WANNA BET GETS SYNDICATION DEAL

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Envision Networks has partnered with Wanna Bet?! to syndicate the weekday gambling radio show hosted by Tom Barton.

“Sports talk is ripe for a transition from arguing hosts and home team bias to important decision-making information and guests whose opinions are not only entertaining but informative,” the shows host, Tom Barton said in the announcement. “This is a game changer.”

Wanna Bet?! originates from its flagship station, 103.9 LI News Radio, in New York, broadcasting weekdays from 5 – 6pm.  Although Wanna Bet?! is less than a year old, Barton is not new to the sports wagering scene.  The respected sports handicapper has hosted on various Las Vegas sports radio stations for the last decade.  Currently, Barton hosts a late night, weekend show on Fox Sports 98.9 and 1340 AM in Vegas.

As sports wagering continues to be legalized in more areas outside of Nevada, gambling as a focus on radio is simultaneously becoming more prominent.  Barton was the first person to place a legal sports wager in the U.S. outside of Nevada, making a $1,000 bet in Delaware last June.

Brandon Contes is a freelance writer for BSM. He can be found on Twitter @BrandonContes. To reach him by email click here.

Source: Brandon Contes
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