#twitterlygaming - The French Election, a Female Time Lord, DFS and Esports

#twitterlygaming - The French Election, a Female Time Lord, DFS and Esports

Friday, March 3, 2017
The best of the gambling industry on Twitter in the past week

Donald Trump’s reign trundles on; Wayne Baxter’s pie-eating escapades have faded from national news headlines and as such there’s been nothing to solely grab the attention of the effervescent world of social media.

The race for French presidency is well underway and so too is the betting. Paul Krishnamurty, professional gambler and journalist has been busy on Twitter monitoring the situation and one candidate’s fluctuation in odds is causing quite the stir. In fact, the reemergence of Alan Juppe as a front-running candidate for the Presidency has led to Paul making this bold call:

Meanwhile, in the wonderful world of DFS sites are continuing to emerge operating only in the unregulated US markets. Dustin Gouker, DFS writer tweeted this earlier in the week - although we suspect it’s ever-so-slightly tongue in cheek.

 

In the meantime, the mysterious world of Esports continues to garner attention in the betting space. More and more bookmakers continue to become involved and it’s safe to say that some are doing it better than others. William Hill were caught with their pants down by Sportradar Product Manager Ben Woodward who found their ante-post market still available well into competition. His potential remedy may be a little on the harsh side, though:

 

Head of Esports at Sportradar, James Watson chimed “eSports punters - IEM Katowice has been fully priced up in advance. Expect big odds movements and plenty of arbs.” when discussing the tournament that got underway on Thursday.

Away from the world of DFS and Political Gambling, there’s still time for entertainment and whilst competitors shooting each other in the virtual world is someone’s cup of tea, Doctor Who is others. The show is set to take a new Time Lord on and there’s big suggestions that it’ll be the first female Doctor. Guy Harding, Head of Commercial at Oddschecker took time out from tweeting about the French parliamentary race to show some support for the long-running TV series: 

Meanwhile away from Doctor Who but sticking with television; David Sargeant mulled the future of Sports broadcasting with news that YouTube is set to launch its TV service:

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