Oklahoma unveils plans for legal betting, Netflix launches first live sports broadcast, and significant changes are on the horizon for Italy’s online gambling industry. Here’s STATSCORE’s weekly Review!
Oklahoma governor proposes legalizing betting
In the state of Oklahoma, Governor Kevin Stitt has unveiled plans to legalize both online and in-person sports betting.
Oklahoma, one of the 15 remaining states without sports wagering regulations, may see its doors open to establishing a legal sports betting market through Stitt’s proposal. Read more
Netflix to launch first live sports broadcast with golf tournament
Netflix has announced its first foray into live sports broadcasting with the “Netflix Cup” golf tournament, set to air on November 14.
The unique competition will bring together four professional golfers from the PGA Tour and four Formula 1 drivers, creating an event spanning eight holes. The tournament will take place at Wynn Golf Club near the Las Vegas Strip. Read more
Viaplay and TV2 settle dispute over Premier League clips
Viaplay and its commercial rival TV2 in Norway have reached an out-of-court settlement regarding their legal dispute on the usage of clips from English Premier League matches.
Viaplay initiated legal action in response to TV2’s use of clips from seven Premier League matches during the first four rounds of the 2022-23 season. This dispute was of particular local interest following Erling Haaland’s transfer to Manchester City. Read more
MEF advocates for a reform of Italy’s gambling regulations
Significant changes are on the horizon for Italy’s online gambling industry as the Ministry of the Economy and Finance (MEF) prepares to release a preliminary decree containing amendments and resolutions.
Notably, the MEF’s decree will require the government to reassess Italy’s current online gambling laws, marking the first regulatory review of the sector since online gambling was authorized in 2011. Read more
Overtime’s success with young fans draws NFL partnership
The NFL and Overtime announced a partnership on November 2, granting Overtime exclusive behind-the-scenes access to produce content at major events such as the Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, Combine, and Draft.
This collaboration marks Overtime’s first content agreement with one of the four major US sports leagues. Read more
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