#twitterlygaming - Le Pen and Local Elections

#twitterlygaming - Le Pen and Local Elections

Friday, May 5, 2017
The French election continues to rumble on whilst there's a whole lot of UK politics to be talking about as well. We picked out a selection of the best social media this week.

It’s been a busy week in the gambling world for those with a particular interest in politics. Whilst the French election moves ever closer to a conclusion, the UK market is up and running once more. There’s just the small matter of Brexit, a Snap election and most recently, the local elections for those with a particular interest in politics to feast on. There’s no shortage of people across the industry that keep a keen eye on proceedings and take to social media to bestow their wisdom on others.


Ex William Hill Media Relations Director and co-founder of the William Hill SportsBook of the Year award Graham Sharpe revealed that there had been two big bets in the French election on the huge favourite Macron. The tweet also showed William Hill turnover to be approaching seven figures on the French election:

Despite Macron being huge favourite, Le Pen continues to shorten. The chances of a Le Pen victory remain remote, however, as suggested by Guy Harding, Head of Commercial at Oddschecker’s tweet:

Bookmaker Betway have grouped politics, the royals and even football in a special market where the Queen heads the betting, Alan Alger reveals: 

 

Election analyst and gambler Mike Smithson has been extremely busy on Twitter this week keeping everyone updated on the results of the local elections. He’s been vocal about the apparent demise of the labour party, and leader Jeremy Corbyn. Here he shared the chance of Jeremy being the leader of the party by the general election:

Professional gambler Nick Goff is always good for a humorous twist on most things. He produced a series of tweets about people who, should he be given the power, he would ban from being allowed to vote. Here’s just one of many entertaining tweets:

 

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