#twitterlygaming - DFS consolidation, Corbyn & creative betting sponsorships

#twitterlygaming - DFS consolidation, Corbyn & creative betting sponsorships

Friday, January 27, 2017 Posted by Sam Cooke
The best of igaming on Twitter in the past seven days

Football and bookmaker sponsorships go hand in hand, but BetBright has changed it up with its latest arrangement. The bookie has become the title sponsor of the FM17 Project by The Set Pieces - a pair of Football Managed addicted Scots who run a weekly broadcast of their highs and lows managing Scotland’s big two clubs. This week the Old Firm took place….

The Set Pieces tweeted: “Only one half of Glasgow was smiling after the @FM17Project Old Firm derby. The other was cursing @iainmacintosh…”

There’s nothing on TV these days...isn’t there? Pause before watching more re-runs on Netflix as Front Runner TV (‘the UK’s only free sports channel) is a new option with excellent and original sporting content. Available on Freeview (ch91) and Sky (ch468), the channel showcases a variety of sports with documentaries and more. It’ll soon feature live coverage too. It’s new, it’s exciting and this week they signed a partnership with betting operator Mr.Green.

Front Runner tweeted: “We've been joined by @mrgreenuk in a sponsorship deal we're very proud of”

In a week of intolerable political speeches, be they Trump or Theresa, Jeremy Corbyn cause controversy too. His decision to impose a three line whip in favour of triggering article 50 has led to talks of a rebellion. Labour MP Tulip Siddiq has already resigned over the matter.

Paul Krishnamurty aka ‘Political Gambler’ tweeted: “A stat to bear in mind given Article 50 rebellion & scope for Corbyn being ousted - ‘81% of Labour members voted to Remain’.”

The Wall. Will it be built? William Hill’s odds have slipped from 6/1 to 5/4 for it to occur in this Trump presidency. So it looks like a yes. Next question, who’s going to pay for it? Unless it’s Mexico, which their President has once again reiterated won’t be happening, then US voters overwhelmingly don’t want a wall.

Mike Smithson tweeted: “New @ppppolls poll finds just 34% of US voters want to build a wall with Mexico if US taxpayers have to pay up front. 53% are opposed”

Talk of a DFS merger that isn’t DraftKings and FanDuel? You have our attention. FantasyDraft has bought up Fantasy Acres as more consolidation hits the space before January’s over. Dustin Gouker of Legal Sports Report thinks it’s no bad thing.

He tweeted: “Don't think it is terrible news if you want to see some non-DraftKings/FanDuel sites survive long term.”

Fantasy football is all well and good but what about rugby fans. Digital platform provider Chroma built a product for The Irish Times which they showed a screenshot of on Twitter this week...

Ewa Bakun wrote an important piece on how gaming shows need to take a look at how women at represented at gaming shows. It seems to have at least some impact too with Bakun tweeting that Gigse '17 will be promoted by both men and women.


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