The current popularity and power of Twitter allows breaking news to travel faster than you can say “Happy New Year”. To stay on top of industry news and your social media game in 2013, here’s 10 twitter accounts from 2012 that you should consider following. Also checkout our Top 10 iGaming industry Facebook Accounts of 2012.
10) Paddy Power @paddypower
Who wants to win some lucky pants today? #XmasIsPants
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) December 27, 2012
Just about anything Paddy Power does is entertaining and innovative, including their twitter account. View collections of odds from all over the map, prop bets, sports trivia, links to PR stunts and some good old fashioned Irish humor.
9) DavidSargeant @smallprophet
Businessman bets on Philippines as Southeast Asia’s next gaming hub bit.ly/TZkKEl
— David Sargeant (@smallprophet) December 27, 2012
David Sargeant of Zukido is an informed industry professional who provides his followers with interesting industry news updates, information from online gambling industry conferences and even the odd cheeky tweet at his pals who are the conference speakers.
8) Joe Brennan @joebrennanjr
NJ iGaming bill: a blowout at 33-2
— Joe Brennan Jr (@joebrennanjr) December 20, 2012
Our friend Joe Brennan Jr. loves to tweet about anything and everything New Jersey, with updates on regulation of sports gambling in the state and in the USA as a whole.His followers will also enjoy tweets about the wonderful world of professional sports in general.
7) American Gaming Association @AGAupdate
Happy holidays from the AGA! See you in 2013!! twitter.com/AGAupdate/stat…
— American Gaming Assn (@AGAupdate) December 21, 2012
When it comes to federal regulation of online gambling in the United States, the American Gaming Association is always on top of the latest. The AGA twitter account is full of updates on regulation and they are incredibly responsive to anyone who tweets at them or sends DMs.
6) DanielNegreanu @RealKidPoker
VERY excited to watch some hockey tonight! Canada takes on Germany in the World Juniors. I’ll be Tivooing all the games. GO CANADA GO!!!
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) December 26, 2012
There are plenty of poker pro twitter accounts, but most are littered with stats and bad beats which, lets be honest, we don’t care about unless we play poker ourselves. Negreanu’s twitter account is different though, rather than tweeting everything poker,his account is full of random facts, inspiring stories, infamous rants and affirmations.
5) TatjanaPasalic @tattytats
Merry Christmas and Meowy Catmas toall of my friends and fans. Hope you have a wonderful day full of love and joy!
— Tatjana Pasalic (@Tattytats) December 25, 2012
While Ms. Pasalic does sent out fun tweets about poker tourneys, poker pro interviews, cooking and travel adventures, you’ll probably want to follow this one for her profile picture on the left plus other pics of herself that she tweets while gallivanting around the globe.
4) Pokerati @Pokerati
Online Gambling and the End of the World! – APCW Perspectives Weekly nblo.gs/Gpnf9
— Pokerati (@Pokerati) December 26, 2012
The Pokerati twitter account is incredible for up-to-date poker industry news, constant tweets from US facing conferences and poker tourneys, plus an almost immediate response to DMs and anyone who tweets at them.
3) Marco Valero @AgentMarco
— Marco Valerio (@AgentMarco) December 24, 2012
Marco Valero of QuadJacks is an online gambling and poker industry news tweeter AND a master of tweeting random thoughts that are funny and will make you ponder…
2) Betfair Poker @betfairpoker
Because I’m working on Christmas Day my boss has hired Michael Buble to come in and sing for me. Talk about kicking a man when he’s down.
— Betfair Poker (@Betfairpoker) December 25, 2012
This account tweets very little about poker and Betfair and focuses more “random twitterings”, some London office humor and is guaranteed to make you laugh no matter who you are. Followers are even granted free tourney entry from time to time.
1) Taco Bell @TacoBell
#ThingsILikeToDo Eat Taco Bell.
— TACO BELL (@TacoBell) December 22, 2012
This may not a gaming industry twitter account, but its one of the best out there. Taco Bell has mastered interaction with customers by encouraging customers to tweet @TacoBell with pictures and videos featuring taco bell products and rewards them with witty replies. The @TacoBell constant tweets are hilarious as well, who even cares if you like Taco Bell, study this one for your own marketing strategy and have a laugh at the same time.
For a New Years resolution, follow the CalvinAyre.com team twitter accounts and keep on top of everything online gambling – you’ll thank us for it!
Rebecca Liggero @RebeccaLiggero
— Rebecca Liggero (@RebeccaLiggero) December 21, 2012
Bill Beatty @mistabill
Only me and another guy in the office today. Should have better managed my vacation days — BillBeatty (@MistaBill) December 27, 2012
Calvin Ayre @ CalvinAyre
— CalvinAyre.com (@CalvinAyreNews) December 24, 2012