Business of Betting with Jason Trost


E180 - Jed Corenthal from Phenix RTS

Season 1, Ep. 180

In this episode of the Business of betting, Jason is joined by Jed Corenthal, Chief Marketing Officer at Phenix Real Time Solution. Phenix is a B2B real-time video streaming solutions provider.

The pair discussed the space Phenix operates in and how it's impacting the evolution of Sportsbooks.

01:35 Introduction - Started in sports, went through entrepreneurship and ended up in OTT at Phenix. What is phenix, what does real time streaming mean

04:08 The Secret Sauce: Using content owners, streaming, data providers, Sportsbook integration, distribution system etc. …

08:28 Competitive landscape: Growth in the space, being leader in the market

10:41 The future of Sports data: real time data and micro betting, moving from a bet & watch to watch & bet model, Sportsbook streaming in the UK vs US

15:30 OTT providers v Sportsbook stream: latency, HTTP live streaming, rights distribution, the impact on betting habits, partnerships

24:11 Conclusion on US legislation

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E182 - Lloyd Danzig from Sharp Alpha Advisors

Season 1, Ep. 182
In this episode of the Business of betting Pod, Jason is joined by Lloyd Danzig, Managing Partner at Sharp Alpha Advisors. In this episode Lloyd shares his views on the future of the sports betting and competitive gaming industry, the adaptation of the exchange model in the US, and his hopes for a next gen ‘smart’ world. 02:40 The many hats of Lloyd Danzig: Venture Capitalist investing in the next generation of sports betting and real money gaming platforms. 04:55 The rise of ‘Competitive Entertainment’: The future of winning or outcome based betting products. 08:16 Picks ‘n’ Shovels vs Operator approach: B2B businesses vs B2C operators. 10:53 Evolution of the Exchanges in the US: The maturing of the sports betting market in the US – Limit Book Orders vs Fixed Odds model & high volume, lower margin bets vs high odds parlays. 15:18 Market Cap for Exchanges in the US: Can the US market expect to match or better the UK’s Exchange market share of 10-15%? 21:45 Will sportsbook operators evolve into Exchanges?: Could the compression of margins from competitors force sportsbooks to adopt the exchange model? Could a sportsbook add a matching engine under the hood? 31:09 Sportsbook wagering limits: The ethical argument on limiting winners. 34:01 The future of the industry: Smart betting through personalised betting recommendations. Follow us on: Get in touch: