MLS Commissioner Eyes Las Vegas and Sports Betting for Expansion

MLS commissioner Don Garber is planning to embrace sports betting and said that even though gambling is spreading nationally, his league is considering Las Vegas as a potential new market.  The league is currently comprised of 24 teams, but franchises in Miami, Nashville, and Austin and set to launch over the next two seasons. In…

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Horizon Summit Expo: From Data Analytics to Fan Engagement

A range of sports technology startups showcased their products at the San Francisco 49ers and SportTechie Horizon Summit. Attendees had the chance to discuss the handling of consumer and athlete data to improve fan engagement and sports performance, or to learn more about how sports betting is changing the way we interact with our favorite…

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How the NHL, Oakland A’s Envision Using Real-Time Data

Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League are in the process of figuring out unique ways to tell stories, and potentially even one day fuel sports betting microtransactions, using real-time data collected from players during games.   MLB has already had an optical tracking system in place for a few years, while the NHL…

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Clippers’ CourtVision Could Soon Power Sports Betting Broadcasts

One season into using their new broadcast platform CourtVision, the Los Angeles Clippers are already imagining how they might soon evolve the platform to feed odds and opportunities to sports bettors. Launched ahead of the 2018-19 NBA season, CourtVision is the brainchild of Clippers owner Steve Ballmer. The former Microsoft chief executive is also an…

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How Amazon Has Fueled Real-Time Statistics for MLB, the NFL

The scene is familiar to anyone who has ever watch a baseball game: A batter is inching his way from first base, slowly, slowly. The pitcher sees him and fakes a throw, sending the batter scuttling back to his safe position. Moments later, the batter begins to inch his way out again, further, further. Then…

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