On this week’s edition of the Awful Announcing podcast, host Ben Heisler was joined by ESPN’s Doug Kezirian, the host of the network’s first daily gambling show. Daily Wager premieres on March 11th at 6 PM on ESPNEWS.

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Here’s what Heisler and Kezirian discussed.

  • 4:20 – On getting the show together and the rehearsals taking place this week
  • 5:50 – On the show feeling natural for everyone because sports betting is a passion of theirs
  • 7:50 – When he sensed sports betting was starting to become less taboo
  • 10:20 – Do they discuss how they’ll try to market the show to all types and generations of sports fans
  • 14:00 – His time working in Vegas and how it helped shape his worldview of sports wagering
  • 15:20 – Why he feels baseball sets up best for the integration of wagering & live betting
  • 20:00 – What his typical day looks like and what trends is he looking for to wager on a game
  • 24:20 – Any futures bets he likes ahead of the NCAA Tournament, MLB season & The Masters

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About Joe Lucia

I'm the managing editor of Awful Announcing and the news editor of The Comeback. I also made The Outside Corner a thing for six seasons.