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STATSCORE’s Betting Industry Review 03/05/2021

Sports betting revolution coming to Japan? Will Scottish top teams join a ‘British Super League’? What is the new Moneyball? Check it out with STATSCORE‘s fresh Review!

  1. Japan considers expanding legal sports betting
  2. Will Rangers and Celtic join a ‘British Super League’?
  3. Premier League in talks to avoid TV rights auction
  4. New Moneyball. What are the top trends in evaluating MLB players?
  5. Tokyo Olympics: athletes to be tested for COVID daily

Japan considers expanding legal sports betting

The government of Japan has been holding talks about sports betting liberalization, according to the Financial Times.

The regulations considered by Japanese policymakers, which are related to betting on football and baseball events, could create a market worth $65 million. The move would likely help the country shore up finances battered by the pandemic.

Currently, Japan allows betting on only four sports: horseracing, cycling, and motorboat and motorcycle racing. Read more

Will Rangers and Celtic join a ‘British Super League’?

After the failed European Super League, top English clubs are reportedly considering a new project. Could the two top Scottish clubs join them to create a British Super League?

According to the sources, both the English and Scottish FAs, as well as the UK government, UEFA and FIFA have all endorsed the new format. Read more

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Premier League in talks to avoid TV rights auction

The English Premier League is counting on the UK government’s approval to scrap its upcoming domestic media rights auction.

The authorities’ approval would allow the league to extend its present TV deals worth £1.5 billion a year with Sky, BT Sport, Amazon and the BBC. Such a solution would mean that English football’s top division’s clubs would see no decrease in the annual revenue they have received from domestic broadcasters since 2019, and would eliminate the risk of the rights values dropping in an auction. Read more

New Moneyball. What are the top trends in evaluating MLB players?

MLB teams are famous for leveraging data and statistics to pick the most valuable prospects. What are the current trends in this field?

Cleveland Indians’ model of pitchers, and Tampa Bay Rays’ approach towards hitters can be seen as two of the most spectacular examples of the evolution of baseball analytics. Read more

Tokyo Olympics: athletes to be tested for COVID daily

The International Olympic Committee released new guidelines for those taking part in the Tokyo Olympics.

Athletes will need to have two negative tests before the arrival, and after the arrival, they will not be permitted to take public transport or visit restaurants. Read more

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