FOX Sports becomes Bally’s Sports

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  1. inkahauts

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    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

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    Ballys Sports Network? It just doesn’t sound right.
     
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    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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    I worked at one for years, LOL
     
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  5. ThaPhenom

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

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    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

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    Sherman...
    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 Bet.works.
     
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  8. codespy

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    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

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    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

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    Sherman...
    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

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    Scientific Games Is Bally's and Williams now days.
     
  12. SamC

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    I was unaware of that. Thanks.
     
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    I remember the old Bally pins!
     
  14. dod1450

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    What channel number are you talking about??

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    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.
     
  16. n3ntj

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    Bally's Sport Net just sounds weird..
     
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  17. TheRatPatrol

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    It does. I say just call it SportsNet. Or they could bring back the Sports Channel name. :D

     
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  18. inkahauts

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    Sports net is what spectrum calls their nets..
     
  19. JoeTheDragon

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    or SportsVision
     
  20. trainman

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    Sherman...
    It's going to be "Bally Sports," not "Bally's Sports Net," so in practice on the air, it's going to be "Bally Sports West," "Bally Sports Prime Ticket," etc. That's consistent with how the networks have been referred to as "Fox Sports _______" on the air for the past few years (as opposed to "FSN").
     
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