We are thrilled to announce a new arm of the Kanpai Panda ecosystem: “Kanpai Media”!
Kanpai Media will be a one-stop shop for all things KP, an aggregated platform for original and professionally produced content focused on gambling, sports, crypto, and individual personalities, like professional athletes and our very own, Ice Bagz. We aim to leverage all forms of content for every demographic, establish social media affiliations, and incorporate partnerships and advertising to generate publicity and revenue.
We’ll be debuting with shows and podcasts like Kanpai Nights, Overdogs Podcast, Stories of Success, High Stakes on the Green, and TBA. We will look to add unique and electric content as we go. We’ll aggregate KP content on Kanpai Media to make keeping up with the Pandas easy — separate the noise from Twitter and Discord to read up on and watch all our material announcements.
Before touching on what each show or podcast will look like, we have something to tell you…
Meet Paul Chianese, Co-Founder and Head of Product at Kick.com
To help us execute the vision, we are proud to announce that we’ve brought Paul Chianese on as a stakeholder and advisor to the project! Paul is currently the Co-Founder and Head of Product at Kick.com, the world’s fastest-growing live-streaming platform. With his expertise in streaming and content, Paul will help us circumvent this space to further elevate our brand through different media avenues.
Since its inception in January 2023, Kick has amassed over four million users and over $10 million in subscription revenue and is quickly challenging the titans of the streaming world. Kick is owned by Stake.
Prior to Kick, Paul founded Trade Arcade TV, a financial streaming platform geared towards providing financial education in a live streaming environment.
We can’t wait to get started on this vision with Paul. Now for the shows and podcasts…
Shows and Podcasts
A night before the Pandas watched our ambassador Jon Jones make UFC history, we held a celebrity poker tournament game, which was sponsored by Kick, Gamdom, Ascensive, and Stake. We streamed and hosted the event in a private ~17,000 sq ft. compound that featured a professional two-lane bowling alley, four jacuzzis, a game room, a spa, and basketball and tennis courts.
The competition was among star-studded contestants, including renowned figures like Frank Mir, David Njoku, Ryan Millsap, Ice Bagz, Roy Jones Jr., Bob Menery, Anthony Pettis, Malki Kawa, and Michael Johnson.
This event was a taste of what type of events Kanpai Nights could host — various events and activities that follow the same theme, whether poker, sports, or other activities. Due to the energetic nature of these events, capturing them in a content format is a no-brainer.https://www.youtube.com/embed/PU0FTeZgD24?feature=oembed
Overdogs Podcast: Where Combat Sports And Betting Collide
The podcast will feature a thrilling intersection between MMA and betting, while giving viewers a unique blend of insight, entertainment, and insider access to UFC and other events. 1–2 UFC guests will join each episode.
This 20-episode series breaks down fight cards, offers interviews with industry luminaries, and delivers an amusing roundup of the week’s events. Overdogs will be a podcast where MMA enthusiasts and sports bettors come for education, entertainment, and an exclusive peek behind the scenes of professional combat sports.
CEO Podcast: Stories Of Success
Ice Bagz will sit one-on-one with industry movers and shakers in a podcast that peels back the curtain on success.
From Roy Jones Jr. to First Round Management CEO Malki Kawa — guests will hail from different industries to merge worlds in conversation. These thought-provoking dialogues dive into the personal journeys, key moments, and unique motivations that propel our guests’ achievements.
The Golf Gambling Show: High Stakes on the Green
Experience golf as never before with our Golf Gambling Show. Ice Bagz and Bob Menery will bring high-stakes 9-hole competitions played at the world’s most illustrious golf courses right to your screens.
We’ll tee off with famed golf pros and celebrity guests like John Daly. This is not your average golf show; it’s a rich, dynamic experience that merges the thrill of golf and gambling, amplified by the presence of high-profile personalities.
Whew, that’s a lot! In a content-driven media age, we’re expanding our reach to new verticals, creating fresh revenue streams for the Kanpai Pandas. See you there, Kanpai!
Start dates for these shows and podcasts are TBA