Could World Cup bring more betting attention to women’s sports?
Several women’s leagues and athletes have driven the conversation and attention to their sport in recent months. With more attention on major events — the Women’s March Madness title game this spring set a viewership record of more than 9 million people — industry watchers and advocates hope to attract larger stages and increased betting attention.
Explosion of sports in Las Vegas attracting attention of sports retailers
Las Vegas has welcomed a number of professional sports teams in recent years along with new venues such as Allegiant Stadium and T-Mobile Arena, and the shift has brought more sports fans to the city — causing retailers to take notice.
Gaming Society Adds Jeter And WNBA Stars To Board, Forms UNLV Partnership
Gaming Society, a relatively new company focused on inclusivity in sports betting and co-founded by Kevin Garnett, added Derek Jeter, Sheryl Swoopes, and Chelsea Gray to its advisory board of directors last week. The big-name additions come on the heels of the formation of a partnership between Gaming Society and UNLV’s International Gaming Institute (IGI) that will seek to better understand the behavior of female sports bettors.
SMA gathering helps dispel myth of academia, industry divide
As we annually detail for Sports Business Journal readers, one of us recently attended the Sport Marketing Association conference, this time held in Charlotte in late October. We even presented some of our own research on name, image and likeness, which we’ll save for another day. Instead, we’d like to focus on our collective learning from others.