ESPN has announced that it will commence broadcasting of its daily sports gambling show “Daily Wager” from March 11. This will be a one-hour show that will be broadcasted at 6 pm EST.
ESPN is the second television network, the first being Fox Sports 1, that is airing daily gambling shows.
“It is basically a version of ‘SportsCenter’ but through the vision of sports gambling,” said “Daily Wager” host Doug Kezirian. “We will have analysts on that you normally see on SportsCenter but they will still be providing content and not making picks. This is not a tout show and there will not be a 1-900 number at the bottom of the screen.”
Sports gambling is an area that more mainstream outlets are expanding to after the Supreme Court’s decision last May to end Nevada’s monopoly on the market. Seven other states legalised it after the Supreme Court ruling and at least 22 others have bills filed in their statehouses for lawmakers to debate.
The show will expand the gambling content currently throughout ESPN. Kezirian also hosts a gambling podcast as well as doing some writing for ESPN’s website. There is also a podcast during football season hosted by Chris “The Bear” Fallica of “College GameDay” and “Stanford Steve” Coughlin of “SportsCenter.”