#twitterlygaming: FIFPro survey, Shakespeare & Richmond Park

#twitterlygaming: FIFPro survey, Shakespeare & Richmond Park

Friday, December 2, 2016
The best of igaming on Twitter in the past seven days.

FIFPro revealed its largest ever player survey on professional footballers this week, and one of the findings was that no less than 11% have a chance of being approached to fix a match in their careers. The report was independently assessed by the University of Manchester, and findings are based on responses from 14,000 current players in 54 countries and 87 leagues in Europe, Africa and the Americas.

He tweeted: "FIFPro's biggest ever player survey - https://www.fifpro.org/news/first-global-employment-report-unveiled/en/ … Players have an 11% chance of being approached to fix a match during a career."

The Richmond Park By-Election was the talk of the town amongst the papers after the Liberal Democrats saw off Zac Goldsmith to the seat. Oddschecker’s Guy Harding commented on the market when Goldsmith was still hanging on as bookies’ favourite last night…

He tweeted: "Correct me if I am wrong, but this must be the biggest political event of 2016? http://www.oddschecker.com/politics/british-politics/richmond-park-by-election/winning-party … #richmondparkbyelection"

Legal Sports Report’s Dustin Gouker on the status of online gambling in the US, and Nevada specifically following his story on the launch of real money online casino tournaments in the State. What Chris Grove called “one of the biggest stories of the year for online gambling in the US”.

He tweeted: "Not an exaggeration. Lid being lifted on #iGaming in Nevada. Just a matter of where it goes next."

US fantasy player Schuyler Redpath remembered a lineup he won recently which featured several players from Chapecoense. Following the tragic plane crash he decided to donate his winnings.

He tweeted: "Won a fantasy contest 2 weeks ago with a lineup consisting of several @ChapecoenseReal players. It's not much, but I'm donating my winnings."

DFS operator Mondogoal announced that it has altered its focus to be exclusively B2B and has dropped its B2C component with immediate effect. The DFS market is set to be greatly affected by a mega merger between Draftkings and Fanduel, meaning the B2C market will likely condense further.

He tweeted: "New direction for @Mondogoal is exclusively focusing on B2B. A path that makes far more sense in Europe where sports betting sites need DFS."

ICE 2017 attendees can expect to be treated to a Shakespearian theme in February with the organisers meeting this week to discuss how the Bard’s Othello, Macbeth and Midsummer’s Night Dream can offer inspiration.

She tweeted: "Met w/@sadie_gaming & @CRclarion today to discuss how Shakespeare Othello, Macbeth and Midsummer Night's Dream can inspire #icegaming."

 

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