Guyana earns US$14M from 2017 CPL event

first_imgTHE Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) has announced the tournament’s economic impact for Guyana. The 2017 event, which took place between August 4 and September 9 last year, created a total economic impact of US$14,183,035 in the country.This figure has been arrived at by using organiser spend, visitor spend and media value and was calculated for Hero CPL by world-renowned researchers, SMG Insight.In addition to that economic impact figure, the Hero CPL created 492 jobs in Guyana. The tournament also filled 4 097 hotel rooms during the event and broadcast matches played in Guyana to a cumulative TV audience of 19.1million.There was significant value for Guyana in terms of the country being given that coverage through the television broadcast of the event. The total brand exposure for Guyana has been calculated at US$3,294,323 with more than 37 hours coverage of the country across the tournament.The Hero CPL spent just under US$1million in Guyana during the 2017 event with over 40 percent of that figure going to local staff and suppliers. This organiser spend represents a 17 percent increase from what Hero CPL invested in 2014.“Guyana is a hugely important market for Hero CPL and we are delighted to have such a strong set of figures to share with the country.“We know that we will continue to see excellent numbers from Guyana, a country that loves its cricket and has been so supportive of Hero CPL over the years,” said Hero CPL Chief Operations Officer, Pete Russell.”last_img read more

Coral Connect gets personal with new Football Bet Filter service

first_img FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Share Related Articles Share Darren Calvia Ladbrokes CoralFTSE betting group Ladbrokes Coral has announced the launch of its ‘Football Bet Filter’, which has been released as a companion betting utility for its popular Coral Connect App.The new betting filter function has been created by Ladbrokes Coral development teams, and will allow football punters to build their own tailored accumulators based on personal filters and market preferences.Football Bet Filter choices include teams playing at home or away, top scorers, best defences, and a variety of other options which can all be selected from numerous world leagues.Updating the market, the Ladbrokes Coral retail division states that, Coral Connect integrates Football Bet Filter following the positive results and feedback of the function on Ladbrokes’ omni-channel player solution ‘The Grid’.Presenting Football Bet Filter, Darren Calvia, Head of Omnichannel Product for Ladbrokes Coral, comments, “We are delighted to release a digital product to simplify our shop customers’ betting experience.  A simple yet game-changing way for customers to build their accumulators based on personal preferences and filters.”The Connect and Grid Apps are available for iPhone and Android handsets. GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 StumbleUpon SportCaller teams up with Coral for Racing Super Series launch August 12, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

Angels lose to Brewers on bases-loaded walk in ninth

first_img Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Related Articles UP NEXT: Angels (RHP Dylan Bundy) vs. Cincinnati Reds (RHP Jose De Leon), Tuesday, noon PT, Tempe, Ariz. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error THE GAME: The Angels gave up single runs in the eighth and ninth to drop a 2-1 game to the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday in Maryvale, Ariz. Jake Thompson gave up both runs, including issuing three straight walks to push home the winning run.PITCHING REPORT: Left-hander Dillon Peters pitched two scoreless innings, working out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the first inning. He struck out three, including two in a perfect second inning. Peters said he has added a slider this season, but he isn’t ready to throw it in a game. … Left-hander Ryan Buchter pitched a perfect third inning, including two strikeouts of right-handed hitters. He hit 94 mph. Buchter had been used mostly as a situational lefty, but the new three-batter rule will force him to also be effective against righties if he is going to have a role with the Angels. “He looked really good,” Manager Joe Maddon said. “I thought he looked really sharp, and he came off the mound kind of impressed with himself that he had that good of a first outing.” … Right-handers Neil Ramirez, Luke Bard, Taylor Cole and Jose Rodriguez also pitched a scoreless inning apiece.HITTING REPORT: Jared Walsh doubled and scored the Angels’ only run, coming home on a groundout by Anthony Bemboom in the fifth inning. … Jordyn Adams, generally considered the Angels’ No. 3 prospect, got the start in center field and struck out in both of his plate appearances. … The game ended with 19-year-olds Jeremiah Jackson and D’Shawn Knowles in the game. “I don’t think I’ve ever worked a spring training game with that many young players,” Maddon said.DEFENSE REPORT: David Fletcher played the first four innings in right field without incident. He did not have a fly ball hit to him, and he cleanly fielded a ground ball single. Fletcher, who has played infield for most of his time in the big leagues, is going to see more time in the outfield this season. … Second baseman Tommy La Stella made an error trying to backhand a ball in the first inning. Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter last_img read more

How to Win NBA DFS Contests: Strategy, advice, tips for DraftKings, FanDuel daily fantasy basketball tournaments

