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    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    The winner is Ballys, paying Sinclair $85 MM over 10 years and giving them ownership stake in the betting company.

    https://nypost.com/2020/11/18/sinclair-broadcasting-to-rename-sports-channels-after-ballys-casinos/

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    Wonderful. I guess Pete was just ahead of his time.

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    Sinclair sounds like a slimy bunch.

    I wrote that back on May 17 and my opinion hasn’t changed. I don’t like gambling at all so the thought of having to watch their Bally’s promos and junk on the game broadcasts stinks.

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    I don’t like gambling at all so the thought of having to watch their Bally’s promos and junk on the game broadcasts stinks.

    I feel the same way. I do not like the inroads that gambling has made into sports. It reeks of opportunity for bad things to happen.

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    https://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseball/professional/fox-sports-midwest-intends-to-become-a-bookie-joint/article_1d97a7cb-aae3-567f-a494-7111aa8d3f77.html

    But what is clear is that there will be much more than a name change, that gambling will be emphasized on the telecasts. And it won’t be just guys giving their picks on games. The plan is to have interactive betting on the TV screen or mobile devices on which the games are being seen, with Bally’s — through Sinclair — serving as the bookie.

    This part of the article makes me sick. I might actually give up on watching the games if there’s crap showing up on my screen in game about betting. I’m not interested in watching baseball that looks like horse racing.

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    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    Don’t worry. When Sinclair gets all this additional gambling revenue, they will surely lower fees to carry their networks. (and if you believe that…)

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    Brian, what are the chances reality is catching up with WCBW and his ‘off shore Interests’ from those TCNB discussions.

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    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    From the P-D:

    Sinclair president and CEO Chris Ripley said Thursday that what now is known as Fox Sports Midwest, as well as other regional sports networks Sinclair owns nationwide, will be available for customers to purchase independently.

    ”We have a pretty aggressive plan,” he said. “It will happen next year.”

    But indications are that offering could be later than sooner, so consumers should not expect that option to be in place if the Blues are back on the ice in January — or possibly even by the beginning of the baseball season next spring.

    https://www.stltoday.com/sports/columns/relief-may-loom-for-those-shut-out-of-fox-sports-midwest/article_011b329f-e099-5c98-b69f-ab112d2944e6.html

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