As sports betting grows across the country, the NFL is working to better track and identify improper bets. To do this, the league has beefed up its in-house technology and dedicated security personnel. It also has partnered with sportsbooks and integrity firms to create a network that monitors the market. This allows the NFL to see if a bet is made in violation of the league’s rules, and it gives the company more visibility about where the bets are placed and who makes them.
Athletes and their staff are prohibited from gambling on NBA games, as well as any other sports that the league sponsors or oversees. This includes the WNBA, G-League and Basketball Africa League, as well as any NBA2K league. Athletes are also barred from gambling on NCAA events. This applies to anyone who plays or works for a college team, as well as coaches and staff members.
PURDUM: That’s right. They fought this all the way up to the Supreme Court, and now they’re kind of pivoting to embrace it in some ways, partnering with sports betting companies and things like that. And it’s really changed the whole relationship between sports and betting, I think.
The state of Colorado legalized sports betting in 2019 and launched its online and mobile options on May 1, 2020, with DraftKings, FanDuel, BetRivers and BetMGM offering the first choices for bettors. Indiana passed sports betting legislation in 2019, and the state’s sportsbooks began accepting bets on September 8, 2021, with a full launch of retail and online options taking place the following month.