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.

ASA clears Coral advertisement of being misleading

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A national press advert for Coral has been cleared by the Advertising Standards Authority, after being brought under question by The Campaign for Fairer Gambling. Featuring in the Racing Post during the World Cup last year, text within the ad stated “PRICE BOOST Argentina v Iceland MESSI TO SCORE 2+ GOALS 5/1,” with the wording “WAS 3/1” struck through before …

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Oneida Indian Nation’s NY prep continues with Scientific Games

The Oneida Indian Nation has followed up its alliance with Caesars Entertainment, by partnering with Scientific Games for the provision of its OpenBet technology at its three upstate New York properties. Deployment of the platform, embedded with player centric technology, in-house pre-game and data feed from the recently acquired Don Best Sports, is to commence as soon as sports betting …

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6 of the Best – Fort Mason Games’ Kate Gorman

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This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Fort Mason Games’ Founder, CEO and President Kate Gorman. In the latest edition discover a different perspective of Disneyland, a huge US rivalry and which movie is Gorman’s most watched “hands down”. Best Holiday I recently went to Disneyland for the first time in 15 years. It’s such a fascinating place from …

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Logrand paves the way for Scout Gaming’s Mexican entry

Fantasy sports supplier Scout Gaming Group has signed a licence agreement with Logrand Entertainment Group, which it lauds as having particular “strategic importance”. Giving Logrand access to its full fantasy sports platform, launch is expected to commence in the first half of the year on the Mexican company’s online brand Strendus. Praising the possibilities of the deal, Scout Gaming states …

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6 of the Best – Hedgehog Cyber Security’s Peter Bassill

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This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Peter Bassill, Founder of Hedgehog Cyber Security. In this latest edition discover a Ray Mears and George Orwell tussle, a controversial musical choice and island hopping on a 38 foot yacht. Best Holiday Best holiday would have to be my honeymoon. Just my Isabella and I on a 38 foot yacht sailing …

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ASA clears Health Lottery advert of social irresponsibility

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The Advertising Standards Authority has cleared a Health Lottery ad, featuring a man finding a £1 coin down the back of his armchair, of any wrongdoing. Proceeding to enter a grocery store, the voice over goes on to state “Its George’s lucky day. Now you might think £1 won’t buy you much these days, a loaf of bread, a pint …

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Dave Hammond: “The SBTech culture is one of winning and driving expansion”

Earlier this month, Dave Hammond left his role as B2B Divisions Director at Paddy Power Betfair to take up the reign as COO of SBTech, charged with driving growth through 2019 and beyond. Following the appointment we spoke to Hammond regarding the transition, personal and company-wide ambitions, the future of online sports betting and much more. ____________________ SBC: Why was …

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6 of the Best – Revolver Gaming’s Ryan Lazarus

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This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Ryan Lazarus, Chief Executive Officer of Revolver Gaming. Continue reading to discover music and move dilemmas, high hopes for a Premier League side to end a long barren spell and what is described as “nothing better or more refreshing”. Best Holiday Snowboarding – nothing better or more refreshing and fun, than merging …

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National Lottery ads cleared by Advertising Standards Authority

Three advertisements for the National Lottery have been cleared of wrongdoing by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), as a number of complainants challenged whether they suggested that participation could be a solution to financial concerns. The trio, seen on television in September of this year, depicted the same advert in three different variants, those of 120 second, 60 second and …

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Winning Post: Changing perceptions of animal betting sports

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Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. US: Florida greyhounds – dog days are over Florida, home to the oldest continually operated dog track in the world (and one of the largest) has banned wagering on greyhound races in …

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