As sports betting has gotten more and more mainstream, the rest of the world has started to take notice. This is especially evident in the media surrounding sports. The major sports channels no longer shy away from mentioning point spreads or moneyline odds, with some dedicated shows focusing on sports wagering. In lieu of standard sports talk media, betting talk is gaining steam, and that theme should carry on for years to come. The ever-growing world of podcasts is no different, as seen with the recent announcement of a brand new betting podcast.
The Bostonian vs. the Book to Hit the Airwaves Soon
American Affiliate, one of the top gambling media companies in the U.S., just added two more names to its growing roster of personalities. Experienced bookmaker Dave Shaparan and Matt Perault, a sports wagering talk show host as well as the director of new media for American Affiliate, are teaming up for a new show entitled “The Bostonian vs. the Book.” The program will be hosted on the American Affiliate website Props.com, featuring a live stream and access to podcasts.
Perrault is a Boston native (hence the name of the show) who has been working in radio for over 20 years. The radio personality hosted the Pushing the Odds podcast, a popular program that featured guests from around the gambing world. Perrault and Shaparan collaborated on the idea while the two were working together on the radio program. Interestingly, Shaparan remembers his first ever sports bet on Super Bowl X, in which he went with the Pittsburgh Steelers to cover. The Steelers (-6.5) failed to cover in the 21-17 win over the Dallas Cowboys.
Sports Betting Podcasts Are Plentiful
The Bostonian vs. the Book joins a growing list of sports wagering podcasts. The medium lends itself to discussing everything from props to predictions, so it makes sense that the space is filling up. One of the most popular shows include Bet the Board featuring Todd Furhman and Payne Insider, Daily Wager with Doug Kezirian, and Beating the Book with Gill Alexander.
One of the most interesting developments in the world of sports podcasting was the launch of Pete Rose’s podcast Pete Rose’s Daily Picks. Sports betting has been a major part of Rose’s controversial career, so it definitely turned some heads when the former MLB star announced plans to focus on making picks and discussing bets. The daily show launched in early October 2021 and has focused on all the major sports leagues from a betting perspective.
A Bigger Market Means More Listeners
More legislation for sports betting will definitely translate to more ears for the growing collection of podcasts. Since the start of the NFL season, states such as Arizona and Connecticut have given the green light to sports betting. Additionally, Ontario confirmed single-game wagering on sports is coming soon, meaning Canadian bettors will likely start gravitating towards content on the subject. More states (and plenty more podcasts) are going to launch soon, it’s just a matter of when.