Have you heard that Austin has a new professional sports team? The Austin Gamblers are an elite league made up of the best bull riders in the world. The Austin Gamblers will be the first professional sports team featured at the Moody Center and will compete in a three-day series August 26-28. To kick things off, country music artist Kane Brown will perform at the Moody Center on August 26 at 7:45 p.m.

The Austin Gamblers are one of eight teams in the inaugural PBR (Professional Bull Team Series) featuring world-class athletes and bulls competing for their city’s pride. The Gamblers will host the other seven teams from across the country in an action-packed three-day team tournament featuring concerts, western lifestyle exposure and non-stop entertainment.

What to expect at a professional riding event: The PBR Team series builds on the existing structure of professional riding with the same basic rules for judging and scoring qualified 8-second bullfights. The events will be run in a tournament-style format with all teams competing in head-to-head matchups against a different opponent each day. Each match will feature five riders per team competing against another team. Full teams will consist of seven riders on the base roster and three members of the practice squad. The team with the highest overall score of qualified runs among its riders will be declared the winner of each match. The event winner will be the team with the most wins in an event, with a special bonus round designed as a tiebreaker to determine the event’s final standings.

Tickets and schedule: Click here to purchase tickets for Gambler Days Powered By Dell Technologies. You can also learn more by visiting PBR.com, MoodyCenterATX.com or AustinGamblers.com.

Free Fan Party: On Saturday, August 27, you can stop by the Austin Gamblers Fan Fest, a family-friendly festival at Stubbs Bar-BQ from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for a meet and greet, live music, photo ops, mechanical bull, station boot shine and a western. retail, barbecue and more.

Join Austin Gamblers to help foster children: The Austin Gamblers are partnering with Foster Angles of Central Texas in a back-to-school campaign to ensure every child’s basic needs are met. The team is giving away two free tickets to the Gambler Days Sunday event (August 28) for every backpack donated through August 12. Visit www.fosterangelsctx.org/programs/back-to-school/ for full donation details and to learn more.
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