Syracuse’s bats silent in 2-1 loss to Notre Dame

first_imgSyracuse (18-15, 4-8 Atlantic Coast) lost to Notre Dame (24-12, 8-4), 2-1, on Saturday at Melissa Cook Stadium in Notre Dame, Indiana.Alexa Romero started for the Orange, going six innings and giving up two runs on two hits. Unfortunately for the left-handed ace, Syracuse couldn’t give her any run support as the Irish’s Alexis Holloway improved her record to 15-8 on the year with a one-run complete game.Syracuse appeared to get its offense going early in the first, advancing runners to second and third with no outs for its best hitter, Bryce Holmgren. But Holmgren popped out to third, and after a fielder’s choice, walk and groundout, Notre Dame escaped the inning unharmed. The next three half innings saw the minimum nine batters, as Romero was efficient on the mound and the Orange offense quieted.Sammy Fernandez, who reached base three times, got all the way to third base in the third inning but was stranded there for the second time after a Lailoni Mayfield strikeout. The Irish notched its first baserunner in the third inning but didn’t threaten offensively until the fourth. That’s when Katie Marino hit a solo home run to left center, breaking the scoreless tie.The score stayed that way until the top of the sixth, when Syracuse finally responded. A Neli Casares-Maher leadoff single was followed by pinch-hit double by Hannah Dossett, scoring the third baseman all the way from first.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe bottom half of the inning began auspiciously for SU, with Notre Dame’s first two batters being retired. But a walk and a stolen base gave the Irish a runner in scoring position, and UND didn’t waste its opportunity. Abby Sweet singled up the middle, driving in the go-ahead and game-winning run after the Orange went down quietly in the seventh.Syracuse plays Notre Dame again on Sunday in a doubleheader, with first pitches scheduled for 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Comments Published on April 7, 2018 at 6:10 pm Contact Eric: erblack@syr.edu | @esblack34 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Tain quick off the mark with new product Fast Bet

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Submit All-in Translations: One Flew Over the Football’s Nest September 17, 2018 Related Articles Bet Builder: An industry game-changer fast becoming a necessity April 8, 2019 Amazing Gaming delivers double B2B sportsbook boost January 28, 2019 Share Gaming software and solutions provider Tain has successfully launched its new Fast Bet sports betting service, targeted at ‘punters who become bored through having to wait until half-time or full-time to see their bet settled’.Fast Bet gives punters the opportunity to place wagers on whether incidents will take place within a defined period during a sports event.Mathias Larson, TainMarkets for football matches include whether there will be a goal, corner, free-kick, goal-kick, red card or throw-in during the period, with Fast Bet also available for other major sports. Punters simply click on an event and select the timeframe, which could be as little as a single minute.Malta-based Tain will showcase Fast Bet at next month’s ICE 2017 event in London. Interested parties can check it out a demonstration at Tain’s stand (S1-342) at the ExCeL.Tain Managing Director Mathias Larson believes that Fast Bet offers operators the opportunity to differentiate themselves from the rest of the sector. He said: “Sportsbooks that can offer something different will be the ones that prosper in a competitive marketplace. Fast Bet is an exciting new service that can help operators to stand out from the rest.“Sports fans can put their knowledge and expertise to the test over a limited period of time. If they think a spell of attack is certain to lead to a goal, or if they think a couple of bad tackles might culminate in a red card, the Fast Bet service is perfect for them.”Fast Bet is the latest enrichment to Tain’s service since it was acquired by XIN Gaming last June. Last month it was announced that Tain would increase the number of live events it covers each month to 23,000. In increasing the number of sports covered to 50, Tain now offers markets on the likes of curling, biathlon and water polo, as well as established major verticals such as football, tennis and US sports.Larson added: “Tain now offers the extras that complement its fully-managed sportsbook. Operators are excited by our enhanced service, and we look forward to displaying our offering to the rest of the sector at ICE 2017.”last_img read more

Barley Laing: Melissa – Betting… It’s time to embrace biometrics

first_imgShare Barley Laing – MelissaBarley Laing UK MD of Melissa Data Corp, details to SBC audiences that biometric technologies may become the betting’s industry’s remedy, following a year of tough compliance adjustments related to KYC, verification and customer duty enforcements…__________________In the internet age, consumers demand a fast onboarding experience when signing up to a new service, otherwise, they will head elsewhere. This is no different in the gambling industry with research revealing that 25 percent of gamblers have abandoned opening an account online with a betting provider because it took too long or was too complicated.The solution to this issue is biometrics – more specifically, biometric technology driven by artificial intelligence (AI) that leverages facial recognition. Proving popular in seamlessly confirming the ID of prospective customers in other heavily regulated industries such as banking, biometrics is now capturing the attention of gaming operators.This approach is poised to have great impact in the UK, where offering a frictionless process at the account opening stage has been further complicated by new Gambling Commission regulations around know your customer (KYC), particularly age verification. Enforced in May 2019, these new rules have the potential to prolong the onboarding experience.Delivering fast and effective age confirmation and wider identity verification during onboarding comes down to having access to billions of relevant sources of real-time data from trusted entities. These could come from, for example, a government agency, a credit reporting agency and a utility company. But this is not enough. An additional level of security is needed; this is where biometrics can play a critical role.After all, what’s to stop a determined underage family member from pretending to be their father or mother and creating an online betting company account using their parent’s ID and bank details? In fact, anyone who has stolen a consumer’s ID and financial information can be game. It can be difficult to stop a wilful thief, hence the need to take the digital verification process a step further to ensure compliance without negatively impacting on the onboarding process and alienating the customer.So how would biometric technology work in a gambling application? Once the registrant has scanned and provided their primary ID document—with a photo that is checked against trusted data sources in real-time—they then simply upload a selfie which is scrutinised by comparing it with the master ID image via an algorithm in the technology itself. To ensure the reliability of the process, this algorithm can immediately distinguish differences between the selfie and the ID image, including facial hair, makeup, age, hairstyle, skin imperfections, and head position.Verification doesn’t end here though. An increase in ‘spoofing’ involves fraudsters using creative methods like 2D images and video playback to try to trick facial recognition technology and ‘prove’ they are the person they are impersonating. Ideally, at this stage, biometric technology further delivers liveness checks. Liveness checks aim to confirm eye movement and proof of life to establish that the person is real and not a static image. It also instils additional confidence to the gaming company that the person they are onboarding online is very definitely who they say they are.With the global online gambling market set to grow to more than $74 billion in revenue by 2023, there’s a lot on the line in terms of market share. Winning gambling firms will deliver a lightning-fast, albeit secure, onboarding experience for customers – all while ensuring compliance with ever-changing regulations. Through biometrics, these firms can tighten the registration process to enhance the customer experience and differentiate themselves from the competition. It’s a win-win._________________ Share Submit StumbleUponlast_img read more