Timestamps summary of TheLines Podcast, Episode #15, recapping a huge week in U.S. sports betting industry news.

The U.S. sports betting industry is going through a historic shift following the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down PASPA statewide prohibitions on real money sports wagers.

On August 2nd, TheLines Podcast hosts Matt Brown, Brett Collson and Eric Ramsey recorded a 70-minute program that summarizes all the significant happenings in the U.S. sports betting industry over the past few days.

Episode #15 also includes a 20-minute interview segment with Smarkets CEO Jason Trost.

Below our readers will find a direct link along with complete timestamps for TheLines Podcast.

TheLines Podcast Timestamps (Aug 2, 2018)

Episode #15: Everything That Happened in Sports Betting This Week

(0:00) Intro. Sports betting news summary.
(3:02) August 1st launch of Mississippi casino sports betting
(5:12) Caesars sports books partner with Scientific Games. Miomni losing out?
(7:11) BetStars coming to New Jersey
(9:01) Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson $10 million HU match confirmed for Nov. 23rd in Las Vegas
(13:08) In-play betting options for Tiger vs. Phil matchup
(14:17) Recent Nevada sports betting “handle” figures

(16:07) Interview with Smarkets CEO Jason Trost
(17:05) Jason Trost’s views on MGM-NBA deal
(18:20) MGM’s recent partnerships with GVC and Boyd Gaming
(20:13) MGM’s lack of experience in mobile/online
(21:48) Younger online sports bettors aren’t huge on branding
(22:40) DraftKings & FanDuel U.S. sports betting launches
(24:30) Games/social media “as a service” doesn’t work when you outsource all your tech
(25:13) DFS wagering in the United Kingdom
(26:59) Future of sports betting is online
(28:23) Online sports betting offerings will combat unregulated bookmaking business
(29:33) US Wire Act commentary from Jason Trost
(32:10) UK vs. US sports betting regulations
(36:03) Smarkets outlook for 2018 and beyond

(38:53) MGM Resorts strikes partnership with the NBA
(41:24) Brett Collson on potential data benefits for MGM, private deals better than integrity fees
(42:42) Matt Brown & Eric Ramsey share MGM-NBA partnership commentary
(44:50) MGM-NBA logo usage/branding benefits
(46:03) Value of NBA branding in attracting new business for MGM?
(47:12) MGM’s ongoing relationship with NHL, ownership of T-Mobile Arena
(48:02) NBA team in Las Vegas? NBA expansion?
(49:12) MGM deal worth $200 million with partypoker parent GVC
(50:10) Casino M&A phase facilitates quick route to regulated U.S. sports betting
(51:25) MGM partnership with Boyd Gaming increases MGM statewide influence

(53:14) DraftKings online sportsbook in New Jersey
(54:05) Eric Ramsey reviews DraftKings NJ online sports betting app
(55:20) DraftKings minimum online sports betting wagers of $0.10 USD
(57:11) DraftKings & FanDuel sports betting prices versus its competitors
(59:28) Savvy U.S. sports betting market may push back against non-competitive lines
(1:01:45) Matt Brown says licensed U.S. sports betting lines will never compete with offshore books
(1:02:45) Brett Collson describes potential DFS/sports betting crossover
(1:04:45) Boyd Gaming strikes deal with FanDuel
(1:08:12) Outro. TheLines Podcast network promotion. Social media.
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