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ESPN to debut BetCast for tonight’s Nets-Sixers game

ESPN is going to debut its first alternate sports betting presentation for an NBA game tonight for the Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers. “BetCast” is a new presentation deriving from ESPN’s sports betting show “Daily Wager” which debuted in 2019.

Both ESPN+ and ESPN2 will broadcast the special while ESPN will host a traditional broadcast. A huge part of the new show will be customized graphics designed to immerse viewers in the world of gambling, with tip-off and halftime shows centered around betting.

“We know the sports fan is evolving in how they use our games and our information, and we need to evolve with them and provide them with alternative experiences,” ESPN vice president of basketball production Mike Shiffman said in an interview.

Instead of sweating out a Ben Simmons points over/under on your couch by yourself, you can now do so with ESPN and Kendrick Perkins. Pretty interesting idea from ESPN, as they attempt to keep up with the times. I’m not interested at all. My only focus is punching the Brooklyn Nets in the mouth tonight and taking sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference standings.

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