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Jordan Enters Esports | Hashtag Sports Weekly
October 31, 2018
Another Domino Falls
Hesitant to endorse the practice but eager to engage fans, the NHL decided to take the sports betting plunge. As a result, MGM secured its second league partner (NBA was #1). Similarly, William Hill is dancing with the Devils, bringing a sports betting lounge to the Prudential Center.
Same Song, Different Verse
The Athletic secured another $40m, but don’t expect them to continue big-game fishing. This time around they’re investing in audience engagement, video, and podcast teams. Meanwhile, House of Highlights is taking its IG stardom to Twitter via a live late-night talk show.
"It’s absolutely key to involve your kids and the younger generation in designing your vision towards the horizon and beyond. I watched my son watch Jordan Spieth win The Masters, and he was watching on a 4K television, he had an Excel spreadsheet on his laptop with his bets that he placed, then he had an iPad and an iPhone for social media."