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STATSCORE’s Betting Industry Review 12/10/2020

It’s a new day and a new week. And what could be a better way to start it than making sure you keep your finger on the pulse of key developments in sports and betting business. Here’s STATSCORE‘s fresh review!

  1. Esports betting grows exponentially – not just in Europe and the US
  2. Sports betting in Tennessee starts on November 1
  3. Florida sports teams allowed to fill stadiums, choose to keep crowds smaller
  4. ‘Take Us Home: Leeds United’ is another successful football documentary
  5. A rocky road to 2022 World Cup

Esports betting grows exponentially – not just in Europe and the US

In the difficult times of the coronavirus pandemic, which impacted sports business around the world, esports betting keeps getting increasingly popular.

The growth of esports betting has been clearly seen not just in Europe and the US. According to some experts, Africa is currently presenting a great opportunity for the development of the esports betting sector. The development of esports betting was one of the subjects discussed at SBC Digital Summit. Read more

Sports betting in Tennessee starts on November 1

It’s time for Tennessee to launch legal sports betting – the eighteenth US state to do so! The Volunteer State will be the first one with sports betting offered exclusively online.

The Tennessee Education Lottery Board’s Sports Wagering Committee has already approved licenses for several operators, including BetMGM, Crown TN Gaming (DraftKings), and Betfair Interactive U.S. FanDuel). Read more

Florida sports teams allowed to fill stadiums, choose to keep crowds smaller

NFL teams are employing various ways of managing fan attendance during the pandemic. In Florida, they were (as all the other pro sports franchises) offered the opportunity to fill their stadiums.

Gov. Ron DeSantis decided to lift restrictions at Florida sports venues, allowing teams to pack their stadiums with fans. However, the state’s NFL teams – Dolphins, Jaguars, and Buccaneers – are going to keep their audiences limited. Read more

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‘Take Us Home: Leeds United’ is another successful football documentary

Manchester City, Tottenham and Sunderland are some of the football clubs that have recently been subjects of documentaries. ‘Take Us Home: Leeds United’, which has just returned for the second season, is another example of a successful sports series.

What makes these documentaries so popular? “Documentaries have taken sport to a new audience,” says head of production Stevie Rowe, “A lot of them now focus on the fans and the backstory, and less about what’s happening on the field and that appeals to non-sports fans. And streaming platforms have spent a lot of money, which means you have super-high production levels that have pushed the genre on. But ultimately, it always comes down to storytelling.” Read more

A rocky road to 2022 World Cup

After having visited the Al Bayt stadium, Gianni Infantino said that coronavirus has not stopped Qatar’s preparations for the 2022 World Cup.

However, it seems that there will be numerous difficulties related to football schedules derailed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more


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