Share Kansspelautoriteit enters into MoU with Malta Gaming Authority August 28, 2020 StumbleUpon Making employees happier and more productive during office hours can bring far-reaching benefits for businesses from any sector.However, this focus on well-being has been sweeping the gambling industry in recent years, as companies search for the right community aspects to complement day-to-day diligence. Microgaming was hailed as one of the ‘The 10 top coolest offices in the UK‘ just a few months after opening its new Douglas home in 2017. The fourth of five stories is a communal area featuring a library and dart board, as well as table tennis, poker and pool.Just last year, Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) opened its new Malta-based HQ, complete with a top-of-the-range commercial kitchen, state-of-the-art cardio and weights section, and two purpose-built slides to reflect the company’s “sense of playfulness”.Similarly, it was announced this month that Sky Betting and Gaming (SB&G) staff were to be consolidated into one building at Leeds’ Wellington Place, delivering community benefits including “bee keeping, free fitness sessions and wellbeing initiatives”.Meanwhile, BetVictor has committed to ‘The Rock’ through a new recruitment drive to its Gibraltar head office, which now houses an athletic track running through the different departments and a basketball court doubling up as a meeting space. This comes just a few weeks after bet365 sanctioned a multi-million relocation project from Gibraltar to Malta amid Brexit concerns.Seeing this sort of investment in employees across four leading online gambling jurisdictions has, without doubt, inspired progressive supplier Altenar to spruce up its own Malta home. Altenar will hold an official party tonight (12 June) to open its new St Julian’s office, which features an open plan working area, lounge and kitchen, two balconies – one of which faces downtown – and a sophisticated lighting system, while the company has confirmed that a gym will be added next year. There are even showers provided for those travelling to work by bike.At the end of 2017, the number of full-time employees for online licensees of the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) reached 5,861. And with salaries on the rise, as shown in a survey by Betting Jobs, the office environment is set to become a key employee differentiator. Submit Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch August 26, 2020 Related Articles Global Gaming adds sportsbook extension to Ninja property August 25, 2020 Share
Germany’s Nations League clash with the Netherlands on Saturday in Amsterdam will be Loew’s 168th international since taking charge in 2006, but Ballack says his 12-year reign should already be over.“I was surprised, as well as many other people, that he kept his job,” Ballack, who made 98 appearances for Germany, told Deutsche Welle.“For a long time, he worked with the team and sometimes you should say that things don’t work anymore,” added Ballack on Loew’s 12-year tenure.Last May, Loew signed a contract extension with the German Football Association (DFB) until the 2022 World Cup.However, Ballack believes Loew should have been “professional enough” to take the consequences for such a woeful campaign in Russia.The ex-Chelsea and Bayern Munich midfielder says Loew should have blooded younger players rather than rely on senior players.“It’s not abnormal that a coach who won the World Cup trusts the players with whom he was successful,” said Ballack.“But that’s the difficulty, because he is responsible for that, he should be professional enough.” Germany midfielder Toni Kroos backed Loew on Thursday when asked about Ballack’s comments.“I think we’ll get our act together with Joachim Loew and I think he deserves the chance to keep going,” Kroos said at a press conference in Berlin.Kroos, a key component of Germany’s 2014 World Cup triumph, said Loew’s speeches to the squad in Russia were “as good as never before. Yet we still went out early”.– ‘Huge disappointment’ –Ballack’s sharp criticism of Loew is no surprise given their history.In 2008, as national team captain Ballack accused Loew of showing a lack of respect to senior players.Despite clear-the-air talks, tension remained between the pair until Ballack was injured before the 2010 World Cup and never played for Germany again.Former Bayern Munich captain Michael Ballack, 42, has been a sharp critic of Germany’s head coach Joachim Loew since the pair had a public falling out in 2008, when Ballack accused Loew of not showing enough respect to senior national team players. © AFP/File / Christof STACHEBallack also criticised the DFB for allowing Loew to conduct his own analyse of their dismal World Cup performances.“The World Cup was a huge disappointment and there were reasons for that,” said Ballack.“You should analyse it, really (properly), and not just say ‘we will analyse that’ when you have already made the decision to keep the coach.“That’s not a real analysis.“There should not just be one person who is making these decisions.”Ballack says a poor mentality was the reason Germany struggled in Russia.“It was a kind of mentality issue, because the quality doesn’t drop down so much in four years that you can’t challenge or you can’t advance past the first round,” Ballack said. “What was the problem? The hunger, the desire, the fighting spirit, there was much speculation.“The only true answer can be provided by the players themselves.”0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Germany’s head coach Joachim Loew should have lost his job in the wake of a woeful World Cup display, after his team finished bottom of their group, says ex-national team captain Michael Ballack. © AFP/File / SAEED KHANBerlin, Germany, Oct 11 – Michael Ballack believes Germany coach Joachim Loew should have lost his job in the wake of their woeful World Cup performance in Russia.Ballack, 42, who captained Germany between 2004-2010, is the first senior figure in German football to say Loew, who steered the country to the 2014 World Cup title, should have been fired after his team finished bottom of their group in Russia.
1 Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland When the January transfer window opens Liverpool fans would love to see their goalkeeper options strengthened.And Jack Butland appears to be the player they want.The England ace has been fantastic in a great Stoke team this season and won admirers from rivals.Against Man United on Boxing Day, Liverpool supporters were impressed by his performance as he kept another clean sheet and made a great save to deny Marouane Fellaini in the Potters’ 2-0 win.Have a look at a selection of tweets from Reds supporters.