LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — ESPN and Caesars Entertainment, Inc. announced that its new studio at The LINQ Hotel + Experience in Las Vegas will debut on Aug. 24 beginning with produced segments for SportsCenter and digital platforms.
With the new studio, ESPN will expand its content with Caesars to bring more robust, Vegas-exclusive sports betting and entertainment news to fans around the world.
This includes moving ESPN’s Daily Wager to the new LINQ studio beginning Sept. 8 and launching a sports betting-themed digital show this fall.
The new, 6,000 square foot facility includes three studios and features 12 cameras, including two exterior robotic cameras. It will operate using ESPN’s REMI production workflow, with 24 transmit and receive paths to ESPN control rooms and technical operations around the country.
The facility is ESPN’s first built to be fully capable to support native 4K, and will launch in 1080p. It will serve as the epicenter of ESPN’s sports betting-themed content for linear, digital and social shows. The studio will also play a vital role during major sporting events, including the growing number of franchises and marquee events in Las Vegas.
Beginning Sept. 8, ESPN’s sports betting news and information program Daily Wager will permanently move to Las Vegas and originate from the LINQ studio as it returns to ESPN2 at 6 p.m. ET on weekdays after a hiatus due to the pandemic.
Daily Wager is hosted by Doug Kezirian, who has covered sports betting for more than 15 years, and is joined on the program by sports betting experts as well as ESPN analysts and reporters. The show celebrated its one-year anniversary in March.
This fall, ESPN will also expand its sports betting-themed content into multiple platforms with the launch of a new digital show.
New episodes will be available three days a week on the ESPN app, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube as part of a new sports betting channel that will include content originating from Caesars.