Sports media company theScore has made no secret of its plans to branch out into the sports betting space. Those plans continue to take shape, but they are also beginning to bear fruit.
The college football regular season is right around the corner. For those hoping for an update on the reporting of player availability requirements, you’re in luck. If you were hoping the update would say that reporting on the status of players prior to contests getting underway would become standard, not so much.
As the sports betting industry picks up steam here in the US, numerous operators are already aggressively battling for market share. These battles are playing out across the country, even in states that have yet to legalize sports as operators pursue deals with land-based casinos for market access just in case favorable legislation is passed.
NBC Sports Washington garnered a bit of attention back in January when it debuted an alternate betting-themed feed of select Washington Wizards games. Also included in the broadcast was a free predictive contest called “Predict the Game” in which viewers could compete for prizes by answering questions about what would happen in the game.
Mark your calendars, Indiana. Sports betting is coming to Indiana on September 1st. Eleven of the state’s fourteen casinos have been awarded temporary sports betting licenses and are now putting the final touches on their sportsbooks in anticipation of accepting the state’s first legal wagers less than a month from now.