Sports https://www.benzinga.com/views/taxonomy/term/413389 en Wells Fargo Championship Live Odds, How To Watch In US For May 8 https://www.benzinga.com/trading-ideas/long-ideas/21/05/21023942/wells-fargo-championship-live-odds-how-to-watch-in-us-for-may-8 <p>The third round of the <strong>Wells Fargo &amp; Co</strong> (NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/wfc#NYSE">WFC</a>) Championship is live and underway at Quail Hollow Golf Course in Charlotte, North Carolina. How can you watch Saturday&rsquo;s action and who&rsquo;s favored going into Day 3?</p> <h3>Watch Wells Fargo Championship 2021</h3> <p>Television coverage begins at 1 p.m. EST Saturday and continues ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/trading-ideas/long-ideas/21/05/21023942/wells-fargo-championship-live-odds-how-to-watch-in-us-for-may-8 alt=Wells Fargo Championship Live Odds, How To Watch In US For May 8>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> DKNG Golf Long Ideas MGM PGA sports betting Wells Fargo Championship WFC Sports Trading Ideas General MGM US5529531015 WFC US9497461015 DKNG Long Ideas Sports Trading Ideas General Benzinga Sat, 08 May 2021 17:06:01 +0000 Henry Khederian 21023942 at https://www.benzinga.com If Sports Content Is King, Sinclair's DTC Model Could Be A Home Run https://www.benzinga.com/general/sports/21/05/21016991/if-sports-content-is-king-sinclairs-dtc-model-could-be-a-home-run <p><strong>Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc</strong> (NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/sbgi#NASDAQ">SBGI</a>) acquired the regional sports channels from the <strong>Walt Disney Co</strong>&nbsp;(NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/dis#NYSE">DIS</a>) in 2019.</p> <p>Since then, Sinclair&nbsp;has&nbsp;struggled to gain traction with streaming and monetizing the regional sports networks, even&nbsp;taking a writedown on the acquisition.&nbsp;A new plan to monetize the sports content could be coming and is one that investors should watch.</p> <p><strong>What Happened:</strong> On its first-quarter earnings call, Sinclair&nbsp;announced plans to launch its regional sports networks in a direct-to-consumer (DTC)&nbsp;platform with several pricing plans.</p> <p>The company recently rebranded the channels from the Fox Sports name to Bally Sports through a naming partnership with <strong>Bally&#39;s Corp</strong> (NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/baly#NYSE">BALY</a>). The local channels carry rights to MLB, NBA and NHL teams.&nbsp;</p> <p>The teams <a href="https://www.tvtechnology.com/news/sinclair-to-launch-bally-sports-dtc-platform-in-2022">are</a>:</p> <p>Bally Sports West/Bally Sports Socal: Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Clippers</p> <p>Bally Sports Arizona: Arizona Coyotes, Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix Suns</p> <p>Bally Sports Southwest: ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/general/sports/21/05/21016991/if-sports-content-is-king-sinclairs-dtc-model-could-be-a-home-run alt=If Sports Content Is King, Sinclair&#039;s DTC Model Could Be A Home Run>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> BALY DIS DISH GOOG GOOGL Hulu MLB NBA NHL SBGI Sling TV Sports Stocks YouTube TV Sports Trading Ideas General DISH US25470M1099 GOOG US38259P7069 SBGI US8292261091 DIS US2546871060 GOOGL US38259P5089 BALY Sports Trading Ideas General Benzinga Sat, 08 May 2021 15:00:41 +0000 Chris Katje 21016991 at https://www.benzinga.com NFL's First Crypto Partnership: New York Giants And Grayscale Investments https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cryptocurrency/21/05/20982583/nfls-first-crypto-partnership-new-york-giants-and-grayscale-investments <p>The New York Giants joined forces with the largest digital asset manager in the space, Grayscale Investments marking NFL&rsquo;s first-ever cryptocurrency partnership.</p> <p><strong>What Happened: </strong>The Giants <a href="https://www.giants.com/news/grayscale-investments-first-cryptocurrency-partner-of-nfl-team" style="color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline">announced</a> the exclusive partnership on Wednesday, calling Grayscale the team&rsquo;s &ldquo;Official Digital Currency Asset Management Partner&rdquo;.</p> <p>&quot;Our partnership with the Giants is incredibly meaningful because our roots are in New York,&quot; said Grayscale CEO, Michael Sonnenshein.