The NFL is getting more involved with official sports betting, and that means more money for the league. A new multi-year partnership has been struck between the NFL and DraftKings, FanDuel, and Caesars Entertainment. The deal gives each of these companies exclusive access to NFL content, and it paves the way for betting content to be integrated into NFL Network broadcasts this fall.
In order for a sports betting site to offer official odds, it needs to be able to provide accurate data. The data is provided by the official league website, and bookmakers can use it to offer better odds to bettors. But official betting can be tricky, and there are many factors that can affect it.
With the legalization of sports betting in the US, sportsbooks and leagues are rapidly expanding their partnerships. In the past three years, almost two dozen state markets have opened up for sports betting. The expansion has been welcomed by sports leagues, operators, and platform providers. Nonetheless, the growing interest in gambling has created some challenges.
One of these issues is corruption. The NHL and NFL have both taken measures to protect their leagues and players. While the NHL has a policy requiring players to undergo gambling education before participating, the NFL has implemented the most robust monitoring available.