Interview: A new spin on an old favourite

first_img17th January 2019 | By contenteditor While it wasn’t until January 15, 2019 that Quickspin announced Erik Gullstrand (pictured) as its new chief product officer, it transpires that he has spent over a year preparing to take on the role.The company’s co-founders, chief technology officer Mats Westerlund and product chief Joachim Timmermans, announced internally that they planned to leave the business at the end of 2018 in April last year. Since then, Gullstrand has been preparing to join CEO and co-founder Daniel Lindberg as part of the studio’s executive team.He credits the trio of founders’ approach to management for powering his rise through the ranks, after switching from social to real-money gaming in 2012, just under a year after the company was founded. As Quickspin’s first head of mobile, he worked on projects such as the award-winning Spin City Casino for Kindred Group, as well as overseeing the development of the HTML5 framework that now underpins its core slot product.He then took an unusual turn, pivoting into a commercial role and working closely with Lindberg to help secure the studio’s first supply contracts, then pivoting once again into business development.Gullstrand says that the support and encouragement of the founding team was key to his rise through the ranks.
“I was part of the company from its very early days, was very ambitious and keen to do as much as I could, and all three of them have been very helpful in providing such opportunities,” he says. “It’s something that I try to continue when I see talented people within the company.He picks out the shift to commercial as an example of how he was encouraged to test himself: “It was difficult, as it was totally new to me, but I quickly came to enjoy it and learned a lot. It’s a testament to how great Quickspin’s founders are that this isn’t part of a conscious strategy; it’s just the way they do business.”Crucially, this way of doing business has also helped the business succeed. Since it was acquired by Playtech in a €50m deal in May 2016, it has been allowed to operate as a stand-alone business unit. It could be argued that it is a cuckoo in Playtech’s nest. While Playtech has traditionally made its content available to operators on exclusive tabs or sites, Quickspin takes on all comers on the open market.Gullstrand explains that Quickspin’s parent company has been particularly understanding of its value as a slot specialist, and is content to allow it continue operating as it has done since its establishment.“As as a result of the [continued] success and growth of the business post-acquisition, Playtech understands that while we are in the same industry and the same business, our operating model is totally different,” he says.However, he admits that if the company wasn’t as profitable and growing quite so rapidly, it may be harder to defend maintaining the current business model. It could even be a risky strategy; it’s more exposed to competition than Playtech’s other internal studios.As Gullstrand says, the video slot sector is becoming increasingly crowded and competitive, with as many as 60 new titles being released in the European market each month.“I think there’s still some room for innovation, but I also think also we could see the online video slot business will trend towards being somewhat commoditised,” he adds, however.While this may ultimately cause Quickspin to explore other verticals – “I don’t think it’s impossible,” Gullstrand says – the company remains focused on the slot sector, with no current plans to diversify.This is where Gullstrand – and Quickspin’s – background in the social gaming space comes in handy. Prior to joining the studio in 2012, Gullstrand had mainly worked for free-to-play gaming businesses such as Stardoll and Filimundus, aside from a stint at Jadestone, since acquired by WMS. Quickspin, meanwhile, effectively got started by launching its content for social casino operator Plumbee, which was acquired by GSN Games in 2016.“One of the benefits in Quickspin is its free-to-play legacy,” he says. In this space, operators have to monetise users effectively, developing gamification solutions to engage and retain players.This has informed the development of a range of different customer engagement and retention tools that help operators boost the performance of Quickspin’s titles, such as the Challenges feature. Challenges, which went live in December 2018, sees players attempt to guide an avatar through a maze to win additional prizes.This approach of adding additional reasons to play follows the launch of a slot tournament feature earlier that year. Lindberg, at the time, described gamification as the future of online slots. With rival suppliers also investing heavily in developing a range of promotional features, it’s clear that more studios see it as a way of ensuring their content succeeds in the crowded market.Some have suggested that this is a way to ensure that their games can rise above the competition, and sees the games studios go beyond simply creating games to help operators market the products as well. Yggdrasil has heavily marketed its range of promotional tools, while Red Tiger Gaming’s Smart Spins bonusing has been highly praised.Gullstrand says the company has also been positively influenced by the startup scene in its native Sweden.“In Stockholm we have access to so many professionals in gaming, such as slots, and beyond, with companies such as King, Paradox and Digital Illusion (EA DICE). Being open to new ideas, and trying to maintain that culture of innovation is very important,” he explains. “If you don’t do that you run the risk of stagnating, as we’ve seen with some of the bigger players [in the slot market].“And there’s always a new Big Time Gaming around the corner ready to steal market share when you do,” he jokes.With two of its founders departing, it’s something of a new era for Quickspin. Having said that, any business that can lose two of its founding members only to promote an employee that has been there since the early days is hardly taking a step into the unknown, especially after giving that employee almost a year’s notice before they take the step up.In preparation for replacing Timmermans, Gullstrand has already overseen the maths team capacity being doubled, and a significant expansion of Quickspin’s production team.“We’ve hired more people as we can see se the market is more competitive, but we’re in a better position today to face that competition,” he says. “I hope we’ll see some really strong launches this year, plus a few interesting gamification features and value-added services, which will set Quickspin apart from our competitors.” Interview: A new spin on an old favourite Email Address Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden Erik Gullstrand is at the forefront of a changing of the guard for Quickspin, with two of its founders departing the business. The Playtech-owned slot studio’s new product chief discusses the current state of slots and how social can help future-proof suppliers’ operations. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Slot Machines Topics: Casino & games Slots Social gaming Casino & games AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

Customer interaction alert

first_imgLegal & compliance 9th August 2019 | By Stephen Carter Customer interaction alert Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter From 31 October, all Great Britain licence holders will need to comply with new customer interaction requirements. David Clifton runs through what stakeholders will need to be able to demonstrate to the regulatorIn February 2019, the GB Gambling Commission (GC) consulted on proposed changes to requirements prescribed within its Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (“LCCP”) relating to customer interaction.Those planned changes arose from what the GC had perceived to be (a) failures by operators to identify activity which could indicate that a customer is experiencing harms associated with gambling, (b) failures to interact promptly or effectively when a customer exhibits indicators of harm and (c) little or no attempt by operators to monitor activity after an interaction has taken place, understand the impact of the interactions or evaluate the effectiveness of policies and procedures.The GC has now announced that it will implement its changes to customer interaction requirements with effect from 31 October 2019.The new rules will apply to all holders of a GC licence, other than holders of non-remote lottery, gaming machine technical, gambling software and host licences.The LCCP changes are to social responsibility code provision 3.4.1 that will in future require as follows: 1. Licensees must interact with customers in a way which minimises the risk of customers experiencing harms associated with gambling. This must include: a. identifying customers who may be at risk of or experiencing harms associated with gambling b. interacting with customers who may be at risk of or experiencing harms associated with gambling c. understanding the impact of the interaction on the customer, and the effectiveness of the Licensee’s actions and approach. 2. Licensees must take into account the Commission’s guidance on customer interaction.The existing LCCP ordinary code provision 3.4.2 (to the effect that operators should (a) work together to share experience and deliver good practice, (b) keep a record of customer interactions and reasons for ruling out an interaction and (c) provide at least induction and refresher staff training on their responsibilities for customer interaction) will disappear.The GC will instead require those provisions to be met through adoption of measures included within its guidance. It also describes the old ordinary code provisions as being “more appropriately facilitated” through its National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms, published in April 2019.As has been evident from numerous public statements following enforcement action by the GC against operators for regulatory failings over the last six years, the need for timely customer interaction is not just a social responsibility requirement. It is inextricably tied into the required provision of effective anti-money laundering controls.Failure on the part of GB-licensed remote operators to comply with each of these requirements, notwithstanding the fact that the GC published customer interaction guidance specifically for remote gambling operators in February 2018, have led to increasingly eye-watering fines and financial penalties being imposed.The new requirement that operators must take such guidance into account can safely be regarded as a warning that such fines and financial penalties will not be deceasing in amount when future failings occur.The GC has published two versions of its new customer interaction guidance. One is for remote gambling operators, the other is for premises-based operators.Each guidance is structured in line with the three key outcomes that the GC expects operators to meet as outlined in the new social responsibility code provision 3.4.1, i.e. to:• identify, • interact and • evaluate.This means that, with effect from 31 October 2019, all operators must be able to demonstrate how their policies, procedures and practices meet those three outcomes.This does not necessarily mean that every aspect of the GC’s guidance must be followed to the letter.That is because the GC expressly accepts that compliance can be achieved by operators either (a) implementing the relevant parts of the guidance or (b) demonstrating how and why implementing alternative solutions equally meet those outcomes. However, an operator seeking to rely on option (b) will need to be very sure of its ground.It should most certainly be noted that the GC is increasingly driving home the warning that financial threshold triggers alone should not be used to determine when a customer interaction should take place.Instead, in order to decide when to interact, operators should monitor customers’ behaviour sufficiently closely that they can compare what they know about a customer with a range of indicators – markers and behaviours that could indicate gambling-related harm – that are relevant to their own business.As a result, a “one size fits all” approach should not be adopted. The guidance emphasises that operators should use the right indicators for their business, based on research, experience and shared practice.It lists some key indicators that are likely to apply to all businesses, but it is quite evident that: • an understanding of behavioural analytics will be essential, • measures will need to be put in place to ensure that customers receive the same level of protection (including prompt interaction unless this is inhibited by a customer’s behaviour) at all times that an operator is providing facilities for gambling, including overnight, • the GC’s expectations in relation to customer affordability checks (clearly spelt out in the guidance) cannot be ignored, • operators need to start planning for the changes now, so that staff training on the new requirements takes place before the 31 October deadline and • even more resources (both human and technological) will need to be applied by operators if the three key outcomes are going to be achieved to the standard that the GC expectDavid Clifton is a founding director of Clifton Davies Consultancy Limited. David has specialised in gambling law since the early 1980s and was among the first UK lawyers to advise the online gambling pioneers in the mid-1990s. Tags: Online Gambling Topics: Legal & compliance Regions: UK & Ireland From 31 October, all Great Britain licence holders will need to comply with new customer interaction requirements. David Clifton runs through what stakeholders will need to be able to demonstrate to the regulator Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

NJ DGE issues penalty packages to NYX and William Hill

first_img Email Address NJ DGE issues penalty packages to NYX and William Hill 5th December 2019 | By Daniel O’Boyle Legal & compliance The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has issued two civil penalty packages to NYX for unapproved games and regulatory violations, as well as a penalty to William Hill for self-exclusion failings.The penalties were announced as part of the DGE director’s actions from November 16 to November 30, which also included a $5,000 penalty for PokerStars for a violation of data retention rules and a series of three penalties, totalling $11,000, for iGaming Cloud for self-exclusion failings, operating unapproved software and revenue reporting violations.NYX, a supplier and part of SG Digital, was ruled to have deployed three games that were different to the versions tested and approved by the DGE in a docket dates 18 November. As a result, SG Digital was ordered to pay a fine of $100,000.The DGE said in its sanction of NYX the supplier violated section 13:69D-2.3(f)2 of the New Jersey Administrative Code, which states the DGE must be provided with release notes 24 hours before any update of a game.Read more on iGB North America. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwittercenter_img Tags: Online Gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Regions: US New Jerseylast_img read more

MGA cancels The Daily Fantasy Football Company’s licence

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Legal & compliance Legal & compliance The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has cancelled The Daily Fantasy Football Company’s B2C gaming service licence after ruling that the operator breached a number of its regulations.The Daily Fantasy Football Company will no longer be able to carry out gaming operations, register new players or accept new customer deposits, with the ruling coming into immediate effect,However as stated by the regulator, the operator must retain and provide all of its registered players with access to their accounts, as well as refund all funds standing to the credit of customers.According to the MGA, The Daily Fantasy Football Company breached Regulation 9 of the country’s Gaming Compliance and Enforcement Regulations.Specifically, these relate to a person or operator failing to meet commitments to players in a timely manner. The MGA said “such failure is imminent following the €3,483.89 liabilities incurred by the authorised person towards player funds”, but did not go into further detail about the charge.The regulator also noted that the operator failed to pay relevant tax, compliance and true-up alignment contributions to the MGA in a timely manner.The Daily Fantasy Football Company, which had been operating Playthesix.com and Thefantasyfootball.com under its Malta licence, will have the option to appeal against the MGA’s decision.The latest ruling comes after Blackrock Media last month paid a €2.3m financial penalty to the MGA operating a gaming service without necessary authorisation. The penalty was applied after joint investigations by the MGA and the Executive Police found the company was processing payments for unlicensed gaming operations.Also last month, the MGA suspended Zero Seven Gaming Limited’s gaming services licence after failing to submit player funds reports and licence fees. Tags: Online Gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Europe Southern Europe Malta Email Address The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has cancelled The Daily Fantasy Football Company’s B2C gaming service licence after ruling that the operator breached a number of its regulations. MGA cancels The Daily Fantasy Football Company’s licence 10th February 2020 | By contenteditorlast_img read more

