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Simplebet’s Chris Bevilacqua on the maturation of the US betting market

In this week's episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Chris Bevilacqua, co-founder and chief executive of sports betting startup Simplebet. Eric and Chris also discuss the warning issued by Comcast Corp. chairman and chief executive Brian Roberts regarding the company's future sports rights, and recent transactions involving sports marketing outfit Playfly Sports and mobile commerce company VenueNext.

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