#twitterlygaming - A posthumous pools win, Mr Liar and Shakespearean Garb

#twitterlygaming - A posthumous pools win, Mr Liar and Shakespearean Garb

Friday, July 29, 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

The biggest, and most unexpected, news to break last weekend was the revelation that casino and bingo operator Rank had joined forces with online gaming form 888 Holdings to make an approach to bookmaker William Hill to merge all three companies into a super operator.

While it did wonders for the individual share prices, many others remained sceptical. Not least Harry Lang, marketing director at Pinnacle.

He tweeted: "Rank,#888 & #WilliamHill ? The spawn of that union is going to have some serious behavioural issues... #onemergertoofar"


It also didn't distract from the fact that William Hill is currently looking for a new CEO after James Henderson's departure. People from all walks of life are interested, even Ladbrokes head of political betting Matthew Shaddick.

Browsing the betting markets for the next Hills CEO, he said: "Disappointed not to be on here."

No lack of leaders at Coral though, with SNP MP for Ayr, Carrick & Cumnock Corri Wilson turning up and placing a bet on Nico Rosberg to win the Hungarian Grand Prix.

She tweeted: "@Coral shop visit this morning in #Ayr interested to hear about woman in the workforce & local economy impact thanks for the charity bet - fingers crossed."

Meanwhile further south, Coral's Simon Clare was praising one the ractracks for giving a sponsor a chance to get better ROI, by excluding the competition:

He said: "Good to see Goodwood only allowing access to it's sponsor and betting partner for the week on the free wifi. That's how you treat a sponsor"

There was also some good news for a former Gala Coral managing director Wilf Walsh, who has belatedly struck lucky on the Football Pools thanks to his dad.

Walsh tweeted: "Been doing my late father's pools numbers on a standing order for 20 years. Today, IT FINALLY HAPPENED. Cheers Dad x"

Ed Nicholson of online operator Unibet took time to share a letter of praise from his work, even if it did appear to be from a dubious source.

He tweeted: “Surely the ultimate juxtaposition. Letter received by Bath races complimenting my raceday presenting from a Mr Liar!”

Our very own Ewa Bakun revealed the reason for her unusual attire this week as well - it's all part of a marketing campaign for ICE Totally Gaming. While EiG is going into space, ICE appears to be heading down a historical alley.

She said: "This explains the Shakespearian outfits and branded cab #icegaming" Click here for the full story.



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