Sep 5, 2019

Podcast: Talking legal sports betting on NFL opening night

The NFL kicks off tonight, and Dan discusses the future of legalized sports betting with DraftKings co-founder and CEO Jason Robins.

Go deeper: The NFL's slow embrace of sports betting

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The NFL's slow embrace of sports betting

Reproduced from American Gaming Association; Graphic: Axios Visuals

It's been 15 months since the Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting.

Driving the news: In that time, the number of states with some form of legal sports betting has grown to 13 — and the NFL is slowly warming up to it. This season, the league has a full-fledged casino partner (Caesars) and an official data distributor (Sportradar) for the first time.

Go deeperArrowSep 6, 2019

Retired MLB pitcher Michael Schwimer is betting on analytics

Retired Phillies pitcher Michael Schwimer. Photo: Sarah Glenn/Getty Images

Retired MLB pitcher Michael Schwimer has put together a team of data analysts and machine learning experts to take on the corrupt tout industry (sellers of sports betting picks).

Driving the news: Schwimer's company, Jambos Picks, has raised $23 million and recently launched its paid subscription service that will provide customers with pick recommendations.

Go deeperArrowSep 17, 2019

The rise of the multicast

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Major sports leagues are experimenting with airing single games on multiple TV, digital and social channels at the same time, giving rise to sports "multicasts" or different ways for the consumers to experience the same game.

Why it matters: In a traditional TV world, almost all sports coverage was delivered through one live, linear feed, with one set of announcers and analysts.

Go deeperArrowOct 1, 2019