ESPN launches ‘Daily Wager’ with plenty of data points
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So far, the show is receiving mostly positive mentions online except one element — the show’s usage of data on-air.
“The first thing you immediately notice on ‘Daily Wager’ is the extreme amount of on-screen graphics. Holy shit,” writes Joe Lucia of Awful Announcing.
With sports gambling being all about the numbers, the show utilizes an L-bar packed with additional stats on each discussion item, such as season statistics for a basketball team or current betting odds in Vegas.
Similarly, the show’s motion graphics pack in references to numbers and data through a look that borrows from old school computer graphics complete with scan lines and pixelated elements.
“Daily Wager” mixes yellows, oranges and reds for its in-studio design from inside Studio F at Digital Center 1 in Bristol.
Throughout the program, Kezirian moves around the space to talk with guests about the games of the day and see how the betting looks for various outcomes and scenarios, with a small podium desk serving as his home base.
“Daily Wager” joins “Lock It In” on FS1 as the only programs on traditional broadcast networks catering to sports gaming.