ESPN’s Daily Wager is making a permanent move to ESPN2 on August 20. Additionally, ESPNEWS will begin showing graphics related to sports betting news 24 hours a day.
- ESPN’s sports betting news and information program Daily Wager will be moving to a new, permanent home on ESPN2 on August 20 and will be expanding with a new Sunday morning edition to air during the upcoming football season.
- Along with Daily Wager’s move to ESPN2, ESPNEWS viewers will notice a change in the look of the channel.
- The screen will be modified to include surrounding graphics related to sports betting news, lines and information 24 hours a day, with the exception of during live event telecasts.
- The same format will appear on ESPN2 during Daily Wager episodes.
- As part of a new deal announced earlier this year between ESPN and Caesars Entertainment, Caesars is serving as ESPN’s official odds data supplier.
About Daily Wager:
- Daily Wager is hosted by Doug Kezirian, ESPN sports betting analyst, who has covered sports betting for more than 15 years.
- He is joined on the program by sports betting experts as well as ESPN analysts and reporters.
- Daily Wager, which was launched this past March airs from 6-7 pm ET Monday through Friday.
- The Sunday morning edition of Daily Wager, which debuts September 8, will feature up-to-the-minute analytics, point spreads and discussion of how the day’s news will affect sports betting.
- The one-hour program will air at 9 am on ESPNEWS for the first three weeks and then move to ESPN2 beginning September 29.
What they’re saying:
- Ilan Ben-Hanan, ESPN vice president, Programming and Acquisitions: “Daily Wager has caught on with our viewers and now we look forward to serving even more sports fans with the move to ESPN2. And the addition of a new Sunday morning edition this fall will expand the audience even more during a very busy time of the year.”