Official betting is a type of sports wager where a sportsbook offers odds on all of the action in a game. These odds are based on the actual performance of players, teams, and other aspects of the game. This type of betting is regulated by the gaming commission in most states.

The premise behind official betting is that a sportsbook must use data provided by the league, rather than third-party sources. This helps to ensure the integrity of games and protects against match-fixing and other forms of corruption. However, the concept of official data is not without its challenges.

Despite its best efforts, the NBA’s effort to include official data in new sports betting laws has run into roadblocks. Several lawmakers, especially those from states with strong unions, oppose any attempt to monetize players’ biometric data and have rejected proposals that would require bookmakers to use official league information in Tier 2 wagers.

The NBA’s partnership with DraftKings and FanDuel has expanded in the past year to make both companies co-official sports betting partners. In addition to providing exclusive content on their platforms, they have also agreed to help the NBA monitor betting-related integrity issues. The league has also launched a new e-learning module designed to educate current student-athletes about gambling harms and the risks it poses to sports. In addition, it has partnered with a number of college athletic departments and other organizations to work on best-in-class compliance programs.