With sports gambling on the rise with everything from legalization to advertisements, the culture around sports betting is growing as well. Not only will ESPN discuss different odds and spreads, entire shows and podcasts networks are built on discussing sports wagering. Bet the Board, Behind the Bets, and You Better You Bet are just a few of the podcasts tons of sports bettors enjoy tuning in to. Well, in addition to more media being produced focused on sports betting, an interesting emerging trend we’re seeing is entire podcasting networks airing from casinos. Here’s what you should know about the current landscape of sports betting podcasts collaborating with casinos.
Wynn Las Vegas Opens Up Podcasting Studio
While the Wynn in Las Vegas might be known more for its casino and hotel than anything else, you can now add podcasting to its offerings. Wynn recently partnered up with the podcasting network Blue Wire, which currently houses 175 podcasts. The network covers everything from pro football to combat sports, a perfect fit for Wynn. After all, the casino has been heavily promoting their WynnBET app, complete with a $100 million ad campaign.
The studio reportedly cost $3.5 million to put together and will feature a glass front so guests of the Wynn can see the podcasts broadcasted live. There are plenty of popular podcasts part of the Blue Wire network, such as Green Light with Chris Long, the Pack-a-Day Green Bay Packers podcast, and even an esports-focused podcast, The Codcast, focusing on the game Call of Duty. They also have shows from former star athletes, as seen with the show WR1 with Cris Carter. The network has more general sports betting podcasts, along with sports history shows and podcasts focused on specific teams such as the Houston Texans and Vegas Golden Knights.
Wynn Is Getting More Involved in Sports Betting
As mentioned before, Wynn is betting big on its sports betting app WynnBET. A big part of their major ad campaign was a commercial showcasing the app’s collaborative focus, featuring stars such as Ben Affleck and Shaquille O’Neal. The Wynn casino also houses the Wynn Race & Sports Book as well as the Encore Race & Sports Book. Both are popular spots to place a bet, and for good reason. The Wynn Race & Sports Book features personal monitors at every seat, as well as electrical outlets and USB plugs for sports bettors to charge their devices.
Wynn Isn’t The Only Casino With a Podcast Studio
This new podcasting studio isn’t the only one located in a Las Vegas casino. The Vegas Stats and Information Network (VSiN) was launched by broadcaster Brent Musberger in 2017 and has continued to grow since. The podcast network operates out of both the South Point Hotel, Casino, and Spa and Circa Resort and Casino. The network was recently purchased by DraftKings and featured popular programs such as Follow the Money, The LWynn Las Vegas Just Built Its Own Podcasting Studioombardi Line, and My Guys in the Desert. The network also just relaunched their fall lineup, which now features new shows like The Pre-Game Show hosted by longtime sports anchor Femi Abebefe.