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Sports Betting Posts a Record-Setting Q3

The Gist: The sports betting industry had a massive 2022 Q3, posting $1.68 billion in revenue. This represents an 80.6% increase year over year. Seven new states have legalized betting since this time last year, most notably New York. However, even if you exclude those states, the industry is still up 33% over Q3 2021. This growth is Read more

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Sports Betting Posts a Record-Setting Q3
The Gist: The sports betting industry had a massive 2022 Q3, posting $1.68 billion in revenue. This represents an 80.6% increase year over year. Seven new states have Read more
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The Good and the Bad from the 2022 World Series TV Ratings
The Gist: The television ratings for Fox's broadcast of the 2022 World Series weren't pretty. The 6-game series between the Houston Astros and Philadelphia Phillies averaged Read more
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Jeff Bezos May Bid on NFL’s Washington Commanders With Jay-Z
  (Bloomberg) -- Jeff Bezos is interested in bidding for the NFL’s Washington Commanders, possibly with music mogul Jay-Z as an investor, according to a person familiar Read more
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Adidas Cuts Ties With Ye, Absorbing €250 Million Profit Hit
(Bloomberg) -- Adidas AG will absorb a hit to earnings of up to €250 million ($247 million) this year to end its partnership with Ye following a rash of offensive behavior from the rapper and Read more
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The Fan Connection: The Impact Connectivity Has on the Fan Experience
There’s really nothing quite like going to a live sporting event. From football to soccer, baseball to basketball, and every sport that is played in a traditional venue, cheering Read more
Game Changers- Episodes, Season 1
Using AI to Never Miss a Minute
When lifelong Detroit Red Wings fan Zack Klima missed seeing a game-winning goal due to waiting in a long line, he knew enough was enough. Spurred to action, Klima founded and is now Read more

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Thanksgiving holiday weekend
Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend Proved the Omnichannel Customer Has Fully Matured
December 2, 2022

Now widely reported, last weekend’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales were record-breaking on all accounts. Nearly 200 million customers hit physical retail stores over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend according to NRF, a feat all of its own and a validation of the brick & mortar store in an age of omnichannel sales strategy. […]

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Consumers Seek More Value from Travel and Hospitality
December 2, 2022

A recent report from PwC suggests that revenue for hotels will continue to go up over the coming months. This is great news for hoteliers who survived the 2020 pandemic and are looking to recoup costs. What’s more, studies also suggest that customers are happy to pay for these increased prices, even at inflated rates. […]

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Colorado healthcare incentives
Are Colorado’s Crafty Healthcare Incentives an Effective Strategy to Lower State Care Costs?
December 2, 2022

Colorado has some of the most expensive healthcare in the U.S., which already spends more than any other country on administering healthcare. Some studies place it in the top half of most expensive states for care in the U.S., while others place it in the top 10. In 2018, for example, Colorado’s average price per […]

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Sports Betting Posts a Record-Setting Q3
November 14, 2022
The Gist: The sports betting industry had a massive 2022 Q3, posting $1.68 billion in revenue. This represents an 80.6% increase year over year. Seven new states have legalized betting since this time last year, most notably New York. However, even if you exclude those states, the industry is still up 33% over Q3 2021. This growth is Read more
The Good and the Bad from the 2022 World Series TV Ratings
November 9, 2022
The Gist: The television ratings for Fox's broadcast of the 2022 World Series weren't pretty. The 6-game series between the Houston Astros and Philadelphia Phillies averaged 11.78 million viewers on Fox, the second-lowest total in the modern era. However... It's not all bad news for Fox. Front Office Sports reported that the network saw an Read more
Jeff Bezos May Bid on NFL’s Washington Commanders With Jay-Z
November 7, 2022
  (Bloomberg) -- Jeff Bezos is interested in bidding for the NFL’s Washington Commanders, possibly with music mogul Jay-Z as an investor, according to a person familiar with the matter. Billionaires Dan and Tanya Snyder said Wednesday that they’re exploring options including a sale of the Commanders, weeks after facing renewed pressure Read more
Adidas Cuts Ties With Ye, Absorbing €250 Million Profit Hit
November 4, 2022
(Bloomberg) -- Adidas AG will absorb a hit to earnings of up to €250 million ($247 million) this year to end its partnership with Ye following a rash of offensive behavior from the rapper and designer. The German sports company said it’s cutting ties with Ye, formerly Kanye West, with immediate effect, confirming an earlier story by Bloomberg Read more
The Fan Connection: The Impact Connectivity Has on the Fan Experience
June 1, 2022
There’s really nothing quite like going to a live sporting event. From football to soccer, baseball to basketball, and every sport that is played in a traditional venue, cheering along with a roaring crowd for a favorite team or player is an experience like no other. And today’s fans want even more – connected to the world with smartphones Read more
Using AI to Never Miss a Minute
May 25, 2022
When lifelong Detroit Red Wings fan Zack Klima missed seeing a game-winning goal due to waiting in a long line, he knew enough was enough. Spurred to action, Klima founded and is now CEO of company WaitTime, a state of the art artificial intelligence platform using real-time and historical data to analyze crowd diagnostics. Klima sits down with Game Read more
Sports Professor Discusses How Franchises Will Open New Revenue Opportunities
May 18, 2022
  From game highlights and player highlights to behind-the-scenes footage, social media users are actively following sports teams on TikTok. According to Morning Consult data, 46% of self-identified TikTok users said they “often” or “sometimes” use social media to stay updated with game highlights. In comparison, 42% said they use it for Read more
How a Motion Analytics Company is Applying AI to Improve Your Putting in Golf
May 11, 2022
BioMech, as a company, combines sports and analytics to help athletes perform better at the sports they love. Professional Golfer Heath Slocum and Dr. Frank Fornari, Co-founder of BioMech, joined Game Changers’ Katie Steinberg to discuss the approach behind BioMech’s technology and how it’s upping the game for many golfers, including Read more
Creating the Expectations for an eSports Stadium
May 4, 2022
The rise in popularity of Esports took off during the pandemic, when more people stayed inside and sought other forms of entertainment. Senior Principal and Esports Director for the Americas with Populous Brian Mirakian talks with Game Changers host Katie Steinberg about the next generation of eSports facilities and the future of the market. “The Read more