Michael Maerz on virtual sports and going big in Japan [podcast]

Michael Maerz, Sportradar

Michael Maerz, deputy CEO for Asia Pacific at Sportradar, says the group has seen surging demand for virtuals as a result of the Covid pandemic and that the popularity of the vertical is likely to continue. He also speaks about the potential for regulated sports betting in Asia and the mounting excitement that Japan could be prepared to legalize, in what may lead to a chain reaction of a lifting of regulatory hurdles.

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