ESPN Rolls Out First Sports Betting Show
By Community | March 4, 2019
With the U.S. regulatory regime changing, ESPN is launching its first-ever sports betting show on March 11.
The Daily Wager, with sports betting news and information, will be an hour-long show running Monday through Friday at 6 p.m. ET, and it will also be streamed live on the ESPN App.
The show will be hosted by ESPN sports betting analyst Doug Kezirian (in photo), who will be joined by experts, analysts and reporters from various sports for discussion of analytics and point spreads, and how the day’s sports news affects betting.
“ESPN’s mission is to serve sports fans,” said Norby Williamson, ESPN Executive Vice President and Executive Editor, Studio Production. “The sports betting environment has changed, and interest is increasing at unprecedented levels. ESPN is going to have a strong and vibrant presence across our platforms, and the launch of Daily Wager is the next step in what has already been underway for some time.”
Discussion and expert analysis will be combined with ESPN’s stats and information resources and the television screen will be modified to include graphics related to sports betting news, lines and information.
Sports wagering experts will be making picks on the program. But ESPN reporters and analysts will only be offering info and insights. Making their picks remains a no-no..