The era of open talk about gambling on the PGA Tour has arrived – Desert Sun

The era of open talk about gambling on the PGA Tour has arrived – Desert Sun


Delaware Gov. John Carney speaks in front of a tote board, Tuesday, June 5, 2018, as he introduces sports gaming inside the Race and Sports Book at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino in Dover, Del. The market for legal sports gambling in the United States widened significantly on Tuesday with the expansion of single-game sports bets in Delaware, less than a month after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to accept the bets. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

If you have been watching the CJ Cup on the PGA Tour this weekend, you have witnessed something you have never seen before.

No, not Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas. That ultra-, ultra-, ultra-exclusive golf course has been on television before as the site of The Match between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.

What you are seeing for the first time in a PGA Tour event is live betting odds. And not just running on a crawl at the bottom of the screen or quietly tucked along the side of the picture. These are odds that are being promoted and talked about and updated on a live basis.

As the PGA Tour and other sports begin understanding that there might be a revenue source with accepting gambling as part of the sports fan’s experience, the organizations have started forming partnerships with gambling companies. ESPN and other sports outlets have also begun airing shows devoted
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