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Married couples who view adult material double the risk of divorce

first_imgDaily Mail 22 August 2016Family First Comment: “Assistant professor Dr Samuel Perry said: ‘Beginning pornography use between survey waves nearly doubled one’s likelihood of being divorced by the next survey period, from 6 per cent to 11 per cent, and nearly tripled it for women, from 6 per cent to 16 per cent. Our results suggest that viewing pornography, under certain social conditions, may have negative effects on marital stability.’”          Married couples who watch pornography almost double their risk of divorce, researchers said yesterday.While it was once seen as the preserve of husbands, it now seems that wives are almost as keen on watching it as men.But viewing adult films or images comes at a price, with the researchers saying that women who start looking at porn while married are almost three times more likely to want a divorce.Their report comes after statistics last year showed that as many as one in three women watches adult content at least once a week, with the majority viewing it on their mobile phones.In the latest research, sociologists from the University of Oklahoma interviewed thousands of married adults regularly over several years.They found that porn negatively affects those in a happy marriage, the newly married or those from a non-religious home.But there was no increase in the probability of divorce among weekly church-goers because the social stigma of divorce was greater, showing ‘religion has a protective effect on marriage, even in the face of pornography use’.READ MORE: read more

Manchester City’s appeal to CAS over FFP rejected

first_imgRelatedPosts Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says David Silva recovers from COVID-19 Man City top players test positive for coronavirus Manchester City have lost their attempt to block a UEFA investigation into financial fair play violations.City had asked the Court of Arbitration for Sport [CAS] to throw out the financial fair play case that had been brought against the club by UEFA. Tags: Manchester CityManchester City have lost their attempt to block a UEFA investigation into financial fair play violations.last_img read more

