Technology

Philadelphia Startup Helps Meet Needs of an App-Based Gambling Nation

Philadelphia Startup Helps Meet Needs of an App-Based Gambling Nation

The rise in bettors’ demands for more data and analytics can be traced directly to the emerging market of products and services that cater to them. Whether it’s Amazon’s Next Gen Stats, which uses “machine learning” crunching thousands of similar scenarios to produce and display in-game probabilities for the NFL, […]

NBC Appeals to Bettors’ Sensibilities by Rolling Out ‘Chartthrob’ Steve Kornacki During Sunday Night Football

NBC Appeals to Bettors’ Sensibilities by Rolling Out ‘Chartthrob’ Steve Kornacki During Sunday Night Football

MSNBC political analyst and analytics guru Steve “Map Daddy” Kornacki made a memorable guest appearance on Sunday Night Football’s pregame and halftime shows, sending hearts aflutter on Twitter. Kornacki, known for both his unrelenting up-to-the-second analysis and welcoming business casual attire, wore his signature khakis, Adidas sneaks, and Banana Republic […]

Oregon Sports Betting Reports Record Two Months, Still Falls Short of Promise

Oregon Sports Betting Reports Record Two Months, Still Falls Short of Promise

While New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Indiana all enjoyed record-breaking months in sports betting handle this fall, Oregon has quietly had its own promising, yet very low-key, spree. September and October have been the biggest months yet since Oregon legalized sports betting in August 2019. The Oregon Lottery posted its […]

DraftKings’ Q3 Gains Create Stock Surge, But is Success Sustainable?

DraftKings’ Q3 Gains Create Stock Surge, But is Success Sustainable?

Buoyed by a trio of new states approving gambling on Election Day and continued progress with professional sports partnerships, DraftKings reported some big third quarter wins on Friday. As a result, shares of DraftKings stock jumped more than 10% to end the week after the company released blockbuster quarter-end totals, […]

The Circa Sportsbook opened on Wednesday, and is billed as one of the largest facilities in the world. (Image: Tony Paul)

Circa Sportsbook Grand Opening: See Las Vegas’ New High-Tech Betting Palace

Circa Sportsbook opened Wednesday with the goal of being the biggest facility in the world, and owner Derek Stevens certainly believes he has accomplished that objective. The avid sports bettor has reinvented downtown Las Vegas with his new facility. The Circa Sportsbook spans three stories and has a 78-million pixel […]

NBABet Stream offers an alternative broadcast for NBA games featuring betting information and analysis. (Image: @BrandonLand_/Twitter/NBA)

NBA Launches Alternate NBABet Stream Broadcasts for Sports Bettors

The NBA continued its push to embrace betting as a tool for fan engagement on Monday, announcing that it will begin airing alternate telecasts known as NBABet Stream with a sports betting focus for some games on its media outlets. Bettors can see these broadcasts on NBA League Pass, NBA […]

Nearly 5 million people watched the Virtual Grand National on Saturday. Bookmakers took action on the "race," donating profits to charity. (Image: YouTube/GCRider)

Millions Tune in to Watch, Bet on Virtual Grand National (VIDEO)

The good news was, no horses were injured during the Virtual Grand National, which was viewed by a peak audience of nearly 5 million viewers throughout the United Kingdom. And the bookmakers earned a respectable profit, which they donated to charity. The bad news? No real horses ran in Saturday’s […]

FanDuel Sportsbook will begin streaming up to two NHL games a day in its mobile app thanks to a new deal with IMG Arena. (Image: David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire/Getty)

FanDuel to Livestream NHL Games in Mobile Sports Betting App

FanDuel Sportsbook will begin streaming National Hockey League games on a daily basis as part of a deal between the NHL and IMG Arena. The sportsbook will stream up to two games a day through its mobile app, with feeds available only to those who have funds in their sportsbook […]

Ababel Yeshaneh shaves 20 seconds off the half marathon record at the RAK. (Image: Giuseppe Cacace/Getty)

Yeshaneh Shatters Half Marathon Record as Nike Unveils Olympic Shoe

Ababel Yeshaneh won the women’s Ras Al Khamimah Half Marathon in 1:04:31 on Friday, shaving 20 full seconds off the world record. Like other recent record breakers, Yeshaneh felled this one wearing Nike Vaporfly shoes. Brigid Kosgei finished in second place with a time of 1:04:49. Kosgei, recently broke the […]

Brigid Kosgei broke the women's marathon record wearing Nike Vaporfly running shoes.

