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.

Stars Group prepares for Indian facing Pokerstars launch

Pokerstars is set to enhance its global assault of the online poker world, courtesy of the launch of Indian facing website pokerstars.in. As reported by glaws.in, its Canadian based parent firm The Stars Group has partnered with lottery and gaming conglomerate, Sugal & Damani, with sources indicating that the offering is believed to be going live in the coming weeks. …

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Tom Light to leave SBTech for new Blockchain venture

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SBTech’s Senior Vice-President of Business Development Tom Light is set to leave the group, after four years, to begin a fresh venture. Establishing his new undertaking, Light aims to unite blockchain and gambling by harnessing the power of cryptocurrency in a gaming and betting environment. Commenting on his next move, Light said: “I have really enjoyed working at SBTech and …

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BHA begins Cheltenham investigation after deaths of six horses

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is to launch a review after six horses died at last weeks Cheltenham Festival. During the first day (Tuesday 13 March) of the four-day event, Mossback and Report to Base died, while Sandsend broke a leg in the County Hurdle in a race to the finish on the final day (Friday 16 March). Also on …

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Kazakhstan gets National Lottery courtesy of Scientific Games

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NASDAQ listed gambling technology suppliers Scientific Games Corporation, has announced that it is bringing lottery game entertainment to the Republic of Kazakhstan. Launching the National Lottery of Kazakhstan it was detailed that JSC Satty Zhuldyz is to operate the offering, after being awarded a 15 year contract, with Scientific Games serving as the exclusive supplier of all games, technology and …

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Duo of corporate responsibility awards for Scientific Games

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Scientific Games Corporation has announced it has received two 2018 Communitas Awards, which honour excellence in corporate social responsibility for ethical and environmental sustainability and for community service. The industry technology provider received its first award for “Excellence in Ethical and Environmental Responsibility,” in the “Green Initiatives” category. Being commended for environmentally friendly practices to print and manufacture, it also …

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Wagering records to tumble as Ireland go for Grand Slam glory

Records could well be set to fall this weekend, as Ireland stand on the precipice of securing an unprecedented Grand Slam at ‘the home of rugby’. After twice denying England such glory in recent memory, at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium in both 2011 and 2017, Ireland could complete the ultimate turnaround and claim that same triumph, as one of world rugby’s …

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Piloted scheme sees awareness of gambling in secondary schools

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Lessons to teach Secondary School children about the risks of gambling, and where to go for help and support, has been piloted by cross-party think-tank Demos, with support from GambleAware Detailing a lack of gambling related education in the nations school curriculum, it was stated that 25,000 UK children are classed as problem gamblers, with around two million adults also …

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Problem gambling awareness never been more important for USA

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Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) is underway in the USA, with the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), in collaboration with its affiliates, members and corporate partners across the country, now hosting its 14th such initiative. Titled “Have the Conversation,” this year places a focus on the importance of an open dialogue and candid discussion around the issue of problem …

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Jockey Club introduces mobile ticketing at Cheltenham Festival

The Jockey Club has introduced its Race On app, which is set to provide mobile ticketing at its 15 nationwide racecourses. Allowing Cheltenham Festival racegoers to become the first in Britain to use app based tickets for general admission, it has been developed to enhance customer experience at its 348 racedays, which welcome almost two million spectators per year. Paul …

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Rehab Bingo becomes Rosy Bingo after ASA ruling

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Broadway Gaming has made significant changes to one of its brands, after action was brought forward by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). Rehab Bingo has become Rosy Bingo following investigations by the advertising industry regulators into its website, www.rehabbingo.co.uk, and a paid for advert which appeared on Google when “rehabbingo” was searched for, and promptly stated “Join Official Rehab Bingo …

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