Mark Weaden

Mark Weaden

I've been living and working in Spain for just over 3 years now. I enjoy to ski, wake board, play cricket and I have an unhealthy passion for football, and unfortunately Manchester United. I enjoy reading, learning and writing about almost all sports, as well as taking a keen interest in international politics. 

I studied Education and used to be a teacher, before studying a Masters in Comms and Marketing and moving away from the classroom. I left England when I was 22 and have since lived in numerous countries; namely Nicaragua, Peru, Argentina and Vietnam. Vegetarian. I like dogs and discovering new music. 

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Federal Justice System Passes Single Bet Bill, But There's Still Work to be Done

2021/03/26

The amended C-218 bill to legalize single-game sports betting in Canada was unanimously passed yesterday. While it feels like this is a step in the right direction, there are still some barriers blocking citizens from gaining access to comprehensive online wagering.

The amendment to the bill was passed, excluding one slight alteration that the committee of Justice and Human Rights decided to change, which would have allowed Canadians to bet on horse racing markets.

NBA New Schedule

2021/03/19

The season is well underway and we take a look at the 2021 NBA schedule. In order to understand exactly how the rest of the 2020/21 season will play out, we’ll go into detail about games, players and NBA teams that will be competing for postseason positions.

Look at this Bling - Raptors receive ‘largest’ rings in NBA history

2021/03/17

The Raptors players and coaches were presented with their NBA Championship Rings and unveiled the new 2019/20 NBA champions banner to the elation of the Toronto fans. 

Sports Betting Bill Allowing Betting on Single-games Passed in The House of Commons

2021/02/18

House of Commons voted on and passed The Safe and Regulated Sports Betting act on Wednesday, 17 February, with 303 votes for and 15 against.

Sports Interaction (SIA) New Streaming Service!

2021/02/17

Sports Interaction (SIA) remains dedicated to providing the very best service to its customers by offering a little more in 2021.

Not only will customers have access to some of the most competitive odds on a broad range of betting markets, but they’ll now also have the chance to bet on their favorite sports while watching it!

Yes, you heard that correctly. Customers will have the opportunity of catching the live action on a variety of major sports, notably the 2021 MLB season. Sports Interaction will cover some 80% of the games in the MLB this season.

Many customers have been pining for this feature for a long time - and now it’s finally here!

Worst Super Bowl Commercials

2021/02/05

The Super Bowl commercial breaks are always much-anticipated aspects of the whole spectacle, with some memorable ads that will stick with football fans for life. Though, sometimes, these ads stick with viewers for the wrong reasons.

With the average cost of a 30-second in-game ad estimated to be $5.25 million, it’s something these advertising companies need to be getting right. But, for those that do get it wrong, it’s fun to chuckle at just how bad these things have been.

Within this article we’ll take a look at some of the worst Super Bowl commercials of all time, addressing the finer details of what really didn’t click. Stay tuned for the very worst top-10!

How Much Money to Bet on Super Bowl

2021/02/05

The NFL is the biggest league among the major North American leagues, as such, it garners more bets than any other. This means that the Super Bowl is one of the most bet on sporting events in the world - and it all takes place within 4 hours!

The amount of money bet on the Super Bowl is outrageous. With so many bettors playing the odds there was over $154 million spent at the Super Bowl LIV, making it the second-most all-time amount wagered.

/r/wallstreetbets - What happened?

2021/02/05

Professional IT Consultant and internet skeptic Jaime Rogozinski has been grabbing the headlines in recent weeks, as the founder of the infamous Reddit thread ‘/r/wallstreetbets’.

The thread was created in 2012, as a way to make some extra money on top of his main job. But the influence of this channel has only been felt recently, as millions of people have been investing in stocks promoted by the wallstreetbets community. One wonders where these hordes of followers came from and how they banded together to cause such a panic on Wall Street.

The channel had gently built a bigger following over the years. Then, 2020 hit and the pandemic saw large numbers of people seek out other ways to make money. The “YOLO” attitude towards trading, which made the whole thing feel more like gambling, was particularly appealing to the public and it appealed to followers so much that the thread grew to 1 million in March 2020. This number skyrocketed to 4 million amid the GameStop frenzy earlier this year and actually managed to exceed the population of New York City, with over 8.4 million followers.

This army of self-titled ‘degenerates’ was so involved that they created their own language to communicate using acronyms and unique slang. Here is a taste of the wallstreetbets culture and to give you some insight into what this Reddit world is all about.

Worst Super Bowl Half-time Shows

2021/01/22

The Super Bowl halftime shows are manic, yet awe-inspiring. Often featuring the most prominent figures in pop culture, the half-time show aims to please well over 100 million viewers every year. But, how do they keep the audience happy?

Given that there are hundreds of millions of people watching the event, getting it right is critical. More often than not, things come off and the audience gleefully cheers the spectacle. However, on occasion, things really don’t go to plan.

We will highlight those years when things turned sour, with our list of the 10 worst Super Bowl halftime shows of all time - in no particular order. So, without further adieu, let’s get down to it.

How to watch the Super Bowl in Canada?

2021/01/13

This Super Bowl Sunday, on the 7th of February, Canadians will have a variety of ways to catch all the action on the day - including a choice as to whether they want to see Canadian or U.S. advertising.