There were always going to be missteps as legal sports betting rolled out across the US.
But a bunch of major players combined for a massive facepalm as part of Game 6 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals.
The sports betting fail in video form
Let’s set the stage.
Caesars Entertainment has a deal with Turner Sports via Bleacher Report “to develop gaming-related sports content.” Caesars is planning on having an increasing footprint in sports gambling in the US as it becomes more widely legal.
The relationship showed up in the pre-game show for the Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks, on the TNT broadcast:
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) May 26, 2019
Here’s the head-scratching part of this segment: The prop bets involving superstar Drake and the Raptors game didn’t exist at any Caesars sportsbook, nor at any legal sportsbook in the US.
Those bets were only taken at offshore sportsbooks operating illegally in the US, and all the parties involved should be embarrassed by what they broadcast.