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.

888 recruits SIS for greyhound boost

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Racing content and data provider Sports Information Services has penned a deal with global operator 888, as part of which it’s to provide its British and Irish greyhound content. Under the terms of the deal the organisation is to deliver its live greyhound pictures and data to the 888sports brand, bringing in excess of 30,000 races each year. In its …

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6 of the Best – NCPG’s Keith Whyte

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This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Keith Whyte, Executive Director of the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG). Read on to discover about audio and visual dilemmas, a Luc Besson spectacular and stumbling upon a moving march for equality in the French capital. Best Holiday Years ago my wife and I happened to be in Paris on July …

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SIS enlists Hipódromo Argentino de Palermo for portfolio growth

SBC News SIS enlists Hipódromo Argentino de Palermo for portfolio growth

Sports Information Services (SIS) has announced a significant expansion of its international horse racing portfolio, after agreeing a global distribution deal with Hipódromo Argentino de Palermo. The exclusive three-year deal, which will see SIS become the official distributor of pictures and data from the Buenos Aires based course, will see the firm broadcast live action from its 188 meetings and …

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Fonbet lauds link with “strongest football League in the world”

SBC News Fonbet lauds link with “strongest football League in the world”

Russian bookmaker Fonbet has become an official partner for Spain’s La Liga on a three year deal, which is set to see “ground-breaking activation’s and brand promotion” begin this year via Project11. Dubbed “unique” for the firm, it marks the time that such a partnership with one of the world’s leading football leagues has been made. Alina Yakirevich, Marketing Director …

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Triggy’s Björn Nilsson – “Localisation is nothing, personalisation is everything”

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In a global environment where instant is everything, many organisations on a global basis are striving to gain a march on the competition with the latest innovation or tool etc, with ‘personalisation’ becoming an increasingly utilised buzzword. One such example is Triggy, who after struggling with outsourced development of its TriggySport app, brought it in-house, re-worked and subsequently rolled-out very recently. …

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Kwiff ad banned by ASA for “encouraging irresponsible gambling”

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Eaton Gate Gaming, the parent company of Kwiff, has come under fire from the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), after an advert for the gambling operator was adjudged to have encouraged irresponsible gambling. The ad in question began with the text “PLAYERS OF THE SEASON,” before going on to portray a number of customers discussing their experiences whilst using kwiff. One …

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Regulators unite to tackle video game skins and loot boxes

SBC News Regulators unite to tackle video game skins and loot boxes

Global gambling regulators have joined forces in an attempt to address concerns over the “blurred lines between gambling and video games”. Also stressing issues regarding skins and loot boxes in such titles, fifteen gambling regulators from across Europe, in addition to the Washington State Gambling Commission, have signed an agreement to address the risks. A pledge to tackle “unlicensed third-party …

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LeoVegas adds Pixel.bet to fold via majority stake purchase

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The LeoVegas Group has purchased a 51 per cent stake in Pixel Holding Group Ltd, the organisation which runs the esports betting operator Pixel.bet. Making the acquisition through its LeoVentures Ltd wholly owned subsidiary, the investment amounts to a fee of €1.5m, with the firm stressing it’s aligned its vision with Pixel’s “to create the greatest gaming experience in betting …

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