#twitterlygaming: Trump inauguration, US gambling update and a shock defeat in Melbourne

#twitterlygaming: Trump inauguration, US gambling update and a shock defeat in Melbourne

Friday, January 20, 2017
The best of igaming on Twitter in the past seven days.

The world will be watching as Donald Trump is sworn in as US President, and Paddy Power isn’t about to miss a commercial opportunity. The bookmaker has loaded up on ‘specials’ to mark his inauguration.

@pppolitics tweeted: We've got lots and lots of Donald Trump #Inauguration specials up on site. It's going to be a fun day!

Meanwhile, Pascal Lemesre at Smarkets has been having his say on the industry debate over whether Trump will leave office via impeachment or resignation before the end of his first term.

He tweeted: Quick piece on our Trump specials. Implied chance of 20% that articles of impeachment will be passed against him.

In early January, the AGA President expressed his belief that Trump taking office could lead to a repeal of the PASPA federal law which prevents sports betting in most US states. This week, Gaming & Sports Law Attorney Daniel Wallach posted an update.

He tweeted: Three states (NY, SC and Michigan) have entered the sports betting fray in 2017. The year is young. #PASPA

In a week where Theresa May made her speech on Brexit, and plans for the UK to leave the single market, a former journalist made a light-hearted dig at Novak Djokovic's surprise Australian Open defeat to Denis Istomin.

@KenAshton6 tweeted: Djexit?

As the UK Government moves to implement a reformed UK Racing levy, Star Sports owner Ben Keith has rejected William Hill's warning over the long-term impact of British Racing's ABP scheme on sponsorship.

He tweeted: Only thing threatening Racing & Sponsorship is the Firms continuing sulking & refusing to pay Levy, like every other bookie has to.

BGT’s Scott Ferguson issued the following response to the TIU's annual report, which showed a 20% increase in the number of alerts for suspicious betting patterns in 2016.

He tweeted: Remarkable - the TIU start becoming more open about their processes and investigations, and bookies start reporting more suspicious events!

Finally, the Daily Telegraph’s Paul Hayward has mocked the negative reaction in this country, after Diego Costa was linked with a mega money move to China.

He tweeted: We really don't like China's silly money, do we. We think our silly money should be the ceiling in football, not theirs (Diego Costa).


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