NBC Sports, PGA Tour, and PointsBet Tee Up ‘BetCast’ Betting Companion Show on Peacock Premium
'NBC Sports Edge BetCast' will debut at the Waste Management Phoenix Open next week
The sports-betting bandwagon continues to grow as NBC Sports, the PGA TOUR and PointsBet are set to produce the first-ever betting companion show during a PGA TOUR event next week. The live second-screen experience entitled NBC Sports Edge BetCast will be available on Peacock Premium and will debut at the Waste Management Phoenix Open from Feb. 4-7 at TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course.
NBC Sports Edge BetCast will provide a second-screen experience for Peacock Premium viewers alongside ttraditional coverage of the tournament on NBC and Golf Channel. . BetCast will offer an opportunity to watch along with a group of commentators, who analyze the Waste Management Phoenix Open as they discuss the outcomes of potential bets using PointsBet Sportsbook odds (PointsBet is the official sports betting partner of NBC Sports and an official betting operator of the PGA TOUR). The discussion will highlight the probability of specific scores and shots throughout the tournament and explain how golfers’ odds change throughout.
“We are excited to debut this unique betting show with our partners at the PGA TOUR and PointsBet,” says David Preschlack, President, NBC Sports Regional Networks, and Executive Vice President, Content Strategy, NBC Sports Group. “With TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course as the backdrop, we look forward to a compelling sports betting presentation on Peacock Premium as a companion to watching the world’s best golfers competing on some of the most iconic holes on the PGA TOUR.”
Presented across 10 afternoon hours – 2.5 hours in each of the four tournament rounds – the show will primarily follow a dedicated BetCast-exclusive featured group throughout the round each day, while also highlighting exciting moments, notable shots, and compelling storylines from around the course. A BetCast host and two analysts will be on the GOLF Channel Live studio set overlooking the famed, par-3 16th hole. Coverage will also feature a PointsBet Sportsbook oddsmaker at their trading desk.
“The NBC Sports Edge BetCast stream on Peacock Premium is another step forward for our sports betting strategy,” says Norb Gambuzza, PGA TOUR Senior Vice President, Media and Gaming. “We are extremely excited to produce and distribute specialized betting content as a companion to our linear and digital coverage with our partners at NBC Sports and PointsBet. As we continue to embrace sports betting, the TOUR will continue to innovate and find new ways to engage fans around the world.”
BetCast will have data-rich companion graphics, highlighting players’ scores and position, odds on props, and integration of tournament leaderboards and odds. All betting odds and information will be provided exclusively by PointsBet Sportsbook.
“The PointsBet team is thrilled to work alongside our partners in NBC Sports and the PGA TOUR to bring to life a very engaging and unique sports betting production,” says Johnny Aitken, PointsBet USA CEO. “We all recognize that golf is ripe for sports betting innovation, and at PointsBet, we control our destiny when it comes to building the best golf betting experience in the world with our fully owned and operated technology platform. We are excited to highlight our golf product via the NBC Sports Edge BetCast stream and show golf fans our market-leading offering.”