Posted on: Aug 27, 2019, 7:14 a.m.
Last update on: Aug 27, 2019, 12:10 p.m.
Major League Baseball (MLB) has partnered with Swish Analytics for the San Francisco-based sports betting technology company to deliver official league data in real time.
Swish Analytics joins Sportradar and Stats Perform as the third statistics company to be designated as “Authorized MLB Data Distributor” in the United States.
Swish Analytics provides tools and projections for daily sports betting and fantasy sports players on DraftKings, FanDuel and Yahoo. The company is also developing free games with the aim of increasing fan engagement.
Swish co-founder Bobby Skoff said in a statement that the agreement with MLB will allow the company to increase its presence in the gaming market and “ensure that our full line of betting products pre-game, in-game and batting sets the next generation of engagement for MLB fans.
MLB has been on a partnership kick lately. Along with the Sportradar and Stats Perform deal, the league recently designated MGM Resorts, FanDuel and DraftKings as “authorized gaming operators”.
Everything in numbers
Foreigners watching the expansion of sports betting in the United States – which is now online and operational in 11 states – might think it is just another form of gambling. But those who see themselves as professionals to break the odds in their favor have a much different opinion.
Professional sports bettor James Holzhauer’s 32-game winning streak Danger! has given some credence to the idea that successful sports betting involves more than just luck. DraftKings analyst Adam Levitan tweeted during the race: “The mainstream world now understands that the professional gamer is not a code for scum. Can be humble, gracious, family oriented, honorable, and intelligent villain. Great race.
As sports betting takes over more states, many players are turning to analytics services like Swish to improve their results. Swish claims its products enable “smarter sports betting” by using “accurate predictions based on algorithms and easy-to-use tools.”
Sports betting and Wall Street
Some players in the sports betting industry go so far as to say that gambling is not much different from investing in stocks. The Meadowlands Racetrack and its bookmaker FanDuel in northern New Jersey announced this week a partnership with SportsGrid.com, a network that provides betting information and forecasts.
SportsGrid chairman Lou Maione, who previously worked on Wall Street, said Business fox today, “Content is king, whether in the world of finance or sport. If you draw a parallel with the financial world, think (as if) the players are your actions. “
We make sure the data and the odds are working in the player’s favor and we give them as much information as possible to make them succeed, ”said Maione.
The Meadowlands have become the richest bookmaker in the world, said owner Jeff Gural. The New York businessman says he’s set to print $ 500 million in ticket slips in the first year.
“People tell me this is just the start,” Gural said. “The first round, we’re going to make $ 500 million. I believe the biggest bookie in Las Vegas is making $ 300 million. In one year, we have far surpassed a company that has been in Vegas for a long time.