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Disney Sports Betting About Face • This Week in Gambling




After a long history of opposition to expanded gambling, Disney sports betting and fantasy sports are set to become a real thing. The company recently said that their goal is to use betting on sports to strengthen the company’s ESPN+ streaming service.

Disney purchased ABC Television, and ABC owns ESPN. Over the past several years, Disney had been hesitant to embrace sports betting. But they now seem to feel that regulated betting on sporting events and the emergence of fantasy sports are a great way to improve the ESPN+ service.

The company also stated that it has added 11.5 million ESPN+ subscribers, and that sports betting integration could bring in a younger audience. You can read more at Legal Sports Betting.