Until recently, sports betting was illegal in the U.S. However, the National Football League (NFL) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) have been able to establish agreements with gaming companies that allow them to offer betting products. Now, the NBA has signed a deal with MGM that allows it to market itself as an official NBA betting partner. In addition to that deal, the NBA has granted MGM the right to use the NBA logo on its oddsboards, a move that will be valued by bookmakers.
The NFL is the largest sport in the U.S., and Sundays are the most popular day of the week for betting. The NBA, however, has a smaller number of games, spread out over different days of the week. This makes it difficult for online bookmakers to have a direct feed from the NBA, but in the future, this could change. For now, online bookmakers are still unable to offer the NBA as an official betting partner.
For now, the only way to bet on the NBA is to go to an MGM sportsbook. But this won’t be the case for much longer. In the future, bookmakers will be able to offer the NBA as an official betting partner, and the league might pursue other deals with other sports leagues. It’s unclear at this time, however, if this will be the case.
For now, if you want to place a bet on an in-state college team, you’ll need to visit a retail betting facility, which could be a casino or horse track. However, some states still prohibit betting on college player props, including Pennsylvania and New York.