Gambling To Be Introduced On PGA Tournaments In 2020

The Commissioner of the PGA Golf Tours, Jay Monahan, has announced gambling on the PGA Tournaments will be available in 2020. The announcement was made at the Zozo Championships held in japan this week.

Wider Audience

His main aim is to tap in to new audiences with more interest taken in the sport and prolonging interest over a tournament day. Monohan believes if punters have placed bets on a Tournament they are more likely to follow the events, which can last up to 12 hours.One of the biggest factors is rigorously monitoring, preventing the likes of match fixing which we have seen in the past with football and Cricket. Integrity systems are all ready in place to prevent such scandals taking place.

US States Opening Doors To Sports Betting

With more and more states opening their doors to sports betting, Monahan wants a slice of the action, and in doing so will generate large sums of money along with promoting the sport. Currently, 13 states have opened their doors to sports betting, with more to follow.Jay Monahan spoke on the announcement,“ It’s legalised in a lot of international markets and we’ve put the right systems in place, both in terms of and integrity programme and monitoring activity, we’ve done a ton of work.” As it’s becoming legalised state by state in the US, you can either participate or not, and we feel smarter to be participating…versus let others control it.”Its not yet been revealed what betting products would be made available, Monahan said they have been developed in an international partnership with IMG Arena – specialists in the sports and betting industry, with integrity being their main priority.We will have to wait and see exactly what betting markets will be available, but the fact the sport will be made available across these betting markets will boost its audience far and wide.

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