Could Betting Be the Next Step for the PBA?

by Bob Johnson 0

“The PBA has been tracking the movement toward legalizing betting in America with great interest,” PBA COO Lev Ekster recently told BonusSeeker.com. “We have been speaking with experts on betting and educating our organization as to how to approach this coming opportunity effectively and responsibly.”

As Online Gambling reported, bowling lends itself to a wide range of wagering options, including traditional head-to-head matchups as well as in-game bets, tournament futures, and weekly tournament odds — similar to those posted for the PGA Tour and NASCAR, races.

The new PBA Strike Derby, developed to fill air time while the sports world struggles to get back on track as pandemic restrictions begin to be relaxed, presents a natural betting opportunity.

“We are looking forward to how, over time, this can add to our fans’ engagement and enjoyment of this great sport,” Ekster told BonusSeeker.com. “We think, if done properly and with an emphasis on assuring the integrity of the sport, it has the potential to add a lot of value for our fans.” Read more here: https://www.onlinegambling.com/news/bowling-returns-to-tv-can-betting-on-the-pba-be-far-behind/

Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson has received more national writing awards than any other bowling writer — close to 70 over the course of his 40-year career. He began at age 16 as a staff writer and then assistant editor for the weekly Pacific Bowler newspaper in his native California, and within three years was writing feature stories for Bowlers Journal. He has written for the magazine ever since, except for a five-year span when he was hired as the founding editor of another magazine. He moved to Chicago in 2000 and spent 13 years in the Windy City, including five as Bowlers Journal’s Editor. In 1975, Johnson received the Robert E. Kennedy Award as California’s top undergraduate high school journalist. Five years earlier, on the lanes, he had shared the Bantam Division Doubles championship in the Orange County Junior Bowling Association Championships. Today, he continues to work full-time for Bowlers Journal as its Senior Editor, to write his popular “Strikes Me” column, and to edit Luby Publishing Inc.’s weekly business-to-business Cyber Report.

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