The NFL is experimenting with gambling content on its television broadcasts. It has licensed video to sportsbooks and added betting lines to the bottom of the screen. As a result, fans can place a bet on a game without leaving the comfort of their home.
The NFL is looking to generate $270 million in revenue this year. In April, the NFL announced its official sports betting partners. Caesars, DraftKings, and Fox Bet are among the organizations. Unlike other sportsbooks, the companies do not have their own betting sites in the stadium. They are like financial services brokers.
This season, the NFL has allowed betting lounges and kiosks in stadiums. But they have been prohibited in some locations. So far, the most common forms of illegal sports betting have been on smartphones.
The NFL spoke to gaming operators and governing bodies about how to make sports betting legal. Aside from discussing the regulatory process, the league wanted to understand the potential pitfalls. And it was concerned that the public wouldn’t be comfortable betting on games.
Ultimately, the NFL concluded that its ideal sports gambling legislation would include substantive licensing requirements and clear markets. It also outlined a conduct policy that prohibits coaches, athletes, and their families from betting on fights.
The NFL has also made efforts to protect itself from corruption. They’ve worked with an analytics firm to test their systems overseas and have teamed with the PGA Tour to create a robust integrity program.