The NFL has become aggressive in infusing its broadcasts with gambling content. With a recent announcement, it has also allowed gambling to seep into the stadium experience. DraftKings, FanDuel, and Caesars are now official NFL betting partners. The NFL is generating $270 million this year from its gambling deals. While the NFL is eager to bring gambling content into its broadcasts, the relationship is delicate. This article will explain the NFL’s approach to official betting.

Earlier this month, Rush Street Interactive and the New Orleans Pelicans announced an official sportsbook partnership with BetRivers. Despite the limited audience, the partnership allows sportsbooks in Louisiana to accept and process wagers on every race. BetRivers Louisiana Sportsbook offers over 25 types of in-race bets, and will also feature signage on the front rows of courtside seats. The NBA’s official betting partner also recently rebranded its Chairman’s Lounge.

The new sports wagering laws in Washington state make it the least gambling-friendly state in the U.S., but lawmakers have recently passed a bill to legalize sports betting in tribal casinos. The bill was signed by Gov. Jay Inslee in March 2020, and the state will become the 21st to legalize the practice. Tribal interests have lobbied for the legislation to limit mobile wagering, and restrict wagering to inside casinos. Those tribes will be able to accept wagers on in-state collegiate games and football games as well.

Despite this, the Kansas legislature is not likely to pass legal sports betting legislation until 2021, because of the current Coronavirus outbreak. Lawmakers in Kansas have prioritized the pandemic and the state’s efforts to contain the epidemic. The resulting lag time could mean legal sports betting in the state in the years to come. However, there is still hope. A bill was already introduced in the state in 2019 that would have required official league data for betting.