Business of Betting with Jason Trost


E175 - News roundup with Brad Allen

Season 1, Ep. 175
EP 175: Doesn’t every sports betting company in the US lose money? 

In this episode of the Business of Betting podcast, Jason Trost welcomes journalist Brad Allen from Legal Sports Report (LSR) to cover and share opinions about the industry news. 

01:42 Wynn is closing down UK social Betting app BetBull: Wynn losing money on sports betting; Wynn getting out of sports betting?; casinos

11:28 The place of social in sports betting: Draftkings / bet groups; SBK; Skybet; Stock trading and Sports betting 

19:08 Susquehanna SIG’s $65.5m investment in PointsBet: Nelly vs Banach; Jeff Yass’s statement; Fundamental model; best odds

29:20 Rumours around Fanatics acquisition of the German sportsbook Tipico (CNBC): Valuation; Fanatics’s Market access; GLI 33 

33:04 Colorado’s regulator and the State audit 

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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: