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New studio in Las Vegas allows ESPN to expand its sports betting presence

Howard Stutz, CDC Gaming Reports

During a segment on ESPN’s Daily Wager broadcast last Tuesday, which aired ahead of Game 1 of the World Series, host Doug Kezirian asked the hosts of ESPN’s Baseball Tonight to weigh in on which player would hit the game’s first home run, a popular proposition bet on the contest.

The sportsbooks favored Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts at -300.

ESPN analyst Mark Teixeira, a former major league first baseman, three-time All-Star, and World Series champion, seemed to like those odds.

The ESPN Las Vegas Studio
(Photo by Al Powers / ESPN Images)

A few years ago, a mix between sports betting and the national sports network’s traditional programming would have been shunned. But times have changed now that legal sports betting is taking place in 18 states and Washington, D.C. The activity has been embraced by traditional sports networks and professional sports leagues…. 

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