Craig Davies

Craig Davies is a writing enthusiast who joined SBC in September 2017, following years spent in the news and sport sectors of Journalism, in addition to a significant period of time travelling. During his time at the University of Central Lancashire, Craig grasped every opportunity he could to gain experience writing on a plethora of sports. Culminating in a year spent working for The Lancashire Telegraph at Blackburn Rovers during the, then Premier League side’s, 2009/10 season. Upon graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism, he began working for the Tameside Reporter, a regional title, where his primary duty was news, however, it quickly turned into something of a joint role with sports incorporated into the mix. After the newspaper entered administration Craig began doing freelance work for a number of websites in several different fields, before donning a backpack for a two year stay in Australia and South Eastern Asia. Short story writing as he ambled from place to place. Eventually all roads led to home, and his position as a Journalist for SBC.

Assessing the football and betting sponsorship dynamic

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Much has been written regarding the industry’s relationship with sports, none more so than football, where criticism has suggested measures must be put in place to curb what is seen as an over saturation of marketing, sponsorships and advertising. This topic is set to fall under the microscope at the sixth annual Betting on Football, taking place this week at …

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6 of the Best – Apps4 web media’s Alex Windsor

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This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Alex Windsor, founder of Apps4 web media. Keep reading to discover a sporting VIP experience that left Windsor hooked, a Premier League flop who proved to be an unlikely scorer in a winning wager and wide musical taste. Best Album  I love listening to music, be it in the car, in the office or when I …

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6 of the Best – Abelson Odds’ Jeevan Jeyaratnam

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This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Jeevan Jeyaratnam, Head of Compilation at Abelson Odds, who is to speak at the sixth annual Betting on Football, being held at Stamford Bridge later this month. Continue reading to discover a European footballing atmosphere which “has to be experienced,” a nearly moment in the Chinese Super League and a huge musical dilemma. Best Album  Really hard to …

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6 of the Best – FunFair Tech’s Geoff Scaplehorn

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This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Geoff Scaplehorn, Lead Games Producer at FunFair Technologies. Keep reading to discover which sport breaks physical inactivity, a love of Britpop, disdain for ‘staycation’ and a top ten of movie loves. Best Holiday That would have to be when I went on safari. Landing in Kenya, we drove to Tanzania to visit the Serengeti crater, …

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6 of the Best – Betano & Stoiximan’s Panos Konstantopoulos

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This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Panos Konstantopoulos, Chief Marketing Officer at Betano and Stoiximan. Keep reading to discover the joys of a Madrid derby gracing the Champions League final, an oldie but a goodie of a movie choice and best bet difficulties. Best Holiday: It will have to be the very first holidays with our newborn twins, …

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6 of the Best – W2 Global Data’s Gary Pine

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This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Gary Pine, Chief Product Officer at W2 Global Data. Keep reading for more on Pine’s eight-day Asian adventure, his ‘go to’ album, where to find the best atmosphere in world rugby and why weekend lycra is now “the order of the day”. Best Holiday Having recently returned to the office from a Christmas break in …

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UKGC boosting online safety with new age verification standards

The Gambling Commission has released a new set of rules, ensuring that operators implement a new wave of age verifications checks “to make gambling safer and fairer”. Following an open consultation, and to further guard against the risk of children gambling, new rules mean operators must verify customer age before they can either deposit funds into an account or gamble with …

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SportPesa strengthens Everton links via charity contributions

Everton’s principal partner SportPesa has strengthened its relationship with the Premier League, after becoming an official partner of the club’s charitable arm. The multifaceted deal alongside Everton in the Community will see funding be provided for the long-standing ‘Imagine your Goals’ programme, which provides five football therapy sessions each week, supporting over 200 people. This initiative offers those living with …

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Tombola in-app adverts banned by the ASA

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The Advertising Standards Authority banned Tombola adverts appearing in the I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here app, reminding the company of future conduct in the process. Maintaining that those under question were inappropriately targeted, the ASA stipulates that those in question must not be used again in the form complained of, without specific targeting to minimise the likelihood …

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6 of the Best – ECOMMPAY’s Paul Marcantonio

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This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Paul Marcantonio, Head of UK & Western Europe at ECOMMPAY. Read on to discover which England international side provided a sporting highlight, a best bet that hasn’t yet landed and which category proved to be particularly tough. Best Holiday Not a particularly glamorous, but my best holiday experience was/is Olu Deniz in …

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