first_imgMORE DFS Strategy: NHL | PGAHow to Win NBA DFS Contests: Strategy, advice, tips for daily fantasy basketball tournamentsLeveraging the Questionable TagOne of my favorite strategies in NBA DFS GPPs is leveraging the questionable tag. In many major tournament, you cannot late swap, leaving many DFS players confused about how to handle the long list of players who can be impacted by a ‘Q’.Consider a high-usage, often-injured player such as Anthony Davis. NBA DFS strategies are often built around a player such as Davis being ruled out if the prices of his teammates have not yet been adjusted in reaction to his absence. On the flip side, strategies are often built around Davis himself on the days that he plays given the frequency with which he puts up monster lines. Despite these realities, what most often happens when a player like Davis gets a legitimate questionable tag (i.e. we can’t tell if the team is leaning toward playing him ) is that the field will mostly avoid Davis while very mildly increasing ownership on his replacements and potential usage beneficiaries.In an environment such as NBA DFS where you are fighting for every drop and decimal of value, the opportunity to be leaps and bounds ahead of the field in a situation like this is incredibly valuable. Building a strategy that should succeed if either Davis or his teammates are winning players is a strong approach. If Davis plays, you can set yourself up with huge leverage on an elite player who would have seen much higher ownership had it been known he was playing. If he sits, you will lose your Davis lineups, but you can still be set up with leverage on the players that benefit from his absence. It’s not appealing to take on what feels like a ton of risk in a high percentage of your lineups, but it can be worth it to trade in that day-to-day risk for long-term reward.Emphasizing Fantasy Points per MinuteIt’s legitimately difficult to find an NBA advice column that doesn’t discuss the importance of minutes. I don’t understand how “experts” can still be pounding away at this concept considering that everybody is fully aware that minutes are important for NBA players. We get it. A crucial statistic that continues to go overlooked in the process of identifying strong GPP selections often runs in contrast with the theory of prioritizing expected minutes. Fantasy points per minute is just as worthy of consideration as expected court time in a GPP environment. Although minutes do contribute to upside, it is most often the players who can do more with each minute per their salary who wind up in winning GPP lineups, even if they may not play the most minutes. Obviously this general concept isn’t entirely unique, and the best-case scenario is to find a high fantasy points-per-minute player who also plays heavy minutes.The opportunity to use this statistic best to your advantage arises when a high fantasy points-per-minute player is widely projected for modest enough minutes to drive down their price and ownership. One of my favorite examples of a player like this is Hassan Whiteside. Despite being one of the highest fantasy points-per-minute producers in the entire NBA, Whiteside was frequently priced modestly across most major DFS sites last season and yet rarely received heavy ownership attention. This was easily explained by Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra’s tendency to bench Whiteside in the fourth quarter of games last season in favor of players such as Bam Adebayo, who had a far better free throw percentage. As a result, Whiteside’s minutes often landed in the 20s, causing many to reject even the diminished price tag. This can be a massive mistake, as Whiteside proved on several occasions.A player like Whiteside can make DFS players pay for ignoring him in multiple ways. The first is the most obvious: Whiteside is in an elite tier of fantasy points-per-minute scorers, and sometimes all he needs is 20-25 minutes to put up a monster line. You basically can’t find any other player who can put up fantasy points as quickly as Whiteside at his price point. Next, what if Spoelstra decided not to bench Whiteside in the fourth quarter for a game? This is something that happened a handful of times and can result in a severely positive deviation for Whiteside from his projection. Even beyond coaching decisions, any game can go into overtime, which can lead to even more court time volatility. Given Whiteside’s heavy production when he does see the floor, any increase in minutes can have a monumental impact. It is far too easy to become overconfident in a court time projection and instead fixate on other details like matchup and recent performance. Don’t hesitate to take a chance on a player like Whiteside (assuming his situation remains similar in Portland this year) – sometimes all it takes is that extra minute for him to win you a GPP.Where Else to Target Low OwnershipMany DFS players understand the importance of being contrarian, but where to implement your contrarian instincts can be a point of confusion. In NBA contests, value frequently surfaces among cheaper players when a starter goes down with an injury, leaving usage and playing time available without salary adjustments. In my experience, it is generally wise to have heavy exposure to these players. It can also be part of a strong strategy to include exposure to a deeper set of players on a team impacted by injuries than most of the field, as a team’s rotation may change in unexpected ways that can benefit off-the-radar cheaper players and sink target values. The more fresh the injury and less data that exists on the resulting usage distribution, the more aggressive I will be in spreading my exposure around to potential beneficiaries of an injury.Beyond questionable tags, high fantasy points-per-minute players, and injuries, the place I look most for an ownership edge is the high end of the salary spectrum. Depending on the depth of high-end options available on a given slate, many expensive players can go overlooked despite their propensity to post big fantasy lines. Popular optimal NBA DFS strategy is heavily centered on median projection value, which can make some expensive players appear unappealing compared to other available options. However, we all know the importance of ownership in GPPs. There is a common misconception that the NBA DFS tournament market has become far too efficient to maintain a significant advantage over your competition due to the availability of relatively accurate basketball projections and low player performance volatility. However, just as in other daily fantasy sports, there remain several ways to beat the field in DraftKings and FanDuel.Below, we’ll address these strategies and provide tangible examples of how this advice can work in practice. Unlike a minimum-priced popular value option compared to a basically irrelevant minimum-priced bench player, the likelihood of success for a popular high-end player versus an unpopular one often isn’t as different as it seems. Consider last season’s Jan. 25th main slate on FanDuel. In their biggest GPP, James Harden and D’Angelo Russell were two of the most expensive and most popular shooting guard options. At $14,000 and 50.6-percent ownership, Harden completely flopped with 46.9 fantasy points. Russell was even worse, scoring just 17.6 fantasy points at $8,800 and 41.7-percent ownership. In the winning lineup, Luka Doncic was played at shooting guard for $9,000 at only 3.5-percent ownership. He scored 58.6 fantasy points.This staggering scenario illustrates my point: The NBA DFS market is still highly inefficient and beatable if you can identify the soft spots.Aaron White graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A. in Economics. He has played DFS professionally for several years and has won featured NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and golf GPPs on both FanDuel and DraftKings.last_img read more