Muskan Sethi joins PokerStars.IN as a brand ambassador; APPT Seoul round-up


PokerStars’ launch in India got a boost this morning after the online gaming giants announced that Muskan Sethi would join Aditya Agarwal as a brand ambassador for the company. And we have a round-up from the Asian Pacific-Poker Tour in Korea.

I wonder if Muskan Sethi’s publicist has a spot under his or her wing?

What an incredible four years for a young woman whose personal mantra is to make a life, and not just a living. The story is a classic one, the highly intelligent and learned young woman struggling to find her place in the world. It’s an inspirational story we should consume greedily alongside our sugar-laden Starbucks trips and sneaky packets of crisps from the gas station.

Sethi was born in the midst of 1.3 billion people.Muskan Sethi joins PokerStars.IN as a brand ambassador; APPT Seoul round-up

That’s a challenge, alone.

And yet she somehow managed to create a personal brand that has attracted the most significant online poker room in the world.

The dogs bark.

The church bells ring.

And this magnificent madam keeps hitting home runs.

From the catwalk to the president to PokerStars

Sethi is the latest face of PokerStars.IN.

The 27-year-old joins Aditya Agarwal with the responsibility to promote the PokerStars brand in a region that struggles to believe that poker is nothing more than a flip of a coin and a potential problem for the Indian community.

When Sethi first began considering a career, she set her heart on commerce. Then the space between the beats slowed down, and only fashion quickened them. Sethi earned a diploma in fashion journalism and brand management from the London School of Fashion.

And then the tick-tock-ticking of her heart began to slow once again.

Then, in 2014, Sethi qualified for the PokerStars Shark Cage promotion while playing online and headed to Barcelona to appear alongside her idol Liv Boeree for the chance to win €1m – she finished second in her heat, but a star was born.

From there, Sethi was picked up by the Indian online poker room Adda52, and from out of nowhere, President Ram Nath Kovind honoured her amongst 100 pioneering females who had carved out careers in male-dominated environments.

Cue Indiana Jones style boulders.

Most recently, Sethi joined the All India Gaming Federation (AIGF), in a bid to help promote poker and other forms of skill games in her country.

Sethi has earned a smidgen over $50k playing live tournaments, so she is still a pup. Her best score to date was a final table appearance in last year’s £1,000 buy-in Grosvenor United Kingdom Poker Tour (GUKPT) Main Event in the Vic where she finished eighth for £10,400.

PokerStars.IN teamed up with Sachiko Gaming to officially launch in India on 17 April. The newly appointed CEO, Ankur Dewani, spoke to Glaws of the need for poker to be patient, stating that the lawmakers are not as familiar with the game as they are with the likes of rummy and chess.

“Sure there will be some challenges,” said Dewani, “But it is our job to educate and work with the government to provide information, case studies, research reports, to ensure states and the central government understand this beautiful mind sport.”

Or you could hire one of the President’s best buddies.

A Round Up From The Asian-Pacific Poker Tour in Seoul

Muskan Sethi joins PokerStars.IN as a brand ambassador; APPT Seoul round-upMoving from India to South Korea, and it’s safe to say that Christopher Soyza had a reasonably decent run at the Asian-Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) Korea festival.

Soyza, who came into the festival as a top Malaysian multi-table tournament (MTT) player with over a million in cashes, made money in four events, made the final table of three and won two including the coveted Main Event.

The Malaysian star finished 36/377 in the Kickoff event cashing for $575. He followed that up with a 3/55 finish in a No-Limit Hold’em Turbo event for $1,258, before beating 449 entrants to win the $148,629 first prize in the Main Event. Not content with topping a final table that included Randy Lew, Soyza hopped into a No-Limit Hold’em/Pot Limit Omaha mix and took it down for $9,815.

In addition to his buckets of cash, Soyza also earned a $30,000 Platinum Pass for the 2019 PokerStars Player’s No-Limit Hold’em Championship, the most significant $25,000 buy-in event in the world.

