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Caesars Entertainment, ESPN tie-up for sports betting content

May 14 2019

Las Vegas casino icon Caesars Entertainment Corp unveiled a tie-up with Walt Disney Co's ESPN on Tuesday, the latest sign of the surge in investment by mainstream businesses since the Supreme Court lifted a ban on sports betting last May.

U.S. casinos pledge responsible marketing rules for sports betting

May 14 2019

NEW YORK U.S. casinos on Tuesday agreed to a code of conduct for responsible marketing of sports betting, a year after a pivotal court ruling paved the way for a new country-wide legal sports wagering market.

U.S. adults are spending big on video games, playing mostly on smartphones

May 09 2019

NEW YORK The average American video gamer is 33 years old, prefers to play on their smartphone and is spending big on content -- 20 percent more than a year ago and 85 percent more than in 2015, a report showed on Thursday.

Sinclair CEO sees possible deals with Amazon and others seeking live sports

May 06 2019

NEW YORK Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc would consider teaming up with Amazon.com Inc and other tech giants to offer live sports, its chief told Reuters, fresh from announcing a $9.6 billion deal to buy Disney's regional sports networks.

Sinclair CEO sees possible deals with Amazon and others seeking live sports

May 06 2019

NEW YORK, May 6 Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc would consider teaming up with Amazon.com Inc and other tech giants to offer live sports, its chief told Reuters, fresh from announcing a $9.6 billion deal to buy Disney's regional sports networks.

New football league XFL partners with Elevate for ticket sales

May 01 2019

NEW YORK The yet to launch professional American football league XFL has chosen the sports and entertainment consulting firm Elevate Sports Ventures to run its ticket sales for its first two years, the companies said on Wednesday.

Esports organization Fnatic raises $19 million for big expansion

May 01 2019

NEW YORK Fnatic, the London-based global esports team owner, has raised $19 million in new funding and restructured its leadership as it plans a major expansion, the company said on Wednesday.

FanDuel first to stream live games in sports betting app in U.S.

Apr 29 2019

NEW YORK U.S. bookmaker FanDuel has signed a deal with Switzerland's Sportradar AG to allow sports fans to place wagers on a game while they are watching it on a mobile app, company executives said on Monday, a first for the nascent U.S. sports betting market.

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