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Sports are now making a comeback after a months-long hiatus, which means athletes are ramping up their fitness, shaking off the rust and trying to find team chemistry again. Really, that’s just a nice way of saying we’re initially going to see a lower-grade of sports than we’re used to. How will sportsbooks and oddsmakers account for all the unknowns? Will shortened seasons change the favorites to win? Will the over/under be a crapshoot? Could stuck-at-home fans create a boom for sports betting? Explore all of these questions and more with industry experts on the next episode of The Way Back.
Becca Giden is a Senior Analyst at Eilers and Krejcik Gaming, performing legislative tracking, economic modeling, and market performance tracking and analysis for the Sports and Emerging Verticals practice. Prior to joining the firm, Becca was an economist at the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, where she specialized in utility ratemaking mechanics and public policy. In this role, Becca leveraged independent economic research, Department case law, and state and federal legislation to develop and implement innovative ratemaking programs in pursuit of safe, reliable, least cost utility service for Massachusetts ratepayers.
Kip Levin is the President of FanDuel Group, an innovative sports-tech entertainment company that is changing the way consumers engage with their favorite sports, teams, and leagues. FanDuel Group consists of a portfolio of leading brands across gaming, sports betting, daily fantasy sports, advance-deposit wagering, and television. The brands include FanDuel, TVG, and Betfair US. He also serves as Chief Executive Officer of TVG, America’s national horse racing network and leading advanced-deposit wagering platform, a position he has held since April of 2014 when he became the CEO of Paddy Power Betfair’s US operations. Under Kip’s leadership, FanDuel Group launched its first US retail and online sports betting product, the FanDuel Sportsbook, in July 2018.
Jason Shapiro is the Chief Revenue Officer at Betcha, a real money sports prediction startup launching in July that combines player prop style contests with unique social and gamification features. He is responsible for driving the overarching vision for the company, product strategy, and all marketing/partnerships. Jason previously worked at WinView & Scout Sports & Entertainment, with FanDuel as a main client for over 2 years.
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The Way Back: How Sports Innovate and Thrive is a SportTechie Live series of interactive and engaging conversations examining how tech and innovation will bring sports back (safely) during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Sessions are Wednesdays at 12:30 PM ET.
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