WWE is in talks with state gambling regulators in Colorado and Michigan to legalize betting on high-profile matches, according to people familiar with the matter. WWE is working with the accounting firm EY to secure scripted match results in hopes it will convince regulators there’s no chance of results leaking to the public, said the people, who asked not to be named because the discussions are private.
The GOP has eyed the state as a possible pickup. Now, a McConnell-aligned group is investing in Colorado.
The pummeling of Colorado TV viewers by political ads will continue for another two and a half weeks. Colorado is on the national radar as a battleground state for key congressional and gubernatorial races — some of the closest in the country. Denver is among the top media markets by ad volume across all races, according to Kantar Media/CMAG. The market forecast for political TV advertising revenue is $50 million, says a Denver station manager.
Among the biggest winners in Tuesday’s election were broadcasters in swing states like Colorado. “In 2012, we are estimating the political dollars spent in Denver to be around $67-$68 million and in the state to be around $86 million,” according to one market source.
Entravision Communications Corp. announced the addition of Jacob Paulsen as interactive sales manager for its Colorado markets. In his new role, Paulsen will be responsible for leading Entravision’s digital and interactive […]