</p> <p>In light of partnership, Grayscale will also be the Giant&rsquo;s home game sponsor, supporting sponsor of the ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cryptocurrency/21/05/20982583/nfls-first-crypto-partnership-new-york-giants-and-grayscale-investments alt=NFL&#039;s First Crypto Partnership: New York Giants And Grayscale Investments>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> $BTC Cryptocurrency Fintech football New York Giants News NFTs Sports Management Markets General $BTC News Cryptocurrency Fintech Sports Management Markets General Benzinga Fri, 07 May 2021 19:10:15 +0000 Samyuktha Sriram 20982583 at https://www.benzinga.com NFL's Cannabis Policy: More Leagues Following Suit? https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cannabis/21/05/20976430/nfls-cannabis-policy-more-leagues-following-suit <p>This article by Johnny Green&nbsp;was originally published on<a href="https://cannatechtoday.com/">&nbsp;Cannabis &amp; Tech Today</a>, and appears here with permission.</p> <p>It is&nbsp;<a href="https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/poll-many-adults-played-sports-when-young-but-few-still-play/">estimated</a>&nbsp;that as many as 75% of the world&rsquo;s population has played in sports leagues at some point during their lifetime.</p> <p>Sports competitions, for better or worse, play a huge role in the everyday lives of the international community.&nbsp;</p> <p>Prior to the pandemic, sporting events were some of the largest gatherings in the world, and that&rsquo;s virtually guaranteed to be the case after the pandemic is over.</p> <p>With that in mind, it&rsquo;s a really, really big deal when a major sports league updates its cannabis policy, which was recently the case with the National Football League (<a href="https://cannatechtoday.com/former-nfl-player-eben-britton-on-how-cbd-could-combat-concussions/">NFL</a>).</p> <h4><strong>No More Off-Season Cannabis Testing</strong></h4> <p>Historically, the NFL has had one of the harshest cannabis policies out of ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cannabis/21/05/20976430/nfls-cannabis-policy-more-leagues-following-suit alt=NFL&#039;s Cannabis Policy: More Leagues Following Suit?>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Cannabis Cannabis Contributors nfl Sports Markets General Cannabis Sports Markets General Benzinga Fri, 07 May 2021 18:18:16 +0000 Cannabis and Tech Today 20976430 at https://www.benzinga.com Leicester Vs. Newcastle Betting Odds, Props, How To Watch In The US For May 7 https://www.benzinga.com/general/sports/21/05/21014656/leicester-vs-newcastle-betting-odds-props-how-to-watch-in-the-us-for-may-7 <p>High-flying Leicester City face-off against relegation contender Newcastle United at 3 p.m. ET in Friday&rsquo;s lone Premier League fixture.&nbsp;</p> <p>Here&rsquo;s what you need to know for today&rsquo;s match, including key stats, how to watch and match odds.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s no secret Leicester has been in stellar form this Premier League season. The East Midlands club has secured 63 points off 34 matches, good for third highest in the league and UEFA Champions League group stage qualification.&nbsp;</p> <p>Meanwhile, Newcastle is up against it ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/general/sports/21/05/21014656/leicester-vs-newcastle-betting-odds-props-how-to-watch-in-the-us-for-may-7 alt=Leicester Vs. Newcastle Betting Odds, Props, How To Watch In The US For May 7>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> DKNG FUBO MGM Sports General MGM US5529531015 DKNG FUBO Sports General Benzinga Fri, 07 May 2021 16:03:18 +0000 Henry Khederian 21014656 at https://www.benzinga.com DraftKings Q1 Revenue Up 175%, Paying Users Rise 114% https://www.benzinga.com/news/earnings/21/05/21012840/draftkings-q1-revenue-up-175-paying-users-rise-114 <p>Online sports betting and iGaming company <strong>DraftKings Inc</strong> (NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/dkng#NASDAQ">DKNG</a>) reported first-quarter results before market open Friday.</p> <p><strong>What Happened:</strong> <a href="https://draftkings.gcs-web.com/news-releases/news-release-details/draftkings-reports-first-quarter-2021-results-and-raises-2021">First-quarter </a>revenue of $312 million&nbsp;was up 175% on a year-over-year pro forma basis.</p> <p>DraftKings had 1.5 million monthly unique payers, up 114% year-over-year in the first quarter. The average revenue per monthly unique payer was $61, a 41% year-over-year increase.</p> <p>In the first quarter, DraftKings launched sports betting and iGaming ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/news/earnings/21/05/21012840/draftkings-q1-revenue-up-175-paying-users-rise-114 alt=DraftKings Q1 Revenue Up 175%, Paying Users Rise 114%>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> DKNG Earnings iGaming News online sports betting sports betting Sports General DKNG News Earnings Sports General Benzinga Fri, 07 May 2021 15:02:34 +0000 Chris Katje 21012840 at https://www.benzinga.com Penn National CEO Talks Earnings, Barstool Sportsbook And Dave Portnoy https://www.benzinga.com/news/earnings/21/05/21010551/penn-national-ceo-talks-earnings-barstool-sportsbook-and-dave-portnoy <p>Jay Snowden,&nbsp;president and CEO of <strong>Penn National Gaming Inc</strong> (NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/penn#NASDAQ">PENN</a>), appeared Friday on CNBC&#39;s &quot;Squawk Box.&quot;</p> <p><strong>What Happened:</strong> On Thursday, Penn National reported first-quarter earnings of 55 cents per share, beating the estimate of 29 cents per share. The company reported revenue of $1.27 billion, beating the estimate of $1.14 billion.</p> <p>&ldquo;Penn National kicked off the year with record results in Q1 2021 from our land-based business and the launch of our online Barstool Sportsbook in Michigan and Illinois,&quot; said Jay Snowden said in a press release. &quot;In addition, we fully integrated our mychoice player loyalty program across all our retail and digital offerings, which bolsters ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/news/earnings/21/05/21010551/penn-national-ceo-talks-earnings-barstool-sportsbook-and-dave-portnoy alt=Penn National CEO Talks Earnings, Barstool Sportsbook And Dave Portnoy>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> CNBC Dave Portnoy Earnings Jay Snowden News PENN Squawk Box Sports Media General PENN US7075691094 News Earnings Sports Media General Benzinga Fri, 07 May 2021 12:24:32 +0000 Adam Eckert 21010551 at https://www.benzinga.com Loop Insights Selected To Provide Venue Management And Fan Engagement For Black Friday NCAA Basketball "Heavyweight Bout" Featuring Duke VS Gonzaga At T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas And Largest Nationally Televised Game https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/21/05/g21008259/loop-insights-selected-to-provide-venue-management-and-fan-engagement-for-black-friday-ncaa-basket <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="https://www.globenewswire.com/styles/gnw_nitf.css" /> <p> VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Loop Insights Inc. (MTRX:TSXV; RACMF: OTCQB) (the &#34;Company&#34; or &#34;Loop&#34;), a global leader in providing real-time data analytics through artificial intelligence to drive customer activation and engagement, is pleased to announce it has been selected by bdG Sports to provide its complete venue management and fan engagement platform to the Black Friday NCAA Basketball Duke vs. Gonzaga heavyweight bout on November 26, 2021 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The event is expected to attract a record crowd both in attendance and on national television.<br /></p> <p>In addition, Loop has also been selected to provide its venue management and fan engagement platform to the Roman Main Event featuring Michigan, UNLV, Arizona, and Wichita State November 19-21, 2021 at T-Mobile Arena.</p> <p><strong>"A RETURN TO STANDING ROOM-ONLY THAT WILL PUT THIS PANDEMIC IN THE REAR-VIEW MIRROR"</strong></p> <p>The game is anticipated to be a marquis national event on so many levels, including being billed by T-Mobile Arena that "no game in all of college basketball will rival the heavyweight battle between Duke and Gonzaga."</p> <p><strong>Brooks Downing, CEO of bdG Sports</strong> stated, "We fully expect this game to serve as a ‘return to standing-room-only&#039;. We&#039;re certain this matchup will put this pandemic in the rear-view mirror with a record crowd."</p> <p><strong>Loop Insights CEO Rob Anson</strong> stated: "Loop Insights is proud to once again be selected as the venue management provider for bdG Sports and the two NCAA Basketball events in Las Vegas. Duke vs. Gonzaga will put Loop&#039;s fan engagement technology in front of record crowds, both in stadium and at home across the entire country, providing us an opportunity to demonstrate the strength and scalability of our platform to the global sports industry. The multiple successful deployments of our venue management platform at major sporting events over the last three months has demonstrated our incomparable ability to protect participants and audiences. Now, we will be able to demonstrate the power of our fan engagement solutions to provide a new, massive real-time communication and revenue channel for teams, sponsors and venues. Given the smaller sample results we have seen to date, we expect this to be nothing less than an unmitigated success."</p> <p><strong>Brooks Downing</strong> added, "Incorporating Loop into our regular season and March Madness NCAA basketball tournaments was a critical partnership that played a significant role in our success in keeping our teams and student-athletes competing, despite a global pandemic that had crippled our industry. Without question, we have chosen to use Loop again with our 2021-22 basketball events in Las Vegas and look forward to welcoming back capacity crowds that will engage with our sponsors through Loop&#039;s Wallet Pass. At bdG Sports, we are one of the leading content providers in all of college basketball, and now with Loop, we can offer highly personalized and engaging fan experiences using cutting-edge technology, unlike any other management firm." <br /></p> <p><strong>AS THE SPORTS WORLD REOPENS, FOCUS SHIFTS FROM VENUE MANAGEMENT AND CONTACT TRACING TO NATIONAL FAN ENGAGEMENT </strong></p> <p><strong>Loop&#39;s Wallet pass platform enables venues and teams to create an all-in-one ...</strong></p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/21/05/g21008259/loop-insights-selected-to-provide-venue-management-and-fan-engagement-for-black-friday-ncaa-basket alt=Loop Insights Selected To Provide Venue Management And Fan Engagement For Black Friday NCAA Basketball &quot;Heavyweight Bout&quot; Featuring Duke VS Gonzaga At T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas And Largest Nationally Televised Game>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> TSXV:MTRX Sports Press Releases Fri, 07 May 2021 10:00:00 +0000 Globe Newswire 21008259 at https://www.benzinga.com Dr. Cracks Launches $1 Million Foot Rub Video Contest https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/21/05/g21004593/dr-cracks-launches-1-million-foot-rub-video-contest <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="https://www.globenewswire.com/styles/gnw_nitf.css" /> <p>Los Angeles, CA, May 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- <strong>Dr. Cracks,</strong> the celebrity chiropractor with 3.5 million followers on <a href="https://www.globenewswire.com/Tracker?data=x3vNEIFZPH72JnVoeds_q_9GG9C7LFpLjMJq-KccuU2VG2OJyuAhIiyR1F4cvEVxSfq1qkkmL82JZI5kwIBsrCS1-3PVW8pQo888nLH0f98=" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">TikTok</a><strong>,</strong> has launched a $1 million contest to celebrate <strong>Footbuddy</strong>&#039;s new lotion, infused with the highest quality <strong>Swissx</strong> CBD. Fans are invited to upload their most creative foot rub videos, using the Swissx lotion, to the doctor&#039;s streaming channel, SwissxTV. The first rounds of judging will take place live at Footbuddy stores at premium Westfield malls throughout Southern California beginning with a kick-off event at the Westfield Topanga on Friday, May 7 at 4 p.m. PT. </p> <p>Footbuddy is the innovative African American-owend sock and shoe store taking over the Southland, and this is the brand&#039;s first lotion, made in partnership with Swissx. The lotion uses all natural ingredients, including nano emulsified CBD from ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/21/05/g21004593/dr-cracks-launches-1-million-foot-rub-video-contest alt=Dr. Cracks Launches $1 Million Foot Rub Video Contest>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Arts & Entertainment Partnerships Health Care Sports Press Releases General Thu, 06 May 2021 22:14:35 +0000 Globe Newswire 21004593 at https://www.benzinga.com Arsenal Vs. Villarreal: Betting Odds, How To Watch For May 6 https://www.benzinga.com/general/sports/21/05/20992940/arsenal-vs-villarreal-betting-odds-how-to-watch-for-may-6 <p>The football world will be watching closely&nbsp;as the second leg&nbsp;of Arsenal versus&nbsp;Villarreal kicks off Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m.&nbsp;ET.&nbsp;</p> <p>Villarreal got the best of the Gunners in last week&rsquo;s matchup, emerging victorious by a score of 2-1. Goals in last week&rsquo;s session for Villarreal came from the likes of Manu Trigueros and Ra&uacute;l Albiol. So what&rsquo;s to be expected in Thursday&rsquo;s matchup?