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ESPN launches 'Daily Wager' as sports betting goes showtime

A decade ago, ESPN gambling analyst Doug Kezirian was toiling in Las Vegas as the host of a local radio show that specialized in sports wagering. A good friend in the city who was a pro sports bettor told him his information was so good, he should be reaching a wider audience on a TV show.

"I just looked at him and laughed and said the stigma is too severe," Kezirian recalled in a recent interview. "It's so taboo."

But his pal would have been wise to open a

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