NFL and sportsbooks are partnering for this season’s football games. In the announcement, the NFL revealed that three sportsbooks will become the league’s official betting partners. These companies will receive access to league-owned data, and will be able to promote their relationship with the league by tying their brands to team statistics. If the deal works, the league will receive nearly $1 billion over five years, and can opt out at any time.
BetCity, a Dutch sports betting operator, is extending its presence in sports with a multiyear deal with the International Hockey Federation. As a result, it will become the FIH’s official betting partner for the next three years. As the first gambling operator to work with the FIH, the partnership will also see BetCity sponsor some of the most high-profile hockey events, including the FIH Hockey Pro League in the Netherlands, the FIH Women’s World Cup, and the FIH Hockey Pro League.
Sports betting in the state of Arizona is now legal. After a lengthy process and public statements by Gov. Doug Ducey, the first sportsbooks in the state are expected to open by 2021. In addition, sportsbooks in the state of Washington, DC are now available on mobile. Currently, GambetDC is the only mobile and online betting option for residents of the District. Caesars’ sportsbook app is available in the Capital One Arena.