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STATSCORE’s Betting Industry Review 18/10/2021

Betting delayed in Florida due to legal disputes, the existential crisis in Chinese football, and Trump’s chances to come back to the White House – here comes the fresh STATSCORE’s Review!

  1. Online sports betting in Florida delayed
  2. What’s behind the existential crisis of Chinese football?
  3. Will offside decisions be soon made by technology?
  4. ESPN to broadcast Monday night NFL wild-card game for next five seasons
  5. Trump back in the White House? He’s now bookmakers’ favourite!

Online sports betting in Florida delayed

Legal battles around the legalization of sports betting could cause a long delay for Florida’s bookmakers.

Experts say Florida’s legal sports betting could bring in more than a billion dollars. However, not everyone is happy with what they call the Seminole Tribe’s monopoly.

There are three lawsuits challenging the state’s gaming contract with the Seminole tribe when it comes to controlling mobile betting. Read more 

What’s behind the existential crisis of Chinese football?

Unpaid salaries, a dissolved club, financial penalties and transfer bans – what’s happening with the once-thriving Chinese Super League?

Jiangsu Suning F.C., the club that won the Chinese championship in 2020 was dissolved four months later. And that’s just one sign of serious problems facing the league.

The fact is that the China Super League – which not so long ago was heralded as the sport’s new frontier, and which lured top players with huge salaries — is going through an existential crisis. What’s exactly happening ? Read more 

Will offside decisions be soon made by technology?

Arsene Wenger, FIFA’s chief of football development, says he hopes that an automated system for offside calls in football will be implemented at next years World Cup in Qatar.

The VAR technology used, among other situations, in deciding offside calls have come under some criticism in recent years, but could that all be about to change? Arsene Wenger says it certainly should!

“I’m pushing very hard to have the automated offsides, which means straight away the signal goes to the linesman. On average, the time we have to wait is around 70 seconds, sometimes 1 minute and 20 seconds… It is so important because we see many celebrations are cancelled after that for marginal situations.” – said the former Arsenal manager. Read more

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ESPN to broadcast Monday night NFL wild-card game for next five seasons

This season the world’s top American football league will begin playing a wild card playoff game on Monday night. The event will be televised by ESPN.

ESPN announced it has won the rights to host the finale of Super Wild Card Weekend beginning with the 2021 season and continuing through the 2025 season.

The first edition Monday night NFL Wild Card game will be held on January 17, 2022. Read more

Trump back in the White House? He’s now bookmakers’ favourite!

Donald Trump has become the betting favourite to win the 2024 American presidential race, according to the Smarkets betting site. The former president has surpassed Joe Biden for the first time since he left office.

“It’s a pretty staggering development to find a defeated one-term president taking over as favourite from the incumbent who beat him, but we know by now that Donald Trump is no ordinary politician,” Matthew Shaddick, Smarkets’ head of political markets, said in a statement. Read more

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