It looks like ESPN is jumping on the sports betting bandwagon. It’s been announced that a new ESPN gambling show will officially begin airing this month. If that’s not a sign that the US is embracing this industry, nothing is.
Fans of sports betting must be pleased with this news. It’s the first time this network has truly focused on this popular form of gambling. Let’s take a look at why a show like this has finally arrived.
More States Legalizing Sports Betting in the US
We’ve covered the news of the DOJ ruling against PASPA extensively. In case you’re unaware, the US Department of Justice sided with New Jersey in a fight for legalized sports betting in May of 2018. They claimed that PASPA was unconstitutional and that states have the right to set their own laws on sports gambling.
This rocked the US gambling industry. Fast forward 10 months later, and eight states have completely legalized this form of gambling. A few more have pending legislation to open this market. The US began completely revamping its laws, and sports betting here is now more popular than ever.
The fact that sports betting is growing so popular around the country has to be a reason why this new ESPN gambling show is airing. There is clearly a market for information on sports odds and betting predictions. So, what exactly will this show focus on?
New ESPN Gambling Show – What We Know so Far
ESPN is the biggest sports network in the world. This is the first time they’re airing a show focused solely on sports betting. There are some new details emerging about what this show will focus on.
It’s been named Daily Wager and will cover news, discussion, and analysis of sports betting. The show’s hosts are “Stanford” Steve Coughlin, and Chris “The Bear” Fallica. Both are well-known for being experts in the sports betting industry.
This show will begin airing on March 11th. It will run every day from 6-7pm ET. ESPN Vice President Norby Williamson explained why the network decided to enter the sports gambling landscape by stating.
“ESPN’s mission is to serve sports fans. 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.”
Updates on Online Sports Betting in the US
The government took a big step to open the legal sports betting industry last year. Unfortunately, things took a different turn when it comes to online gambling. The DOJ famously changed their stance on the Wire Act, declaring all forms of online gambling in the country illegal.
This isn’t sitting well with states currently allowing online sports betting. New Jersey earns millions every year through their legal online sports gambling market. They’ve recently warned the DOJ to change their stance or face a battle in court.
Fortunately, there are still a huge number of online sportsbooks in the US currently available. Many of these sites offer betting odds on just about every major sport including the NFL, MLB, and NBA.
It’s unclear whether or not potential lawsuits will affect the DOJ’s decision. If these issues are actually taken to court, it may be years before the DOJ has any authority to actually implement their new laws. Time will tell how this all plays out.
Sports betting fans are excited about the new ESPN gambling show airing this month. It’s a big move for the gaming industry. Hope is high that the show gives bettors some useful information.
Are you looking forward to ESPN’s gambling show? Do you think the DOJ will change their stance on online gambling anytime soon? Let us know what you think in the comment section below!
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