#twitterlygaming - Esports, DFS and Tax Evasion

#twitterlygaming - Esports, DFS and Tax Evasion

Friday, June 23, 2017
We picked out some of the best posts on social media from those in and around the industry in the past seven days.

The gambling and iGaming industry can be a boisterous bunch at the best of times. There’s no place better to rant and ramble than in the realm of Twitter where every week a variety of topics tend to attract the attention of those in and around the industry. Whereas over recent weeks one event has tended to dominate Twitter, be it the UK General Election, the French Election or, more often than not, Donald Trump’s antics -- this week there has been a wider spread.

Starting off in the mysterious world of esports where the scandalous unregulated skin betting circle continues to exist and prosper. Product Manager at Sportradar, Ben Woodward, took to Twitter to voice his delight as another skin betting site was effectively banned by game developer Valve:

Meanwhile, the bid for Nevada to become the hub of esports activity continues. Jennifer Roberts, Director of UNLV International Center for Gaming Regulation, announced a meeting of the Nevada Esports Alliance members, as esports activity continues to gather pace in Las Vegas:

Away from esports but staying over in the States, and Dustin Gouker, a man most often found tweeting and updating the world about Daily Fantasy Sports, poked fun at part of the documentation provided following the decision not to allow Draft Kings and Fanduel to merge:

David Payne Purdum, writer for ESPN, shared some interesting figures to show just how much interest the Mayweather versus McGregor fight has generated amongst punters compared to the famous Mayweather Pacquiao fight. It’s fairly impressive, too:

There’s been quips aplenty this week as the Spanish Tax Authorities continues their reletless pursuit of high profile football players, and most recenty Joe Mourinho. It may be better if, in the future, the media just write about players that are not in any tax trouble. Regardless, bookmaker Coral took the opportunity to put together a “Tax Evasion Eleven”, and it’s mighty impressive:

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