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 – 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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MoPlay joins Hertha Berlin as official sports betting partner

MoPlay has unveiled a new multi-year agreement with German Bundesliga club Hertha Berlin, which sees the firm become official sports betting partner. Following the organisations recent launch within Germany, MoPlay is striving to “upgrade the game,” via a mobile first strategy to provide customers with a fast, simple, personal and secure service. Juergen Reutter, MoPlay CEO, explained: “Securing a sponsorship …

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6 of the Best – Pixiu Gaming’s Tony Plaskow

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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

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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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