#twitterlygaming - esports growth, cash out fails and Christmas jumpers

#twitterlygaming - esports growth, cash out fails and Christmas jumpers

Friday, December 30, 2016
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

Pinnacle took to Twitter to boast of its significant year on year growth in esports betting with an overall increase of 127% in total bets, a 400% increase in live betting and each of the big three titles seeing a sizable increase too; Dota (205%), CSGO (151%) and League of Legends (98%).

With an accompanying infographic, the bookie tweeted: “The growth we are witnessing in #esports betting is simply phenomenal!

Jockey James McDonald on his 18 month racing ban which was the result of an inquiry into the betting rules the 24 year old New Zealander breached.

He tweeted: “I made a mistake betting and broke the rules. I accept responsibility for that. But I am so disappointed with the penalty and will appeal.

Bernard Marantelli, Colossus Bets CEO, on a ‘cash out fail’ after a punter cashed out early only for a late, late Liverpool goal to come in which meant they’d have won considerably more.

He tweeted: “Must be histories biggest Cash Out Fail, banking £2.3K is nice - but missing £4.6 Million, hope he stopped watching. Always Keep 10% - OUCH

Some thoughts from one Twitter user who isn't too keen on Bookee’s new ‘Tinder for betting’ product though has no doubt it'll prove popular all the same.

He tweeted: “Mobile betting service Bookee "bringing its ‘Tinder for betting’ concept to market." Woeful concept for punters, but mugs will lap it up

Sky Sports presenter Dave Clark received a cheque for £9,000, courtesy of William Hill, for the charity Parkinson’s UK which the bookmaker promised to donate for every 9 darter at the World’s.

He tweeted: “Huge thank you to @WilliamHill £9000 to @ParkinsonsUK for every 9 darter at the world's. #lovethedarts

'Tis the season to bring out the garish Christmas jumpers, and Matt Le Tissier and family have the right idea with one of the clan even rocking a Racing Post number.

He tweeted: "Lovely stroll down to our local for some tea. Compulsory xmas jumpers for the Le Tiss family"

One pro-gambling Conservative MP, who has lobbied for Ladbrokes in the Commons more than once, has been cleared of breaching rules relating to the bookmaker ‘relaxing restrictions’ on his account.

Andy Geraghty tweeted: “Pro Gambling MP cleared of breaking rules.”

Andrew Lyman had something to say about the shockingly low number of runners in the Boxing Day race King George VI Stakes...

He tweeted: “£200K prize money for a 5 runner race on Boxing day. How do bookmakers sell that to the working man in a betting shop- who likes a price?

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