The NFL has partnered with three online sportsbooks to provide official betting data for games and events. The league has a multi-year agreement with all three, which grants them access to NFL content. The deal also paves the way for betting content to be integrated into NFL Network broadcasts this fall. The agreement has been monitored by the NFL’s Genius Sports.
The NFL concluded that a solution would include substantive licensing requirements, clear markets, and protections for consumers. In addition, bets would be settled using data compiled by the league. The league also plans to prevent insider betting, and place the onus on operators to do so. But before the NFL can get these changes in place, it needs the backing of the owners of the 32 NFL teams. Those owners fall into four groups:
Official betting data is essential for in-play betting. Without it, bettors can be fooled by “squatters” who price bets without knowing how the players actually hit the ball. Also, without accurate official data, golfers can’t know how far they need to hit a golf ball.
Several official betting partners serve Arizona. The Arizona Diamondbacks, for example, signed a deal with Caesars Sportsbook Arizona, which is available at the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Chase Field. The official betting partner of the Arizona Cardinals is BetMGM Arizona, which offers retail sports betting at State Farm Stadium.