The NFL is the latest American sport to announce official betting partnerships. The league recently announced three sportsbooks that will receive official data and statistics for all league games. In return, the betting partners will be able to promote their relationship with the league and tie their brands to statistics. If the five-year deal is successful, the NFL will receive nearly $1 billion in revenue. The league has the right to opt out after three years. It is unclear if the league will continue with this partnership.
To enhance the fan experience at the Memorial Tournament, betPARX is planning to offer branded fan experiences. This partnership will make the event more engaging for golf fans. While betPARX first entered the golf market through the Memorial Tournament, it has leveraged its influence to become the official betting partner of the PGA Tour. In addition to exclusive access to PGA Tour intellectual property and video highlights, betPARX will also have a greater presence in the U.S. market, where the company can leverage its brand and reputation as a leader in online gaming.
The NFL concluded that ideal sports gambling legislation would have substantive licensing requirements for operators and create clear markets for consumers. The league would also restrict insider betting, placing the onus on operators to protect consumers. The league needed the support of the 32 owners of NFL teams, who fell into four different groups. It is unclear what the NFL’s final legislation will enact, but this latest initiative is a major step in the right direction. And with all the money being made from online gambling, there is no reason why the NFL shouldn’t get its hands on it.