#twitterlygaming - French election outsider, Rooney and a gloomy 2017 prediction

#twitterlygaming - French election outsider, Rooney and a gloomy 2017 prediction

Friday, January 6, 2017

Bet365’s latest video featuring Steve Freeth and Sam Matterface (and a questionable garment) discussed who the stats suggest is in trouble relegation wise in the EPL. Steve reckons Middlesborough are in danger, whilst Sam thinks Hull won't make it and that Watford are well priced for the drop. 

Steve tweeted: “Loving Sam's jacket..Bingo Caller or Wedding Singer? Good fun filming this - just thought they were a bit of value at the prices”

Everyone loves a January transfer rumour and the question of Wayne Rooney hangs in the balance. Square in the Air noted that Betway have China down at 5/2 as the England man’s most likely next step. If everyone is else is doing it….

They tweeted: “Bookies @betway tipping #MUFC Wayne Rooney for a big money move to China at 5/2. Story @jfaphillips”

Meanwhile over in France. Election fever is underway and it looks to be a race between National Front contender Marine Le Pen and Francois Fillon (often compared to Maggie Thatcher), Leighton Williams, a political betting expert, wrote a piece for Oddschecker on why outsider Emmanuel Macron could be worth a punt.

He tweeted: “My French Election Betting Tips on #Oddschecker. Worth a tickle on the Outsider. #macron2017”

With the FA Cup third round this weekend it’s time for some magic. Results aside it’s time for non-league clubs to get some oft much needed revenue in from ticket sales. An announcement this week though, tweeted about by Sam Elliot the Chief Reporter at the Non League Paper, has suggested that non-league clubs could be in for a far greater windfall courtesy of the television cameras….

He tweeted: “Potentially huge news for Non-League and Football League clubs in tomorrow's Times”

ICE 2017 is now only one month away and present at the largest ICE convention to date will be Alderney eGambling. Not attended before? An ICE specific diary is a very good idea.

They tweeted: “The festivities have finished for another year and we're counting down to #ICE2017! Come and find us for a coffee at N7-435. @Talking_ICE”

As DraftKings CEO Jason Robins is pictured with the Mayor of Boston amidst ambitious claims that “Boston will be on the same level as Silicon Valley”, Chris Grove, industry analyst and Partner at Narus Advisors, gave his two cents on the smartest thing DFS industry leaders have done.

He tweeted: “One of the smartest things DFS industry leaders did was position themselves as tech companies. Facilitated all sorts of political cover.”

With reviews into gambling advertising and stake and prize levels of gaming machines, anti-money laundering rules coming into force, a more active regulator and general economic uncertainty surrounding Brexit, Alun Bowden sees a tough year ahead in the UK.

He tweeted: “Bold prediction. 2017 is going to be an annus horribilis for a large swathe of the UK gambling sector.”

There has been ample debate about ITV Racing’s coverage of the racing following a rather mixed reception of its inaugural transmission on New Year’s Day. Amongst the gloom, trainer Charlie Fellowes found some light from the Racing Post and its journalist Thomas Kerr.

He tweeted: “Great to see some @RacingPost support for @itvracing through @ThomasKerrRP. Racing has got to accept that the old ways weren't working”

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