The National Football League (NFL) has made a move to allow betting on their games. They’ve licensed some of their official data to sportsbooks, and have worked with media partners to produce gambling content. While the NFL has not yet rolled out any real online betting options, it is expected to soon.
The NFL is moving forward with the latest technologies and best practices to help protect consumers, fans, and teams from scams and corruption. The league has also forged partnerships with sportsbooks, sports media, and other governing bodies to improve the quality of its content.
One example is the NFL’s mobile sports betting apps, which will launch in Maryland on November 23. This will allow the state’s residents to place wagers on their favorite teams. The launch is scheduled for the same day as the Super Bowl. There are 10 approved applicants for a license to operate these apps.
Another impressive gimmick is the fact that the NFL has licensed their official data to sportsbooks across the globe. This makes it possible for the most seasoned sports fans to make accurate, in-play wagers. Unlike traditional sports betting, in-play wagers are based on live events rather than player versus player. This makes them a lot less likely to include a money line or spread, though.
The other notable tidbit is the UFC’s announcement that DraftKings will become its first-ever North American sports betting partner. The deal includes weekly free-to-play UFC games, enhanced prop bets, and the use of official UFC marks.