Here are the final table results of the APPT Korea Main Event.

1. Christopher Soyza – $148,629

2. Mitsuhiro Shiga – $93,156

3. Diwei Huang – $57,485

4. Tomita Ryo – $43,615

5. Randy Lew – $31,721

6. Toru Wakamatsu – $25,109

7. Kojiro Mizukami – $19,827

8. Yuki Ko – $16,521

Soyza wasn’t the only player who earned a Platinum Pass during APPT Korea. The Japanese pro, Yuki Ko, will also be flying to the Bahamas after beating 226 entrants to win the $31,647 first prize and Platinum Pass at the APPT National Event.

Like Soyza, Ko also had a magnificent APPT Korea, winning $62,236 after beating 62 entrants in the Single Day High Roller and making the final table of the Main Event, finishing in eighth.

Ko beat the New Zealander Tae Han in heads-up action. Incredibly, the pair also met in the heads-up phase of last year’s PokerStars Festival Main Event in Korea. Han won that one earning $73,954 in the process.

Here are the final table results from the National Main Event.

1. Yuki Ko – $31,647

2. Tae Han – $20,671

3. Simon Burns – $13,305

4. Pete Chen – $10,339

5. Sheng Li – $8,399

6. Ryu Jaebok – $6,781

7. Kunimaro Kojo – $5,490

8. Masakazu Okamoto – $4,200

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    Live Gaming Awards makes its debut on April 26


    Live Gaming has become a game changer in the gambling industry. Live gaming itself was a product of the operators desire to innovate and improve the way people play the games.

    Live Gaming Awards makes its debut on April 26Recognizing the talent behind every live games, organizers of the second annual Live Gaming Summit will fete the best performing live gaming operators with the inaugural Live Gaming Awards on April 26, 2018, at the Casino Barcelona.

    “Live Gaming has become a mainstream product. From the pioneer work 10 years ago–Live Roulette & Blackjack have become a key income generator for the Remote Gaming Industry,” Live Gaming Summit 2018 organizers said. “For the first time ever, the fast-growing live gaming industry will be able to celebrate its very own award show.”

    The first Live Gaming Awards will feature three categories: Best Overall Live Dealer Overall Product; Best Branded Studio; and Best In-Casino Streaming Provider.

    Nominees for the Best Live Dealer Overall Product are 1xBet, Asia Live Gaming, Authentic, BetConstruct, Evolution Gaming, Extreme Live Gaming, Ezugi, Media Live Casino, NetEnt, Playtech, and Vivo Gaming.

    The Best Branded Studio category, on the other hand, is packed with the crème de la crème of the gambling industry. The nominees for this category are 888 (inc. Elite Lounge), Bet 365, Betsson, Bwin, Coral, Gala, Genting, Golden Nugget, Grosvenor, GVC Shared Tables, Ladbrokes, LeoVegas, Marathonbet, Mr. Green, Paddy Power Betfair, Pokerstars, Sky Casino, Unibet, and William Hill.

    There are at least six operators vying for the Best In-Casino Streaming Provider Award. These operators are Authentic Gaming, Evolution Gaming, Extreme Live Gaming, Ezugi, Media Live Casino, and Portomaso Gaming.

    The winners of the inaugural Live Gaming Awards will be determined by a public poll, according to the organizers. They added that all gaming and betting industry professionals are welcome to cast their votes.

    Operators may be able to cast their vote in the official website, www.livegamingsummit.com/awards.

    For those who are interested to attend the conference on April 26, you may as well register on the Live Gaming Summit website.

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    Champions League review: Roma and Liverpool advance to semi-finals


    The finishing acts of the first two quarter-final matches see Roma become only the third club in history to overturn a three-goal first leg loss into a win, and Liverpool is back in the semi-finals after a decade’s absence.

    Roma 3 v 0 Barcelona

    Champions League Review: Roma and Liverpool advance to semi-finalsI was reading Alice in Wonderland to my 18-month old daughter last night.

