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9 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Jason Robins. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Jason Robins, often where they are interviewed.

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9 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Jason Robins. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Jason Robins, often where they are interviewed.

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Jason Robins of DraftKings on the future of sports and betting (EP.98)

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DraftKings CEO and co-founder Jason Robins joins me on this epic conversation about their long journey to IPO and the future of sports and betting. 

Guest - Jason Robins, CEO and Co-Founder at DraftKings

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Sep 10 2020 · 1hr 5mins
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Jason Robins, CEO, DraftKings: Betting on a New Market

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The demand for sports betting has existed for decades in the United States, but it has traditionally been confined to the black market and Nevada, the only state where sports betting is legal. That all changed on May 14, 2018, when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), effectively legalizing sports betting in the United States – as long as a state government allows for it. The removal of regulations have opened up a new market (and created a huge opportunity) for online gaming companies like DraftKings. Jason Robins, CEO of DraftKings, joins the podcast to talk about the evolution of his company and why a deep understanding of customers is the key to leading in the new era of legalized sports betting.

Listen to this podcast episode to learn:

• How DraftKings is managing its transformation from a daily fantasy sports provider to a sports betting and online gaming company

• How the culture, regulations, and attitudes around sports betting have changed in the United States

• Why the most impactful insights emerge from a combination of listening to customers and data analysis

• How legalizing a market that was once in the shadows helps create more transparency and responsible practices

• The business value of “not being fully prepared,” and why entrepreneurs should expect to waste their first marketing dollars

• What lies ahead for DraftKings and the industry
Jan 22 2020 · 17mins

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Jason Robins, CEO, DraftKings

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James Kotecki of C Space Studio speaks with Jason Robins, CEO, DraftKings.

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Behind the Scenes with DraftKings CEO Jason Robins

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Bloomberg’s Tom Moroney and Kim Carrigan sit down with Jason Robins, the CEO of DraftKings about starting the company and the future of sports betting. The episode is available now.

Jan 02 2020 · 1min
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DraftKings CEO Jason Robins

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Bloomberg’s Tom Moroney and Kim Carrigan sit down with Jason Robins, the CEO of DraftKings about starting the company and the future of sports betting.

Jan 02 2020 · 8mins
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Sugar Ray Leonard, Jason Robins of DraftKings: Episode 27

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On the one-year anniversary of the dynamiting of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992, the ICE North America gaming trade show opens in the sprawling Boston Seaport district, drawing influencers from around the globe.

Half of the podcast joined them, with Brant James prowling the hallways and interview rooms in search of the hot topics in the legal sports betting industry.

In summary: lots of pro sports teams and leagues believe that eSports could be a massive betting market, that is if anyone could ever figure out how to regulate it; you might one day have a multi-tiered game broadcast that allows you as much betting content as you chose; in-play betting remains the focus of major sportsbooks and pro sports leagues for attracting new customers.

Sugar Ray Leonard and Jason Robins Interviews

Retired former boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard offers his thoughts on retirement and what brought him to the trade show. He hugged a lot of folks and had them literally leaping into the air for t-shirts.

DraftKings CEO offers his insights into the gaming industry, where his daily fantasy and sports betting platform fits, and where this is all headed.


1:43 – Happy PASPA Independence Day

4:17 – State legislatures update.

6:00 – How many states will have legal sports betting in a year?

8: 00 – An important promotional message.

10:01 – Come for the sports betting talk, stay for a hug with Sugar Ray Leonard.

15:00 – Draft Kings CEO Jason Robins.

22:05 – eSports was a hot topic

22:35 – Will you have a three-tiered gambling-only channel for your sports in the future? There were clues.

24:05 – The National Football League’s heir apparent said they might have underestimated the size of the black market.

25:00 – Ryan takes umbrage.

25:43 – Brant restores order.

27:40 – Analyzing the possibility of a multi-tiered gambling sports contest.

29:15 – Millennials are supposedly a big deal.

30:22 – Ninja was a big deal at ICE North America.

32: 10 – Breaking down the National Basketball Association conference finals.

39:26 – Toronto vs. Milwaukee

39:53 – Brant’s hot take on the Bucks series. He’s no loafer.

42:00 – Are the Golden State Warriors unstoppable?

46:00 – Game of Thrones breakdown. And it has broken down.

48:30 – Who’s going to be on the Iron Throne?

51:20 – Why did Game of Thrones do this to the characters?

Where You Can Find Ep. 27 Of Badder Beats On Social Media

On Instagram.

On Twitter.

Brant James on Twitter.

Ryan Butler on Twitter.

Sugar Ray Leonard on Twitter.

Jason Robins on Twitter.

May 16 2019 · 52mins
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Draft Kings CEO - Jason Robins

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In this episode, Michael is joined by Draft Kings CEO Jason Robins. They discussed many topics including the future of legalized sports gambling, how he got his start in the business, dealing with obstacles and controversy and the time he went to a special concert with Robert Kraft. Enjoy the episode.

2:20 -Being in almost 200 Fantasy Leagues in college

3:31 - Why drafting players is the best part of Fantasy

5:01 - What he wanted to be when he was younger

6:13 College experiences and how that molded his career path

7:45 - Pressures he faced on starting a business

8:45 - The "Ah Ha" moment when starting Draft Kings

11:00 - Advice on starting your own business

12:30 - Business ideas that didn't work out

14:17- Dealing with sudden success

15:36 - Dealing with Controversy

17:11- Thoughts about the media

18:56- Misconceptions about Draft Kings

20:04 - Future of Legalized Sports Betting

25:21 - Best concert he's been to

Apr 25 2019 · 28mins
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Brian Griese & Jason Robins

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Adam Schefter talks to ESPN's Brian Griese about his personal evolution (7:46), lessons he learned from Keith Jackson (11:30), what he thought of college teammate Tom Brady (16:18), the importance of John Elway in his life (19:02), how the game has changed in the past decade (21:14) & more. Plus, DraftKings CEO Jason Robins on the business of daily fantasy football as the laws continue to change (38:32).
Aug 27 2018 · 50mins
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#8: CEO of the Newest Unicorn Startup on Their Tough Start & Fast Rise (Jason Robins, DraftKings)

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DraftKings' Jason Robins -- In this episode, NextView partner Rob Go talks to the CEO of the newest unicorn -- Jason Robins of DraftKings. Jason is generous with his storytelling and tactical tips for fundraising when VCs aren't receptive, partnering with larger players in your industry (as DraftKings was able to do with brands like Disney/ESPN, the MLB, the NHL, etc.), and building a company that's capable of being truly analytical -- not just driven by data but obsessed with it.

So ... how does a unicorn gain traction anyway?


- A clever question to ask VCs to ensure you get a firm answer.

- Tactics for fundraising when being met with some resistance.

- How young startups can partner with massive brands.

- Why and how you should build a data-obsessed team.

- Marketing and user acquisition advice for those in hot, competitive markets.


- The early struggles Jason experienced while raising fundraising (and the way they overcame this pushback).

- The surprising companies that breed highly analytical minds and user acquisition geniuses.

- The hiring process at DraftKings and other data-obsessed companies.


- Jason's company: DraftKings.com

- Jason's Twitter: @JasonDRobins

Let me know what you think of the show -- tweet me (Jay Acunzo) @Jay_zo

Aug 03 2015 · 42mins