Vijay Hazare Cricket: Assam suffer huge defeat against Haryana

first_imgGUWAHATI: Assam suffered humiliating defeat against Haryana in the Vijay Hare Cricket Tournament in Chennai today. Haryana won the tie by 8 wickets.It was the pathetic batting which is responsible for the poor show of Assam in the match. Entire team were bowled out paltry 81 runs and eight of the batsmen failed to score double-figure runs.Elected to bat, Assam made good start as both the openers Riyan Parag and Parvez Aziz added 39 runs in 8.2 overs. Thereafter the collapse started and the entire team were bowled out adding only 42 runs on the board. Riyan (24) was the top scorer and his opening partner Parvez scored 13. The other batsman who reached double-figure was Arup Das (10).Entire middle and lower order today failed to come out as per expectation as Gokul Sarma (0), Sibsankar Roy (3), Amit Sinha (2), Romario Sharma (4), Wasiqur Rahman (4), Jitumoni Kalita (9), Abu Nechim Ahmed (2) were not able to stay on the wickets for a long period. Mrinmoy Dutta remained not out on 3. Former Team India member Amit Sinha picked up 6-13.In reply, Haryana reached the target in 11.2 overs losing two wickets. SG Rohila remained not out on 31 while his opening partner H Patel scored 37 runs before got out. Riyan Parag and Amit Sinha picked up one wicket each.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgThe league also is looking at other rules changes, including an alternative to the onside kick.NFL clubs received a list of potential rules changes on Thursday. Owners will vote on the proposals at the upcoming league meeting to be held by video conference on May 28.The league’s competition committee told teams last month it supports studying ways to determine how officiating personnel who have access to a video feed could help on-field officials. A booth umpire would serve as an eighth game official. If owners don’t approve adding a booth umpire and/or a senior technology adviser, the league could test a version of both rules in the preseason for possible future implementation.The proposal that would give teams another option instead of an onside kick permits a team to maintain possession of the ball after a score by substituting one offensive play. The kicking team would attempt a fourth-and-15 from its 25-yard line. This could be done a maximum of two times per game. Onside kicks have become infrequent — and rarely successful — since the NFL changed rules on alignments for kickoffs.In other NFL news: Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-NEWSNFL looks at adding “booth umpire” and tech adviser for refsUNDATED (AP) — The NFL is considering adding a “booth umpire” and a senior technology adviser to the referee to assist the officiating crew. Update on the latest sports — IndyCar has made more revisions to its schedule. The open-wheel series has canceled the June 27 race in Richmond, Virginia, and the street course race in Toronto on July 12. IndyCar is slated to finally begin June 6 at Texas Motor Speedway but will not race after Texas until an event July 4 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The race scheduled for June 21 at Road America in Wisconsin has been changed to a doubleheader there on July 11-12. The season finale had already been changed to Oct. 25 on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida, which was scheduled as the season opener before the series was suspended March 13.— Golf Digest is reporting the European Tour hopes to resume its season in England the first weekend in August as part of a four-tournament “bubble” in the UK. The magazine cited sources as saying the British Masters would be followed by two tournaments in England and one in Wales at Celtic Manor for 1 million euros ($1.1 million) in prize money. The European Tour has postponed nine tournaments and canceled eight others on its schedule because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a memo, the European Tour says priority rankings will stay the same for 2021 and there will not be Q-school.— Some Louisville football and basketball players will return to campus Wednesday in a phased approach and begin voluntary workouts in early June. The first phase of 30 football players and 15 men’s and women’s basketball players will arrive next week after being instructed on safety protocols. Testing and physicals will begin June 3, with voluntary training not directed by coaching staffs to begin five days later. Training will take place at three facilities with limited capacity. Pending additional direction from the NCAA, Louisville can include up to 15 swimming and diving athletes in the phase and open its natatorium with limited capacity. — East Carolina University is eliminating its men’s and women’s tennis and swimming and diving programs to help reduce a $4.9 million budget deficit. The move affects 68 student-athletes and nine coaches and reduces ECU’s sponsored sports from 20 to 16, including nine for women. The NCAA requires Division I FBS schools to carry minimums of 16 sports, eight for women.— Little League is offering youth baseball organizations a pathway forward as they eye a restart amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization has released a set of “best practice” guidelines it believes would allow baseball and softball to be played safely after local authorities give the groups the all-clear to return to play. The recommendations include eliminating all non-essential contact and banning the postgame handshake line in favor of lining up along the respective baselines and tipping your cap to the opponent. All players should wear masks while in the dugout and coaches and volunteers should wear masks and protective medical gloves at all times. — An NFL player is suing United Airlines, saying he was harassed and sexually assaulted by an intoxicated female passenger on a red-eye flight in February. The player said in a lawsuit that soon after boarding the cross-country flight, a woman sitting in the same row confronted him over a face mask that he was wearing as protection against the coronavirus. The player says the woman confronted him over his face mask, ripped off the mask and groped him. The NFL player and a companion who joined the lawsuit were not named. United confirms there was some sort of incident and a passenger was moved to a different seat, but says it won’t comment further.— Tom Brady’s journey to each of his nine Super Bowls with the New England Patriots will be the subject of an ESPN series released in 2021. Titled “The Man in the Arena: Tom Brady,” the nine-episode series will include a look from Brady’s perspective at the six NFL titles and three Super Bowl defeats he was a part of. It should be a rare opportunity for up-close revelations from the usually private quarterback who left New England this year after 20 seasons and is now with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The series will be produced by ESPN, 199 Productions, which is Brady’s production company, and Gotham Chopra of Religion of Sports.MLB-NEWSCubs institute pay cuts, Pirates announce furloughsUNDATED (AP) — The Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates are trimming payroll while they await word on the fate of the Major League Baseball season. The Cubs are instituting pay cuts because of the coronavirus crisis, but there will be no furloughs through the end of June. The Pirates announced Thursday they are instituting furloughs for several employees in business operations beginning on June 1.Chicago’s cuts were based on compensation, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation. The person told The Associated Press that 80% of associates are taking a pay cut of 20% or less, and that president of baseball operations Theo Epstein and president of business operations Crane Kenney took the highest reductions.In other MLB news:— Tampa Bay Rays pitching prospect Brent Honeywell has had a decompression procedure on his right ulnar nerve and is set to begin strength and mobility exercises. Honeywell, who hasn’t pitched in the minors since September 2017, is scheduled to start exercises on Monday at the Rays’ spring training complex in Port Charlotte. Honeywell was among Tampa Bay’s top prospects after going 13-9 with a 3.49 ERA in 26 starts for Double-A Montgomery and Triple-A Durham in 2017. He missed the following season after Tommy John surgery during spring training. He sat out 2019 after an operation last June to repair a right elbow fracture.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS VANDERBILT-ATHLETIC DIRECTORVanderbilt’s Lee becomes 1st black woman AD in SECNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt has removed the interim title and made Candice Storey Lee the first woman to run a Southeastern Conference athletics program.Lee is one of only five women and the second black woman in charge of a Power Five program. Daniel Diermeier, who takes over as Vanderbilt’s chancellor on July 1, said Lee is the “living embodiment” of the university’s values and aspirations.The 41-year-old Lee is a former Commodores basketball captain. She took over as interim athletic director on Feb. 4 when Malcolm Turner resigned after one year on the job.center_img Boxing aims for June 9 return in Las VegasUNDATED (AP) — Add boxing to the list of sports on the comeback trail. Promoter Bob Arum says he plans to stage a card of five fights on June 9 at the MGM Grand, the first of a series of fights over the next two months at the Las Vegas hotel. A second fight card will be held two nights later, kicking off twice weekly shows at the hotel in June and July.No fans will be allowed, and Arum said fighters and everyone else will be tested at least twice during fight week for the new coronavirus. The fights are pending approval of the Nevada Athletic Commission, which meets next week to consider the events along with two cards that UFC plans to stage at its facility in Las Vegas. They are also pending the reopening of the MGM and other Las Vegas hotels.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— The return of Xfinity Series racing has been delayed once again by rain at Darlington Raceway. It’s the first race for the series since March 7 due to the coronvirus pandemic. It was originally set for Tuesday night, but heavy storms washed out that plan. Organizers were set to try again Thursday at noon but that, too, had to be put on hold because of rain at the old, country track. The NASCAR Cup Series had a successful return at Darlington with two races this week. COLLEGE ADMISSIONS-BRIBERYLoughlin, Giannulli to serve prison time for college scamBOSTON (AP) — Court papers show actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have agreed to plead guilty to charges that will include prison time in the college admissions bribery case.Loughlin has agreed to serve two months behind bars and Giannulli has agreed to serve five months under the deal, which must be approved by the judge. They will plead guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud. Prosecutors agreed to dismiss charges of money laundering and federal programs bribery that were added after the case was filed. An attorney for the couple declined to comment.Loughlin and Giannulli were accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to get their daughters into the University of Southern California as crew team recruits.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 — Horse racing’s National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame has canceled its induction ceremony in August because of health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hall of Fame president John Hendrickson says the museum believes it’s “in the best interests of everyone involved and for the integrity of the event to postpone the ceremony for a year.” The Hall of Fame ceremony was scheduled for Friday, Aug. 7. This year’s class includes trainer Mark Casse, jockey Darrel McHargue, horses Wise Dan and Tom Bowling, and Pillars of the Turf Alice Headley Chandler, Keene Daingerfield, Jr., and George D. Widener, Jr. They will be inducted with next year’s class. The 44th Annual Museum Ball scheduled for Aug. 14 also was canceled. It’s traditionally one of the highlights of the Saratoga summer social season.— Tokyo Olympic organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto spoke Thursday about the need to take “countermeasures” to combat the coronavirus at next year’s postponed games. Muto acknowledged in an online news conference that “there are some in Japan” talking about holding the games without fans. Muto did not say this was going to happen. He was responding to comments in a BBC interview in which International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said an Olympics without fans “is not what we want.” But Bach did not rule it out, and said any such a decision would take more time.— The governing body of swimming has postponed the short course world championships for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. FINA (FEE’-nuh) says the championships scheduled for December in Abu Dhabi will now be staged Dec. 13-18, 2021, in the United Arab Emirates because of the “the uncertainty related with the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide.” FINA’s president says swimming organizers have worked closely with the United Arab Emirates’ authorities and “we believe this is the most suitable solution for all those taking part in this competition.”— German soccer club Dynamo Dresden has reported another case of coronavirus. The already quarantined second-division club has now had four players test positive. Dresden says on its website that the latest positive result was found in a fifth wave of tests conducted on Wednesday. It adds that another “category one” close contact of its coaching staff has also tested positive for COVID-19. The player, staff member and staff member’s contact person must now go into quarantine at home for 14 days. Dresden’s entire team was ordered by local health authorities into 14 days of quarantine on May 9 after two players tested positive. The club says that all players who tested positive before were cleared in the fourth and fifth wave of tests and that they and the rest of the team will be able to resume training on Saturday.— English soccer club Manchester United says it believes it will miss out on $24 million because the Premier League will have to make refunds to broadcasters even if the pandemic-disrupted season is completed. The league is in talks with its rights holders about rebates because of delays and changes to the broadcasting schedule. The season was suspended in March. Empty stadiums will also change the TV product. The rebates will vary based on the final position in the standings and the number of games aired live. United is in fifth place with nine games remaining. The Premier League hasn’t provided details of the broadcasting rebate. 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The Latest: Virus knocks out Virginia-Virginia Tech opener

