Can Sports Betting Benefit the Community?

Can Sports Betting Benefit the Community?

This morning, the US Supreme Court overturned a 1992 federal law banning states from legalizing sports betting. This is huge decision that will have wide ranging impact across the country and around the sports industry. Experts at the American Gaming Association estimate that more than $150 billion is placed on illegal sports betting each year. The only state where sports betting is currently legal is Nevada. The Nevada Resort Association claims that more than one third of the funding for the state's public schools comes from the gaming industry. In 2016, more than $161.9 million was generated in Clark County, Nevada for education. The Nevada resort industry and gaming revenue has also made significant donations to more than 45 different non-profits and community programs. From a philanthropy perspective, more money coming in to the states means that they can do more good with that money. Will they, is the big question. Tell me more. States are likely to start rapidly adopting sports betting to...
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DB Consulting In the News

April was a busy month for our team at DB Consulting! We attended the University of Miami's The Global Entertainment + Sport Conference 2018, hosted the FLAIA ABC Forum 2018 in Hollywood, FL and worked with several organizations to grow awareness for our work and efforts. We are going to be getting back to blogs soon, but in the meantime, take a look at some of the features we secured over the last month. For more, check out our In the News page! Make sure you follow us on Twitter at @tacklewhatsnext and subscribe to the blog to ensure you receive our updates straight to your inbox. Thank you for your support!   Philanthropy Playmakers: April 2018 Playbook The Philanthropy Playmakers featured Founder Danielle Berman as an MVP in the sports philanthropy space.    The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing: Athlete Brand Insider The Institute for Athlete Branding and Marketing interviewed Founder Danielle Berman on her thoughts on athlete branding in today's digital landscape. She comments on her favorite athlete...
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What You Need to Know About the International Day of Sport for Development & Peace

Today should be a date that is bolded and circled on the calendars of communications and marketing Departments within sports teams and sports organizations around the world. If the date doesn’t ring any bells to you, that’s because very few pro leagues or teams here in the United States have taken advantage of the marketing and branding opportunities it provides. April 6th is the United Nations’ International Day of Sport for Development & Peace (IDSDP). Created in 2013, this day marks the impact that sports have on sustainable social change and peace-making around the world. Sounds like a no-brainer for a marketing department, right? Well, besides a few international organizations, no one seems to really make a big marketing push on this important day.   Tell me more. The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace was founded by the United Nations based on the overwhelming reach and influence of sport around the world. The date was chosen because it recognizes the...
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Opening Day – Social Impact in the MLB | Part One

Yesterday, Major League Baseball’s 30 clubs* across the continent (can’t forget about Canada) kicked off their 2018 season. Fun fact: March 29th is the earliest Opening Day in MLB history and it was the first time that all teams were scheduled an Opening Day game on the exact same day. In honor of the return of baseball, we took a look at how the league itself gives back in part one of a three part series that will be shared throughout the 2018 MLB season. *note: The Cincinnati Reds had to postpone their game against the Washington Nationals due to weather, so only 28 clubs kicked off on Thursday.   Baseball’s Historical Impact When discussing baseball's impact on philanthropy and social change, Jackie Robinson and his iconic MLB career must be a part of the conversation. Jackie Robinson started for the Brooklyn Dodgers on Opening Day, April 15th, 1945. (The link has a great clip of some action shots of Robinson in...
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Does March Madness Make a Social Impact?

Does March Madness Make a Social Impact?

With Cinderella teams, upsets and competitive match-ups that captivate the entire country, the NCAA’s March Madness Tournament may be the most exciting time of year in sports. More than $10.4 billion is wagered on the tournament each year according to WalletHub, and studies say that a lack of production at the office each year during tournament time equates to a loss of about $6.3 billion.    2018 March Madness- the Year of the Underdog This year has arguably been the craziest March Madness ever. With top seeds falling in every region, it really is the year of the underdog. The number 1 overall team, the University of Virginia Cavaliers (UVA), lost to 16 seed University of Maryland Baltimore County Retrievers (UMBC) in the biggest upset in the history of the men’s tournament (Harvard Women’s Basketball pulled off this feat against Stanford in 1998). Schools that can pull off the upset experience plenty of benefits off the basketball court. According to JohnWallStreet, UMBC garnered $119 million...
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