Sold On Gold Coast: suburbs that offer great value for money

first_imgMedian house price: $680,000Median house rent: $640/weekMedian unit price: $405,000Median unit rent: $450/weekAverage days on market: 30.5 Average hold period: 12 years Population: 9121Average weekly household income: $1323Median age: 43 The Gold Coast has a number of suburbs with a median house price close to the city’s overall median.THE Glitter Strip is renowned for its flashy mega-mansions but you don’t have to be a millionaire to live in the city.The Gold Coast’s median house price of $655,000 is considered affordable in comparison to Melbourne and Sydney’s, which stands at $710,000 and $920,000 respectively.Currumbin Waters, Helensvale and Robina were the three areas with a median house price closest to the Gold Coast’s overall median, as featured in the Bulletin’s Sold On Gold Coast property guide. So what makes these suburbs great value for money? Helensvale has become a bustling area in the northern suburbs.Helensvale has become one of the Gold Coast’s busiest hubs.With a Westfield shopping centre, popular train station and its proximity to theme parks, it has a lot to offer.While it is at the northern end of the Coast, it feels much more central because of its public transport network.The extension of the light rail to connect with the train, which travels north to Brisbane and south to Varsity Lakes, has encouraged more people to move to the area. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoIt also makes it easy for residents to travel to Southport, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach without having to worry about traffic or parking. There are a range of different types of homes on offer in the area.Larger homes with bigger blocks, waterfront properties and townhouses are amongthose in abundance of supply. As it is a growing area, Helensvale is also home to several new housing developments. Villawood Properties’ community The Surrounds is one of the latest. Its $4 million state-of-the-art leisure centre recently opened. There are also some impressive display homes around, with many designs winning awards.Porter Davis property advisor Julie Ferriere encouraged house hunters to keep an open mind when looking through them.She urged buyers to look at homes that were in their budget, visit a range of different builders, ask lots of questions, particularly about what fixtures and fittings are included, to ensure its clear what the design will look like, and pay close attention to the layout. 2. Helensvale Median house price: $655,000Median house rent: $580/weekMedian unit price: $428,500Median unit rent: $515/weekAverage days on market: 48 Average hold period: 10 years Population: 23,106Average weekly household income: $1483Median age: 39 Source: CoreLogic data to April 2019 MORE NEWS: Why the trend towards ‘spools’ is heating up 3. Robina MORE NEWS: First home buyers have upper hand 1. Currumbin Waters Median house price: $635,000Median house rent: $600/weekMedian unit price: $353,500Median unit rent: $410/weekAverage days on market: 60 Average hold period: 11 years Population: 16,862Average weekly household income: $1642Median age: 41 Currumbin Waters is between the beach and the Hinterland.Only minutes from some of the Gold Coast’s most beautiful beaches and featuring plenty of parklands and a lake, Currumbin Waters offers the best of both worlds. Currumbin Creek divides the southern suburb, which is the gateway from the beach to the Hinterland. The creek is a bustling area on warm days, providing a safe spot for children to swim and take part in water activities like stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking. Offering a point of difference to its beachside neighbour, Currumbin Waters is surrounded by rolling hills and greenery. On the other side of the suburb is Currumbin Valley — a nature-lover’s playground with rainforest walks, the ever-popular rock pools and mountains with picture-perfect views. Its natural beauty is a big tick with house hunters and the main reason why properties in the suburb are among the longest held on the Gold Coast. Residents hold on to their houses for an average of 12 years, according to the latest CoreLogic figures. It also provides a much cheaper option for buyers looking to break into the area but can’t afford to buy in Currumbin itself. Currumbin Waters’ median house price of $680,000 is $141,000 cheaper than its neighbour. There are also plenty of options to buy waterside thanks to the creek and two man-made waterways within the suburb. On the boarder of Queensland and New South Wales, it is a handy spot for those who commute between the two states.It’s also a popular spot for families thanks to its range of amenities including sporting facilities. These include the Merv Craig Sports Ground, Tierney Park, which is home to the Currumbin District Horse Club, and Palm Beach Currumbin Rugby Union Club’s home ground at Currumbin Hills Park. Robina is home to one of the largest shopping centres in the southern hemisphere.Robina has come a long way since its humble beginnings as grazing farmland almost 40 years ago.It is now one of the Gold Coast’s biggest community hubs with state-of-the-art shopping, recreation and education facilities. The central suburb is between the Pacific Motorway and Southport-Burleigh Rd with Merrimac and Clear Island Waters on one side and Varsity Lakes on the other. It has more than 30 parks and is surrounded by lakes, waterways, walking tracks and cycling paths. It is also home to one of the largest shopping centres in the southern hemisphere — Robina Town Centre.Bond University is on the eastern side of the suburb while Cbus Super Stadium, where rugby league team the Gold Coast Titans train and play, is on the western side. Locals can make the most of public transport with Robina Station offering easy access to Brisbane via the train and buses that service the Coast. The suburb is considered one of the Coast’s most liveable.It has a mix of housing options, from apartments and townhouses to duplexes and houses.According to the latest CoreLogic data, the median house price in Robina is $665,000 and $428,500 for units.Development has breathed new life into the suburb over the years, particularly residential.Bellevue at The Glades is one of the latest developments in the area. It will include 58 apartments across two buildings, which will be connected at the podium level.Both buildings are expected to be finished in November with more than 70 per cent sold.last_img read more

