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E176 - Scott Kaufman-Ross, SVP Gaming & New Business at the NBA

Season 1, Ep. 176


In this episode of the Business of Betting podcast, Scott Kaufman-Ross joins the show. Scott is SVP Gaming & New business at the NBA and talks about how he got his job, how the NBA is very pro betting and monetizes betting, what it sees in the future and how teams can decide who to work with.


02:14 How Scott got into the NBA: Starting in Finance, being a fantasy player


07:54 The evolution of the industry: The league’s position on sports betting, what the approach should be 


14:38 The NBA’s economic system: Revenue, teams 


20:26 The League and revenue share with sportsbooks


25:22 Sponsorship inventory, activation, level of deals (team vs league), licensing framework, legal and offshore operators 


31:05 Betting activity and attention: data attribution, large markets 


34:25 Consumption of media: Digital vs linear, customisation, NBA telecast


39:00 Injury reports and Transparency


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