- The PGA Tour is currently partnered with IMG Arena.
- Jay Monahan said that on-site betting offerings will be at US events next year.
- The exact details of what is going to be offered are currently unknown.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The PGA Tour announced that they plan on offering on-site betting options next year.
The exact date is currently unknown, but it seems that the PGA Tour plans on embracing sports betting. The PGA Tour partnered with IMG Arena back in July. Through this partnership, IMG Arena can get official league data from the PGA Tour and use that for legal sports betting.
Now it looks like the PGA Tour wants to put that collected data to good use. That is why PGA Tour commissioner, Jay Monahan, has indicated that betting will be coming to US-based events.
“You’ll start to see product in the market place next year. It’s all about engagement. When done right, it gives fans the opportunity to engage with your sport over a longer period of time and have more interest in what’s happening across the entire player field,” said Monahan.
Not only will sports betting keep current fans engaged, but it would also bring in new fans. Once more sports bettors discover that the PGA Tour plans on doing this, more people will get involved with the games.
But at the moment, it is unclear what kind of betting or engagement is going to happen. Sports betting is not allowed in every single state just yet. Each state decides for themselves whether or not to legalize sports betting.
It is possible that single-game wagering can be offered for PGA Tour matches that happen in a state with legal sports betting. But in states without legal sports betting, the PGA Tour cannot offer sports betting. But they can offer virtual sports betting or something similar to keep fans engaged.
“As it is becoming legalized by state in the US, you can either participate or not, and we feel smarter to be participating… versus let others control it,” said Monahan.
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