Did VSIN Abandon their Subscription Model?

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PRN, VSiN and NASCAR Bring Sports Betting Video Content
September 10, 2019 11:09 AM
by Staff & Wire Reports
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PRN and sports betting media company VSiN today with NASCAR announced a long term content partnership to bring sports betting video content directly to race fans at NASCAR.com. Illustrating its commitment to embracing legal sports betting to increase fan engagement, NASCAR will air “Racers Odds,” the most detailed breakdown of betting lines and head-to-head matchups ahead of each week’s race.
As part of the partnership, VSiN’s sports betting experts Jeff Cogliandro and Steve Makinen team up with PRN’s NASCAR analysts Jeff Hammond and John Roberts to deliver the actionable news and insights NASCAR fans and sports betting enthusiasts need to make more informed wagers. “Racers Odds” is a 60-minute show leading into the day’s race.
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For NASCAR, the partnership provides the sport with another key channel to educate its fan base on the world of regulated sports betting.

“Sports betting presents a great opportunity for NASCAR to strengthen engagement with fans, so it’s important that we provide content that helps educate fans about this fast-evolving space,” said Scott Warfield, NASCAR managing director of gaming. “Elevating NASCAR gaming content is a critical area of focus for us, and PRN and VSiN are perfectly positioned to help us accomplish that goal during the most exciting portion of the stock car racing season – the NASCAR Playoffs.”
PRN also views the legalized gaming space as an exciting new tool to better engage motorsports fans.
“When the Supreme Court cleared the way to allow individual states to legalize sports wagering, we knew right away that we not only wanted to be in this space, but that we wanted to be the first to take the lead in what will be a bright and exciting new chapter for NASCAR, our fans, and a growing audience of motorsports wagerers,” said Gerry Horn, Senior Vice President and General Manager, PRN.
“We took our decades of knowledge in quality motorsports programming and went straight to the leaders in sports betting news, analysis and data at VSiN, and have combined to create our groundbreaking Betcast: Racers Odds.”
VSiN will leverage this partnership as an opportunity to develop even stronger relationships with betting-minded NASCAR fans – a group that is quickly flocking to the gaming space as the industry continues to grow across the country.
“NASCAR truly understands the impact sports betting will have on fan engagement and has embraced it,” said Brian Musburger, founder, and CEO of VSiN. “We’re excited to partner with NASCAR and PRN to deliver credible sports betting information. With a passionate fan base, no sport is better positioned to capitalize on legal sports betting than NASCAR.
Racers Odds will kick off its coverage of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs this weekend with information and insights leading up to the South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway starting at 6 P.M. ET, Sunday, September, 15th on NASCAR.com, VSiN.com and SiriusXM Satellite Radio (Sirius 216, XM 201, App Channel 965).
 
#43
trying to get the car show people to start betting... a ton of people that go to all the car events that are not betting . if they get them hooked it's over LoL
 
#45
I under valued them from the start...I was way off.... they are bringing in a lot of pro's on the site.....and they could bring in a ton more people, .they are only getting started. .. I spent many nights adjusting their rating...
 
#53
VSIN killed their subscriber base when they went private. So funny... the decision actually did the opposite of what they wanted to accomplish which was to get more viewers. Now people finally coming back to it very slowly.
 
#57
The replays are good enough. Plus the follow the money replay is on the radio in las vegas.

Pauly Howard and Matt Youmans are you favorites for the emotional rants you hear every now and then. So much better than the normal middle of the road BS you hear elsewhere.
 
#59
John Kelly, Matt Youmans, Dave Cokin, Pauly Howard and Mitch Moss have always been informative, very fun to listen to, objective and wise through the years. Mitch and Pauly have a synergy working together. All five seem the same as when I first heard them here in Las Vegas and all seem to hate Hype. I miss hearing JK and hope he returns. He would fit in perfectly at VSIN and could have his own old school show with all his contacts.

Radio needs to return to the radio and be free. A great (Sports Gambling) show would talk about each day's card, the smaller sports, present the next day's opening line and feature Forum folks who know their shit in my mind. There are at least 20 (?) here, both loud and silent. And have few commercials breaks and provide Best Bets.

Scott Ferrall used to have the best sports gambling-talk ever on SiriusXM. That and The Stardust Line my two favorites ever.
 
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It’s a shame the old Stardust Line shows are not available online in an archive.
And the Lefty Rosenthal shows too.
There’s a couple of clips on YouTube but that’s it.

These were both before my time but they were definitely noteworthy contributions to Las Vegas sports betting history.
 
#63
Who is Todd Wishnev and why is he on the radio? JK would be much better.
Todd was on the showtime docuseries on sports betting that showed last spring or summer. can't remember. he can be found at the south point sportsbooks betting games. what you see/hear on vsin is really him. that isn't an act.
 

FairWarning

Bells Beer Connoisseur
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SportsGrid is on Pluto TV now - gambling/fantasy sports channel.

https://www.newswire.com/news/sportsgrid-network-launches-on-plutotv-21035297
SportsGrid Network Launches on PlutoTV
Digital-First Linear Network To Stream Exclusive Live Sports Gaming Coverage on Pluto TV, The Leading Free Streaming Television Service in the US, Providing News, Odds, Match-ups and Expert Analysis

PRESS RELEASE UPDATED: NOV 19, 2019 08:00 EST
NEW YORK, November 19, 2019 (Newswire.com) - SportsGrid today announced the launch of the nation’s first and only 24-hour network for the sports gaming audience as a digital-first linear channel on the nation’s leading free streaming television service, Pluto TV. Pluto TV users will now have access to SportsGrid’s real-time convergence of live content, data, stats, and gaming intelligence with coverage of the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NCAA College Sports, Tennis, and Soccer. The network will bring 18 hours of live, daily original programming, providing the fanatical sports enthusiast with expert analysis and interviews with the best in class sports analysts, to Pluto TV. Live programming will originate from the state-of-the-art television production facilities located at New York City’s VERSA adjacent to Madison Square Garden and at the FanDuel Sportsbook at the Meadowlands.

SportsGrid Founder and President Louis M. Maione said “This is great timing for the network to launch on PlutoTV with news coverage and commentary on the teams and players across the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLS and College Football & Basketball. We look forward to bringing SportsGrid’s exclusive content, extensive live data feeds and graphical analysis from our partner Sportradar. The Sportradar live data feeds enhance the fan experience through the use of data analytics and technology. The collaboration with Sportsradar provides the network with the platform to address the increasing demand for information and content geared around daily fantasy and sports gaming.”
“The expansion of sports related programming at Pluto TV throughout the years has provided our audience with a variety of viewing options,” said Amy Kuessner, SVP of Content Partnerships. “The addition of SportsGrid to our library takes our sports offerings to the next level with the in-depth analysis that our viewers are looking for.”

About SportsGrid
SportsGrid is a digital-first linear video network streaming exclusive live original programming providing extensive sports gambling coverage of all the major sports. The network’s 18 hours of live programming gives the fanatical sports wagering fan the news, scores, odds, rumors, match-ups and insightful expert commentary. The SportsGrid strategic partnership with Sportradar enables the network to integrate their real-time delivery of player and team news, data, statistics and betting intelligence into all the programming on the schedule. SportsGrid is the multimedia destination to serve the massive sports wagering audience with the unquestionable best of breed sports wagering programming and data.
 

O'Royken

EOG Dedicated
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Too much John Murray on VSIN. He offers nothing of value for the listening audience. Of all the sportsbook employees only Mike Palm offers good information and it is because he is betting the games. Would like to see VSIN cut back on low level sportsbook employees who prove on the air why they are low level employees. Good news is VSIN management not happy with John Murray and he may be out soon but the sooner the better.

Thank you John Kelly for not having low level sportsbook employees on your show because they offer nothing of value.
 

Valuist

EOG Dedicated
#70
Too much John Murray on VSIN. He offers nothing of value for the listening audience. Of all the sportsbook employees only Mike Palm offers good information and it is because he is betting the games. Would like to see VSIN cut back on low level sportsbook employees who prove on the air why they are low level employees. Good news is VSIN management not happy with John Murray and he may be out soon but the sooner the better.

Thank you John Kelly for not having low level sportsbook employees on your show because they offer nothing of value.
Great post. Murray's act is wearing thin. I don't know why VSIN feels the need to talk to sportsbook directors. Does anyone here care if the South Point made or lost money last weekend? Or the Westgate? Who cares; they are dealing the 11 to 10. They are always going to make money in the long run. They should spend more time handicapping the games and less time worrying about chasing steam.
 
#71
Very good insight. I love listening to mike palm because you hear the sports betting action in his voice and his rants. He bets dimes and nickels so when things go sideways he has some emotion to let out.

Not sure why the suits dont like john murray on the shows. Well it might be his kellyinvegas stuff. Leading sheep to the slaughter.
 

Valuist

EOG Dedicated
#72
Very good insight. I love listening to mike palm because you hear the sports betting action in his voice and his rants. He bets dimes and nickels so when things go sideways he has some emotion to let out.

Not sure why the suits dont like john murray on the shows. Well it might be his kellyinvegas stuff. Leading sheep to the slaughter.
He made a very off color comment that didn't go over well. I can't remember the specifics, but some of the hosts found it very off putting.
 
#73
it is worth the money.. they cover the board in the pro sports and some big college games. They go off topic but for a few dollars a month it could tip you some news if you were away from the computer. They have some pro's come in like ER , dink, , 6th sense. ... don best flies to east coast to try to get customers at fan duel school.. but does not go on Vsin.. puzzling... at least I never seen them on it. Jimmy V is the star ..the rest of the cast is overall pretty good.
 
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