HomeFinance & LawMultiple SportsUSA

Jordan Levin on the OpenBet sale to Endeavor, developing betting industry trends

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Jordan Levin, Scientific Games executive vice president and group chief executive of digital, who recently played a key role in sale of betting technology and content operation OpenBet to Endeavor. Eric and Chris also discuss Dapper Labs’ large-scale agreement with the National Football League and NFL Players Association, funding for the newly formed Fanatics Trading Cards, continued turbulence for United States-based regional sports networks, and advancing efforts by the NFL’s Chicago Bears to develop a new stadium.

Most recent

In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Tyler Tumminia, commissioner of the Premier Hockey Federation. Eric and Chris also discuss major ticketing-related deals involving SeatGeek and Vivid Seats, the backing of LeBron James’ The SpringHill Company by a group of top-tier investors, and the completion of Arctos Sports Partners’ $3bn (€2.59bn) investment fund.

ONE Esports, the offshoot of Asian mixed martial arts promotion ONE Championship, wants to bring the kind of high-quality storytelling around athletes and competitions that traditional sport has perfected over decades to the gaming industry.

David Rose, director of Chelsea FC’s new digital consumer products division, Chelsea Digital Ventures, tells SportBusiness how the unit is seeking to create new revenue streams and aggregate new customer datasets after launching three training, nutrition and health-related products in the last 18 months.

Jim Van Stone, Monumental’s president of business operations and chief commercial officer, speaks to SportBusiness about the strategy in becoming a first-mover in the NHL's landmark new commercial category.