Nike Vaporfly Running Shoes Could Get Banned From Competition

Nike’s Vaporfly running shoes risk getting banned from international competition because of the significant advantage they provide. Nike’s rivals, like Asics and Mizuno, are among those hoping for new regulations. Vaporfly running shoes (trainers) are a result of “Breaking2,” Nike’s mission to break the two-hour marathon barrier. The first retail […]

Kambi's share price plunged on news that DraftKings planned to acquire its rival SBTech.

Kambi Stock Plunges 30% on DraftKings Acquisition News

Shares of Kambi Group PLC lost 30 percent on Monday’s news that DraftKings planned to acquire SBTech. Investors fear the acquisition could threaten the current multi-state partnership between Kambi and DraftKings. Kambi Group’s stock is often volatile. For example, its share price rose steadily after the Supreme Court struck down […]

The new MLB umpire labor contract includes the possible use of an automated ball-strike call system. (Image: MLB)

MLB and Umpires Reach Deal to Develop Computer Strike-Zone System

Major League Baseball and the MLB Umpires Association reportedly reached an agreement on Saturday to develop and test a computer strike-zone detection system. The automated system, which should greatly improve call accuracy, could be used in MLB games sometime within the next five years. According to Associated Press sources, the […]

Fox and the Dish Network have reached an impasse, causing sports blackouts. (Image: YouTube)

College and NFL Games Face Blackout in Fox vs. Dish Network Dispute

Fox-owned television stations in 17 markets have gone dark on the Dish Network because of a failure to renegotiate and extend a contract. Blacked out channels include sports outlets such as the Big Ten Network, FS1, FS2, Fox Deportes, and Fox Soccer Plus. The loss of access will reach over […]

Can New Technology Rescue Major League Baseball’s Shrinking Audience?

Can New Technology Rescue Major League Baseball’s Shrinking Audience?

Major League Baseball is going all-in on technology. And all the tech advancements are aimed directly at the shrinking MLB fan base. Improvements are pointed at speeding up the game, making play less subject to human (umpire) error but overall playing to the new younger wired generations. Baseball has always […]

F1 is developing an in-race betting platform that it plans to launch in time for the start of the 2020 season. (Image: Getty)

F1 Partners with Sportradar to Create In-Play Live Race Betting Offering

Formula 1 has announced that it will partner with Sportradar to create a live odds platform that will allow for comprehensive in-race betting on F1 races around the world. The agreement will see Sportradar work hand in hand with Interregional Sports Group (ISG), the sponsorship and data rights partner of […]

The Secretariat Turf Course is ready for action. (Image: Colonial Downs)

Horse Racing Returns to Virginia: Colonial Downs Reopens Thanks to HHR Law

After an absence of six years, Thoroughbred racing returns to Virginia next week. The reason: historical horse racing (HHR) electronic gaming machines are resurrecting the state’s dormant equine industry. Slot machines and casino gambling remain illegal in Virginia, on the eastern edge of the Bible Belt. However, the State General […]

MLB hitter Bryce Harper argues a strike call with non-robot umpire

MLB Umps Blew 34,294 Calls Last Year. Would Robot Umpires Do Any Worse?

Major League umpires miscalled 34,294 balls and strikes in 2018, according to a recent academic study. Maybe that’s why the Atlantic League, an independent minor league, recently introduced robot umpires — or more accurately, technology-assisted umpires — which are being met with both cheers and jeers around the batter’s box. […]