NFL Draft: ESPN BET Opens Detroit Sportsbook; VSiN Unveils Special Programs

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With the NFL draft kicking off this week in Detroit, Hollywood Casino at Greektown has opened an ESPN BET-branded sportsbook and restaurant in the Motor City.

The casino is about a block from where the NFL draft is taking place today (April 25) through Saturday at a stage and viewing areas downtown.

John Drake, Hollywood Casino at Greektown’s general manager, said this is “an exciting week" to debut PENN Entertainment’s first physical ESPN BET sportsbook at any of its properties.

To celebrate, the casino in Detroit is “hosting ESPN talent and programming at our property throughout the week,” Drake said.

The NFL draft week events at the casino include:

Thursday and Friday: ESPN Radio's the "Unsportsmanlike" morning show with Evan Cohen, Chris Canty and Michelle Smallmon, in addition to the "Greeny" show, will be broadcast from the property.

Also Thursday and Friday: "ESPN BET Live," the daily sports betting show on ESPN2, will be live from the ESPN BET sportsbook.

VSiN’s Special Draft Shows Feature NFL Insight

Also on draft day, Las Vegas-based VSiN, a sports-betting news and analysis provider, has put together a lineup of special programs for Thursday, according to “The VSiN Daily” by Bill Adee.

Below is the Thursday schedule:

6-8 p.m. ET "VSiN Primetime" - The Draft Preview Special will air with Tim Murray, Jonathan Von Tobel and special guests Mike Golic Sr. and Jr. 

8-11 p.m. ET "GM Shuffle LIVE" - Draft Edition

Former NFL executive Michael Lombardi and Femi Abebefe, hosts of the GM Shuffle podcast, will provide real-time analysis for the first-round picks. They will be joined by Tim Murray and Matt Youmans.

11 p.m.-2 a.m. ET "VSiN Tonight" - Draft Recap

Youmans and Wes Reynolds will close out the first round of the draft and update the betting scorecard.

‘The Edge’ Looks At Quarterbacks In 2024 Draft

Heading into the draft, content editor Charlie Mullan appeared on “The Edge,” offering a look at the top quarterbacks available in the draft.

Mullan noted that the Chicago Bears are expected to use the first pick in the 2024 draft to select Southern Cal’s Caleb Williams, one of two Heisman quarterbacks likely to be taken early. The other is LSU's Jayden Daniels.

Click the YouTube video for Mullan's comments on this year's draft.

2024 Draft Features QB Talent

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