Villarreal veteran Cazorla tipped to join Arteta’s Arsenal staff

first_img “Basically what may happen, he wants two more years playing. Two more years. Going back to Arsenal with Arteta is something that I think he will consider as a coach. “I asked him about it, he said yes, he will consider as a coach when he retires but he wants to play for two more years. Read Also:Sacked Arsenal boss on Fiorentina shortlist “I tell you what, Mikel Arteta and Cazorla together, really good friends first of all but really good special minds of football.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Lionel Messi’s biographer Guillem Balague believes Cazorla will eventually return to Arenal to reunite with former midfield team-mate Mikel Arteta, now the club’s manager. But before another link-up with his countryman, the 2012-13 Arsenal Player of the Season wants to extend his playing days by another two seasons. “It’s interesting because I spoke to Santi not so long ago and he hasn’t renewed his contract with Villarreal which finishes at the end of the season,” Balague told his Ask Guillem Q&A show on his YouTube channel.Advertisement Villarreal veteran Santi Cazorla is being linked with a coaching role at Arsenal. Loading… Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People Live10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?last_img read more

Timothy Joe Smith

first_imgTimothy Joe Smith, age 59 of Laurel, Indiana, passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017 at his home.  The son of Joe & Raylene (nee: Bernett) Smith was born on August 25, 1958 in New Castle, IN.Over the years, Tim worked for Hill-Rom in Batesville and Ford in Connersville but the last few years he had been disabled.Tim is survived by his wife, Suzanne (nee: Warren); children, Tim Smith Jr. and  Stephen Smith; step children, Eric Hopping, Aaron Hopping and Stephanie Engle; 18 grand children, 2 great grandchildren; brothers, Tom and Danny Smith and sisters, Jenny Barber and Becky West.In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers Stephen and David Smith.Visitation will be Wednesday, December 20, 2017 from 11am -1pm immediately followed by funeral services at 1pm all at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville.  Pastor Mike Addison officiating.  Burial will follow in the Green Cemetery.Online condolences www.meyersfuneralhomes.com.last_img read more

Griffin gets IMCA Late Model Feature win, Sunoco bonus at Lee County

first_imgDONNELLSON, Iowa (July 24) – Dustin Griffin took the checkers and $250 Sunoco Race Fuels bonus in the Friday feature for IMCA Sunoco Late Models at Pepsi Lee County Speedway. Marolf tried to keep pace with Griffin over the entire race but without a caution there was no catching the leader, as he pulled away to claim his first win of the season at the track.  It was also Griffin’s first win in three years, as he has been temporarily retired from the sport. The win was worth $850 thanks to the Sunoco Racing Fuel bonus.  Quincy, Ill., driver Dustin Griffin returned to the track to win the IMCA Sunoco Late Model main event Friday at Pepsi Lee County Speedway, earning the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels bonus for his efforts. (IMCA Photo) Griffin and Matt Strassheim made up the front row for the 20-lap event. Griffin took advantage of his starting spot to grab the lead on lap one over Nick Marolf and Mark Burgtorf.  Gates open at 4:30 p.m. with hot laps at 6 p.m. and racing to follow. Marolf settled for second, Burgtorf was third, Tommy Elston was fourth, with Denny Woodworth rounding out the top five.  Other winners were Michael Long in the IMCA Modifieds, John Oliver Jr. in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Austen Becerra in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and Jason Ashn in the Mach-1 Sport Compacts.  Pepsi Lee County Speedway will be off Friday and back in action Saturday, Aug. 1 with the fourth qualifying night for the Shottenkirk Parts Express Drive For 5, presented by Ideal Ready Mix, Floyd’s Waste Systems, J.J. Nichting Company Case IH, Woodworth Attorney at Law, Triple Seven Trucking, Triple R Performance Engines, KQ92, and Big Country 103.1, for the IMCA Sunoco Late Models. Also on the card will be sanctioned Modifieds, Stock Cars, Northern SportMods and Sport Compacts. By Brian Neal All divisions will be draw/redraw, with IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and KMJ Performance State points but no track points awarded.last_img read more

Dunkin’ Donuts issue Reds apology

first_img Dunkin’ Donuts, one of Liverpool’s official sponsors, asked its followers to tweet alternatives to the club’s crest on Wednesday. The American doughnut company came up with their own controversial version, replacing the Hillsborough flames with what looked like coffee cups. Press Association The flames were added to the crest out of respect to the 96 fans who lost their lives in the Hillsborough tragedy in 1989. The Shankly gates were replaced by the slogan, “America runs on Dunkin'” and the Liverbird figure at the heart of the crest made way for the company’s “DD” logo. The tweet, since taken down, read: “Love the LFC crest? Tweet us what you’d want on your personal crest and we might surprise you with your own!” Many Liverpool fans were outraged by the post. Kop magazine, the club’s unofficial fanzine, tweeted: “Do you wanna tell @DunkinDonuts how bad replacing the eternal flame with coffee is or should we? #LFC” Dunkin’ Donuts admitted it had made an error. “We apologise for any insensitivity regarding our tweet supporting an LFC-themed promotion featuring the LFC Crest,” a Dunkin’ Donuts spokesperson said. “As a proud partner of LFC, we did not intend any offence, particularly to the Club’s supporters. We have removed the tweet and halted the campaign immediately.” center_img A Dunkin’ Donuts Twitter campaign backfired after it was forced to apologise to Liverpool fans for replacing the Hillsborough eternal flames on the club’s crest with coffee cups.last_img read more

Gov. DeSantis Extends Florida’s Moratorium on Evictions, Foreclosures

first_imgGov. Ron DeSantis put the moratorium in place at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic on April 2 to help people who lost their jobs stay in their homes.The order states this does not relieve an individual from their obligation to make mortgage or rent payments. The moratorium on evictions and foreclosures in Florida has been extended for another month.The moratorium, which was set to expire at midnight, has been extended until Aug. 1, 2020.The order was filed at 8:10 p.m. on Tuesday.Official Executive Order extending the eviction & foreclosure moratorium to August 1st— this is only a bandaid, and we gotta get all Floridians their unemployment benefits ASAP, and extend the work search requirement waiver too. pic.twitter.com/moH6Mvgtnp— Rep. Anna V. Eskamani (@AnnaForFlorida) July 1, 2020last_img read more

Quarter-miler Jason Yaw is not done with athletics just yet

first_img… looks to make a comeback for 2017IT has been said that a ‘setback is a setup for a better comeback’, and that’s exactly what Guyanese quarter-miler Jason Yaw is hoping to use his 2017 athletic season to achieve.Starting out as an athlete when he was just nine years old in 2006, by 2013 the Bladen Hall Multilateral student was one of the most talked-about athletic prospects.At 6’ 2’ Jason always stood above the rest.All the way up to 2015 Jason was travelling the world representing Guyana at the highest junior level. From Ukraine for World Youth Championships in 2013, to Nanjing, China for the Youth Olympic Games in 2014, to Toronto, Canada for the Pan American Junior Championships in 2015.But at the peak of his junior career Jason fell off the radar. Faced with a number of challenges that broke him down physically and mentally, the 19-year-old had a pretty undeveloped 2016 season.We dedicate our inaugural 2017 Sports Personality column to Jason as he prepares to make his hopeful rebound.A CARIFTA Games multiple bronze medallist, South American Youth Championships record holder, South American Youth Games double bronze medallist, National Schools Championships record holder, Inter Guiana Games gold medallist and a two-time Junior Sportsman-of-the-Year, and yet Jason Yaw still slipped through the cracks.The support was never there.“Since last year I was having a mental breakdown towards the sports so I’m trying to catch myself. My plan is to try to come back strong and try to break my 46-second barrier,” said Jason who has 400m personal best of 46.79 seconds. Guyana’s national record, held by Winston George, is 45.25 seconds.Things took a turn for the worse for Jason when he accepted a scholarship to study and train at Western Texas College in the U.S. For many, an overseas scholarship is a blessed opportunity, for Yaw it was a nightmare. Jason returned in May 2016 just as quietly as he had left the preceding January.“The training programme wasn’t good, that’s one; the other thing was that the food they gave us didn’t taste good. The system that they put in place wasn’t for me. I started to feel down,” Jason explained.“I decided not to continue my studies because I never had the type of coaching or support to make me reach to the next level.”Jason’s deplorable experiences ranged from tackling racism issues to struggling to afford basic commodities such as food and water, not to mention dealing with a lack of support from the home front, and feeling lost and isolated for being so far away from people familiar to him and his culture.Approximately 20 other Caribbean nationals at the school were also facing the same situation. Many also returned home, others who could not afford to return had no option but to stay. Luckily Jason was able to secure assistance from the GOA to sponsor his ticket.But the damage was done. The bad experience almost drove this talented athlete to giving up athletics for good, and even now he’s still coming to grips with the harsh reality of what it truly means to be a Guyanese athlete.“When I was in America for that short period of time, I didn’t get the treatment and support that I expected, so I just say I would give up on my running career, but after a little counselling I felt better; so I said to myself I’ll give it a next shot,” Yaw says as he looks to 2017, with hope.However, with his 20th birthday approaching this month-end, Jason’s recovery will be all the more difficult since he will now be a senior, where the competition on the world stage is being dominated by the likes of Grenada’s Kirani James and South Africa’s Wayde Van Niekerk.On a good note Jason was named as part of the National Sports Commission’s (NSC) pilot programme that will be seeing how much they can directly assist the athletes in their training and nutrition.(tgarnett_sports@yahoo.com)last_img read more

MOVIN’ ON UP: No. 4 Syracuse throttles Binghamton 93-65, will likely claim No. 2 spot in nation

first_imgAlmost every day, it seems, there’s a stunning upset that shakes the college basketball landscape in the early part of the season. Presumptive favorites Kansas, Kentucky and Duke each have two losses. Michigan State took a loss earlier this week.Syracuse, though, has coasted through the majority of its schedule in a similar fashion to Saturday’s 93-65 win against Binghamton. The Orange hasn’t played quite as difficult of a schedule, but its unbeaten start will likely be rewarded with the No. 2 ranking in the Associated Press poll on Monday.“I feel like we’re playing well,” SU forward Jerami Grant said. “We haven’t lost yet, so we’re worthy of the No. 2 spot, but we’re definitely going to get as good as possible going later into the season.”Syracuse entered Saturday with a chance to stake its claim as the No. 1 team in the country. The No. 1 Spartans and No. 3 Wildcats had both lost. No. 2 Arizona was caught in a dogfight with UNLV up until the early stages of the first half during the No. 4 Orange’s game against the Bearcats (2-7).But until that game went final about five minutes into SU’s (9-0) eventual blowout win in front of 25,844 fans, Syracuse wasn’t playing one bit like the No. 1 team in the country — not even like the No. 2 team it now seems poised to be. The Orange fell into an early 11-3 hole before reeling off a 28-6 run to put the game away before halftime with the help of 14 first-half points from Trevor Cooney.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe good and bad have come in stretches for SU. Syracuse trailed at halftime of the season opener against Cornell, but pulled out a 22-point victory. The Orange beat St. Francis (N.Y.) by just six during the opening game of the EA Sports Maui Invitational.But SU had three solid victories in Lahaina, Hawaii, including one against then-No. 18 Baylor, and beat Indiana by 17 on Tuesday during the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.“I think each game we’ve played better and that’s a good sign to be a good team,” said forward C.J. Fair, who led Syracuse with 19 points. “You don’t want to take days off. We came out a little slow today, but I think we played 35 good minutes.”Ultimately, that early scare served as nothing more than a chance for Jim Boeheim to air his frustrations before his team climbs up the polls on Monday. The head coach waited just 2:26 to call his first timeout and yank starting forward Rakeem Christmas from the game.Binghamton charged out to an early lead as Boeheim got into the ear of anyone he could — Christmas on the bench, the rest of his lineup on the floor — and resorted to pressing.Boeheim said after the Orange’s narrow victory against St. Francis that his team isn’t well equipped to press, but on Saturday it swung an eight-point hole into a blowout win.Trevor Cooney got a steal and a bucket. And then there was another steal and a 3. In a matter of minutes, the Orange erased the deficit and rattled off 18 unanswered.It prompted Grant to say that SU is “a great team for pressing.” The length and athleticism wreaks havoc against overmatched rosters, and on Saturday it looked like another weapon up the sleeve of the potential No. 2 team in the country.“It got the game going in the right direction,” Boeheim said.Sparingly used freshmen B.J. Johnson, Ron Patterson and Tyler Roberson found their way onto the floor during the first half. Cooney and Patterson both played some point guard. The game was already decided by halftime.And as the game continued into the second half, Syracuse flashed all the reasons that it will likely stake a claim as the No. 2 team in the country on Monday. Cooney hit five 3-pointers. DaJuan Coleman logged another double-double and grabbed six offensive boards. Fair was an efficient 8-of-15. Grant turned in 14, five and five. Michael Gbinije dished out five assists to just one turnover.Just more than a month ago, after blowing out the Big Red, Boeheim tempered expectations for his team. Even more recently, he said there was a sizable amount of teams better than his Orange.But on Monday there will likely only be one higher in the rankings. It’s still early, but SU has put itself in good position — and in the spotlight — with bigger games on the horizon.“It’s going to put a bigger target on our head and that’s going to have to bring our intensity level up each game because team’s going to try to knock us off,” Fair said. “It can kind of bring the best out of us because we’re going to get the best out of our opponents.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 7, 2013 at 8:59 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2last_img read more

