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STATSCORE’s Betting Industry Review 24/01/2022

New Yorkers spend $150m on the first weekend of legal betting, while France approves a law changing COVID health pass into a vaccine pass. Find out more with STATSCORE‘s Review!

  1. Pro athletes must be vaccinated to come to France. How will it affect Champions League?
  2. New Yorkers spend $150m on first weekend of legal betting
  3. Battle to legalize betting in California expected in 2022
  4. Netflix orders new series focused on golf and tennis tournaments
  5. Winter Olympic Games start in two weeks. Will the Beijing bubble work?

Pro athletes must be vaccinated to come to France. How will it affect Champions League?

French lawmakers have approved a law modifying the COVID health pass into a vaccine pass, which means that only vaccinated people, or those who have recently recovered from COVID will be able to access various types of public places, including sports venues.

How will it affect Champions League teams playing in France? UEFA has already said Real Madrid and Chelsea are facing the prospect of losing unvaccinated players for their games against PSG and Lille respectively. Read more

New Yorkers spend $150m on first weekend of legal betting

The state launched legal mobile sports betting program on January 8, and the results were surely not disappointing! Bettors wagered a total of $150 million during the first weekend.

Placing online bets is currently legal in New York State across DraftKings, FanDuel, Rush Street Interactive, Caesars, and BetMGM sportsbooks. Read more

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Battle to legalize betting in California expected in 2022

Since the US Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a federal law banning wagering, more than 30 states have legalized sports betting. California remains the biggest untapped market in the country.

The California Legalize Sports Betting Initiative were successful in their attempts to get the bill on this year’s ballot, and it could make wagering legal in November. Read more

Netflix orders new series focused on golf and tennis tournaments

After a great success of the “Drive to Survive” series, which gave Formula One racing a big boost in interest in the US, the streaming service is working on new docuseries focused on tennis and golf.

Netflix, in collaboration with the PGA Tour and the organizers of the four major championships, is preparing a documentary series on golf, which will provide access to a behind-the-scenes look. The service has also ordered a fly-on-the-wall docu-series focused on tennis, beginning with this month’s Australian Open. Read more

Winter Olympic Games start in two weeks. Will the Beijing bubble work?

China is getting ready for the arrival of thousands of foreign Olympians, officials, journalists and support staff – including from countries where the highly transmissible Omicron variant is raging.

China has been implementing the zero-COVID policy, which included strict measures such as locking down some cities for weeks. The COVID protocols developed for the Olympics include a tracking app for the participants, and robots delivering the food. Read more

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