#twitterlygaming - DFS and Politics

#twitterlygaming - DFS and Politics

Friday, May 19, 2017 Posted by Sam Cooke
We highlight some of the best social media from those in the industry this week.

The Premier League, arguably the most popular and best league in the world is coming to a  close this weekend. All ten teams will kick off at the same time and sadly the bulk of storylines have already been written. There’s been a plethora of football this week but when it doesn’t really mean anything, social media stays eerily quiet. As we head very quickly towards Theresa May’s Snap General Election the politics chat continues to build - and then there’s the small matter of Donald Trump who continues to breed talking points across the world. It’s all enough to keep the world of Twitter moving at a frenetic pace.

Whilst the majority of the football chat has died down and the furoré at Eurovision has now been and gone, Guy Harding, Head of Commercial at OddsChecker posted a somewhat rare Premier League related tweet after Harry Kane’s four goal display at Leicester this week. The Englishman, who now looked nailed on to win the Premier League’s Golden Boot was as distant as 33/1 according to Guy:


Moving onto politics and after people initially painted the end of the Labour party, they have fought back somewhat and are thus causing discussion in amongst those who hold a passion for politics. Leighton Williams, a man who works in betting research and political forecasting shared this, showing the reemergence of Corbyn’s party:

It’s tough to talk politics without quoting Mike Smithson, the political expert and he’s suggested that May’s potential look at re-introducing fox hunting and repealing the ban may well be the biggest mistake she will make. Mike’s graph goes to show that there’s simply no appetite for a change to existing legislation in that area:


Meanwhile over in the United States of America, Donald Trump continues on and there’s rarely a week where something doesn’t go seemingly go wrong for the POTUS. This week he’s been taking to Twitter himself to accuse the world of witch-hunting him amongst other things. Ladbrokes Politics believe he’s feeling the pressure, hence their latest market update:

Away from US politics but staying in the States and the legal battle for DFS continues. Dustin Gouker, a gambling writer, is set to cover the latest state bill on DFS - this time in Alabama:

Meanwhile Chris Grove somewhat dismissed the impact of a judge's ruling regarding horse racing in DFS. He suggests it’s confined to just horse racing and not the industry as a whole:


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