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Gambling & Journalism

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Lugnuts, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. Danwriter

    Danwriter Member

    +1. Much of my work is covering broadcast and venue sports technology, and the court's ruling has opened the floodgates on casino sports books. There's a war on now to see who can put in the biggest LED screens.
  2. Danwriter

    Danwriter Member

    I can quit anytime.
  3. justgladtobehere

    justgladtobehere Well-Known Member

    Are there any estimates as to how much the states legalizing sports gambling has increased the sports gambling? Interesting to know how many new players there are. The demand for the gambling programming could have been there all along and companies missed out on an opportunity because of some policy that never really made sense.
  4. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    My buddy was watching the Daily Wager on ESPN and he texted me that they said their guys were 14-23 for Best Bets on the season, as of last friday.
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2019
  5. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Great question. In my anecdotal experience (i.e., going to the new books here in their first few days), there might not necessarily be a lot of people who have never placed a bet before in their lives -- they maybe once had "a guy" or went to Vegas -- but they'll be regulars now that it's under their noses and easy. Convenience is king.
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  6. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    True that. I’m seeing that the laws in every state are different, and GPS tracking is used to ensure that if you’re gambling on your mobile device, you are in a state that allows that.

    Interestingly, as I learned on a recent trip to Vegas, placing a mobile bet in Nevada ain’t so easy— they want you physically in the casinos. Who knew!
  7. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I hear the wiseguys from Vegas always making fun of the folks in long betting lines on the weekends, telling them to just bet on the apps. But do they not work so well outside the buildings?
  8. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Will be interesting here in Colorado because you do not have to make a physical appearance in one of the three gambling towns that allows it and will only be allowed to offer sports gambling to place a bet once it starts in May, that you can do it on an app. Don't know how they roll it out but I'm super intrigued and excited for it.
  9. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Also, enlighten me on the apps because I don't have any of them (yet). How does it start? Do you use a credit card? You can't buy lottery tickets with lottery or debit cards so I can't imagine you can use them to lay down bets. I do know

    Also, Smarkets out of the U.K. has entered into a contract with Full House Resorts to offer online sports betting in Colorado in anticipation of the recently passed vote. Don't know anything about them.
  10. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    Betting on the phone is incredibly easy, depending on the interface. The challenge comes with the in-game betting as the lines change constantly and, during the transition, they get "suspended" (red font) and you can't get in.

    Also, the casinos' live betting runs about 10 seconds ahead of the TV broadcast.

    For example, you'll see Oregon State +11.5 at USC. OSU has the ball at 3rd and 14.

    Then it drops to Oregon State +7.5.... and. all of a sudden, on the broadcast, Oregon State scores a long TD.

    It's trippy to watch.
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  11. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    In my state, I used a PayPal account on the app. Easy in and -- this isn't always the case with apps -- easy out, with no fees.
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  12. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks. Very helpful. And like I said, I'll be curious how this all rolls out. Starts May 1 here.
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