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.

StarPick’s Indian success sees cricket DFS expansions reach UK

SBC News StarPick’s Indian success sees cricket DFS expansions reach UK

The United Kingdom is to receive its first “fully-dedicated fantasy cricket platform” after StarPick launched following “phenomenal success” enjoyed this year in India. Headquartered in the UK, StarPick expansion comes after being founded in February 2018, with the latest launch made in conjunction with a three year shirt sponsorship of Gloucestershire County Cricket Club (GCCC). Designed and build in Sweden, …

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Enhanced verification process enforced by the BHA

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Additional verification procedures for all races in Great Britain have been announced by the British Horseracing Association (BHA), aimed at bringing greater accuracy for punters and bookmakers by minimising the risk of human error in the results process. Trailed extensively since March of this year, the process involves an additional line of verification is in place before the ‘weighed in’ …

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The World Cup’s Finest with GiG’s Director of Sports Endre Nesset

SBC News The World Cup’s Finest with GiG’s Director of Sports Endre Nesset

In The World Cup’s Finest we ask various individuals to delve into their own personal history of football’s quadrennial showpiece extravaganza, selecting a number of favourites as well as revealing what is their very first World Cup memory. Today’s entry from Endre Nesset, Director of Sports at Gaming Innovation Group, delves into the history of numerous World Cup’s of yesteryear, …

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Metric Gaming – Pricing up the World Cup

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Chris Taylor, Head of Football at Metric Gaming, looks at the challenges sportsbook traders face during major tournaments, such as the World Cup. The World Cup has delivered a run of surprise results to date; Argentina, Spain, Portugal and reigning champions Germany have all been eliminated. And perhaps the biggest shock of all – England beat Colombia in a 4-3 …

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BetVictor to streamline consumer communications via RAMP

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Online gaming firm BetVictor has announced the launch of its in-house developed real-time automated marketing platform (RAMP), designed to enhance the relationship between themselves and their customer base. According to fresh research by Bluecore, approximately 40 per cent of customers who receive communications showcasing relevant products are more likely to read them, with the tool aiming to foster a closer …

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Marathonbet enhances european footprint with Girona FC deal

SBC News Marathonbet enhances european footprint with Girona FC deal

Following its recent deal completed with last season’s runaway Premier League champions Manchester City, Marathonbet has headed to Spain to link up with La Liga side Girona FC. Becoming the new main sponsor of the Montilivi based side on a multi-year contract that begins in the upcoming season, the online bookmaker has stressed its commitment to fans of the clubs …

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Action plan seeks enhanced diversity & inclusion in British racing

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The first ever Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, devised by the Diversity in Racing Steering Group (DiRSG), seeks to place diversity and inclusion at British racing’s heart. Containing a series of recommendations regarding eight core areas, it is hoped a plethora of long and short term core benefits will be felt, better reflecting the diversity of wider society “in terms …

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The World Cup’s Finest with Nektan’s Oliver Wilson

SBC News The World Cup’s Finest with Nektan’s Oliver Wilson

In The World Cup’s Finest we ask various individuals to delve into their own personal history of football’s quadrennial showpiece extravaganza, selecting a number of favourites as well as revealing what is their very first World Cup memory. Join Oliver Wilson, Director of Client Services at Nektan, as he discusses one of the greatest strikers in World Cup history, which …

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ASA upholds misleading claims against EU Lotto and NRR Entertainment

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The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has penalised NRR Entertainment Ltd and EU Lotto Ltd, after complainants challenged claims made in differing advertisements. A website for the latter, www.lottoland.co.uk, stated “PowerBall £169 million,” featuring a number of tick boxes allowing customers to choose to enter draw on either the next Thursday or Sunday, and for one, two, four or eight weeks. …

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