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GlobexUS Holdings Corp., parent of Horizon Globex US, LLC, is pleased to announce the appointment of tech industry veteran Mitch Edwards as its Chief Strategy Officer.  Globex is a leading blockchain-based securities technology, compliance and trading company that has developed proprietary blockchain software for use in U.S. and international capital markets.  Its innovative products automate the issuance of smart securities (aka “security tokens”), compliance with complex regulatory and custody requirements, and trading and liquidity on a blockchain securities exchange.

As the tokenization of assets increases in frequency and amount on a global scale, Globex is positioned to become the leading suite of software with appropriate regulatory licenses for compliant issuance, custody and trading of smart securities.  The Company’s product suite includes:

·         Tokenetics, a Software-as-a-Service Ethereum ERC-20 digital securities offering “DSO” platform for U.S. and international businesses, fully integrated with KYCware;

·         KYCware, a compliance-focused investor on-boarding KYC and AML app for digital securities offerings, custody and secondary trading, fully integrated with CustodyWare;

·         CustodyWare, a U.S. registered Transfer Agent ERC-20 securities custody technology aligned with SEC Regulation D 506(c) holds, affiliate trading as well as a complete dividend/profit-share paying-agent facility.

Mitch will be responsible for supporting and implementing Globex’s overall global growth strategy and will lead various phases of the business including general corporate and business development, blockchain securities compliance, and expansion of the secondary market for digital securities.

“Mitch has extensive experience in both capital markets and building blockchain businesses, with experience across the blockchain digital securities value chain,” said Brian Collins, Globex CEO. “His experience covers investments in blockchain technologies and exchanges from early stage through project development and operations, to sales and marketing and end users, which will be a hugely important asset to our Company as we continue to pursue our strategic priorities.”

Before joining Globex, Mitch held executive positions at several prominent late-stage private and public blockchain and internet companies.  He is currently CFO of Chia Network, Inc., which is developing a novel blockchain-based digital currency that is eco-friendly and “green,” and he was recently CFO of Core Scientific Inc., a leading blockchain infrastructure company.  Prior to Core, he was acting CEO of Overstock.com and made significant investments in blockchain technologies and exchanges.  At Overstock, he oversaw the registered offering of Overstock’s preferred blockchain securities, as well as development of the tZERO digital securities exchange.  Previously, Mitch was CFO & General Counsel for Razer Inc. and Skullcandy Inc., responsible for their IPO’s, and was also CFO & General Counsel for BitTorrent, Inc., a dominant distributed computing internet software company with a global presence.

Prior to his service as CEO & CFO of hi-tech and internet companies, Mitch was a partner at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison in Los Angeles and San Francisco, where he specialized in IPOs, venture capital, M&A and international business transactions.  He started his career at Shearman & Sterling in New York and San Francisco.  Mitch holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School and received a B.A./M.A. in Jurisprudence and International Business Law from Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar.  Mitch also holds a B.A. in economics from Brigham Young University, where he was Valedictorian.  He has also worked at the White House, and in the United States Supreme Court.

About Horizon Globex US, LLC:

Globex is a blockchain software business specialized in the Regulation D and Regulation S compliant tokenization of assets. Globex offers a complete securities primary issuance solution using Tokenetics.com, investor KYC/AML using KYCware.com, U.S. transfer agent custody using CustodyWare.com and compliant secondary trading on ERC-20 blockchain exchanges.


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Italy’s Adv Ban, Gaziano (SKS365) At Amsterdam’s IGB Live!:Coming Back To The Product Is The Way”

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SKS365’s CMO and Country Manager spoke in day 2 of Gioco News meeting, outlining the possible reaction lines of operators and affiliates a few days after the official ad ban in Italy: “If you have a good product it will work by itself. About the affiliates: less promotion, more information.”

A special focus was dedicated to the “Italy case”, after the recent official entry into force of the ban on all forms of advertising and sponsorship related to the world of betting.

