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Richard Henry Pratt, age 92, of Osgood passed away on Friday February 22, 2019 surrounded by his family. Richard was born on March 21, 1926, the son of the late Ferman and Katie (Massing) Pratt in Osgood.After graduating high school in 1941, he enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served his country of 2 tours of World War II. After receiving his discharge in 1947, he moved to Indianapolis. He would meet and marry Peg Steenburgen, and they would spend the next 53 years together until her death in 2004. Richard had worked in several different fields throughout his career, the majority was as an HVAC technician, which he retired from. He was a proud member of VFW post 2999.He will be sadly missed by daughters Sharon (Bob) Maxey of Fishers and Karen (Ron) Mosier of Indianapolis, step sons Robert (Jackie) Burmeister and Paul Burmeister, along with grandchildren Ron (Lesley) Mosier, Bryan (Holly) Mosier, and Amy (Craig) Baumgartner, step grandsons Robert, Tom, John, and James, along with 5 great grandchildren and 13 step great grandchildren, and sisters Ruth Day and Elizabeth Grossman. Richard was preceded in death by wife Peg, brother Raymond, and sisters Velma Harmon and Agnes Pratt.Visitation will be held on Tuesday February 26, 2019 from 10-12 at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood. Funeral services will be held at 12 pm. also at Neal’s. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memory Garden in Greenwood. Memorials maybe given to Our Hospice in care of the funeral home.
Share Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Share Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Submit Related Articles Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 StumbleUpon Legislation and technology can play a key role in tackling problem gambling, and in recent years, Spain has prioritised its player protection measures in a bid to combat problem gambling.Speaking at the recent Betting on Sports, Chairman of Jdigital Mikel López de Torre explained that the Spanish regulation has developed its policies with the protection of its players in mind.He explained: “It is very important to point out that the Spanish regulation is actually one of the best out there. It has pioneered some of the actions in the protection of problematic gamblers and vulnerable groups. If you go back ten years ago, when we saw the first draft of Spanish regulation, there was almost an outrage among operators because it was far too restrictive at the time. “Clients and customers had to specify their tax residency, which in Spain means that you will be passing on information to the tax agency, which hasn’t always been welcomed easily by customers. We have real time ID verification, which is something that has never happened before. It gives real time identification of problem gamblers, which are then put on a registered list by the government. We have pre-set deposit limits, self-assessment tests before being able to raise those limits.Since then, we are seeing a lot of other initiatives from the regulator.”López de Torre explained that the successes of the Spanish legislation have been replicated in markets around the world. He continued: “A lot of decrees have been passed in recent years, putting the Spanish regulation ahead of other markets. And actually, most of those initiatives have been replicated in other regulated markets around the world.“From a problem gambling-prevention standpoint, the Spanish regulation is way ahead and has pioneered the field. That means that if you look at the actual problem gambling figures in Spain, you see that according to the government, only 0.3 per cent of the public in Spain suffer from problem gambling behaviours, which is one of the lowest in the entire world. What we do have is perception among the public that this problem is a lot bigger than it actually is. “In that sense, there are several measures that we can take proactively as an industry – one of them being the maximisation of the tools that we get from advertising such as the self-regulation regime that we have today. And clearly, we have the implementation of all of the technology measures that allow us to get ahead of the problem. We have worked towards detecting problematic gambling before it develops, through artificial intelligence and other technology alike. “