Sharp on Friday unveiled the launch of its eponymous sports betting app.
The company, which was founded in 2020 by sports betting and fantasy sports executives from Win Daily and DFS Army, said the app provides an all-in-one platform experience of multimedia content, tools and solutions developed to educate and empower sports bettors to make smarter decisions and manage their actions.
Sharp said the anchor feature of the app is “Sharp Academy,” which it described as a “multimedia masterclass” that will teach all skill levels different aspects of sports betting.
Led by sports betting expert John Alessia, Sharp Academy reportedly will produce daily content (podcasts, live streams and articles) providing tips, advice and strategies aimed at breaking down sports betting to its foundational elements.
Sharp Academy will be free for the first 1,000 downloads of the Sharp app.
“Even as sports betting explodes across America, there is a significant segment of the market that is still sitting on the sidelines because they arenot educated on how to bet, what to look for or what success over time looks like,” Sharp co-founder and CEO Kevin Epsteinsaid in a statement. “Apps leveraging innovative technology focused on user education and self-management are already second nature to consumers looking to strengthen their personal financials or health and fitness regimen, and sports betting should be no different. With Sharp, we have created the ultimate platform of tools and content that we wish we had when we started sports betting.”
Sports betting experts and company executives Alessia, Epstein and Jason Mezrahi will produce content for the app. Sharp said additional noted sports betting experts contracted to create content for the platform will be announced at a later date.
Mezrahi, co-founder and COO, added, “In bringing together Win Daily and DFS Army, we bring decades of expertise that fuses sports betting content and experts with proprietary technology that will continue to evolve and innovate as the industry grows and expands. Users can expect daily content across the spectrum of sports and tools to help provide historical perspective on personal bets and real-time statistics to help make the best decisions for the bettor. There has been a dearth of sports betting educational products in the market, and we are excited for users to begin seeking value from the Sharp platform.”
Additional app features include bet-tracking technology, odds checking, and team and player prop projections.
The Sharp app currently is free for download on Android and iOS.
Source: Gaming America