#twitterlygaming - Cheltenham special

#twitterlygaming - Cheltenham special

Friday, March 17, 2017 Posted by Sam Cooke
The wonderful world of social media has been as busy as you'd expect with the Cheltenham Festival. Here's the best.

It’s been a busy week in the gambling industry with the political space busy and Leicester becoming the last English hope in the Champions League. In any other week the social media space would be dominated by witty Craig Shakespeare praise, inevitable Arsene Wenger mockery and fluctuating political markets but then there’s Cheltenham. The Cheltenham Festival is the highlight (for many) of the jumping calendar and considering the way the first three days went; it’s no wonder that many in the gambling industry have been busy on Twitter.

With Mullins/Walsh not notching a win until the third day and big festival favourite Douvan failing to notch an anticipated win it’s relatively safe to say that the bookmakers have had the upperhand at Cheltenham this year. Whereas last year the first day was a bloodbath for bookmakers, the start of the festival seems to have gone fairly well. Betway media man Alan Alger has been busy on Twitter this week and this tweet summed up the fairytale start to the festival for the bookies: 

Tony Calvin, gambling journalist/consultant opted to agree with Alger, tweeting after St Patrick’s day at Cheltenham this:

Needless to say, when the bookmakers are happy the punters are often not. Tom Galanis, iGaming marketing consultant and affiliate took to Twitter to have a swipe at those who tend to brag about winning with this


It seems the pressure eased and he seemed more jubilant when declaring triumphantly yesterday A winner! Finally! #CheltenhamFestival - there’s plenty of punters who will have felt the same and perhaps few even waiting for their first.

There’s been plenty of talk about ITV who have taken over coverage of Cheltenham from Channel 4 and generally received great reviews across the board. Tony Paley, Racing Editor for the Guardian & Observer shared a photo that’s all a little revealing. It shows that trying new features doesn’t always work out…


Away from Cheltenham and over to the States and Chris Krafcik, Research Director at GamblingCompliance showed a graph displaying the growth in States considering amendments to iGaming legislation. It now stands at an all time high:


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Swedish regulator issues final warning to licensed operators


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