first_imgThe schools made the announcement Saturday, calling it a mutual agreement. Virginia Tech said it also will pause football practice for four days.On its web page, Virginia Tech reported Friday it has had 219 positive tests for the coronavirus in the previous seven days, putting its total infections at 633 since testing began Aug. 3. The numbers have risen steadily since students returned Aug. 24.“The safety, as well as the physical and mental well-being of these young men and women entrusted to our care by their families remains our top priority,” Hokies athletic director Whit Babcock said in a statement. “While we share the disappointment of everyone who hoped to begin the football season against our in-state rival, we remain optimistic that a full ACC football schedule can be played thanks to the flexibility the present format permits.”___ The technical director of Turkish soccer team Besiktas has tested positive for COVID-19.The club tweeted Saturday that Sergen Yalcin was tested ahead of Sunday’s game at Trabzonspor in the opening round of Turkey’s Super League. Yalcin did not exhibit any symptoms and will go into isolation. Besiktas is one of the top soccer teams in Turkey. Turkey’s soccer federation said early September that league games would be played without spectators in the first half of the new season, reversing an earlier decision to allow a limited number of fans. The Latest: Virus knocks out Virginia-Virginia Tech opener Associated Press September 12, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The season-opening football game between Virginia and Virginia Tech at Lane Stadium scheduled for Sept. 19, has been postponed because of COVID-19 issues at Virginia Tech. Turkey has seen a spike in COVID-19 infections and deaths, which began increasing after Turkey loosened restrictions in June but intensified since late August, returning to levels last seen in mid-May.___More AP sports: and read more

