#twitterlygaming - The Biscuit World Cup

#twitterlygaming - The Biscuit World Cup

Friday, March 24, 2017 Posted by Sam Cooke
Chocolate Hob Nob or a Custard Cream? Biscuits are all the rage this week on Twitter.

It’s the week after the week before. Countless hours have been spent staring gormlessly at the television hoping for another glimpse of Ruby gliding over the last in the Mare’s Novice Hurdle aboard Let’s Dance. Alas, the face of Oli Bell and the beautiful Cheltenham grounds are a distant memory and we’re back to frittering time away watching menial daytime television.

To add insult to injury, the footballing world decided that it would be a fabulous idea to take a hiatus from domestic football; just to dish up a quick reminder that Gareth Southgate’s in charge of England and to no one’s surprise, they’re as useful as an poorly dunked Rich Tea. 

Luckily, there’s been but one saving grace on Twitter this week. One of the charity events of the year, Comic Relief has Wagon Wheeled back round. Everyone's favourite Jammy Dodger Richard Osman is the focal point of the social media space as he returns with yet another whacky world cup. It’s the return of the Biscuit World Cup and Betfair are playing their part, offering odds and donating any profit to charity:

The debate is on to debate just what exactly is the nation’s favourite biscuit. Tony Calvin, journalist and tipster tweeted this; letting the world know his pick for this weekend’s most anticipated event.

Then there’s Guy Harding, Head of Commercial at Oddschecker. He’s been keeping tabs on the movement in odds since the market was announced and there was a huge surprise market mover this week, with Custard Creams flying in from 10/1 to just shy of 4/1. Here’s one of many updates on the state of the market:

Straying away from the world of biscuits and into esports and the UKGC have published a new paper further detailing the skin market whilst encouraging betting, if it is to happen, in a regulated environment. The statistic highlighted in this tweet shows that over 40% of those who bet on esports are female:

Staying with esports and Pinnacle’s Head of Marketing Harry Lang has fuelled speculation that the bookmaker are making a surprise swoop for James Blunt as an esports content writer. Carefully embedded between various job adverts was this tweet:

 

Care to elaborate, Mr Lang? 

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