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.

Gambling.com welcomes Matti Metsola as first Head of Legal

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Digital marketing service providers Gambling.com Group has announced the strengthening of its team, through the appointment of Matti Metsola for the newly created role of Head of Legal. Metsola, who joins the teams from Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) where he held position of GiG’s first General Counsel, commented: “The affiliate sector is among the most dynamic parts of the online …

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Betano.com “not afraid of competition” following German entry

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Aligning your brand with a particular sport or team is widely recognised as a hugely effective way to drive fresh interest amongst a potentially huge audience, bringing with it a plethora of benefits along the way. As part of a concerted effort within the recently entered German market, sports betting provider Betano.com, launched a little over two years ago by …

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Ascot attendees to get tipping advice courtesy of Racing Post

Attendees at one of Britain’s premier racecourses can now benefit from a wide variety of expert advice, courtesy of a fresh link-up between Racing Post B2B and Ascot Racecourse. Coinciding with the launch of Bet With Ascot, the racecourses pool betting operation in partnership with Totepool, Racing Post’s tipping expertise, in the form of bet prompts and predictors, can be …

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MustardBet – Enhancing the in-play experience

The world of online sportsbooks is becoming an increasingly saturated environment, so much so that the team at MustardBet took the decision to completely rethink the sports betting experience, and develop their own bespoke platform. Believing it has now developed an attractive product, the overall aim to make Mustardbet stand out by doing “things a little bit differently to the …

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World Cup fallout sees Kambi eyeing global growth

On the back of a successful second quarter of 2018, turnkey sports betting service Kambi is setting its sights on expansion across a number of key markets. Aided by the beginning of the Russia World Cup, hailed as “a huge success for Kambi and our operators, with turnover, revenues and active players reaching all time highs” by CEO Kristian Nylén, …

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10Bet becomes betting partner of West Bromwich Albion

Online sports betting operator 10Bet has joined forces with West Bromwich Albion, after being confirmed as the EFL (English Football League) Championship club’s official betting partner. As part of the new deal 10Bet’s new visual identity is to be prominently displayed across the West Midlands side’s kit throughout the 2018/19 season, taking pride of place on the back of the …

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ESSA reveals US vision as 62 suspicious alerts raised in Q2

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ESSA has reported a total of 62 cases of suspicious betting to the relevant authorities during the second quarter of 2018, involving eight different sports. The international betting integrity body highlights the vast majority (44) emanated from tennis, with football next in line with 12 suspicious alerts, followed by bowls, handball, boxing, basketball, beach volleyball and esports which had one …

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Kambi hails World Cup and SCOTUS in latest interim report

Sports betting technology and software supplier Kambi Group Plc has reported a strong financial performance in the group’s Q2 2018 interim report. Year-on-year revenues have shown a 25 per cent growth for the second quarter of 2018, reaching €17.6m (15.65m) from the previous years €14.1m (£12.54m), aiding a 20 per cent H1 jump from €28.3m (£25.1m) to €34m (£30.2m). Addressing …

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Two complaints upheld by ASA against AG Communications

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AG Communications, trading as Karamba.com, has been reprimanded by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), after two issues put forward by one complainant were upheld. Related to a webpage regarding the online slot Starburst, featured under the title “Tips and tricks on how to Win at Starburst,” various aspects of “The Starburst Strategy” were featured following a “the top 5 tips …

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Revamped levy system boosts British racing in 2017/18 report

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Reforms implemented by the government to the levy system have generated positive returns for racing stakeholders, as the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) published The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) annual report & accounts 2017-18. Coming into force in April of this year, the new levy forced all UK licensed bookies, whether that be land-based or …

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