Lazio fined after fans racially insult Balotelli

first_imgMILAN, Italy (Reuters) – Serie A club Lazio have been fined 20 000 euros (£16,975.57) after their fans were found to have racially insulted Brescia forward Mario Balotelli during Sunday’s match in the latest incident of racism which has plagued Italian football.Serie A’s disciplinary tribunal said in a statement that further investigations were taking place to identify exactly where among the visiting Lazio fans the chanting came from and that Lazio had been asked to help the police identify those responsible.Lazio won 2-1 after Balotelli, who has been subjected to discrimination throughout his career, had opened the scoring for hosts Brescia.The Serie A statement said that fans “sang a chorus of racial discrimination against a player of the opposing team in the 21st and 29th minutes of the first half” as well as other insults.It said the referee interrupted the match after half an hour and an announcement was made asking for the chanting to stop.Balotelli, who was seen complaining to the referee about the chanting during the match, said “shame on you” in an Instagram message to the Lazio fans after the game. Lazio disassociated itself from the fans abusing Balotelli.The tribunal also handed a two-match suspension to Sassuolo substitute Domenico Berardi after he was sent off at the end of his team’s controversial 2-1 defeat at Genoa. Sassuolo complained that the move which led to Genoa’s winning goal began with a foul on Berardi.The tribunal said that Berardi “vehemently confronted an assistant, addressing severely disrespectful expressions to the match officials” in the tunnel after the match.SPAL were fined 10 000 euros after some fruit peel was thrown from the crowd and “hit the referee without causing any injury” during their match at home to Verona.last_img read more

