VSiN Forecasts More Than $300 Million to Be Wagered on Big Game, Marking Largest Regulated Gambling Handle in U.S. History
First Sports Gambling Network Offers Free Weekend of Live Broadcasting and 24-Hour Pre-Game Coverage Leading Up to Big Game
LAS VEGAS, January 20, 2019 (Newswire.com) - With seven additional states legalizing 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 $300 million will be wagered within eight states when the New England Patriots take on the Los Angeles Rams in Atlanta on Feb. 3. To get to support this record-breaking forecast, VSiN Senior Reporter Dave Tuley analyzed Nevada's Big Game from the past 15 years and then extrapolated the limited available data from the seven states that have recently legalized 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.”
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, Feb. 1, through Monday, Feb. 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 specialized 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.
Anyone enjoying this year’s Big Game in Las Vegas is invited to join Brent and Michael, as well as legendary bookmakers Chris Andrews and Vinny Magliulo for “Betting & Buds with Brent,” a special tutorial on betting the Big Game. Held in the Grandview Lounge at the South Point Casino, Hotel and Spa on Friday, Feb. 1, at 5:30 p.m., the event welcomes beginners and sharps alike to discuss betting the Big Game. VSiN’s panel of experts will break down the lines as well as the hundreds of prop bets expected on the board this year. With $1 Budweiser products available from 5-8 p.m., this is a unique chance to have a Bud with Brent and get the latest news and analysis to inform Big Game wagers.
VSiN (Vegas Stats & Information Network) is the first sports media company dedicated to providing news, analysis and proprietary data to the millions of Americans who bet on sports and make gambling a multibillion-dollar industry. With backing from MLB All-Star Ryan Howard and his venture capital firm SeventySix Capital, VSiN is changing the way people watch and listen to sports.
Fueled by award-winning broadcasters and legendary oddsmakers, VSiN informs and entertains these consumers whenever and wherever they want. Fans can access VSiN content through a dedicated SiriusXM Radio channel (204), sports-first live TV streaming service fuboTV, VSiN.com, mobile and social.
VSiN’s newsroom studios are located in the sports books at the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa in Las Vegas and the Ocean Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey.