Barstool Sports Fined After Tailgate Show in Toledo
Barstool was “encouraging folks to preregister; they were advertising the Sportsbook”.
Barstool Sports has been fined “not less than $250,000” by the Ohio Casino Control Commission after violations of state law during an appearance at the University of Toledo.
According to a report from the Toledo Blade, Barstool was given notice of the violation after the OCCC claimed it was in violation of two statutes: targeting or advertising gambling to those under the age of 21, and avertising on or near a college campus.
The company hosted its Barstool Tailgate Show on Tuesday, November 15th ahead of the University of Toledo’s game against Bowling Green.
OCCC spokesperson Jessica Franks told the Blade Barstool was “encouraging folks to preregister; they were advertising the Sportsbook”.
Sports betting is not legal in the state of Ohio until January 1st.
A spokesperson for Penn Entertainment — Barstool’s parent company — said it looks “forward to the opportunity to address this directly with the Ohio Casino Control Commission through its regulatory process”.
Franks added that while the Commission takes gambling in Ohio seriously, it simply looks for “egregious violations”.
“We do take responsible gambling very serious here at the commission, especially the fact that sports gaming hasn’t even officially launched,” Franks said. “We do take this very seriously, (but) we do not actively seek out to fine or sanction companies.”
Penn Entertainment has 30 days to take action, which could include requesting a hearing or seeking a settlement.
Dan Le Batard: ‘I Wanted Domonique Foxworth to be Meadowlark Media’s COO’
“I wanted Domonique to be our COO. And he told me that he would not be.”
Dan Le Batard wanted to hire Domonique Foxworth to an executive level job at Meadowlark Media.
Foxworth appeared on The Dan Le Batard Show on Thursday, and Dan brought up the fact that he wanted to put the ESPN host and commentator in the c-suite.
“I don’t want to handle money. I don’t want to have anything to do with the money and the business of Meadowlark Media,” Le Batard said. “I hate it, and I wanted Domonique to be our COO. And he told me that he would not be.”
Le Batard thought there was a good shot they would’ve been able to hire Foxworth at Meadowlark. But Domonique shared one simple reason why he wasn’t going to take the job.
“You are friends and family with the people that I was gonna fire. It’s plain and simple,” Foxworth said. “It’s not that it’s specific people. But it’s like you’re trying to run a business or you’re trying to have a family.”
Foxworth just thought it wasn’t a good fit with all that in mind.
Jordan Bondurant is a features reporter for Barrett Sports Media. He’s a multimedia journalist and communicator who works at the Virginia State Corporation Commission in Richmond. Jordan also contributes occasional coverage of the Washington Capitals for the blog NoVa Caps. His prior media experiences include working for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the Danville Register & Bee, Virginia Lawyers Weekly, WRIC-TV 8News and Audacy Richmond. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter @J__Bondurant.
Blue Wire Adding Podcasts Cut During SB Nation Downsizing
Blue Wire has announced it is adding three NBA podcasts that were cut during a downsizing by Vox Media that hit SB Nation earlier this year.
Lakers Lounge, hosted by Anthony Irwin, Green With Envy, hosted by Will Weir, Greg Maneikis, and Adam Taylor, and Pod Maverick with Kirk Henderson are all being revived with Blue Wire.
“We’ve built Blue Wire around being able to identify exceptional talent hitting the podcast free agency market,” said Blue Wire CEO Kevin Jones. “We were thrilled to act quickly and provide a new home for three standout local NBA podcasts.”
“I’ve known Kevin for years and we’ve often spoken about working together,” Irwin said. “I couldn’t possibly be more excited to add to all the great work Blue Wire has become known for as we finally see years of conversations become a fruitful partnership.”
The former SB Nation programs that follow the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, and Dallas Mavericks, respectively, were able to negotiate the ownership of their podcasts with Vox, allowing them to bring their former feeds with them to Blue Wire.
The addition of the three podcasts adds to the company’s growing list of NBA shows. Currently, Blue Wire hosts Road Trippin’ with Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye, and No Chill with Gilbert Arenas, among others.
Rob Parker Bringing MLBBro.com Podcast To iHeartRadio
“I’m thrilled to be a part of this groundbreaking project – this sound has never been heard before in connection with Major League Baseball.”
Rob Parker loves Major League Baseball and he is expanding his reach in the sport. His site MLBBro.com is taking another step forward just weeks after announcing a partnership with the league to provide coverage of minority players from the past and present.
He will add a podcast to the brand’s portfolio. The MLBBro Show Podcast – The Mixtape will join the iHeartRadio podcast lineup. While Parker oversees the brand, the show will be led by MLBbro.com’s Vice President of Operations JR Gamble.
Gamble brings more than two decades of experience covering the league to the show. The first episode drops right after Opening Day on March 31.
“I’m thrilled to be a part of this groundbreaking project – this sound has never been heard before in connection with Major League Baseball,” said Parker, who has been a Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) member since 1990.
“It’s baseball coverage with hot sauce, loud and proud and in living color. Get on board from day one!”