Badgers sneak past Terps in double OT

first_imgFollowing a Friday night victory over Rutgers, the No. 12 Wisconsin women’s soccer team clinched at least a third place finish in the Big Ten with a 1-0 double overtime victory against Maryland Sunday.The opening 30 minutes of the game showcased a series of turnovers and sloppy passes by both offenses, as neither team could hold onto the ball long enough to set up a close range opportunity to score. Both defenses were sharp to start the match, especially Wisconsin’s, limiting the Terrapins (5-6-6, 3-4-5 Big Ten) to just one shot on goal in the first half.Following a series of offensive substitutions by the Badgers (15-2-1, 9-2-1) on the offensive end near the end of the first half, the Badgers found a spark in their passing game. Midfielder Rose Lavelle began to find some lanes to redshirt junior forward Marisa Kresge and senior Cara Walls, but Maryland’s senior defender Shade Pratt was instrumental in limiting any major scoring opportunities inside their own box.The experience of both goalkeepers during the second half contributed to the game remaining scoreless after regulation. Although the Badgers continued their offensive momentum following halftime, Maryland’s Rachelle Beanlands was brilliant and recorded seven total saves.Wisconsin’s junior midfielder Kinley McNicoll gave Beanlands the most trouble, registering three shots on goal and just missing a couple more from close range. Wisconsin’s redshirt senior goalkeeper Genevieve Richard was her usual self throughout the match, using her experience to clear out potential breakaways and consistently clearing out dangerous crosses into the middle of the box.The shutout by Richard marks her 10th of the season, and she recorded three saves on the day.Playing in her final regular season home game and contributing to the defensive dominance of Wisconsin, fifth year senior defender Alexandra Heller credited the rigorous offseason training of the entire backline unit to the success they’ve been able to sustain all season.“We had a really tough spring, we were doing so much fitness and Paula just kept saying that this was going to motivate us in the fall,” Heller said. “So I think because we had such a hard spring, it really prepared us well, and each game we just expect so much out of ourselves that we expect to have shutouts, get goals and just win.”The Wisconsin defense came up big again as the game entered a second overtime period, as neither team could finish the game in the first 10 minutes of extra time. Highlighting the opening overtime segment was a near miss by McNicoll on a turnaround shot after she managed to beat the defense into the box.Following a few clearances and missed opportunities by both teams in the second overtime period, it looked as if the match was heading for a tie.The entire vibe of the stadium shifted, however, when a forced corner kick in Wisconsin’s attacking third gave Lavelle a chance to cross one through the defense with just seven minutes left in the session. What followed was a perfectly placed ball past Beanlands to redshirt senior Kodee Williams for the game-winning header.After not having a single header goal as a Badger coming into the weekend, Williams had two after Sunday, and both were game winners in the most crucial stretch of the season.With a lot of different memories to choose from over her years with Wisconsin, Williams said few could match up with what might be her last ride at the McClimon Soccer Complex.“I don’t want to say it’s the highlight of my career because it’s not done yet, but for sure it’s up there with my top five moments in soccer for my whole life,” Williams said.Five of the six goals Williams has scored this season have been game winners, tying her teammate Walls for the most in the Big Ten.last_img read more

