Rovell: Why I left covering sports business for ESPN
Former ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell writes about why he left his job to join Action Network, a sports gambling news site.
Rovell writes, “So when I walked into that train on that day in September and I was greeted with more betting ads (these ones for William Hill), I decided in that moment that I was going to make the move.
“Eighteen years ago, I made the move into the niche of sports business reporting. Well, sports gambling — the business of bets, sportsbooks, bettors, sponsorships, data, leagues — was now going to be big enough to cover every day.
“So where would I go? There was truly only one place: Action, a sophisticated, best-in-class operation, founded back in October 2017 after rolling up three data companies into one with the intention of giving sports bettors the best investing tools.”
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