US – Sports betting to hit new high in the States with February’s Big GameBy Phil - 21 January 2019
With seven additional states legalising sports betting since the end of last year’s football season, gambling experts expect that this year’s Big Game will mark the most money wagered on a single event in the history of regulated sports betting.
VSiN (Vegas Stats & Information Network), the first network dedicated exclusively to sports gambling, is predicting that more than $300m will be wagered within eight states when the New England Patriots take on the Los Angeles Rams in Atlanta on February 3. To get to support this record-breaking forecast, VSiN Senior Reporter Dave Tuley analysed Nevada’s Big Game from the past 15 years and then extrapolated the limited available data from the seven states that have recently legalised sports wagering.
“The handle, or amount wagered on the Big Game, has grown pretty steadily over the past decade, breaking records in Nevada for each of the past three years,” said VSiN CEO Brian Musburger. “Between that momentum and the addition of seven new states taking regulated bets, we’re expecting the amount wagered this year to dwarf everything we’ve seen in the past.”
Mr. Musburger added: “As more Americans take a little action on sporting events, we at VSiN are providing the news and analysis needed to inform those bets. In honor of one of our favorite weekends of the year, we’re offering free access to our video content.”
Beginning Friday, February 1, through Monday, February 4, VSiN will provide free access to broadcast coverage at VSiN.com, including in-depth analysis of Big Game lines and prop bets. During this Free VSiN Weekend, the network’s stable of sports betting experts will deliver 24 hours of specialised coverage leading up to the game, including a special pre-game show hosted by legendary broadcaster and VSiN Managing Editor Brent Musburger.
Brent and the rest of the team will deliver the latest information and exclusive insights right up to the coin drop. Following kick-off, former NFL executive and VSiN host Michael Lombardi will be among the panel of experts covering the in-game betting markets and provide ongoing market analysis. Brent will again take the helm at halftime to provide a full analysis up to that point.
Big Game fans looking for the full VSiN team’s in-depth analysis and exclusive insights in one place can sign up to receive VSiN’s special Big Game Guide for free at vsin.com/big. For access to VSiN’s unmatched coverage of the betting markets all year long, sign up for a free trial.