SBC Bookies Corner: Why Love Island will tear us apart….again!

first_img ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Related Articles Submit SBC Awards: The key to an effective submission August 28, 2020 This summer’s most important betting market is about to commence… Russia 2018 – No Chance! ITV2’s new season of Love Island will begin on Monday 4 June, with the reality show expecting to dominate all UK entertainment and social media coverage!SBC Bookies’ Corner gets the full lowdown on pricing and predicting Love Island 2018…_____________SBC: Is it harder to predict the winning couple of ITV2’s Love Island, than it is to predict the winner of World Cup Russia 2018? Amy Jones – Paddy PowerAmy Jones (PR & Mischief @ Paddy Power):  At present we’ve taken 90% more in ‘pre-event wagers’ on this season’s Love Island than on last year already, and what I would say is that with regards to the World Cup… There’s always previous form to go by.With Love Island, bookmakers have no idea who the stars of the show will turn out to be.In Russia 2018, while we don’t totally know, there will always be some recurring names and teams who pop up (Germany, I’m looking at you!). So, we generally have a better grasp on who has the better players and is more likely to win.At the moment, the Islanders entering the villa are totally anonymous to us, bar Danny Dyer’s daughter Dani Dyer (that is her actual name!), and that makes it tougher to predict who will win the eventual crown.Furthermore, Love Island is on for double the amount of time of the WC, so it’s more likely that things can change! Harry Aitkenhead – CoralSBC: As a bookmaker, what unique traits/dynamics are you looking for in Love Island contestants? What is in the make-up of a Love Island winner?Harry Aitkenhead (PR @ Coral): It’s difficult to say what will make a likely Love Island winner but we’ll be looking out for people who stand out early on through being a bit controversial as that will normally attract support with votes and betting.Dani Dyer seems a good example of this already who seems popular from her early clips, and new contestants who are prepared to come in and ruffle a few feathers are likely to prove popular.It’s also quite likely that people who couple up with a few different housemates through the series, it never seems to be that popular if things get repetitive and last year Kem winning was a good example of that. So the potential winner will certainly need a ruthless streak to stay in the villa throughout.Katie Bayliss – BetfairSBC: How do you monitor or price a market such as Love Island in which daily gossip and rumour are an integral part of the show’s coverage and public engagement? Katie Bayliss (Media Relations – Betfair):  Pricing up a market for a reality show like Love Island is based on quite a few factors and the gossip and speculation from fans of the show and the media contributes to what odds we set.Of course, we also watch the show and have our own opinions on the contestants and after years of many shows like Love Island, our novelties traders are very experienced at making a call on who the public will like and won’t like.I would go to saying that many of them are massive fans of the show, so they quite enjoy this time of year when watching reality TV is something they can do at their desks during the day – for work purposes of course.Tom Marriott – SiTASBC: What can betting markets and stakeholders learn from Love Islands success and engagement with the general public?Tom Marriott (Square in the Air – PR): It may not hold quite the same importance as the World Cup for the betting industry but when something catches the public’s attention like Love Island you’ve got to sit up and take notice.Newspapers, websites and social channels are set to be filled with Love Island stories over the coming weeks and that represents a potential window for bookmakers to display their offerings.Bookies’ odds provide the media with a source of information and guidance as to the chances of the show’s hopefuls and, just with the likes of The X Factor and I’m A Celeb… in years gone by, we tend to have a lot of success with increasing our clients’ exposure during these events.”________________________ Sharelast_img read more