#twitterlygaming - DFS mergers, Unicef and Clooney for president

#twitterlygaming - DFS mergers, Unicef and Clooney for president

Friday, November 18, 2016 Posted by Andy McCarron
Scouring the industry's Twitter feeds so you don't have to

Have trouble keeping up with twitter? Well Totally Gaming has been scouring the feeds to bring some of the more interesting tweets from the industry to your attention. Have you seen something that is worthy of attention? Tweet us at @totallygaminghq or re-tweet using the hashtag #twitterlygaming

The newly announced merger betwen DraftKings and FanDuel has got Chris Grove of the OPR Report thinking.

He tweeted: "1/ Brief list of challenges DK / FD merger faces: (i) Fed scrutiny (ii) Reduction of liquidity / value (iii) Culture clash (iv) Product"

Before adding: "2/ Brief list of upside: (i) Slash acquisition cost (ii) Other op efficiencies (iii) Cont aggro state lobbying (iv) Greater product flex"

Then in with a kicker: "Also worth noting: Historically with platforms like these, combining player liquidity = a whole that's less than sum of parts."

Maybe they could do with some investment money from an unexpected source. Former Mr Green boss Mikael Pawlo was initially taken aback by the news that Unicef had invested in its first blockchain start-up, but quickly came around.

He tweeted: "My first thought: WTF! Second thought: of course @UNICEF shall invest in innovative technology, it will help more than handouts. Kudos!"

Speaking of money from unexpected sources, David Baazov's bid to snap up the company he used to run has some unusual backers for the gambling industry, as pointed out by Adam Krejcik of Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC.

He linked a story when tweeting: "$AYA odd/interesting consortium of Asia & Dubai funds backing this Baazov bid, none of the well known P/E funds"

There's been a lot of activity in the land-based casino sector this week as many of the listed firms took the opportnuity to discuss plans in Asia. Interestingly, it wasn't Macao that was attracting intrest. It was somewehere nearby.

As our own Curtis Roache tweeted: "Everyone seems to have a plan for japan"

There's still an awful lot of political fallout from last weeks' US presidential election, but there's still one company managing to look to the future.

Ladbrokes' politics account revealed: Just taken our first bet on George Clooney to be elected President in 2020.

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