Francesco Gaziano, Chief Marketing Officer and Country Manager Italy of SKS365, was among the speakers about this issue: “We found ourselves in front of a very brief and synthetic legislative norm, for which the following interpretation brought about by AGCOM produced in turn, very wide scoped guide lines. Thus far, though – Gaziano added – We still remain in a phase of substantial passiveness of the market, both from Operators, affiliates and editorial groups whom are yet perusing and exploring further possible alternatives. The confusion generated by this overall approach only feeds huge uncertainty and instability, with grave repercussions on an industry that employs over 60 thousand people. At a time when the product cannot be promoted, all that remains is the product itself, to speak for itself, for this I believe that If you have a good product it will work by itself, and for sure word of mouth is not forbidden by the law.”

The new scenario also concerns affiliates, on which Gaziano has focused in an attempt to identify a possible road to renewal: “In this context it goes without a doubt that our affiliates face an important business opportunity, as they will basically represent the only means of exposing the legal gaming offer to the public. In such a scenario – CMO added – it becomes clear that our affiliates will need to operate a transformation evermore oriented towards an informative and comparative nature, not just related to betting odds but the overall gaming offer as well as and not just limited to the products, but also addressing the customer’s consciousness in all of protection and safety tools like self exclusion, the ban on underage gaming and so forth.”

During his speech, Gaziano focused also on SKS365 commitment about the law: “We are perfectly aware that in order to maintain a joyful yet safe gaming experience, our customers still need to receive coherent informations pertinent to offers, instruments and rules. We are also perfectly aware that our communication needs to feature messages freed of all promotional elements. The overall approach is of complete compliance to the law, whereas extreme caution in our corporate and commercial communication takes the front seat.”

 

About SKS365:
SKS365 Group is an authorized sport betting and gaming operator, one among the leaders in the Italian betting market, whereitoperates under the Planetwin365 brand. The passion for sports, driven by principals of transparency and security with the goal of creatingvalue for the Entertainment industry are allelementsthat SKS365 offersits clients to furtherdevelop the gaming experience and expand business opportunities for all commercial partners.

Through the Planetwin365 brand, SKS365 offers a unique and diversified gaming experienceboth online – via the Planetwin365.it website – and offline, through a retail network of 1000 shops allaround the Italian territory.


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SNICKERS and NBA 2K League Announce Partnership

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Who’s hungry?

NBA 2K League’s new partner SNICKERS has got you covered!

The NBA 2K League and SNICKERS® have announced a partnership that makes Snickers the Official Chocolate Bar of the NBA 2K League. Beginning from last Friday on the NBA 2K League’s live Twitch and YouTube broadcast and social media channels, the NBA 2K League will pick the SNICKERS® “Hungriest Player to Watch” – the player who has the most on the line that night and the most to prove. This activation will take place each game night for the rest of the 2019 season, including the 2019 NBA 2K League Playoffs and Finals, which tip off Wednesday, July 24.


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UK: New analysis shows problem gamblers are more likely than others to have suicidal thoughts, attempt suicide and to harm themselves

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GambleAware and the Gambling Commission have last week published the results of a small-scale research project that examines the link between problem gambling and suicide. The report will contribute to the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms and is based on findings from the 2007 Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey (APMS).  Out of over 7,000 respondents, 41 were found to be problem gamblers and were identified as being more likely than others to have thought about suicide and to have attempted suicide in the past 12 months.

The results showed that of those identified by the survey as problem gamblers, one in five (19%) had thought about suicide in the past year, compared with 4% of non-problem gamblers/non-gamblers. 5% of problem gamblers reported they had made a suicide attempt in the past year, compared with 0.6% of those who showed no sign of problem gambling.

The survey analysis shows an association between problem gambling, suicidal behaviours and loneliness that warrants further investigation. Problem gamblers were more likely to feel lonely and isolated from other people than the rest of the population. Problem gamblers appeared to have a smaller network of people they felt close to and were less likely to feel that their friends and family gave them encouragement and support.

