What Should The Media Do With Big Money Bets? – Barrett Sports Media
The subject of “huge” bets has become a hot topic on gambling Twitter. As someone that writes about gambling, I understand both sides of the argument. From the media’s perspective, they need to produce content for a broad audience and generate clicks. Reporting on large wagers fits the bill for both of those items.
But, the flipside of that is the risk of leading new bettors to misguided perceptions about gambling. Many believe that the glamorization of these types of bets and parlays will lead gamblers to one fate – busting their bankroll
After seeing a ton of banter about the subject on Twitter last week, I wanted to go straight to the source. Ben Fawkes, who is the VP of Digital Media for VSiN, is someone who frequently posts about big bets as a part of his job. I also wanted to get the perspective of someone who is on the other side of the coin on this issue, so I reached out to Jack Andrews, or as people on Twitter refer to him, Captain Jack. Jack is a pro bettor and is known in the industry as a gambling watchdog.
I asked both gentlemen the same questions. Only fair, right?
The reporting of “big” bets has become a controversial topic lately. How do