#TwitterlyGaming - Child gambling, Angry White Pyjamas and the Wealdstone Raider

#TwitterlyGaming - Child gambling, Angry White Pyjamas and the Wealdstone Raider

Friday, August 5, 2016 Posted by Andy McCarron
Missed Twitter this week? We've got you covered

Sometimes keeping up with Twitter is a struggle. Not to worry though as Totally Gaming has been scouring the feeds left, right and centre to bring some of the most retweetable tweets from the industry to your attention.

Spotted something that is worthy of attention? Tweet us at @totallygaminghq or retweet using the hashtag #twitterlygaming

Skins betting has been much discussed in the past few weeks following Valve’s ‘crackdown’ and the subsequent pausing and closure of numerous sites offering skins gambling. The next stage in this story is very much up in the air with the likes of CSGO Lounge stating it intends to acquire a regulated gambling licence.

Unikrn Founder and CEO Rahul Sood has rightly taken umbrage with the fact that despite these sites shutting down (for now at least) no arrests have been made. It is undoubtable that many of the players on these sites were underage after all, and Sood wants something done. He said: 

Another major event Stateside this week was the news that in the state of New York real money daily fantasy sports is once again legal. This is a major win for the industry as New York represented one of the largest states for DFS prior to its investigation and temporary shutdown. FanDuel and DraftKings are expected to move back in in the near future.

The news was doubly delightful for FanDuel who also went live with its UK product this week. It said:

Anyone like Youtube? Over in Wealdstone the club’s famous fan the ‘Wealdstone Raider’ lived his dream at the weekend after being named in the line-up for Wealdstone FC to face a Premier League Legends side for the culmination of the #NonLeagueChallenge.

This was the end of the debut campaign by Marathonbet which saw Wealdstone win the best non league goal celebration and subsequently be rewarded with a £10,000 cheque and this charity match. Money was being raised for Prostate Cancer on the day. ViceSports UK highlighted one of the Raider's less becoming on pitch moments: 


Many moons ago in 1998 Robert Twigger won the coveted William Hill Sports Book of the Year prize and earned himself a free £1000 bet in the process. His book was titled ‘Angry White Pyjamas’ and was about a year’s intensive study of Yoshinkan aikido.

This week he finally put that free bet to good use and backed a horse called none other than ‘Angry White Pyjamas’. After an 18 year wait you’d think the horse could have at least won. Think again. William Hill's Graham Sharpe put it: 

Elsewhere Unibet’s Twitter feed perfectly expressed the feeling we’re all having about the return of the football season. The Championship kicks off tonight with Fulham hosting Newcastle United. Check it here: 

Last but not least we’d be remiss not to mention the Olympic Games which kicks off today in Rio. Coral’s Nick Goff gave a deserved shout out to the underappreciated Taekwondo, Men’s Keirin and Modern Pentathlon experts yesterday. He said: 


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