Sports bettors and fantasy players will demand a new experience. What you need to know…

Sports bettors and fantasy players are demanding a new experience.

The industry is making a mad dash to try and re-engage and build loyalty with this key audience. But, this global pandemic has changed how the sports bettor and fantasy sports player think and the experiences they demand. As we all deal with changing regulations, less disposable income, greater competition and the newest technologies, how can sports betting and fantasy platforms make sense of it all to succeed?

Time & Date: June 4, 2020 at 2 p.m. EDT

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The Lineup

Ashley Rodriguez

Moderator, Senior TV and Sports Betting Reporter, Business Insider

Ashley is a senior reporter at Business Insider covering the future of TV and sports betting. She writes about streaming-video companies like Netflix and Hulu that are changing the concept of TV, legacy TV companies like Disney and NBCUniversal, and the evolution of the TV bundle.Before Business Insider, Ashley covered media and marketing for Quartz. She worked at Advertising Age prior to that. Ashley also teaches business journalism at the Newmark School of Journalism.

Yasin Abbak

Fantasy Life

Yasin Abbak is the co-founder and CEO of the fantasy sports and sports betting app, Fantasy Life, alongside co-founder Matthew Berry. Yasin has previously held positions at Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan Chase. He earned his Bachelors from Drew University in Economics and Political Science.

Rick Wolf

Founding Board Member, FSGA and President, FantasyAlarm

Rick Wolf is the President of FA Media LLC ( In his role there, he is leading the company operationally to create entertaining and informative content for the fantasy sports and sports betting industries.

Wolf is a founding Board Member of the Fantasy Sports & Gaming Association (FSGA), a non-profit organization with the mission of raising awareness worldwide for Fantasy Sports. Wolf served as FSGA Chairman from 2002 to 2006 and Treasurer from 2016 to 2018. In 2011, Wolf was inducted into the Fantasy Sports Hall of Fame.

Ed Moed

HPL Digital Sport

Ed is CEO of HPL Digital Sport. He leads business strategy, and provides overall direction to new service development, client relations, and new business.

After 23 years in the industry working alongside some of the biggest consumer, financial and B2B brands, he launched Hot Paper Lantern in 2018 and HPL Digital Sport shortly thereafter.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Drew University, and currently serves as a trustee for the school. Ed will always root for the New York Giants, no matter their record.

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