ESPN’s new show “Daily Wager” is set to air March 11th on the ESPNews network. The show is focused on American sports betting and will provide an in-depth analysis of sporting matchups and other sports-related information.
The show will acquire the one-hour time slot starting at 6 pm, Monday – Friday. The show will be filmed at the ESPN studios in Bristol, CT. ESPN commentators and talent are expected to give a detailed analysis for major upcoming sporting events, but the station has already informed the public that they will not handicap the games. The show producers have hinted that the show will be about sports analytics, point spreads, and how the day’s sports news might affect those odds.
The host of the show will be ESPN’s sports betting analysis Doug Kezirian. Doug is the host of a popular ESPN podcast entitled “Behind the bets” that has been available via Apple Podcast since 2012.
Norby Williamson is an ESPN EVP and Executive Editor for Studio Production. He told media sources that the sports betting environment has changed and there is an added interest rising across the states. ESPN is in the business of serving fans and since sports betting is gaining traction across America ESPN hopes to cash in and gain more loyal viewers by adding the show.
The Daily Wager will join other sports betting shows on the network such as “Bad Beats”. Bad Beats is a show hosted by Scott Van Pelt that covers heartbreaking losses against point spreads. “Stanford Steve” is the co-host for Bad Beats and is scheduled to be a regular contributor for the Daily Wager.
The Daily Wager is likely to send sports betting further into mainstream news as more states are looking at legalizing domestic sports betting. While most Americans over the age of 18 do have access to legal online sportsbooks, domestic sports betting at a physical establishment is still rare in the United States at this time.
USA sportsbooks are predicted to become more predominant and the industry is expected to grow alongside legalized sports betting in the USA. ESPN and the Daily Wager are looking to be the first major US network and show to embrace sports betting and to provide valued information to the masses.