Scot Widows musters £300m for high yields

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William Hill requests a 50% rent cut to offset potential FOBT losses

first_img Related Articles William Hill accelerates transformation agenda to overcome COVID realities August 5, 2020 SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Share Share Gamesys tops list for GambleAware Q1 donations July 10, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon In a bid to offset any potential revenue losses incurred through the Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) ruling, William Hill has requested that its landlords reduce its rents by 50 per cent.As reported by Property Week, an open letter was issued to 2,000 landlords across the country at the beginning of the month requesting the rent cuts, effective immediately. It comes as the bookmaker aims to avoid the closure of up to 900 of its 2,300 shops on the UK high street. “The change in regulations will mean that many shops will see costs rise significantly at a time when revenues will decline by in excess of 50 per cent in many cases,” the company wrote in the letter.“We are therefore asking all our landlords to help us maintain our position at William Hill as the leading gambling operator on the high street so that our shops can continue to offer a great service to our customers and help maintain the viability of our high streets.“We can’t afford to wait for things to happen as this will simply result in the creeping closure of more and more shops.”The new FOBT limits are set to come into play on 1 April, with the stakes slashed from £100 to £2. While a large portion of gambling has moved online and abroad for the operator, the terminals still constitute a considerable proportion of its revenues. The news comes as the bookmaker reported a turbulent year in 2018, with operating losses of £721 m. The operator announced that it had implemented the necessary adjustments for its retail offering to overcome the upcoming enforcement of £2 FOBTs stake limit.last_img read more

MLB hot stove: Yankees could add one of these two pitchers as starter, report says

first_img MLB hot stove: Yankees could still add starter to bolster rotation depth, report says Yankees look very solid on paper but are considering adding a starter for depth. Gio, Ervin, maybe Miley among possibilities.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 31, 2019New York was also expected to pursue Wade Miley, but he reportedly signed a one-year deal with the Astros on Thursday. The Yankees reportedly are considering adding a starter to help the back end of their rotation and there are two pitchers who are likely in the running.Gio Gonzalez and Ervin Santana will possibly get consideration from New York, according to a report from Fancred Sports that cites unidentified league sources. As it stands, the Yankees’ rotation would feature Luis Severino, James Paxton, J.A. Happ, Masahiro Tanaka and CC Sabathia. They also have other options in Chance Adams, Luis Cessa, Domingo German and Jonathan Loaisiga. Related News However, German has had his struggles, Adams, Cessa and Loaisiga lack experience and Paxton, Tanaka and Sabathia have past injuries to worry about, so adding depth might not be a bad idea.New York ultimately could stand pat and be fine, but it appears it is exploring adding a starter to help out with rotation depth.last_img read more

Jonathan Stewart signs one-day deal to retire with Panthers

first_imgIt’s with a grateful heart and excitement for this next season of life that I want share with you that I’ve signed a one-day contract and have officially retired from the NFL as a Carolina Panther. Thank you @panthers for 10 amazing seasons and bringing me to this place that I now call home. Keep Pounding!!! -Jonathan Stewart (link in bio to full video by @joebeckh) #keeppounding #xxᴠɪɪɪA post shared by ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ CHARLOTTE LATELY™ (@charlotte_lately) on Apr 23, 2019 at 7:34am PDT”It’s with a grateful heart and excitement for this next season of life that I want share with you that I’ve signed a one-day contract and have officially retired from the NFL as a Carolina Panther,” Stewart posted on Instagram. “Thank you @panthers for 10 amazing seasons and bringing me to this place that I now call home. Keep Pounding!!!”[email protected] signs a one-day contract to retire as a Panther‼️— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) April 23, 2019Stewart, 32, was drafted by the Panthers in 2008 with the No. 13th overall pick and spent the next 10 season with Carolina. Related News NFL Draft 2019: 5 potential first-round surprises During that time, he amassed a franchise-record 7,318 rushing yards and 51 touchdowns, along with 162 catches for 1,295 receiving yards and seven touchdowns. NFL Draft 2019: 5 sleeper prospects Jonathan Stewart was back with the Panthers for a day.The team signed its former running back to a one-day contract so he could retire as a Panther.center_img NFL Draft 2019: Panthers doing due diligence on top QBs as Cam Newton recovers from surgery, reports say View this post on Instagram After the 2017 season, he signed with the Giants but was placed on injured reserve early in the 2018 season with a foot injury.His decision to retire came after the Giants didn’t pick up his second-year option at the end of the season.Thank you, @Jonathanstewar1 🙌— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) April 23, 2019Stewart earned a Pro Bowl selection in 2015 and still holds numerous franchise records for Carolina.last_img read more