    “Don’t like it.” She said.

    The scene that upset her was when Alice ate the cake that said ‘Eat Me’ and ended up too big for the room. Tears streamed down the girl’s face and flooded the room.

    “Tears aren’t a bad thing,” I told her.

    “Don’t like it.” She said again, as the book went tumbling to the floor like Alice the nosey parker falling down the rabbit hole.

    My lesson, lost.

    I should have taken her to the pub to watch Roma play Barcelona.

    On a night when Barcelona took a 4-1 lead to the Stadio Olimpico, and Liverpool took a 3-0 lead to the Etihad, all the pre-match talk was of the Premier League champions-elect making an incredible comeback.

    Roma?

    Not on your nelly.

    Before the teams lined up, Roma was a 250/1 shot to win the Champions League. Barcelona was the 9/4 joint-favourite.

    And with good reason.

    Roma entered the second leg knowing only three teams had ever overcome a three-goal first leg deficit in Champions League history. In 2004, Deportivo La Coruna trailed the reigning champs AC Milan by 4-1, only to win the second leg 4-0 to go through 5-4 on aggregate, and last season, Barcelona trailed Paris St Germain 4-0 before winning the second leg 5-1 to go through 6-5 on aggregate.

    There’s more.

    Roma sits fourth in Serie A, 21-points behind the leaders Juventus, and on the weekend they lost to Fiorentina.

    And let’s not forget, they would have to score at minimum three goals, and Barcelona had conceded that many Champions League goals in their last ten matches combined.

    In contrast, Barcelona lead La Liga, 11-points clear of Atletico Madrid, and their 3-1 home win against Leganes on the weekend was the Catalan club’s record 38th unbeaten game on the bounce. They are also in the final of the Copa Del Rey.

    No, my dear readers, this tie only had one outcome.

    Unless, like my daughter, you believe in fairy tales.

    The Romans needed an early goal, and it came in the sixth minute. Edin Dzeko proved too strong for the Barcelona defender as he latched onto a long ball before calmly slotting home. Patrick Schick missed a golden opportunity to send Roma into the half-time interval when he headed wide, but the 1-0 lead gave them renewed confidence.

    The Roma faithful began dreaming in the 57th minute. Gerard Pique brought Dzeko down in the box, and after a chat between the officials, they gave a penalty, which Daniele De Rossi scored.

    And then the place went mental.

    82 minutes were on the clock when Cengiz Under whipped in a corner, and Kostas Manolas met the ball at the near post to flick the winning goal into the net surrounding the far post.

    Tears rained down from the stands at the final whistle as the enormity of the comeback dawned on everyone. I am sure there were also a few tears on the pitch.

    Roma moves into the Semi-Final of Europe’s premier club competition for the first time since 1984, when, incidentally, they lost to Liverpool.

    And guess what else happened last night?

    Man City 1 v 2 Liverpool

    The five-time European Champions could face Roma in the last four after beating Man City for the third time this season, coming from behind to win 2-1 at the Etihad.

    City has a team more than capable of overturning the 3-0 deficit they faced after losing at Anfield, and when Gabriel Jesus dispatched Raheem Sterling’s pinpoint pass as early as the second minute, hope exploded like a man achieving orgasm.

    And then came the most controversial moment of the two-legged affair.

    With 42-minutes on the clock, referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz disallowed a Leroy Sane goal for offside when video evidence clearly showed James Milner was the man who set up the German.

    Pep Guardiola was so incensed by the decision that he ran onto the pitch to remonstrate with the man in the middle who promptly sent him to the stand to watch the second half as a spectator.

    VAR?

    I don’t think Pep will be complaining about it any longer.

    The fact that it’s not in play in the most significant competition in the world is barmy.

    City was never the same without their Commander-in-Chief at the helm. Ten minutes after the restart, a mazy run from Sadio Mane came to an end at the body of Loris Karius, but the ball fell to Mohamed Salah who chipped it into the net for his 39th goal of the season.

