The NBA, NHL, and MLB have all signed partnerships with betting companies to allow fans to bet on games. Five NFL teams have also made marketing deals with major casinos. DraftKings, the website that offers fantasy sports, has also signed a deal with the NFL and has expanded its betting offerings to include casino gaming.
Official betting partners will be integrated into NFL broadcasts this fall. The NFL has reached a multiyear agreement with DraftKings, FanDuel, and Caesars Entertainment to allow these websites to integrate their betting content with NFL content. The NFL expects that the deal will bring in $270 million in revenue for the league this year.
Official betting makes it easier for bettors to make informed decisions. Bookmakers use data provided by the official website to offer the best odds. The odds are based on many factors, including the type of game being played and the teams and players. If a player does not know the exact distance of his or her shot, it is impossible to make an informed bet.
Legal sports betting is a growing industry in the United States. Since the Supreme Court’s May ruling, seven states have legalized it, with several more likely to follow suit. The NFL, however, has claimed that legal sports betting threatens the moral thread of sports. This has been disputed by New Orleans Saints fans, whose fans feel betting on games is a violation of the league’s integrity.