With the recent announcement that the NFL has become an official betting partner, fans are now able to wager on their favorite teams. The NFL has signed multiyear deals with DraftKings, FanDuel, and Caesars Entertainment to become official betting partners. The deal gives these companies exclusive access to NFL content and paves the way for betting content to be integrated into the NFL Network broadcasts this fall.
While the NFL has been cautious to introduce gambling content into its broadcasts, many sports networks have started to jump in with both feet. Fox has announced its own sportsbook, Fox Bet, and ESPN has established a set in Las Vegas for gambling content. However, the NFL has been cautious in moving forward with gambling content, citing research indicating that fans preferred betting through sportsbook apps, while in-stadium betting kiosks were not favored by fans.
With sports betting becoming legal across the U.S. in 2018, the NFL has taken steps to ensure its players and sportsbooks are safe from any corruption. The NFL provides players with gambling-related training, as well as top-notch monitoring and enforcement. With cord-cutting disrupting the traditional business model, the NFL is putting its money where its mouth is and ensuring that fans are enjoying a safe, regulated experience.
Whether you are looking to bet on the NFL, NBA, or NHL, it’s important to find a betting site that offers sports betting for teams in your state. In Arizona, there are numerous licensed sportsbooks that offer online sports betting. In order to be legal, a sports betting website must partner with a sports betting company that is licensed in the state.