MLAX : SU struggling to keep possession late in games

first_img Comments Published on March 29, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: | @Michael_Cohen13 JoJo Marasco was one move away from being in the clear. With less than 80 seconds remaining in Saturday’s 5-4 win over Villanova, Syracuse head coach John Desko put the ball in the stick of the sophomore attack with his team up by a goal.The task was simple: run out the final 1:17 and preserve a victory.‘I thought I was going to be able to run out the clock,’ Marasco said. ‘Coach told me not to make too many moves, and I was going to make that last move and just run it behind. Hopefully outrun them.’But a well-timed check from Villanova’s Brian Karalunas poked the ball free, and the Wildcat defender took off downfield to set up the tying goal.It’s a series of events that has reared its ugly head twice so far already against the Orange, and the season is only at its midway point. Two weeks before Marasco’s blunder, midfielder Jovan Miller lost the ball in a game against Georgetown that allowed the Hoyas to sprint downfield and score to send the game into overtime. An inability to protect the ball late in games isn’t a good sign for a team hoping to make push to the final four.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the Orange’s first trip away from home of the season on March 12 against Georgetown, Desko called timeout when his team had possession with 1:16 to go. Much like this past Saturday, he entrusted Marasco to essentially play keep-away from the Hoyas defense and not make a mistake.But when Marasco was double-teamed with 43 seconds left, Desko called another timeout and assigned the task to Miller. He was harassed by GU’s Gerry Reilly and dropped the ball. Reilly sprinted downfield, ripped a shot from the right of the goal and stunned Syracuse by tying the game with five seconds left.‘We expected as a defense knowing that we were going to keep the ball up top and try and keep it from going behind,’ SU goaltender John Galloway said after the eventual win over Georgetown. ‘We knew if anything went wrong, they had an opportunity to get the ball up the field quickly.’And in both those chances the Orange had to preserve the game, it has gone wrong. Miller and Marasco each turned the ball over, and the opponent took advantage with a long sprint the other way to set up a transition goal.Though Galloway knows those chances are possible, he’s 0-for-2 in save situations this season. It’s something the senior certainly isn’t pleased with thus far.‘Whatever happened there, you just have to make that save,’ he said.Close games mean smaller rotationOf the Orange’s seven wins, five of them have come by a combined seven goals. Three have come by one goal. And two have come in overtime.Put simply, there hasn’t been any room for error.‘It’s been difficult with the kinds of games that we’ve been in,’ Desko said following his team’s win over Albany on March 15. ‘We’ve been in these one- and two-goal games, and you bring somebody in and they’re cold. They turn the ball over, and you kind of question yourself.’And with those thoughts playing through his head, the SU head coach has kept his younger players off the field for the most part. Of the 54 players on Syracuse’s roster, only 25 have made appearances in at least five games this season. Much of the monster 19-member freshman class hasn’t gotten a chance to gain any experience.Though the team’s record remains perfect at 7-0, Desko said he needs to find ways to get these younger players on the field. At any given moment, a starter can go down. And with a bench that is filled with inexperience and youth, a drop-off in ability is likely to follow.‘If we had an injury, we’ve got to get some of these guys some game experience for the future,’ Desko said. ‘I think that’s the silver lining that we’ll take out of it.’The silver lining he spoke of was a game against Albany in which the Orange cruised to a comfortable 18-13 victory. Desko was able to mix in a wealth of younger players and finally give the future of his program some minutes.Eleven different players scored for Syracuse in that game, and nine different players tallied an assist.‘It was great tonight that these guys could get in and feel comfortable and find their way,’ Desko said following the game.Chris Daddio is one freshman, though, who has been making his presence felt on the field this season, despite all of the close games. He’s appeared in all seven games SU has played, taking 47 faceoffs for the Orange. He’s won 21 of them — second most behind senior Jeremy Thompson.Daddio’s best moment of the season came in that game against Georgetown. After the Hoyas stunningly sent the game to overtime, Daddio won the opening faceoff. SU never relinquished possession, and a few minutes later Stephen Keogh netted the game-winner.It was an important play by a first-year player that didn’t go unnoticed by one of the veterans.‘Daddio comes out as a freshman and makes a great play to get the ball back to me after winning the faceoff,’ Galloway said. ‘It’s one thing on the stat sheet, but that probably won us the game.’— Staff writer Zach Brown contributed reporting to this article.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Syracuse squeaks by Wake Forest on Sheridan Street 1st-half goal

