Bob Chapek Hopes to Announce Sports Betting Partnership for Disney in the Near Future
After doubling down on bringing Disney into the sports betting market in March, today Disney CEO Bob Chapek said he hopes to announce a sports betting partnership in the near future.
Chapek was also previously quoted saying that Disney must “seriously consider getting into gambling in a bigger way, and ESPN is a perfect platform for this” at the fourth-quarter earnings call in 2021.
The Wall Street Journal reported last summer that ESPN was looking into brand licensing deals with Caesars Entertainment and DraftKings, after already striking a deal to link to their sportsbooks from ESPN.com in 2020.
According to Chapek, Disney is “moving towards a great presence in online sports betting, and given our reach and scale, we have the potential to partner with third-parties in this space in a very meaningful way.”