Official betting refers to betting on sports events that are regulated by the laws of the state in which they take place. It was previously illegal under the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA). SCOTUS’s ruling in 2018 allowed states to legalize sports betting in their own jurisdiction.
In-person wagering was still prohibited in New Jersey, but it was soon decriminalized, and sports bettors were able to place wagers online and on mobile devices. Many states have also followed suit.
The major sports leagues backed sports betting in the states that did, and have become strong partners of the betting industry. The National Hockey League, for example, has signed sponsorship agreements with William Hill and MGM Resorts International that include access to in-play data.
Betting on football games is a popular form of entertainment, and the sport is a great one for live in-play betting. The game is very dynamic and has a high volume of stoppages that can disrupt the flow of the action, making in-play wagers a must.
There are several ways to bet on NFL football, but the most popular are spreads and totals. These wagers can be made before the game begins or during the course of the game.
Money lines are a popular way to bet on the NFL, but they’re not always the best choice. They can change rapidly, and you’ll need to know the specifics of each team in order to make an informed decision.