    It was a pitchfork into the lungs of a City side who dominated the first half. Then, as City sped forward in search of a miracle, Nicolas Otamendi screwed up at the back to allow Roberto Firmino in to score his eighth Champions League goal of the season.

    City loses for the third time in six days.

    Liverpool will appear in the Semi-Finals of the Champions League for the first time in a decade.

    The draw is on Friday at 12:00 (BST) in Nyon, Switzerland.

    Here are the odds (courtesy of Bodog):

    Real Madrid – 6/4

    Bayern Munich – 2/1

    Liverpool – 10/3

    Roma – 10/1

    Sevilla – 150/1

    Juventus – 150/1

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    WATCH: Inside promising new colon cancer treatments


    Transcript for Inside promising new colon cancer treatments

    Now to that “Gma” health alert about colon cancer. It’s the second leading cause of cancer deaths in America and now it’s on the rise among young adults. We spoke with one young patient who beat it and the medical team that helped her. It was just about the last news I was expecting to hear. Reporter: At just 24 years old, Dana rye was diagnosed with colon cancer. She’s part of an unsettling trend. Young adults developing one of the deadliest forms of cancer. The first time symptoms appeared for me I was 17 years old in high school and experienced a little bit of rectal 3w4r50eding and said this is what webmd told me it could be and the doctor laughed in my face and said there was no possible way at my age it could be colon cancer. Reporter: Experts suggest adults get screened for colon cancer at 50 years old, 45 for African-Americans but according to a study by the American cancer society, colon cancer rates are rising in adults as young as their 20s and 30s with death rates for this group also increasing. And though the overall risks of colorectal cancers at this ages is still low millennials born in 1990 now face double the risk of colon cancer as a person born in 1950 did at the same age. In our patients with young onset colorectal cancer under 50 what we’re seeing they don’t have a family history or any known genetic predisposition. Reporter: This doctor is behind the first of its kind study at memorial sloan-kettering. If we can identify the patients that are at risk for getting this disease at such a young age we can diagnose them earlier. Their approach, combining research with clinical care to tackle the problem. We hope to provide a broader, more holistic approach of medical care to our patients. Reporter: After six months of grueling treatment, Dana is now 32 years old and eight years cancer-free. If there are changes in your body to know that — recognize them and make sure to investigate them. Yes, and Jen is nodding along about that knowing your body so what is behind this increase? You know, it’s not clear and we don’t know. There are some suggestions and a recent study that came out of sloan-kettering suggests a couple of factors. Increase in polyps. There is a definite delay in getting that patient a colonoscopy. Bleeding that then is attributed to hemorrhoids instead of colon cancer, the cost of a colonoscopy, can be difficult for insurance companies to cover it and all contributes to misdiagnosis so we have to be clear. It is still higher risk if you’re over the age of 50 but this age group, the rise is concerning. It is very concerning. So what about signs, symptom, prevention? This is where people need to pay attention. Even young people because this can be life saving so signs or symptoms. Number one, any type of I regular bleeding, any change in bowel habits. Weight loss unintentional, persistent cramps, gas or pain. If you notice those be persistent. This applies to the medical profession as well and think of this but you have to talk about prevention because that is really important. So when you talk about colorectal cancer, the things that are associated with lower your risk, diet, very important, not smoking, limiting alcohol and keeping your weight in a healthy range for some people, aspirin has been shown to lower the risk but not recommended for everyone across the board. Something you were adamant about discussing, lynch syndrome. I’ve never heard of it. You’re not along. Even some doctors don’t think of lynch syndrome. This is one of the most common heredity trance ss. 1 out of 300 people may be a carrier for this gene. What is. It has an associated increased risk of colorectal cancer and other cancers, endometrial cancer so it’s on my radar as a gynecologist but increased risk of stomach cancer, breast cancer sore for those genetic testing is important. Testing, that’s how you find it.

