By J.M. HallasENNIS, Texas (Sept. 24) – Brothers Dean and Jeffrey Abbey were both $1,000 feature winners Saturday as drivers from all over central and north Texas converged on 85 Speedway for the second annual Bryan Mize Memorial.Dean Abbey raced to the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified checkers and put his name on the ballot for the 2017 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. Jeffrey Abbey paced the Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod show.Dean got by early Modified leader Robbie Daniels, who stayed close and was joined by Josh McGaha in pursuit of the leader. Greg Dinsmore got by both on a late restart but didn’t have enough laps left to challenge Abbey.Fresh off his IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s victory, Jeffrey continued his run by scoring the 20-lap Southern SportMod win. He beat Michael Martin to turn one as the green waved then went wire to wire for the win.Mize was the setup guru for Kevin Sustaire and passed in 2015. Mize, nicknamed the ‘Setuperachaun,’ ran Bryan Mize Chassis Tuning and Fabrication in the north Texas area, helping many local area racers.The race, a vision of Kevin Rogers Promotion, raises funds for his children’s education. Many of the drivers pledged some or all of their winnings, track photographer Sandy Ramsey offered her profits from any pictures sold that night and donations were received from fans throughout the stands.50/50 drawing money raised approximately $750 for the education fund.Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Dean Abbey; 2. Greg Dinsmore; 3. Marvin Skinner; 4. Josh McGaha; 5. Archie Witt; 6. P.J. Egbert; 7. Fred Wojtek; 8. William Gould; 9. Robbie Daniels; 10. Mike McCarthy; 11. Justin McCoy; 12. Hardy Henderson; 13. Blaine Shives; 14. Raymond McSpadden; 15. Kevin Rutherford; 16. Michael Jackson; 17. Dillon Pike; 18. Kevin Green; 19. Matt Martin; 20. Tommy Fain.Southern SportMods – 1. Jeffrey Abbey; 2. Cody Smith; 3. Jacob Pirkle; 4. Kyle Wisdom; 5. Michael Martin; 6. Jeff Sheppard; 7. Kevin Rowland; 8. Jake Upchurch; 9. J.C. Howell; 10. Jimmy Day; 11. Bo Day; 12. Billy Brutchen; 13. Tommy Davis Jr.; 14. Joe Browning; 15. Michael Newhard; 16. Walter Hamilton; 17. Sid Kiphen; 18. Kevin Simpson; 19. Albert McCall; 20. Allen Montgomery.
Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Share Submit Share StumbleUpon Swansea City drops gambling sponsor August 21, 2020 The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is facing pressure to reveal the details of Betway’s ownership, with the Daily Mail claiming the operator’s ownership structure is lacking transparency.Betway has recently come under fire from some anti-gambling campaigners regarding its use of gambling incentives.According to the UKGC, however, UK licence holders are required to provide detailed information to the regulator in order for a licence application to be approved, and due to data protection laws, the UKGC was not obliged to pass on information regarding the operator’s ownership.The UKGC said: “We expect applicants for licences to provide us with all the information we need in order to determine whether or not they are suitable to hold a licence.“When considering the suitability of an applicant, the commission has regard to the following elements and seeks evidence to support and enable an assessment to be made against each one: identity, ownership, finances, integrity, competence and criminality.”The Daily Mail also cited further criticism of the operator from Members of Parliament, who have called upon the regulator to find out more about the owner of the betting company.Labour MP Carolyn Harris, chairman of the all-party parliamentary group on gambling, said: “Devious deals and deception are at the heart of this industry. The more you look the more you find. For too long the actions of this industry have gone under the radar and the Gambling Commission are complicit.“They have allowed these kinds of Machiavellian dealings to go on unhindered. I urge them to tell MPs who owns Betway so they can be held to account.”Former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith added: ‘The Gambling Commission should now come clean. It’s important to know who profits when gambling companies encourage problem gamblers to bet, leaving a wake of destroyed family lives behind them.’Betway responded to the criticisms, emphasising that the company has prioritised both responsibility and compliance in all jurisdictions: ‘As a responsible, licensed operator, all of our regulators are provided with the details of our ownership, as is required by law. Betway is fully tax compliant in all jurisdictions and we pay all taxes due.’ ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual August 20, 2020 Related Articles