Since legal sports betting became available in the U.S., the NFL has formed partnerships with a number of betting operators. These deals are designed to infuse gambling content into the broadcasts of games and allow fans to bet on the game they’re watching. The NFL expects the partnerships to generate $270 million in revenue this year.
NFL officials have said the collaboration will increase access to sports betting, increase transparency, and protect fans. The league and FanDuel recently signed a three-year agreement that will continue through 2024. The deal allows both companies to distribute odds-based content and market highlights to fan-bases. But what does this mean for bettors?
In Ohio, Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) has been legal since 2017. The state passed laws explicitly legalizing it. There are several popular DFS operators in Ohio, including FanDuel, DraftKings, and UnderDog Fantasy. In addition, sports betting in the state will be legal by Jan. 1, 2023. Previously, the state delayed the launch of sports betting to ensure that operators were ready for it.
While legal sports betting is not allowed in all states, the PGA TOUR has taken a step towards compliance. The PGA TOUR and the American Gaming Association are platinum members of the National Council on Problem Gambling. They are also aligned with the Have A Game Plan campaign to educate golf fans about responsible gambling.