Tough regulatory terrain sees William Hill review Australia business

first_img Related Articles GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 Share StumbleUpon William Hill accelerates transformation agenda to overcome COVID realities August 5, 2020 FTSE bookmaker William Hill has this morning confirmed, that it is undertaking a strategic review of its Australian business, following new government regulations on credit betting and the likely introduction of further state taxes imposed on betting firms.Presenting its ‘unaudited 52-week trading statement’ (period ending 26 December), William Hill governance detailed strong 2017 progress, with the company expected to declare corporate profits of circa £290 million 11% up on full-year 2016 performance.As anticipated by industry analysts, the bookmaker benefited from favourable football results recorded during the Christmas period.The bookmaker would further highlight its corporate progress achieved under its ‘transformation programme’, with William Hill reporting stronger operating margins combined with UK and US market growth.However, new consumer protection measures imposed by the Australian government on ‘credit betting’ have impacted the performance William Hill Australia.Furthermore, Australian market conditions may become tougher as state lawmakers push for individual betting taxes and legislation for betting stakeholders.Updating investors Philip Bowcock, Group CEO of William Hill Plc, commented:  “We have delivered a strong result in 2017, reflecting our focus on rejuvenating digital assets, growing the US and building an attractive omni-channel proposition. At the same time, we are continuously improving how we enable customers to gamble responsibly.”“We are excited about the opportunities ahead in 2018 – a World Cup year – with our competitive position reasserted in the UK and with the potential for sports betting to open up in the US.” Share Submit SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020last_img read more

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Home Instead Senior Care’s Mission Medicine Will Help Protect Local Seniors…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Home Instead Senior Care’s Mission Medicine Will Help Protect Local Seniors by Disposing of Old MedsThe South Puget Sound office of Home Instead Senior Care has scheduled Mission MedicineSM Saturday, August 6th from 11AM – 2PM to help seniors dispose of expired or no longer used medications. The event, co-sponsored by Providence SoundHomeCare & Hospice, will be held at Kirk’s CHS Home Medical on Martin Way, in Lacey.Seniors or their family members can simply drive up to the location where the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office will be on hand to oversee the drop-off of medications into a locked container. After the event, the medications collected will be properly disposed.“This program is a way to help protect seniors from accidentally using expired medications as well as safeguarding them from the potential for theft of medications from their homes,” said Kelly Cavenah of the Home Instead Senior Care local office. “The project also can help protect the environment including pets and other animals by providing a safe way to dispose of prescription drugs before they are introduced into landfills or the water supply,” said Judy Datsko, Community Liaison Nurse with Providence SoundHomeCare & Hospice.The average senior takes four to six different prescriptions a day and refills their prescriptions 12 to 17 times a year, according to the health-care company Arcadia Healthcare. Furthermore, 28 percent of geriatric hospitalizations are attributed to adverse reactions, the group said.In conjunction with law enforcement agencies, Home Instead Senior Care franchise owners plan to launch Mission Medicine throughout North America.“Considering such a significant impact on seniors and society, the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office considers our donation of time for the project an important community service,” said Sergeant Ken Clark. After the medications are collected, they will be weighed by the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office before they are destroyed.Home Instead Senior Care’s Mission Medicine is a program of Home Instead Senior Care. For more information about the project, contact Kelly Cavenah at 360.570.0049 To learn more about Home Instead Senior Care, log on to www.homeinstead.com.last_img read more

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