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.

6 of the Best – Pixiu Gaming’s Tony Plaskow

This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Tony Plaskow, Founder of Pixiu Gaming. Continue reading to discover a duo of best betting fortunes, which personal sporting memory is held dear and a love of un-PC comedies. Best Holiday I always tell people my favourite holiday was when I went on a sports tour with my school when I was …

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Kambi continues US charge with Parx Casino sportsbook launch

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Kambi has added another string to its US bow, after launching the on-property sportsbook of the largest gaming property in Pennsylvania, Parx Casino. Coming after two days of testing observed by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, the decision to signal the green light means the betting platform and systems provider powers three of the state’s four live sportsbooks. Matthew Cullen, …

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6 of the Best – Nolimit City’s Per Lindheimer

This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Per Lindheimer, Product Owner at Nolimit City. In the latest edition, that also comes complete with a full a set of runners-up in each category, discover what bucked the trend of not mixing business with pleasure, “bolting” through a group of death and what triumphed in a tough movie dilemma. Best Holiday …

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ASA clears Coral advertisement of being misleading

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A national press advert for Coral has been cleared by the Advertising Standards Authority, after being brought under question by The Campaign for Fairer Gambling. Featuring in the Racing Post during the World Cup last year, text within the ad stated “PRICE BOOST Argentina v Iceland MESSI TO SCORE 2+ GOALS 5/1,” with the wording “WAS 3/1” struck through before …

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Oneida Indian Nation’s NY prep continues with Scientific Games

The Oneida Indian Nation has followed up its alliance with Caesars Entertainment, by partnering with Scientific Games for the provision of its OpenBet technology at its three upstate New York properties. Deployment of the platform, embedded with player centric technology, in-house pre-game and data feed from the recently acquired Don Best Sports, is to commence as soon as sports betting …

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6 of the Best – Fort Mason Games’ Kate Gorman

This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Fort Mason Games’ Founder, CEO and President Kate Gorman. In the latest edition discover a different perspective of Disneyland, a huge US rivalry and which movie is Gorman’s most watched “hands down”. Best Holiday I recently went to Disneyland for the first time in 15 years. It’s such a fascinating place from …

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Logrand paves the way for Scout Gaming’s Mexican entry

Fantasy sports supplier Scout Gaming Group has signed a licence agreement with Logrand Entertainment Group, which it lauds as having particular “strategic importance”. Giving Logrand access to its full fantasy sports platform, launch is expected to commence in the first half of the year on the Mexican company’s online brand Strendus. Praising the possibilities of the deal, Scout Gaming states …

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6 of the Best – Hedgehog Cyber Security’s Peter Bassill

This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Peter Bassill, Founder of Hedgehog Cyber Security. In this latest edition discover a Ray Mears and George Orwell tussle, a controversial musical choice and island hopping on a 38 foot yacht. Best Holiday Best holiday would have to be my honeymoon. Just my Isabella and I on a 38 foot yacht sailing …

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ASA clears Health Lottery advert of social irresponsibility

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The Advertising Standards Authority has cleared a Health Lottery ad, featuring a man finding a £1 coin down the back of his armchair, of any wrongdoing. Proceeding to enter a grocery store, the voice over goes on to state “Its George’s lucky day. Now you might think £1 won’t buy you much these days, a loaf of bread, a pint …

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Dave Hammond: “The SBTech culture is one of winning and driving expansion”

Earlier this month, Dave Hammond left his role as B2B Divisions Director at Paddy Power Betfair to take up the reign as COO of SBTech, charged with driving growth through 2019 and beyond. Following the appointment we spoke to Hammond regarding the transition, personal and company-wide ambitions, the future of online sports betting and much more. ____________________ SBC: Why was …

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