San José vs. The night of Las Vegas is a reason to be in T-Mobile Arena. Both teams have won 11 games in a row, Calgary Flames, in the Pacific Division.
But something else is happening. While the game starts, some of us are looking for an iPad. The screen is a prototype created by BetGenius, using casinos, sports and competitions with live game data.
Just 1:34, Shark goalkeeper Martin Jones thrown Ryan Reaves to Tomas Nosek to the right. Suddenly, 1-0 is Golden Knights and it's in the arena of madhouse.
IPad odds disappear for a moment. Once they return they score their score. Do not you know what you saw in 94 seconds? Look again, because it's a whole new world.
Chris Dougan, director of communications group Genius Sports, smiles in my reaction.
"The data is oil," he says. "Algorithm is the engine".
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I'm Brett Howden.
When you're wearing a virtual reality headset, I'm suddenly suddenly in between Rangers skaters in Vegas tonight.
"Look down," says Sander Schouten, the major operator of the main company, Beyondsports, and the owner of this equipment. When I do it, "watch" puck at my foot. While playing, Howden Golden Makeup is a blue line for making decisions. Puck comes on his way.
Looking at Schouten, I can see how suddenly Howden sees it. It has been a virtual reality project that allows fans to select a player and view them through their eyes. (If you prefer, you can see Lego People instead of "real"). An interview tool can be used. It can also be used as part of the broadcast.
Today's top customer in Schouten is Fox Sports. Chelsea and West Ham play a remarkable VR between Chelsea and the Premier League. A player takes a bad shot to avoid having a team mate. By changing the video angle, analysts may indicate how the shooter had seen their teammate.
So, the NHL data have your value, I wonder?
"Absolutely," answered Schouten.
Golden Knights have organized two games this week: on Tuesday against Rangers and Thursday against the Sharks. When the NHLPA was approved, the players of the three teams wore track chips and used a particular puck (with a chip). Other NHL clubs were invited, see how they could collect and disseminate data and respond to questions.
While this was happening, the massive CES convention was also held in Las Vegas.
Directed by the Consumer Technology Association, CES attracts almost 190,000 people, more than 4,400 exhibitors and over 1,000 speakers. CES is an essential event to know where the world is. The NHL invited around 100 people to a suite of two games. Several stations were created to transfer technology.
The most important thing is to understand if there is someone who wants to be seated and want to see it in the game, there is no disturbance, no odds, no virtual reality, you can do it. NHL and NHLPA do not like anyone else who prefers it. But if you want another experience and want everyone to know about generations, it's good news.
Honestly, there is much more choice than I was aware of. As a result, he learns a lot.
"The thing you can do is surprise," said the NHL commerce committee, Bill Daly. "And we are excited to see where it can go."
You expect some news all through the weekend
The NHL will announce its Player and Puck-Tracking plans on All-Star Weekend Jan-26-27 in San Jose. Commissioner Gary Bettman decided to work. The word has been making significant investments in league in research and development.
"We've been in eight figures," he said on Thursday night. "This shows the commitment of the owners, our faith in our perspective".
"(The Commissioner) told us that the information" in real time "should be available or not bothered," said David Lehanski, vice president of the NHL's business development and cooperation world.
Is he happy?
"Yes," Bettman replied, before continuing. "Originally, we saw this as an application for broadcasting. Nobody knew when we started legalizing the game."
At times, however, they leaked the leagues.
The NFL shared Nielsen's research data with NLL. Wagered people have watched those who watch football games for 19 seasons per year. And, they are playing 75-80 percent of the bets instead of putting cash into confrontation.
Examples of bet gambling in the BetGenius prototype:
Where will the next goal be included in the network?
Next objective 88 m.p.h. Will it be faster or slower? (The key here is that bettor can change the number).
What will be the ice rink to achieve the next goal?
When he went to the NHL Vegas, the league game was not a reason to worry, there was not much hockey games wager.
Do these types of games come from different types? NFL numbers indicate yes.
"We saw it in the Premier League," says Dougan. "This generates interest, which creates a commitment."
The betting will guide the bus
Before I start the game in Las Vegas, I'm next to the computer monitor that shows Toronto-New Jersey. 3-2 are maples for two periods. It's the possibility to press the first 40 minutes on the right side of the monitor.
"There are 263 games ready to go," says Shachar Arnon, North American business development director with WSC Sports.
(Arnon will not take a picture on the screen, it's not the only one, no one reveals the secrets).
"What we announce is that they stand out as if it were a human being," he says.
The theater has a meaning.
"And we do not record the word of the transmitter".