City of Buenos Aires sets out online licensing criteria

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Online Gambling 24th February 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Legal & compliance The city of Buenos Aires has approved regulations to set criteria for online gambling licensees, with a view to launching in Q4 of 2020.The Loteria de la Ciudad (LOTBA), which regulates gambling in the city of Buenos Aires, has proposed establishing a number of ‘online gaming agencies’,  which may offer sports betting, slots, lottery and various casino table games.While there is no limit on the number of licences, operators must have total sales revenue over ARS$100m and have been in business for at least two years. Operators may not have been convicted of offering illegal gambling in Argentina and may not  be the owner of a retail betting agency or gambling halls in the City.Licensees must pay a USD$30,000 licence processing fee and a fixed annual licence fee of USD$100,000 as well as a USD$2m “compliance guarantee” as a form of insurance. LOTBA will collect taxes of 10% of gaming revenue.LOTBA also said that further regulations relating to marketing may be published in the future.Last year, the province of Buenos Aires, which is legally distinct from the city, prepared to launch its own online gambling licences, with operators including Bet365, Betway and Codere LatAm throwing their hats into the ring.However, political upheaval has thrown the launch of online gambling into doubt, as pro-gambling Buenos Aires governor Maria Eugenia Vidal lost her governorship to Axel Kicillof of the allied Justicialist and Frente de Todos parties.Local media suggests that seven of the 17 applicants were set to be awarded a licence: ArgenBingo, in partnership with William Hill; Bingo Pilar and Paddy Power Betfair; Bet365 and Pasteko; Playtech with Hotel Casino Tandil; 888 and Boldt; Atlántica de Juegos and The Stars Group, and Intralot with BinBaires. However no official annoucnement has been made. City of Buenos Aires sets out online licensing criteria Email Address The city of Buenos Aires has approved regulations to set criteria for online gambling licensees, with a view to launching in Q4 of 2020. Regions: LATAM Argentina Topics: Legal & compliancelast_img read more

GambleAware launches new safer gambling initiatives

first_img Regions: UK & Ireland Marketing & affiliates Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops GambleAware launches new safer gambling initiatives UK gambling industry charity GambleAware has launched two new initiatives to raise awareness for its Safer Gambling Campaign and the National Gambling Treatment Service. Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 8th July 2020 | By contenteditor UK gambling industry charity GambleAware has launched two new initiatives to raise awareness for its Safer Gambling Campaign and the National Gambling Treatment Service. Following the return of football in the UK after the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) shutdown, the first of the new campaigns will focus on making punters aware of the risks of impulsive betting. The campaign will encourage people to think twice before placing a bet, referring to GambleAware’s existing #BetRegret initiative. Content will run across Sky’s YouTube channel and Twitter page, alongside other digital platforms. Meanwhile, GambleAware will also promote the National Gambling Treatment Service by running new advertising content across radio, digital platforms, as well as in national and regional press, throughout July and August. Under the tagline ‘Start to regain control’, the campaign will focus on the all-consuming nature of gambling, using the line “when you’re there, but not there”.  Content will focus on how people with gambling problems feel disconnected from their family and friends, but aim to promote how treatment is easy to access and will help people overcome their struggles with gambling. Activities will be targeted at men aged between 25 and 54 years old, with a focus on men aged 25-34, with the aim of directing people to the National Gambling Treatment Service and building awareness of the National Gambling Helpline. Other aims include boosting awareness of the support that is available to help moderate risky gambling behaviour and to treat problem gambling, as well as increasing knowledge of the signs that someone may be suffering with gambling problems. The National Gambling Treatment Service works with the UK’s National Health Service to deliver help to those with gambling problems. It is free at the point of delivery, and provides telephone, online and face-to-face treatment for people and groups. The launch of the new initiatives comes after GambleAware this week also called on the government, financial institutions and regulators to ensure all consumers have the ability to block gambling transactions, after a new study estimated that 28m personal bank accounts in the UK do not yet have access to such tools. Carried out by researchers at the University of Bristol’s Personal Finance Research Centre (PFRC), A Blueprint for Bank Card Gambling Blockers found that eight banks currently offer gambling transaction blocking technology. This covers 60% of personal current accounts in the UK, representing roughly 49m accounts. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports bettinglast_img read more

GAN and Wynn agree 10-year Michigan platform deal

first_img5th October 2020 | By Aaron Noy GAN said it expects it will be ready to launch Wynn’s online betting and gaming products once the verticals are permitted in Michigan, which it anticipates to be in November 2020. GAN and Wynn Resorts have agreed a 10-year agreement in which the supplier will provide its online betting and igaming platform to the operator for its Michigan operations. The deal will see Wynn use GAN’s platform software as well as its reward program integration system. GAN will also publish third-party sports betting content, which it said would be augmented by Betbull, in which Wynn has owned a 22.5% stake since 2018. Email Address Tech & innovation GAN and Wynn agree 10-year Michigan platform deal Last month, the Michigan Gaming Control Board held a meeting on proposed online betting and gaming regulations for the state. The rules will now be submitted to the state’s Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules and Legislative Service Bureau for final review. Read more on iGB North America Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Tech & innovation Platform Regions: US Michigan Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

Dutch channelisation rate set to miss 2024 target

first_img Dutch channelisation rate set to miss 2024 target While Regulus did not break down channelisation in terms of revenue, the KSA said it made an “implicit prediction” that 90% of players would move to the regulated market. This, it added was contingent on advertising regulations not being too restrictive. However, H2 predicted a faster-growing market. For 2020, it estimated revenue of €416m compared to Regulus’ €394m. This difference in bonuses “almost entirely” captures the difference between the figures, the KSA said. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter H2 noted that tax rates were one “major obstacle” to Dutch channelisation, with online gambling set to be taxed at 29%, more than Sweden’s 18% or Denmark’s 20%. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Online casino Email Address Dutch regulator the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has revealed that its projected channelisation rates for the market are set to miss its 80% target for 2024. By 2024, three years after legal online gaming is set to launch, Regulus predicts a combined licensed and unlicensed market size of €827m when excluding bonuses. H2, on the other hand, predicts a market worth €1.08bn including bonuses. The KSA also noted that channelisation could be influenced by different factors, depending on the vertical being considered. “Currently, illegal providers pay no gambling tax in the Netherlands. This gives price-conscious players an incentive to play with an illegal provider.” Tags: Kansspelautoriteit Regulus Partners H2 Gambling Capital Online gambling in the Netherlands is expected to launch on 1 October, after its launch has been delayed three times. Earlier this month, the Government submitted the country’s secondary gambling regulations to the country’s official gazette. For example, poker players may be most inclined to play on sites with strong liquidity, whereas sports bettors may look for the best prices, and casino players may look for bonuses. Regions: Europe Western Europe Netherlands This meant that roughly 70% of revenue would be channeled into the legal offering, below the KSA’s target of 80% at this point in time. Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Online casino Legal Regulation The regulator noted that Regulus had higher predicted revenue for the entire market for 2021 at €544m compared to H2’s €513m projection. 16th February 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle Looking just at the legal market, H2 predicted revenue of €757m for 2024, while Regulus did not split regulated revenue from the offshore total. Providers will try to (partly) pass on the gambling tax to the players,” the KSA said. “This makes the legal range of games less attractive.  The KSA used reports from both H2 Gambling Capital and Regulus Partners in order to estimate the size of the entire Dutch online gambling market. “This shows that there is (and will remain) uncertainty about the exact figures, especially for the illegal part of the market,” it said.last_img read more

Luckbox appoints Rosander to replace Martin as chief executive

first_img Real Luck Group, the business behind the Luckbox esports betting brand, has appointed Thomas Rosander as its new chief executive following the departure of Quentin Martin. People moves “Thomas has a proven track record of scaling similar businesses to Luckbox profitably, and joined us having been CEO of Dunder Casino, which saw a compound monthly growth rate above 17% over two years.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Rosander will replace Martin, who voluntarily stepped down as CEO and as a director after just over a year in the role. Luckbox appoints Rosander to replace Martin as chief executive He also spent time as engagement director and business intelligence director at video games developer Electronic Arts. “I would like to take this opportunity to wish Quentin all the best in his future endeavours,” Green said. “I am thrilled to be taking over as CEO and look forward to leading the company as we scale the business,” Rosander said. “We have a talented and experienced team here at Luckbox, and I am confident that we can build on the excellent work done so far under Quentin’s leadership to make Luckbox a world-leading esports betting destination.” Rosander moves into the role despite having only taken on the role of chief customer officer at Real Luck in February of this year.center_img Prior to joining the group, Rosander was chief executive of Dunder Casino and had spells as chief product officer at Mr Green and section head business intelligence at bwin. Real Luck chairman Drew Green added: “Thomas’s past industry success and unique operational skill sets made him the optimal choice to become our CEO as we enter our next phase, execute the concise plan Thomas established as CCO of Luckbox and build a company culture that’s focused on profitable growth.  Rosander’s promotion to CEO marks the latest senior appointment at Real Luck, which has in recent months also named Nevzat Ucar as head of content and Ran Kaspi its new chief financial officer. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Esports People esports betting People moves Tags: Luckbox Real Luck Group Thomas Rosander Quentin Martin 10th May 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Email Addresslast_img read more

Vijender’s Commonwealth title fight deferred, rival out with injury

first_img Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket Cricket Virat Kohli completes 10 years in Test Cricket: 10 things you should know about India skipper- check out Vijender Singh’s bout against Lee Markham for the Commonwealth Super middleweight title has been postponed after his British rival opted out of the bout due to injury.The cancellation comes precisely a week before the bound scheduled for July 13. Vijender was working hard for a shot at his third title after having won the WBO Asia Pacific and Oriental Super Middleweight titles. Vijender was currently training in Manchester for the bout. WTC Final LIVE, IND vs NZ: Cheteshwar Pujara’s poor run continues, scores 8 off 54 in crucial match against Kiwis PSL 2021, KAR beats QUE: Karachi Kings defeats Quetta Gladiators to keep playoffs berth alive RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Previous articlePrannoy crashes out of Indonesia OpenNext articleWhere reported $35.7 mn Juventus deal puts CR7 in football’s top 10 salary list! Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. WTC final LIVE broadcast: ICC’s mega broadcast plan, India vs New Zealand live streaming starts today in 195 countries Cricket TAGSVijender Commonwealth titlevijender fight cancelledVijender Singh SHARE F1 French GP 2021 Live: Max Verstappen to take pole position, Lewis Hamilton second SportBoxingLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSportstars by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyImprove Your Spelling With This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndoE! OnlineTLC’s So Freaking Cheap Takes Penny-Pinching to the ExtremeE! OnlineUndoPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndo“Lee has pulled out citing injury. Vijender’s UK promoters – Queensberry Promotions — tried to find an opponent for him to fill in the July 13 slot but that did not work out,” an official from Vijender’s India promoters, IOS Boxing, has told PTI.“A new opponent is being looked for and the revised dates for the fight will be announced soon. Markham’s pullout was communicated to us by his promoters but the exact nature of his injury is not known to us,” he added.Markham had the experience of 22 fights, with 17 wins, under his belt. The Indian Olympic medallist, Vijender has won all his 10 professional bouts till date.The fight would have been Vijender’s first in six months since he successfully defended his twin titles in the clash against Ghana’s Ernest Amuzu in Jaipur.The Commonwealth title is without a holder since January after champion Rocky Fielding had vacated it in pursuit of the European belt in the same weight category.Vijender is continuing to work with his British trainer Lee Beard, who has been his guide ever since he took the professional plunge back in 2015. Cricket PSL 2021 ISL beat MUL: Mohd Wasim Jr, Shadab Khan shine as Islamabad United defeats Multan Sultans by 4 wickets Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – July 6, 2018 Facebook Twitter Cricket Formula 1 PSL 2021: Babar Azam becomes first player to score 500 runs in a single season, completes 2000 runs ICC WTC Final, Ind vs NZ Day 3: Can India survive the Kyle Jamieson storm in Southampton? Cricket Vijender’s Commonwealth title fight deferred, rival out with injury Cricket IND VS NZ Live: New Zealand’s body attack on India, Cheteshwar Pujara & Shubman Gill get hit on helmets Cricket WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 2 Stumps: West Indies bowled out for 149 runs in 1st innings, SA lead by 149 runs last_img read more