People News 7/11/2021: Rhodes to lead Business Development for Comcast’s Sky; Cupp named President for Microsoft USA; Jefferson names 1st female Board Chair

Excited to introduce to you all the next President of Microsoft US – Deb Cupp

Ex-SAP exec has been based in Malvern.

Jefferson names 1st female board chair in 197 years (Becker’s Hospital Review)

Linode Names William Charnock as CTO

Google Cloud Taps SAP Vet Adaire Fox-Martin As EMEA Cloud President (CRN)

Suvoda Announces the Expansion of its Leadership Team to Support Worldwide Growth

MRP Appoints Chief Technology Officer

Medical Guardian Names Brian Simmermon As New CIO

Maryann Lauletta Appointed Chief Medical Officer for Dina (Home Care Magazine)

Joins Chicago-based Osage-backed venture working from Philly.

Cherry Hill-based Fox Bet adds to area’s sports wagering scene

Tom Paine

A U.S. Supreme Court decision in May 2018 overturned a federal ban on sports wagering outside of Nevada, and 13 states now offer it.

Rupert Murdoch’s Fox Corp launched the FOX Bet sports betting platform last September. Its actually a partnership with The Stars Group (TSG), which is listed on the Toronto exchange and the NASDAQ.

Fox in May 2019 invested $236 million for a 4.99% stake in TSG, valuing TSG at $4.7 billion.

Additionally, Fox Sports within the next 10 years will have the right to acquire up to 50% of Stars Group’s U.S. business.

Sky Bet, a UK partnership between Sky (formerly owned by Fox and now owned by Comcast) and The Stars Group, was previously bought out by Stars; Comcast has no interest in it. Fox Bet relocated its New Jersey office last year from Linwood, where it had approximately 40 staff, to Cherry Hill. LinkedIn now shows 72 employees for Fox Bet, including a few in Austin, TX..

Fox Bet is now only authorized to offer gambling in New Jersey and Pennsylvanuia. There is a desktop app, and mobile apps for Android and iOS users.

This past week, Fox Bet announced a partnership with the new XFL Spring football league, which began play on Saturday.

Fox is the first US broadcaster to become directly involved in sports gaming.

Update: William Hill strikes sports-betting media deal with CBS Sports to allow it to tap the media giant’s audience for potential customers via @WSJ