#twitterlygaming - Brexit, DFS and NFL

#twitterlygaming - Brexit, DFS and NFL

Friday, March 31, 2017 Posted by Sam Cooke
With Theresa triggering Article 50, Twitter has been its usual busy self this week. Here's the best from the industry.

There’s been satire-a-plenty in the world of social media this week and unsurprisingly it’s mainly based around politics. Earlier this week, Theresa May’s six page Brexit letter officially launched two years of negotiations for the UK to leave the European Union. It doesn’t take much to get people talking on Twitter and so the Article 50 reaction was inevitable.

Although there was a plethora of serious articles flying around on Twitter on Wednesday, Mike Smithson, election analyst and gambler shared this gem from YouGov who obviously thought it an appropriate article to post on a day of huge political importance:

With the UK leaving and starting its separation from the European Union, all sorts of new political markets have been flying around relating to the wider union. Ladbrokes shared this snapshot of their odds on who may be next to invoke Article 50 with Italy & Greece leading the charge:

Guy Harding, Head of Commercial at Oddschecker shared a broader market which looks at countries that will have left in the next years. Italy’s as short as evens with Germany 10/1 to leave the Union:

Nick Goff, a professional gambler, addressed the real issues when tweeting about the snooker action in China that afternoon: “Never mind Brexit, it could be Betxit for me later if every fav wins in afternoon session in China. Pretty sure everyone looks too short?”

Away from Brexit and the news that Nevada and Vegas will be the new home of the raiders in the NFL had the gambling industry purring with many hoping for a positive impact on traditional sports betting. Traditionally the NFL have not advocated sports betting in the slightest but Legal Sports Report "enjoyed" the commissioner’s latest comments saying:



Last but by no means least it has been a busy week in and around DFS regulation. Dustin Gouker, DFS writer highlighted the importance of Monday for the industry saying: “Fantasy sports bill gets a hearing in the House in Texas on Monday. Easily the most important bill since NY. #DFS”


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