&nbsp;</p> <p>James Benge of <a href="https://www.cbssports.com/soccer/news/uefa-europa-league-arsenal-villarreal-betting-odds-predictions-expert-picks/">CBS Sports</a> believes Arsenal has plenty left in the ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/general/sports/21/05/20992940/arsenal-vs-villarreal-betting-odds-how-to-watch-for-may-6 alt=Arsenal Vs. Villarreal: Betting Odds, How To Watch For May 6>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> DKNG MGM Sports General MGM US5529531015 DKNG Sports General Benzinga Thu, 06 May 2021 15:36:04 +0000 Henry Khederian 20992940 at https://www.benzinga.com Roma Vs. Manchester United: Betting Odds, How To Watch For May 6 https://www.benzinga.com/general/sports/21/05/20992119/roma-vs-manchester-united-betting-odds-how-to-watch-for-may-6 <p>All eyes will be on the second tie of Manchester United v. Roma Thursday at 3 p.m. ET.&nbsp;</p> <p>Manchester United had a field day with Roma in last week&rsquo;s tie, a 6-2 blowout featuring two&nbsp;goals from both of the club&rsquo;s top stars Bruno Fernandes and Edison Cavani. So what&rsquo;s to be expected in Thursday&rsquo;s matchup?&nbsp;</p> <p>A number of experts have spoken ahead of the tie, and James Benge of <a href="https://www.cbssports.com/soccer/news/uefa-europa-league-arsenal-villarreal-betting-odds-predictions-expert-picks/">CBS Sports</a> believes Manchester United should have no problem advancing.</p> <p>&ldquo;Riddled with ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/general/sports/21/05/20992119/roma-vs-manchester-united-betting-odds-how-to-watch-for-may-6 alt=Roma Vs. Manchester United: Betting Odds, How To Watch For May 6>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> DKNG MANU MGM Sports General MGM US5529531015 MANU DKNG Sports General Benzinga Thu, 06 May 2021 15:35:56 +0000 Henry Khederian 20992119 at https://www.benzinga.com Pfizer And BioNTech Donate COVID-19 Vaccine To Tokyo Olympians https://www.benzinga.com/news/21/05/20989261/pfizer-and-biontech-donate-covid-19-vaccine-to-tokyo-olympians <p><strong>Pfizer Inc.</strong> (NYSE: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/pfe#NYSE">PFE</a>) and <strong>BioNTech SE</strong> (NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/bntx#NASDAQ">BNTX</a>) are donating doses of their COVID-19 vaccine to athletes participating in this summer&rsquo;s Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo.</p> <p><strong>What Happened:</strong> The pharmaceutical companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to facilitate the vaccinations in conjunction with the National Olympic Committees that are sending athletes to the quadrennial events.</p> <p>According to the companies, the delivery of initial doses to participating delegations is expected to begin at the end of this month. The donation of vaccine doses will not impact the vaccination quantities determined ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/news/21/05/20989261/pfizer-and-biontech-donate-covid-19-vaccine-to-tokyo-olympians alt=Pfizer And BioNTech Donate COVID-19 Vaccine To Tokyo Olympians>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> BNTX COVID-19 Vaccine News PFE Tokyo Olympics Tokyo Paralympics Health Care Sports Global General PFE US7170811035 BNTX News Health Care Sports Global General Benzinga Thu, 06 May 2021 14:20:50 +0000 Phil Hall 20989261 at https://www.benzinga.com Penn National Gaming Stock Investors Pull Back After Q1 Report, Company Sees Momentum Ahead https://www.benzinga.com/news/earnings/21/05/20988032/penn-national-gaming-stock-investors-pull-back-after-q1-report-company-sees-momentum-ahead <p>Penn National Gaming reported first-quarter earnings Thursday morning, sending the stock lower.</p> <p>The keys for investors could be the discussion on growing momentum at land-based casinos and the continued rollout of Barstool Sportsbook.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What Happened:<a href="https://pennnationalgaming.gcs-web.com/news-releases/news-release-details/penn-national-gaming-reports-first-quarter-revenues-127-billion"> </a></strong><strong>Penn National Gaming&#39;s&nbsp;</strong>(NASDAQ: <a class="ticker" href="https://www.benzinga.com/stock/penn#NASDAQ">PENN</a>) <a href="https://pennnationalgaming.gcs-web.com/news-releases/news-release-details/penn-national-gaming-reports-first-quarter-revenues-127-billion">first-quarter </a>revenue was down 6% year-over-year. Revenue of $1.27 billion in the first quarter beat Street estimates of $1.14 billion.</p> <p>The company reported earnings per share of 55 cents, coming in ahead of Street estimates of 29 cents per share.</p> <p>Penn National Gaming highlighted&nbsp;strong demand at land-based casinos and cost structure improvements. The company posted net income growth of 7% year-over-year in the first quarter and record adjusted EBITDAR margins of 35%.