first_imgThe ball rolled toward Wake Forest goalkeeper Lindsay Preston and behind all of the Demon Deacons defenders. While most of them stopped running – expecting Preston to easily pick up the ball – Syracuse forward Sheridan Street never did.Street won the ball, took a quick dribble to the right and fired the ball behind the WFU goalie and into the net.“That’s a big part of our team and our team chemistry,” Street said. “We really want to work hard on getting to the 50-50 balls and scrap.”SU head coach Phil Wheddon jumped up in the air and pumped his fist. After waiting nearly the entire game for his team to score on Thursday against Miami, Syracuse had converted on a hustle play to give itself a 1-0 lead midway through the first half.The Orange’s (7-10-1, 3-6 Atlantic Coast) offensive pressure was the key component in its 1-0 win against Wake Forest (4-12-2, 1-8) on Sunday at SU Soccer Stadium.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt was the third consecutive win for the Orange, the longest winning streak of the season. It’s the first the time in program history that SU has beaten three ACC teams in a row. The win gave Syracuse its third conference win of the season, one more than last year with one game left on the schedule.Throughout the game, Wheddon consistently yelled “play it wide” at his team. Every time an Orange player found herself with the ball in the middle of the field, she turned and passed it toward the sideline to try and spread out the Demon Deacon defense.“Their strength is their midfield,” Wheddon said. “They have some exceptional midfielders. We wanted to bypass their midfield and play in the flanks a little bit more today, out of respect for them, really.”Wheddon also pointed out that his players make the most dynamic runs when the ball is played down the sidelines.That offensive pressure helped the Orange largely keep the ball on the Wake Forest side of the field. Overall, Syracuse had 11 shots on the game, with seven of those coming in the first half.Even though SU only scored one goal, it had many chances for more. In the first half, senior forward Maya Pitts got the ball on the right side and rifled a left-footed shot toward the back left corner that Preston barely punched out.In the second half, SU appeared to score its second goal of the game when the ball went under Preston and barely crossed the back line. But the referee ruled that one of the Orange players committed a foul on Preston and the goal was waived off.“We said at halftime that we needed to get another goal,” Wheddon said. “…I thought we battled hard, I thought we created some good opportunities.”Though the gameplan was to avoid the Wake Forest midfielders, the Orange offense still had to deal with the physicality that some of the Demon Deacons brought.Overall, Wake Forest received four yellow cards on Sunday. But despite the physicality, Syracuse’s offense was able to create chances – and capitalize on one – that it hasn’t always been able to.“I think (our offense) has been fantastic,” Wheddon said. “I’m proud of our team.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 25, 2015 at 5:36 pm Contact Tomer: | @tomer_langerlast_img read more

Ireland head to Georgia

first_imgThe Republic of Ireland fly out to Tbilisi today, as the countdown continues to the crucial World Cup qualifier against Georgia.It is hoped that Jonathan Walters will return to full-training after easing his way back from an ankle injury.The medical team will also assess John O’Shea’s calf problem.last_img

Alexandru Teodorescu – Oddslife – Who will be this summer’s BetSurvivor?

first_img Fonbet builds betting experience through ‘Alice’ voice assistant July 7, 2020 Submit Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Oddslife has rolled out BetSurvivor, a last man standing social betting game with a first release designed to find the sharpest predictor at this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia.We caught up with the tech company’s CPO Alexandru Teodorescu to learn more about the origins of the product, how it will be used to convert traffic, and how easy it is for clients to set their own rules and prizes to fit the longer form league football season.SBC: Why did you choose a ‘last man standing’ theme for this World Cup product?AT: Last Man Standing is a knockout style competition which, to a certain extent, is similar to the World Cup format. There’s many participants starting and then gradually getting eliminated until you are left with just one winner.Yet, this is not the typical Last Man Standing format that one may be familiar with from other prediction games. Users have to predict the results of 1-4 matches (based on how many matches in the day), making the game more difficult.However, this difficulty is countered by both a survival kit mechanic and appealing prize structure, which work together to stimulate friend referrals and ultimately player acquisition.SBC: How can a product such as this help your clients to retain and convert traffic?AT: Since acquisition is the main goal of Belgian operator betFIRST, our launch client for this summer’s tournament, we came up with an adjusted format that is geared towards delivering a high volume of players through the use of clever game mechanics.For instance, staying in the game is intentionally made to be more difficult. However, unlike in the classical Last Man Standing game, users have the option to spring back into action when getting eliminated with the help of game artefacts which they can earn by referring friends. There’s also multiple ways to win and different strategies that can be employed.SBC: Once the World Cup is finished, how will you realign the product to fit the longer form league football season?AT: While the first release is tailored for the World Cup tournament, the platform is built with flexibility and scaling in mind, particularly as the betFIRST deal will carry on through the 2018/19 football season and continue to offer users a more enjoyable way to consume football matches from top European leagues.The version prepared by Oddslife allows clients to set their own games with their own rules and prizes, meaning that they could set up, for example, weekly competitions, those that span the entire season or ad-hoc competitions to capitalise on the popularity of big sports events.If you are interested in more details about Oddslife’s World Cup game and social betting platform, please visit, or contact CPO Alexandru Teodorescu at act@oddslife.comYou can also download the presentation here for more information about the product. Duma approves overhaul of Russian sports betting laws  July 23, 2020 Ilya Machavariani, Dentons – CIS regional dynamics will come to play prior to gambling take-off July 31, 2020 Sharelast_img read more