Social chatter eats into betting volumes

Pinnacle CEO Paris Smith said the company has seen a strong recovery in sports betting volumes since live events returned. However, the numbers for some major events were slightly less-than-anticipated as punters, keen for social interaction after lockdowns, flocked to bars to watch events. It appears the socialising was a distraction from in-play betting. Smith talks about this and some of the other trends the company has noted in the sports betting world.