#twitterlygaming - Will Hill fallout, PMA and the Olympics

#twitterlygaming - Will Hill fallout, PMA and the Olympics

Friday, August 12, 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

In an increasingly feisty potential menage a trois in the corporate gambling world, William Hill has been doing its best to sniffily turn down the advances of would be couple 888 Holdings and Rank Group. But the latest rebuff hasn't done down at all well with 888 investor Eyal Shaked, who foresees doom for the bookmaker.

He tweeted: "Pure ego made #WilliamHill reject #Rank and #888 £3.16bn bid and that will be their downfall."

Another big name in gambling who has been rubbing up people the wrong way is US casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who's opposition to online gambling in the country infuriates many in the sector given his huge political influence. It's a perfect mix for some classic schadenfreude after one of Adelson's casinos was fined for letting two 20 year olds and an 18 year old gamble - you need to be 21 in the States.

Dustin Gouker sports betting writer @LSPReport tweeted: "Maybe Sheldon Adelson should clean up underage gambling at his casinos before he says you can't stop it online" 

Good work is also applauded on Twitter this week and George Voyatzis of BetConstruct was more than impressed by the debt management skills on show at GVC Holdings.

He tweeted: "GVC hitting all time share price highs this week after a tidy refinancing deal saving €40m next year." 


We're assuming gambling industry analyst Vaughan Lewis had his tongue very firmly in his cheek when he shared his morning reading.

He tweeted: "Looks like the Sun has launched its betting site then" 

Amidst all the media coverage of the new football season, it seems that an Olympic Games has been underway for a week or so. While bookmakers aren't overly enthused at the Games as a revenue generator, it seems they do watch it still.

In fact Australian bookmaker Sportsbet appears to be at the end of its tether watching the basketball on the local TV. It wrote: "Channel 7 just set an international record with its 1000th mention of Kyrie Irving born in Australia… #Rio2016 "

He's not the only one watching the games. BGT's Scott Ferguson couldn't resist at having a dig after Fiji demolished Team GB in the Rugby 7s to such an extent that they could have been playing a different sport.

Ferguson tweeted: "At what score do GB have to follow on? #Rio2016 #Rugby7s "

Meanwhile a positive mental attitude from ColossusBets' Charlotte Farr meant that she could see the advantage in getting in the office early to avoid train delays.

She tweeted: "Perks of train strike: breakfast done, gym done, lunch prepped & already at my desk #Productive #Morning"

It's a good job he didn't ask the lady that industry consultant Andrew Tottenham had been tweeting about earlier on in the week. Judge Patricia Lynch was subjected to a foul mouthed tirade by a racist she had just sentenced. Unexpectedly she gave the convict it back - in spades. Tottenham's reaction says it all.

He tweeted: "This could only happen in the UK" 


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