In a bid to fill its post-baseball programming void, the Cubs’ Marquee Sports Network is partnering with the Chicago Bears on a half-hour program, “Bear Essentials,” that will be followed each week by a days-old, two-hour edit of the football team’s previous game.
The two schedule additions will debut Wednesday on Marquee, the TV platform launched as primary home of Cubs baseball earlier this year by the team and Sinclair Broadcast Group.
“Bear Essentials” is slated for 7 p.m., followed at 7:30 p.m. by the abridged version of the Bears’ 20-19 victory over the Buccaneers from six nights earlier with Joe Buck and Troy Aikman on the call.
Typically, Marquee said, the Bears shows will run on Tuesday evenings.
“Bear Essentials” will be hosted by Marquee studio fixture Cole Wright, an ESPN and NFL Network alumnus. Wright will be joined by team personnel and analysts reviewing at the previous game and looking ahead to the next one.
“We’re excited to bring Bears fans more access to the news and information they crave,” Scott Hagel, the Bears’ senior vice president of marketing and communications, said in the announcement.
The Bears were tenants at Wrigley Field, home of the Cubs, from 1921-70 after leaving downstate Decatur and before moving to Soldier Field.
“Given our long and storied history together and the special relationship between the McCaskey and Ricketts families, a reunion of Cubs and Bears programming on Marquee feels incredibly natural,” said Cubs President of Business Operations Crane Kenney in a statement referring to the families that control the two franchises.
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Century Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq Capital Market®: CNTY) (“Century Casinos” or the “Company”), announced today that it has finalized an agreement with Tipico to become the company’s third internet sports betting operator partner in Colorado. The Company, through a subsidiary, has already obtained its master license with the State of Colorado. Tipico will complete the necessary application and approval process with the State of Colorado and will operate an internet and mobile sports betting application under the Tipico brand.
“Tipico is thrilled to partner with Century Casinos, a highly respected name in North American casino entertainment, to bring our fully mobile sports betting experience to Colorado and introduce sports fans throughout the state to our brand and proprietary technology,” said Adrian Vella, Managing Director, US Business, Tipico.
The online sportsbook operations agreement with Tipico is a 10-year agreement that includes a one-time market access fee being paid to the Company on contract signing, plus a minimum annual revenue guarantee and a percentage share of net gaming revenue payable to the Company each year.
“We are very excited to be partnering with Tipico Sportsbook, one of the top sports betting companies in the world, and we look forward to a long and prosperous relationship. The Colorado Division of Gaming has done an excellent job launching Sports Betting and we believe Colorado will be an ideal market for Tipico as they continue their expansion and growth in the United States,” said Erwin Haitzmann and Peter Hoetzinger, Co Chief Executive Officers of Century Casinos.
The Company has already signed two other internet sports betting partnerships in Colorado with Circa Sports and bet365.
Tipico is a U.S. sportsbook originally founded in Europe in 2004. As the leading sports betting provider in Germany and one of
Product portfolio expansion delivers simulated Internet sports betting experience in advance of expected legislation in Ohio
IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
GAN Limited (the “Company” or “GAN”) (NASDAQ: GAN), a leading business-to-business supplier of internet gaming software-as-a-service solutions primarily to the U.S. land-based casino industry, today announced the launch of a simulated Internet sports betting experience for an existing major midwestern region retail casino operator client and available at www.PlayJACK.com.
Available online, simulated sports betting represents a material extension of GAN’s current Simulated Gaming product and leverages the existing technical integration between GAN’s GameSTACK enterprise software platform, alongside sports betting technology partner Kambi.
Sports gamblers can easily sign up online, commence sports betting purely for entertainment purposes, and see how they perform relative to other sports gamblers in their state. All major U.S. sports events are available together with a full range of pre-game and in-running betting, powered by Kambi.
GAN’s retail casino operator clients of Simulated Gaming can now seek to gain an advantage previously only enjoyed by major Daily Fantasy Sports operators by acquiring future sports gamblers online today, at a lower marketing cost than the expected cost tomorrow, once the real money regulated sports betting market commences. Equipped with this ‘Industrial strength’ simulated sports wagering experience, GAN clients can now appeal to and engage online with the young-to-middle-aged male sports gambler who sits at the center of the Internet sports gambling consumer demographic and future Internet sports betting revenue opportunity.
Management anticipates the addition of simulated sports betting to accelerate sales of Simulated Gaming to additional U.S. retail casino operators. GAN’s integrated solutions offer both simulated Internet casino gaming to our partners’ existing retail customers, as well as simulated sports betting that will appeal to a younger consumer demographic not already present within their retail casinos.
‘Sports D3’ (D-Cubed Ventures OU)
‘Sports D3’ (D-Cubed Ventures OU)
TALLINN, Estonia, Oct. 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ‘Sports D³’ (D-Cubed Ventures OU), a tokenization platform and digital assets exchange for the global sports industry, is pleased to announce that it has been granted an operating crypto-license by the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of Estonia.
‘Sports D³’ provides professional sports teams with an innovative alternative to raising funds by facilitating crowd-formation of capital on its DLT-powered platform, where clubs are able to digitize, securitize and sell their assets to fan-investors in the form of Security Token Offerings (STO).
With the approval of a Virtual Currency Exchange and a Virtual Currency Wallet License, ‘Sports D³’ is now a fully regulated digital assets exchange, with the capability to deliver its solutions to sports clubs and their fans in 27 European jurisdictions. This milestone marks the next step in ‘Sports D³’ development and paves the way for securing the financial intermediary status and expanding into other continents.
Gene Swinton, Founder & CEO of ‘Sports D³’ said: “There are over 400 million football fans in Europe, who are not only among the most devoted fans in the world but who also happen to score higher in their ability to invest. We are delighted to be granted this license, as it will provide fan-investors with a simple, low-cost, fiat-to-crypto ON-ramp and enable their investment activities on the SD³ platform”.
“We will continue on our mission to democratize finances in the global sports industry, starting with the European football space. By providing professional football clubs in Europe with access to capital crowd-sourced from millions of fan-investors, SD³ heralds a new era for crowd-capital and its prominent role in the development of football,” concluded Mr. Swinton.
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LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — On September 29th, Africans In Sports (AIS) launched season three of its interview show which features African athletes. The new AIS season is 10 episodes long and will be available to stream for free online on Facebook and YouTube, as well as to watch on PlayersTV, a new sports lifestyle network.
The athletes featured in season three of AIS include Ike Diogu, Denzel Bentley, Seye Ogunlewe, Luther Clay, Izu Ugonoh, Toks Pedro, Ngozi Onwumere, Francis Okoro, and Danny Uchechi. The season’s first episode features an interview with Seyi Olofinjana.
Coinciding with the launch of the new season, Africans In Sports has also launched a new website to offer expanded news coverage and features on African sports and lifestyle. AIS is looking for passionate sports fans interested in contributing original articles about African sports, news, and culture to the website. If interested in contributing, please visit the website here for more information.
“When we were growing up, we knew about Rashidi Yekini, Jay-Jay Okocha, Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto‘o, and the list goes on. But to us, they were like gods. I started AIS because I wanted to humanize the athletes we look up to. This show is for the 10-year-old kids kicking a soccer ball made of plastic bags and twine through a goal that’s just two rocks spread apart and cutting their big toes open on the game-winner, or the die-hard fan who wants to feel closer to his or her sports hero,” said Charles Asuen, CEO of AIS. “And now, with our new website, we’re thrilled to extend to other sports fans and members of our community the opportunity to create compelling written content that showcases African