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.

Intralot recruits Michael Kogeler as Group COO

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Greek lottery and gaming systems provider Intralot has announced the appointment of Michael Kogeler as Group Chief Operating Officer, following an extensive international search process. Taking up his post next month, on May 2, Kogeler is set to be responsible for “business orchestration of its operations around the world,” more specifically dealing with the firm’s relationships with partners and customers, as …

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MansionBet recruits impressionist Darren Farley

SBC News MansionBet recruits impressionist Darren Farley

MansionBet has announced a new sponsorship deal with football funny-man Darren Farley, which will see over one hundred new pieces of viral content produced. Set to be uploaded to each of Farley’s social media channels, MansionBet is to also host a specific web page dedicated to showcasing the new work produced each month. Farley stated: “Mansion Bet is the perfect …

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ECB proposals “another addition to an already packed marketplace”

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The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) forwarded proposals for a new 100-ball cricket format last week, which it is fair to say had received very mixed reactions worldwide. Encapsulating fifteen traditional six-ball overs and a final ten-ball over, meaning it will be twenty deliveries shorter than the ever growing Twenty20 (T20) format, plans would see an eight team city …

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Sportdec CEO Bruce Bale – Addressing non-betting football fans

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Innovation forms a crucial aspect of many industries, particularly amongst the plethora of spheres within gambling and gaming globally. With the cost of acquiring new customers and the rate of churn increasing, one particular challenge is how to engage and monetise new customers. Bruce Bale, CEO of Sportdec, briefly discusses this challenge and the motivation for innovation: “[It] is about …

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Are Lottoland on the verge of an Australian lifeline?

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The Newsagents Association of NSW and ACT (NANA) has announced that it is considering a profit sharing agreement from Lottoland, which has been previously dismissed by the Australian Lottery and Newsagents Association (ALNA). In a move that would see newsagents receive a 20% share of profits from overseas bets, when they refer customers to the site, Lottoland aims to strike a …

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Italy beckons for Inspired’s range of omni-channel games

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Inspired Entertainment has announced the debut of its omni-channel games in Italy, with its Virgo Remote Gaming Service and casino content now live with SNAI. SNAI becomes the first Italian operator to go live with the Inspired range of interactive content, with further launches across Sisal, Eurobet and Betsson’s StarCasino set to follow. Included as part of the deal are …

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Stobart Group enhances racing support via fresh sponsorship

SBC News Stobart Group enhances racing support via fresh sponsorship

The Stobart Group has been announced as headline sponsor of the three-day Northumberland Plate meeting, after agreements were reached with the Arena Racing Company and Newcastle Racecourse. Titled the Stobart Group Festival of Racing, the festival is scheduled to take place June 28-30, featuring a stellar racing and entertainment line-up. David Williamson, Executive Director at Newcastle Racecourse, commented: “We are …

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