</p> <p>The company&rsquo;s online sports ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/news/earnings/21/05/20988032/penn-national-gaming-stock-investors-pull-back-after-q1-report-company-sees-momentum-ahead alt=Penn National Gaming Stock Investors Pull Back After Q1 Report, Company Sees Momentum Ahead>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Barstool Sports Barstool Sportsbook casino stocks Earnings News online sports betting PENN sports betting Sports General PENN US7075691094 News Earnings Sports General Benzinga Thu, 06 May 2021 13:19:00 +0000 Chris Katje 20988032 at https://www.benzinga.com MOBIUS INTERACTIVE TO ADVERTISE ON NATIONAL TV IN BRAZIL FOR ALL SOUTH AMERICAN FIFA WORLD CUP SOCCER QUALIFIERS https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/21/05/g20983533/mobius-interactive-to-advertise-on-national-tv-in-brazil-for-all-south-american-fifa-world-cup-soc <link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="https://www.globenewswire.com/styles/gnw_nitf.css" /> <p>VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via InvestorWire - <strong>Mobius Interactive Ltd</strong>., an online Esports entertainment and gaming company, today announces they have signed an agreement to display their Mobius.Bet brand on TV for all eight soccer qualifiers in Latin America, as part of its launch into the Brazilian market. The Brazil World Cup qualifiers will attract an average audience of 35 million people per match on Globo TV. The match against Argentina, Brazil&#039;s biggest rival, is expected to top 40 million viewers. Brazil is a powerhouse, having qualified for every FIFA World Cup they have entered.  Most significantly, they have more World Cup victories than any other team. </p> <p>Lynn Pearce, CEO states: "As we go to market in Brazil with a great opportunity, Mobius.Bet will be showcased in all the stadiums, featuring the best teams in Latin America. I don&#039;t believe we could have wished for a better launch pad to introduce ourselves to the sports enthusiasts and betting community in this region. The team at Mobius are ecstatic to be a part of these events; we are just as excited about the games as the Brazilian fans are – all the way to Qatar in 2022."</p> <p>The Brazil home matches take place in the iconic national Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro (capacity 78,838); the Paraguay match will take place at the Estadio Defensores del Chaco (capacity 42,354); the Chile match will take place at Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos (capacity ...</p><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/21/05/g20983533/mobius-interactive-to-advertise-on-national-tv-in-brazil-for-all-south-american-fifa-world-cup-soc alt=MOBIUS INTERACTIVE TO ADVERTISE ON NATIONAL TV IN BRAZIL FOR ALL SOUTH AMERICAN FIFA WORLD CUP SOCCER QUALIFIERS>Full story available on Benzinga.com</a></p> Sports Press Releases General Thu, 06 May 2021 10:30:00 +0000 Globe Newswire 20983533 at https://www.benzinga.com College Athletes Should Be Able To Profit From The Sale Of Their Own NFTs. Here's How That Could Work https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cryptocurrency/21/05/20967581/college-athletes-should-be-able-to-profit-from-the-sale-of-their-own-nfts-heres-how-that-c <p>The 2021 NFL draft was quietly one of the most groundbreaking NFL drafts in history. This has nothing to do with COVID or the players that were picked. Rather, there was an underlying theme that crypto and digital assets can change the way franchises do business.&nbsp;</p> <p>Heading into the first round on Thursday night, the consensus number one overall pick, QB Trevor Lawrence, sold his NFT collection for $225k. Surely he could have used that cash more as a college student than a pro athlete.</p> <p>There&rsquo;s no doubt that future professional athletes will also look to capitalize on selling digital assets. Additionally, with new NCAA guidelines that now allow players to profit from their Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL), college players will also look to sell NFTs way before they are eligible to go pro.</p> <p>The key will be to design a program that satisfies all stakeholders involved: the players, the university, the fans, and, of course, the NCAA.</p> <p>Digital assets such as NFTs can provide a solution. Here is an example of what the program looks like for a D1 Football player at an elite program:</p> <ul> <li> <p>First day freshman year each ...</p></li></ul><p><a href=https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cryptocurrency/21/05/20967581/college-athletes-should-be-able-to-profit-from-the-sale-of-their-own-nfts-heres-how-that-c alt=College Athletes Should Be Able To Profit From The Sale Of Their Own NFTs. 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