#twitterlygaming - A Trump in the White House

#twitterlygaming - A Trump in the White House

Friday, November 11, 2016 Posted by Andy McCarron
Scouring the industry's Twitter feeds so you don't have to

Have trouble keeping up with twitter? Well Totally Gaming has been scouring the feeds to bring some of the more interesting tweets from the industry to your attention. Have you seen something that is worthy of attention? Tweet us at @totallygaminghq or re-tweet using the hashtag #twitterlygaming

If you stayed during all hours on election night, then you’ll know that igaming Twitter was in overdrive with showcasing the odds as they changed, in certain cases, from a 1/6 to 66/1 for a Clinton win over a matter of hours.

Political betting commentators such as Mike Smithson reminded us all what this meant.

He tweeted: "On January 21st President Trump will get the nuclear codes"

Leighton Williams meanwhile showed how this election was indeed a strange one.

He tweeted"Only once since records began in 1868 has the clear favourite lost the Presidential race. 1948, when 9 to 1 underdog Truman beat Dewey."

Paddy Power was left with a particularly bitter taste in its mouth, having paid out early on Hillary winning. The Irish bookmaker was hit for a total of £4.5m, but its Twitterer still had time for some jesting and a significant comparison between the US President and the Irish one.

The bookmaker tweeted: "ICYMI: President of USA: Bigot, billionaire, sexist. President of Ireland: 5 ft 3 inches tall, writes poetry, queues politely at ATM"

Our own Ewa Bakun was somewhat conflicted, mainly because of Trump's mistreatment of women and minorities.

She tweeted: "Contrasting views Trump impact on #gambling #igaming #sportsbetting; no good for advancing #diversity agenda in business"

Colleague Curtis Roach raises the spectre of Trump's funding as well and the impact on the deregulation of igaming.

He tweeted: "Considering Sheldon gave $25m to Trumps' campaign, is it fair to say future progress is doubtful?? http://bit.ly/2fgVfkZ "

William Hill’s Graham Sharpe also revealed that some years back he took a bet on Chelsea Clinton to become the first female POTUS, and that Will Hill had had some interest in Michelle Obama winning the next election at 66/1.

He revealed: "Interest in 66/1 Michelle Obama winning next Presidential Election.I took a bet few years back for CHELSEA Clinton to be 1st female Pres."

Some other stuff aside from the election happened this week too. Non-League club Frome Town got some attention after it was revealed that their own manager, Nick Bunyard, had bet against his own club no less than 45 times. This included bets against his former club Paulton Rovers. He’s been banned until 2019 and fined £3000.

As Mirror journalist Aaron Flannagan revealed: "Manager of Frome Town banned until 2019 for betting AGAINST his club 45 times" 

Will Green, of Legal Sports Report, wrote a story on how the SEC had demanded advertising, marketing and investor information from at least three Nevada Entity Wagering Funds. He wrote: “According to documents obtained by Legal Sports Report, the audit was sent on Monday by the SEC’s Atlanta Regional Office and received by funds starting Tuesday.”

He tweeted: "The SEC has given Nevada Entity Wagering Funds two weeks to hand over advertising, marketing & investor information"

David Sargeant meanwhile speculated as to the Lad Bible’s aims to turn the tables on sports broadcasts and how we consume live sports. The media company showed a European table tennis match between Greece and England which garnered 2.2 million views. Adam Clyne, Chief Operating Officer at The Lad Bible said: “People are looking for a different way of consuming sport. People are out and about, they’re on their mobile phones, they’re looking for engaging content, they love sport.”

No wonder Sargeant tweeted: "Lad Bible sets out to turn tables on sports broadcasts"

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