery of Liberia fledging economy.He noted that reconstruction of the country can only be achieved if citizens are given the needed support that will enable them partner with government to implement the Agenda for Transformation (AfT).At the same time, he wants government to empower the Liberia Credit Union so that it can perform to the expectation of international standard.He, however, called on members to refrain from negative devices that will obstruct the growth and development of the Union.Meanwhile, WOCCU is an international trade association with headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin and was founded on January 1, 1971 as the global trade association for credit unions around the world.WOCCU has also worked with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Microfinance Investment Support Facility for Afghanistan (MISFA) to build Islamic Investment and Finance Cooperatives in Afghanistan.Members of WOCCU include regional and national credit union associations, cooperative associations and business service organizations in 97 countries throughout the world. WOCCU’s member associations account for over 54,000 credit unions with 186 million members worldwide.It also provides micro-enterprise through access to saving and credit services as well as increasing access to finance through democratic participation.In 2006, WOCCU received $6.7 million grant from the Gates Foundation to develop credit unions in Africa and Latin America.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more