Inspired’s Virtual Sports Take The Main Stage
Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 13:01:00
NEW YORK , May 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — On the date that is annually reserved for the “Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports,” the first Saturday in May, 1.7 million viewers tuned in to watch the 13 Triple Crown winners battle it out in “The Kentucky Derby: Triple Crown Showdown” created by Inspired Entertainment, Inc. (“Inspired”) (NASDAQ: INSE ), the Company announced today. In a virtual race for the ages, Secretariat emerged as the ultimate champion, winning the race 47 years after winning the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. “The Kentucky Derby: Triple Crown Showdown” was an exciting part of Churchill Downs’ nationwide “Kentucky Derby at Home” party, and was televised at the culmination of NBC’s broadcast which included a look back at American Pharoah’s 2015 Derby win. The day of programming celebrated the traditional date of the Kentucky Derby since the 146 th running has been postponed until September 5 th this year due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns. The virtual race allowed viewers to experience the magic of the Derby using the latest, best-in-class graphics and animation and featured a stunning, fully accurate re-creation of the Twin Spires of Churchill Downs and the traditional atmosphere of the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May. “This was a great event for everyone involved — Churchill Downs got to celebrate on their traditional Derby day, racing fans got to see the greatest-of-all-time face off, we had the opportunity to showcase the realism of our Virtual Horse Racing product, and it was all for a good cause,” said Brooks Pierce , President and Chief Operating Officer of Inspired. “Virtual …
— Benzinga Feeds
Chris Mara: ‘Weird’ watching Charlatan’s Arkansas Derby win virtually
Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 23:37:02
There were several places Chris Mara would rather have been this past Saturday other than at his home in Florida riding out the COVID-19 crisis. Two places in particular. In order: Churchill Downs or Oaklawn Racing and Casino Resort in Arkansas. Outside of his family, Mara, the Giants senior vice president of player personnel, has…
— New York Post
Monday, 4 May 2020, 05:30:00
Technavio has been monitoring the sports betting market and it is poised to grow by USD 144.44 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of about 11% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200503005080/en/ Technavio has announced the latest market research report titled Global Sports Betting Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire) Technavio suggests three forecast scenarios (optimistic, probable, and pessimistic) considering the impact of COVID-19. Please Request Latest Free Sample Report on COVID-19 Impact The market is fragmented, and the degree of fragmentation will accelerate during the forecast period. 888 Holdings Plc, bet365, Churchill Downs Inc., Flutter Entertainment Plc, GVC Holdings Plc, Kindred Group Plc, Sportech Plc, The Stars Group Inc., Webis Holdings Plc, and William Hill Plc. are some of the major market participants.
— Benzinga Feeds
Saturday, 2 May 2020, 21:04:02
Churchill Downs was eerily quiet on the original date of the Kentucky Derby. But officials are still confident the Run for the Roses will return.
— USA Today
Churchill Downs hosts 1st-ever virtual Kentucky Derby to fundraise for COVID-19 relief
Thursday, 30 April 2020, 18:08:00
How Churchill Downs plans to help fans celebrate the first ever virtual Kentucky Derby at home.
— ABC News