A second option will be highlighted from a larger library. I said that I was given a package by Mitch Marner and John Tavares (yes, I know this is not a nauseating selection of Leaf fans). You can choose how long you want to be. It's three minutes away. You can also choose playing conditions.
WSC's customers are the NBA, their individual teams and Turner Sports. Right now, when you like it, it happens when you receive text alerts on your phone or tablet. She also wants her video to send video alerts.
At night, Steph Curry had a great NBA game. But the French Rudy Gobert of Utah had six blocks. Certainly Gobert's block was noteworthy among French customers. More than conservative was seen by Curry's performances.
In an international league like NHL, it resonates. With this knowledge you can create ads.
"Does NHL data have a great value for you?" I asked her.
"That's why we're here," Arnon replied. "This information begins to be a real value and a return to real investment."
Can this value be quantified?
"This must be determined," says Bettman.
It's not fleeting. People who indicate much more than this are still not sure where they will go. There is a lot of energy and excitement. But it's obvious that the bet will drive that bus.
Where does NHLPA work?
Anyone who could throw cold in this experiment was the players. We talk so much about the game, virtual reality, highlights and tracking with almost completely forgotten data.
There is a risk to the player that knowing that it is slowing down, causing injuries and using contracting businesses. And as part of the NHL / NHLPA agreement, data tracking can not be used in wage arbitration sessions.
"We have to do it," says NHLPA assistant assistant Mathieu Schneider. "If you're standing, you're staying behind. It's happening in every sport. You can not avoid it."
"We will all be using the same numbers. If you're judging at least, we'll get the same information."
According to the NHL, there were about 18 teams in Vegas. As the people say, it will be very helpful for their teams to learn how to get a huge amount of data.
"It will be massive," said one representative. "No one knows how to use it right from the beginning."
Another has said that it will open up encrypted works. "(Each organization needs a depth) People with elite coding capabilities."
What is questioned when the project officially begins. It may not start in the 2019-20 season, but at that point. Take your time. They can not be false initials. Good to be done.
Everyone enters in floodless waters
When it was tracking the 2015 Columbus All-Star Weekend and the 2016 World Hockey Cup, puck looked different than today. The above had holes at the sides, because they used infrared technology.
"It was a good system," said Lehansk. "But nobody liked it."
Bettman also warned that manufacturers did not want to see split pucks during two games.
Enter Jogmo, the German company creator, creating hardware and software that generates real-time tracking data for sports equipment.
"We made technology for tracking football, but we saw better opportunities for North American growth," said Martin Bachmayer, the founding Jogmo and the CEO. "Three years ago we came to the NHL. We wanted to challenge. Although we could do the hockey, we could do anything."
Challenge Create a new "track" that will withstand the impact, cold and brightness of the ice surface. All barriers to getting real-time data accurate. Bachmayer opened a puck, but he did not accept any photos. According to the All-Star ad, there's a video that shows how one is doing.
"We needed to create a new rubber recipe," said Bachmayer. "The others had too much carbon. We could not get a signal (chip)".
There was also a previous concern about the cost. World Cup pucks cost $ 150- $ 200. This is no longer the case, some sources say roughly $ 50, and hopefully they will go down below.
Schneider said that some players have noticed a difference, the others were not.
"It has been completely dismantled, we will be sure of everything," he says.
Before testing NHL players, the UNLV hockey team has passed the chips. The men and women who ice-cleaned also had commercial steps.
"We have put a shovel and a Zamboni from the moment we left the ship, to see how far it was in the signal," said Lehansk.
The teams will bring their players' sensors with them, they will receive 50 teams each, so players will have their own chip. Each dining room will have a charging station.
Each field will have rafters with 12-14 antenna and four and six more in the lower bowl or ice level (to take off). Somewhere down the road, adding a Lehman, there is also hope of adding optical tracking.
The data will go through the chips of Jogmo from a server managed by SMT, the company that is the first line-up of the NFL. (He also bought Sportvision, which created the harsh puck of the NHL).
The SMT demonstrated to a player how many players showed their skates, how they played, how much time they spent in the last round, and how many zones they had.
That's why I learned burns 4:12 in the last Thursday game. He had skipped 22,437 feet, over one more than a thousand others in the group (I'm tired of writing). The shark was puck in Las Vegas in the 43rd minute. Meanwhile, the Golden Knights were in the San Jose area, just 26 percent. Again, all this comes from raw data.
The SMT will send the information to the NHL and the NHLPA, who decides who will be – emitters, sports centers, casinos, somebody – what they get. Where is the business
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