#twitterlygaming - Poker, McGregor and Royal Ascot

#twitterlygaming - Poker, McGregor and Royal Ascot

Friday, June 16, 2017 Posted by Sam Cooke
We picked out some of the best social media from those in and around the industry in the last seven days

With the Snap Election in the UK done and dusted, the social media world has somewhat had parity restored. Whereas previously every other musing was surrounding the resurgence of Corbyn or the demise of May, the gambling industry is back to form with Royal Ascot fast approaching, developments on Poker legislation out in New York and the ever so small matter of Floyd Mayweather announcing he will fight Conor McGregor in what will surely one of, if not the biggest money fight in combat sport history.

Whilst the Snap Election is done and dusted and the Conservative party look to be jumping into parliament with the DUP at their side, Theresa May continues to come under fire. There’s still markets available on the Prime Minister to follow May, and there’s been movement in the market for the Labour leader as shown by Betfair here:

Away from politics and Royal Ascot - one of flat racing’s premier events is fast approaching. Graham Sharpe, former William Hill Media Relations Director sharing fond memories of Wesley Ward’s bold claim back in 2009:

The sporting world was rocked by the announcement of a fight that many thought may never happen. Conor McGregor is swapping UFC for Boxing and is fighting none other than Floyd “Money” Mayweather. The unbeaten champion is, understandably, heavy favourite as McGregor’s boxing skill should leave him comfortably beaten. There’s already been big betting with some bookmakers arguably coming in a little too generous for big punters looking to wager. David Payne Purdum, a gambling writer shares what one punter has staked ahead of the fight:

Jesse Learmonth has been tracking the money line closely and is a firm believer that Floyd will not be beaten in Vegas. This tweet highlights the movement in price since the market opened and the fact that some have been bold enough to back the Irishman. It’s not expected to last long, though:

On the legal side, esteemed industry analyst Chris Grove has noted the progress made with regards to the Online Poker Bill over in New York. According to his tweet, it’s far from done - however:

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