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    The kids are alright: Poker Central and ESP Gaming build a new home


    Poker Central and ESP Gaming are taking care of their children, building a 10,000 sq.ft multi-purpose studio at the ARIA to record and broadcast live poker and esports events.

    The Kids Are Alright: Poker Central and ESP Gaming build a new homeThe world is changing, folks.

    I sit in Starbucks 8:18 am on a Sunday morning tapping away at the keys that pay my rent, the sound of Ólafur Arnalds tickling my tinnitus. A couple of grandparents in their 50s sit opposite me. Both spectacled; hiding from the world like Clark Kent. Like most couples, they look the same. Only those bits we shall not speak of are different and the beard.

    Two cups of coffee sit in front of them, steam rising into the ether. Neither of them speaks. There is no eye contact. Both have a mobile phone in hand.

    Tap.

    Tap.

    Tap.

    She is no doubt Googling ‘How to help someone wean a child off the breast’ so she can give tips to her daughter (she never breastfed), and he is likely trawling through Instagram gawking at the jiggly bits of faux-models.

    Or.

    Maybe he is a wife beater.

    They hate each other’s guts.

    Who knows?

    But I know this.

    The world is changing, folks.

    A Boy is Hiding in His Nan’s Playing Video Games; Poker Central Create a New Studio

    Yesterday, my sister babysat so I could watch Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella. One of her sons accompanied her. The other had been locked in a room at his grandparents since the Easter holidays began of his accord.

    This kid, barely into his teens, doesn’t much care for the world. He finds people and the things that people do – boring. He lives inside a digital world, playing Overwatch, Players Unknown Battleground, and watching others do the same on Twitch and YouTube.

    And we laugh at him.

    At social gatherings, we talk about him as if he isn’t there.

    And he isn’t.

    He’s checked out, secretly hoping that there is poison in our Ruby Murray. He will cackle when he leaves, the cable from his Turtle Beach Recons tickling our corpses.

    And this is why Poker Central’s decision to create a new studio in partnership with ESP Gaming is the right thing to do.

    It’s what their audience wants them to do.

    The New Studio; ARIA and The Word ‘Poker’ 

    The engineers have constructed the new gaff at the ARIA Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. The home of Poker Central. Word on the street has it that Poker Central was always going to have a custom-built studio for PokerGO exclusives, when someone said, “Hello, what happens when everyone realises that poker as a form of entertainment is as barbaric as reading Herge’s Adventures of Tintin in the public library?”

    ESP Gaming, who we learned was a part of the Poker Central team at Christmas, got hold of the blueprints, and now the studio is multi-purpose. It’s a quaint venue (10,000 sq.ft) can house 300 people (120 fans). It will becomThe Kids Are Alright: Poker Central and ESP Gaming build a new homee the home for live esports events like the Vainglory Premier League (the mobile esports league created by Super Evil Megacorp). Esports tournament organisers can film esports events at the studio and beam them live. ESP Gaming Prez, Jeff Liboon, said the decision to create a smaller venue allows them to focus on a more VIP experience.

    Maybe it’s time for poker companies with plans of grandeur to stop putting the word ‘poker’ into their branding?

    The Global Poker League walked into a problem when its founder, Alex Dreyfus, realised that poker was a mere beauty spot on the decadent face of esports. Poker Central and PokerGO are figuring it out, also. Expect a change of name within the next few years.

    A bottle of champagne will strike the temple of the new studio on May 16 when PokerGO broadcasts live coverage of Poker After Dark.

    It’s the second esports arena in situ on the Las Vegas strip, and the other one also has poker running in its blood. The Esports Arena Las Vegas at The Luxor is the result of a partnership between MGM Resorts International and Allied Esports. The latter is a subsidiary of Ourgame International Holdings Ltd, the owners of the World Poker Tour (WPT).

    Adam Pliska and the gang have plans to use the venue for WPT action later this year. And Pliska has mentioned that part of his 2018+ brief is to learn how to integrate esports and poker to provide more value for the kids who hide in grandparents homes, as the flagrantly hypocritical occupants sit in Starbucks ignoring each other in this ever-changing world of ours.

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    Spanish online gambling and betting market poised to hit $1.22B by 2023


    Online gambling and betting businesses in Spain are on track to becoming a billion-dollar industry, according to forecasts.

    An AFP report quoted consultancy firm Ficom Leisure, which said that Spain is now “on the radar of the international market” as it predicts the market’s annual online gambling and betting revenue to hit €1 billion (US$1.22 billion) to €1.5 billion ($1.84 billion) in the next three to five years.

    Spanish online gambling and betting market poised to hit $1.22B by 2023Ficom anchored its analysis on Spain’s 2017 online figures, with sports and casino gross gaming revenues jumping to €560 million ($687 million). Ficom senior partner Christian Tirabassi told the news outlet that, unlike other European markets, Spain still has plenty of room for growth.

    Sports betting and gaming company Optima Chief Executive Jacob Lopez Curciel agreed with Tirabassi, saying that Spain remains unsaturated compared to other countries.

    The only concern that Curciel had in Spain was the country’s penchant for new regulations. He pointed out that too much regulation will make the market more expensive for betting operators.

    However, Spain’s Congress of Deputies, the lower house of its parliament, has just proposed cutting taxes on online fixed-odds sports betting, exchange betting and fixed-odds horseracing revenue from the current rate of 25% to 20%. The proposal, which is intended to make the market more attractive to operators who have yet to acquire a Spanish license, has a ways to go before it becomes law, but would offer a significant boost to operators’ bottom lines.

    Optima’s Curciel suggested that Spain-based operators should include horse racing in their offerings, saying, “At the moment for Spanish players the sports they bet on are football, basketball and tennis but I think horse racing is growing, quite fast actually, and it is a product that has to be there.”

    “There could be some consolidation such as multimedia products and between retail and online,” Curciel told AFP. “The operators and suppliers of technology for racing are producing streaming and will work very well for Spanish players.”

    For Mikel Lopez de Torre, chairman of Spanish online gambling trade body Jdigital, the Spanish online gaming and betting market is ripe for consolidation as it matures in the coming years.

    “It is hard to see how we can make room for 12 more brands without seeing any consolidation beginning with those at the bottom of the pyramid and that has to start in the next five years,” de Torre said.

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    Even short bursts of exercise can reduce Americans' risk of disease and death: Study


    Do the national exercise guidelines need a change? That’s a question raised by a new study by researchers at the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health.

    Americans are bombarded with mixed messages: Exercise only counts if you do it this way or that way, or for a short time or a long time. Confused, some seem to be willing to sit down on the couch and wait till all the recommendations are straightened out. But with the benefits of exercise so important to health, this study hopes to bring some clarity and reassure people that some is better than none — and that it is linked to curtailing premature death.

    “Virtually all [studies] report that higher volume of [moderate or vigorous physical activity, MVPA], whether performed intermittently or in sustained bouts, lowers all-cause mortality,” wrote Deborah Rohm Young and William L. Haskell in an editorial accompanying research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

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    Women work out on exercise bikes at a gym.

    The old benchmark of 150 minutes per week of moderate activity (or 75 minutes of vigorous activity) originated in 1995. The “rules”: Each time you exercise, it should be for at least 10 minutes.

    “For about 30 years, guidelines have suggested that moderate-to-vigorous activity could provide health benefits, but only if you sustained the activity for 10 minutes or more,” an author of the research, William E. Kraus, M.D., of the Duke University School of Medicine, said in a press release. “That flies in the face of public health recommendations, like taking the stairs instead of the elevator, and parking farther from your destination. Those don’t take 10 minutes, so why were they recommended?”

    The new study finds that the length of each bout or episode of exercise is unrelated to the benefit seen in living longer. Five minutes of jogging, researchers said, “counts” toward better health.