This analysis is based on data from the 2007 survey. The APMS survey repeated in 2014 but did not include questions on gambling. It is hoped that the Department of Health and Social Care will commission another Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey for 2021 and the authors recommend that questions on gambling behaviour be included in that study to explore the association between gambling and suicidality further.

In order to scope out what further research may be needed, a range of stakeholders, including those with lived experience of gambling harms, including addiction and bereavement due to suicide, attended a one-day workshop. The aim of the session was to better understand what knowledge gaps there were regarding gambling and suicide and to develop recommendations for future work.

Recommendations include:

  • The development of educational packages for clinicians, primary care providers and coroners to raise awareness of the association between gambling and suicidality.
  • The commissioning of a systematic review of evidence of the relationship between gambling and suicidality
  • The conduct of a psychological autopsy study to explore cases where gambling is related to suicide.

Marc Etches, CEO of GambleAware has said:

“There is limited data and research on the link between gambling and suicide and this research is just the start. This report has clearly identified the significant gaps in the data that is currently available and what steps we should be taking to get more evidence to help improve our knowledge and understanding of the relationship between gambling and suicide.

It is vital we all know what signs to look out for in a gambling addiction, so we can point people in the direction of help as and when they need it. We look forward to continuing to work with Government, particularly the Department of Health and Social Care, and all those involved to promote the help and services available at BeGambleAware.org.”

 Dr Heather Wardle, Assistant Professor at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine said:

“The harms from gambling are profound and can be devastating for individuals, families and communities. These results show how people with gambling problems are a higher risk group for suicidality. Everyone involved in providing, legislating and regulating gambling should recognise this risk and take action to prevent harm”.

Professor Ann John, Swansea University and Chair of the National Advisory Group to Welsh Government on Suicide and Self-harm prevention said

 ‘Death by suicide is usually in response to a complex interplay of a number of factors, it is rarely due to a single reason and is never inevitable.  However, there is no doubt that there has been a lack of recognition that there is an association between problem gambling and suicide.

‘Our research is a first step in understanding that association. Problem gamblers should be included as a high-risk group in suicide prevention strategies, efforts made to improve awareness, particularly in those providing services, and we need to encourage people to seek help before they reach a crisis point.’

Neil McArthur, chief executive of the Gambling Commission, said:

“This research is based on data from 2007 but nonetheless the findings clearly show a connection between suicide and gambling, something that has a real and devastating impact on people’s lives. Whilst further research and more timely data collection is essential, we are taking further action now to protect people from the risk of gambling harm.

“As a result of this research, the Commission and Samaritans will work together to bolster the existing requirements on gambling businesses to identify those at risk and take action to address and reduce harm.

“However, progress cannot be made by us alone, we need to work together to implement the priorities outlined in the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms, and the key recommendations of this research. This is vital to ensuring we have the best research, prevention and treatment services available for vulnerable individuals, their families, friends and communities.”

The three research documents are available below, along with a summary of the key findings and recommendations.

Report 1: Problem gambling and suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts and non-suicidal self-harm in England evidence from the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey 2007

Report 2: Exploring problem gambling, loneliness and lifetime suicidal behaviours a cross-sectional study using the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey 2007

Report 3: Scoping Current Evidence and Evidence-Gaps in Research on Gambling-Related Suicide

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  • The survey was conducted over a decade ago and the sample was relatively small, with just 172 people identified as at risk of problem gambling and 41 identified as problem gamblers. Both problem gambling and past-year suicide attempts/thoughts are relatively rare, and the analyses were underpowered. The survey is cross-sectional in design and the data cannot be used to establish temporal sequencing in problem gambling and suicidality, nor causality.
  • The Commission’s Research Programme in support of the National Strategy includes an emphasis on measuring and understanding harm. A better understanding of gambling harms for adults and children and young people will help to target prevention and education initiatives where they will have most impact.


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