It’s information overload everywhere, and there’s not time enough to sleep and eat and stay fully apprised of what’s happening on this crazy blue dot of ours (two out of three ain’t bad).
And so we’re beginning a new weekly SportsHandle item, “Get a Grip,” rounding up top stories in sports betting and gaming, and the world of sports at large. You may have missed them, and they are worth reading. This is meant to be brief, so that’s it.
Most Interesting, Important Sports Betting Stories of the Week:
Sources: MLB, NBA looking to end respective ownership stakes in DraftKings, FanDuel [ESPN Chalk]
Media ready for pivot to digital platforms, real-time sports betting [Sports Business Journal]
Sports betting sees increase among college students [The Ithacan]
Horse-racing channel ready at gate for legal U.S. sports betting [Bloomberg]
SG Digital prepares for U.S. sports betting with New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement [Yogonet]
What Else Is Going in Sports This Week?
An inside look at the next chapter of Dan Patrick’s career: NBC, ESPN, or Turner? [The Big Lead]
13-man pitching staff is the new normal [Wall Street Journal]
Inside the ‘Caddyshack’ scene that squashed the Bill Murray-Chevy Chase beef [Sports Illustrated]
The NFL Draft is coming: here’s the latest MMQB mock [MMQB]