Why ESPN’s SportsCenter Will Embrace Gambling

By Brian Flood Comment

ESPN’s new midnight (ET) edition of SportsCenter hosted by Scott Van Pelt premieres tonight and you’ll notice something significantly different from other sports programs. We caught up with Van Pelt at ESPN HQ recently, while filming episodes of My First Big Break (coming soon). He explained that the new show will embrace gambling because it’s about time.

“We’ll do highlights specifically to show a horrendous loss for somebody that gave 7.5 points,” Van Pelt said. We’ll do that, because people bet.” WATCH: