FOX Sports becomes Bally’s Sports

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  1. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    Farewell, Fox Sports West. Hello, Bally Sports Farewell, Fox Sports West. Hello, Bally Sports

    So Bally’s has wiggled their way into media and are paying to have the stations renamed after them as they prepare for more and more sports gambling coming online. Rather smart on their part. Especially right now as no league is going to be against this since it keeps new money flowing into the leagues.

    There will be plenty of cross promotional and data sharing between all of Sinclair and Bally’s it seems from the press release
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  2. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    Ballys Sports Network? It just doesn’t sound right.
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  3. dtv757

    dtv757 Icon

    Jun 3, 2006
    First thing that came to my mind was the old gym

    Ballys Total fitness.

    Wonder if they will give it a different name .

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  4. gio12

    gio12 Icon

    Jul 31, 2006
    Miami, Fl
    I worked at one for years, LOL
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  5. ThaPhenom

    ThaPhenom Mentor

    Aug 21, 2006
    Will they have a 24/7 sport book ticker across the bottom of the screen?
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  6. SamC

    SamC Hall Of Fame

    Jan 20, 2003
    The choice of Bally's by Caesars Entertainment is odd. It has several far more well known brand names, including Caesars itself, and its app based gambling is conducted, in most states, under the recently acquired William Hill brand. Bally's is a kind of middle to lower middle market operation among the Caesars group.
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  7. trainman

    trainman Hall Of Fame

    Jan 9, 2008
    Bally's Total Fitness is defunct (although it coexisted just fine with Bally's gambling interests for years).

    Sinclair's deal isn't with Caesars, it's with Bally's Corporation (Wikipedia link) -- they license the Bally's name to Caesars in Las Vegas, but more importantly, they own a number of their own casino and racetrack properties (including Bally's Atlantic City, which they bought from Caesars earlier this year), and most importantly, they just bought an online sports betting platform called
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  8. codespy

    codespy Go Pack Go!!!! DBSTalk Club

    Mar 29, 2006
    My first thought was ‘Bally’s’ pinball machines. Played a ton of those as a kid thru 70’s and 80’s. Maybe they’ll have Pinball tournaments on that channel during Covid shutdowns, like all the Cornhole Championships on ESPN. :)
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  9. JoeTheDragon

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    They should of keep makeing them.
    DE / SEGA / STERN is still there.

    No Big Pinball tournaments right now lots of big shows did not happen in 2020 and lots of locations with games closed.
  10. trainman

    trainman Hall Of Fame

    Jan 9, 2008
    The rights to Bally's (and Williams) pinball machines are not owned by the Bally's corporation anymore -- they sold them off to a company called Scientific Games. (But at this point, they only make slot machines -- they haven't made pinball machines in over 20 years).
  11. JoeTheDragon

    JoeTheDragon Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2008
    Scientific Games Is Bally's and Williams now days.
  12. SamC

    SamC Hall Of Fame

    Jan 20, 2003
    I was unaware of that. Thanks.
  13. Eva

    Eva Active Member

    Nov 8, 2013
    I remember the old Bally pins!
  14. dod1450

    dod1450 Legend

    Dec 16, 2009
    What channel number are you talking about??

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  15. oriolesmagic

    oriolesmagic Member

    Aug 6, 2013
    This branding will be going on the entire Fox Sports regional sports networks suite, with the exception of YES and Marquee.

    This will rename 20 or so channels in the 600s, based on where you live. The Fox Sports branding is currently on RSNs through the entire West, Southeast, and much of the Midwest that air a large swath of MLB, NBA and NHL games for local teams. I won't name them all because it depends on how you count some of the subfeeds, but all will be Bally Sports (region) sometime in early 2021.

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