Christer Fahlstedt – Paf on course to eliminate all big player losses by 2020

first_img StumbleUpon Share Detailing an ‘industry first’, Åland Island (Finland) based betting group Paf has moved to openly publish a detailed breakdown of its customers’ annual wins and losses as part of its corporate social responsibility mandate.Updating the market, Chief Executive Christer Fahlstedt detailed that the initiative would bring stakeholder transparency to Paf’s player wagering limits and further sustainability directives.“We are probably the first gaming company in the world to show openly and transparently what our customer database looks like,” he said. “These are the figures that most gaming companies want to hide because it shows that a few individuals can have an enormous impact on their operating results.”In 2018, Paf governance announced that it would introduce ‘permanent year limits’ set across its customer base and games portfolio, with the company announcing that it would enforce a ‘maximum €30,000 player loss limit’.Leading Paf, Fahlstedt states that they have refocused the business on servicing recreational players, noting that earnings generated from top wagering accounts have decreased.In its breakdown, Paf figures detail reduced revenues from ‘big player’ segments, with the operator able to increase its number of active customers by 24% during the course of 2018.“The figures show that the ‘loss limit’ and our tougher measures in gambling responsibility mean that we have lost over €4 million in revenue annually from our big players,” Fahlstedt added. “It is a lot of money. But it is unsustainable money that we no longer receive and which the whole gaming industry should say no to.”As a corporate directive, the Paf executive team has stated that it anticipates completely withdrawing its big player wagering services by 2020.Fahlstedt said: “We can guarantee that Paf won’t have any ‘high roller’ revenue by 2020 – since the ‘loss limit’ will be fully implemented then. I can also promise that we will continue to report with complete transparency on the revenues from our various customer groups.”Aiding the firm’s sustainability principals, Fahlstedt outlines that the betting group is developing further resources which will enable Paf verticals to detect and better monitor gambling harm behaviours.Daniela Johansson – PafPaf  Deputy CEO Daniela Johansson commented: “Previously we did not send direct marketing to players who play for large amounts and who have been flagged for a responsible gaming reason.“Now we are expanding our restrictions to more customer segments, which in practice means that we will double the amount of customers who do not receive direct marketing offers from us.” Share Submitlast_img read more

Fall classic: Wild trip for Boston infielder Nunez in Game 3

first_imgBoston Red Sox third baseman Eduardo Nunez falls into the stands after catching a foul ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger during the 13th inning in Game 3 of the World Series baseball game on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — This was a true fall classic for Eduardo Nunez.The Boston third baseman became a one-man blooper reel when he flipped, tripped, tumbled and sprawled Friday night in Game 3 of the World Series.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “A little sore today, but I’ll be fine tomorrow,” Nunez said.In a crazy game with lots of late twists and turns, no one better exemplified that than Nunez.His follies began in the Boston 13th when, with Nunez batting, Brock Holt took off from first on a pitch that bounced. Catcher Austin Barnes scrambled to retrieve the ball in the batter’s box, burrowed into Nunez’s legs and spun him hard onto his back.“When the catcher ran over him, he felt he was in bad shape,” Cora said. “But like I told him, he’s like, ‘I’m not coming out.’ I said, ‘Well, you can’t come out. We have no more players.’”Instead, Nunez was just getting warmed up.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “He was all over the place, huh?” Red Sox manager Alex Cora said.All that, and he didn’t even enter until the 10th inning.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissNunez wound up hitting the dirt — and the seats — at Dodger Stadium in the longest Series game ever, a 3-2 win in 18 innings by Los Angeles that cut Boston’s edge to 2-1.READ: Dodgers beat Red Sox in longest World Series game MOST READ Svitolina beats Bertens at WTA Finals Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew He steadied himself and hit a tapper that reliever Scott Alexander fielded on the right side. Nunez made a dive into first base and jarred himself as Alexander’s throw went wild, scoring Holt with the go-ahead run.In the bottom half, Max Muncy was on first with one out when Cody Bellinger hit a foul popup near the third-base seats. The overshifted Nunez went a long way to make the catch, but backed into the low wall and flipped into the stands .Nunez somehow emerged from the seats with a smile.“I was just laughing because everything happened in the wrong time. Unbelievable,” he said. “Any more players this happens every time?”Muncy moved to second on the play, and scored to make it 2-all when second baseman Ian Kinsler threw away Yasiel Puig’s grounder.Nunez wasn’t quite finished, either.In the 16th, he cut across the diamond for Puig’s popup. He caught the ball — and a few more bruises, probably — when he tripped and did a face-first pratfall on the mound.Once again, he stayed in the game.“We no have any more players, so I no have choice. I have to be playing,” he said, laughing.Cora appreciated Nunez’s determination. The 31-year-old from the Dominican Republic hit a three-run homer in the opener. LATEST STORIEScenter_img View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “It was a tough one for him, but he gave us a great effort. He actually played a good game. He was limping all over the place,” he said.“It is what it is. There’s a lot of guys a little banged up, but they grind it out,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more