Daily Wager Migrates to ESPN2; Adds Football-Centric Show on Sundays
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.
Daily Wager, which was launched on March 11 to better serve the millions of sports fans who participate in sports wagering, and to help educate general sports fans with more in-depth analysis, airs from 6-7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. To date, it has aired on ESPNEWS.
“Daily Wager has caught on with our viewers and now we look forward to serving even more sports fans with the move to ESPN2,” said Ilan Ben-Hanan, ESPN vice president, Programming and Acquisitions, who oversees ESPN’s sports betting programming. “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.”
The Sunday morning edition of Daily Wager, which debuts Sept. 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 a.m. on ESPNEWS for the first three weeks and then move to ESPN2 beginning Sept. 29.
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.
Also on August 20, ESPNEWS viewers will notice a change in the look of the channel as the screen is 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.