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Will COVID-19 boost sports betting in the US?
Many American states, whose economies have been disrupted by the pandemic, are looking for new sources of tax revenue whenever they can find it.
Some experts predict that this will lead to an accelerated expansion of sports betting and online gaming, which would provide states with revenues from taxes and licence fees.
The boost from sports betting would surely not be a huge one, but in these difficult times, everything counts! Read more
Crowd noise is badly missed at venues
There’s no denying that watching a sports game without hearing cheering crowds can be an awkward experience.
Sports leagues and broadcasters are experimenting with some unorthodox ways of providing some crowd noise for restarted games. However, such ‘fake’ audience noise has been met with mixed reaction. Read more
How risky is it to play football during the pandemic?
Is playing football (soccer) safe when COVID-19 is still around? Data suggests it’s less risky than it could have been expected!
According to a report from the Dutch Soccer Association (KVNB), of the country’s 482 top-flight games in the last two season, only 0.2% included two players exposed to close contact for over 30 seconds. Moreover, it seems that most of these encounters could be easily avoided. Read more
Danish football club invites fans to ‘virtual grandstand’
Empty stadiums? Danish club, AGF Aarhus, invited fans to show their support through giant screens installed in the stands!
10,000 fans of the Danish Superliga joined in to watch the club’s season-opening match live. The club decided to install three huge screens in the stands, which allowed the fans to show their support. Read more
NBA is coming back!
85 days after suspending the season, the NBA’s board of governors officially approved the league’s return to play.
The restarted season will be contested by 22 teams – 16 teams in playoff position and those within six games of each No. 8 seed.
The show will start on July 31 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Read more
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