    The study used information from accelerometers, like those found in cellphones and FitBit watches, which can measure certain types of motion. Researchers utilized the ActiGraph AM-7164 and corresponding information from the National Center for Health Statistics and the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey of 2003 to 2006.

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    People workout at a gym.

    To be counted in the study, the people wearing the ActiGraph had to wear it at least one day, for at least 10 hours, up to a maximum of a week. Researchers followed almost 5,000 people over the age of 40 for more than six years. They considered the people in two groups: Those who had bouts of exercise approximately five minutes in length, and those whose exercise lasted more than 10 minutes.

    Getting about 60 minutes per day of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity cut the risk of death over the time period by half, while getting about 100 minutes per day cut the risk to approximately 75 percent — and it was the total time moving, not the length of exercise that mattered.

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    Check out four things that can ruin your gym workout.

    Those exercising at the highest rate were rare. Young and Haskell cautioned that “the majority of our sample did not accumulate any [moderate-to-vigorous physical activity] in bouts of 10 minutes with [the higher] threshold.” The analysis cites “unpublished findings” that they claim bolster their argument.

    The editorial warns that this study didn’t discriminate between intentional exercise sets (going for a brisk walk) and unintentional physical activity (walking around the house doing chores, or walking up a flight of stairs).

    For that, Young and Haskell said, what’s needed is a study that asks people to deliberately perform exercise of short, medium and lengthy “bouts” and track their health.

    “Experimental studies are needed … [and] would provide necessary information that would be required to change national physical activity guidelines on [moderate-to-vigorous physical activity] bout lengths,” they said in the editorial.

    Dr. John Byun is a radiation oncology resident based at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and a resident in the ABC News Medical Unit.



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    Live gaming offers new revenue stream to land-based casinos


    Is your casino missing out?

    On 26 April, the second annual Live Gaming Summit is bringing together providers, operators, experts, and other stakeholders to discuss the latest developments in the live gaming industry. Partnerships between live gaming providers and locally licensed casinos are becoming increasingly popular and profitable. Will it boost your profits too?

    Register now to find out what live gaming can do for your land-based business.

    Live gaming offers new revenue stream to land-based casinosNew revenue streams for local casino brands

    Live roulette and blackjack are rapidly gaining popularity among online punters. While the largest providers tend to be based in Riga, local studios are also gaining ground.

    Customers naturally prefer dealers who speak their language and are often strongly attracted to well-established, land-based casino brands.

    Because of this – and also for regulatory reasons – smaller studios are generally set up in local casinos. This creates new revenue streams and marketing opportunities for land-based casinos.

    In some countries, including the UK, Spain, Belgium, Italy, and Romania, guests of land-based casinos are already able, after the conclusion of their visit, to continue playing on the casino’s tables from home.

    Monetizing live gaming opportunities

    Several representatives of live gaming providers with extensive experience in monetizing the live gaming potential of land-based casinos, including Kfir Kugler, CEO of Ezugi; Jonas Delen, CEO of Authentic Gaming; and Robert Wheeler, Commercial Director at MediaLive Casino, will speak at this year’s Live Gaming Summit.

    Already, a number of land-based casino reps have also confirmed their attendance.

    A great location

    The 2018 Live Gaming Summit will take place inside the elegant Casino Barcelona, right next to the ongoing live action of its roulette and blackjack tables.

    Casino Barcelona is located close to the beach and right underneath the Hotel Arts (Ritz Carlton), the no. 1 hotel in Barcelona.

    After-conference networking drinks and dinner will be served at the exclusive Club Catwalk. 

    See you in Barcelona?

    Don’t miss it: register now and we will see you on 26 April in sunny Barcelona.

    In order to facilitate international travelers, the conference program will kick off at noon.

    Additional information & sponsors

    Our conference sponsors include Authentic Gaming, Betconstruct, Ezugi, LeaseWeb, MediaLive Casino, and TCSJOHNHUXLEY.

    Check out our website for more details, or contact Willem van Oort at willem@vanoort.com.

    Conference tickets are available for € 750.

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