As the number of people betting on sports increases, sports betting companies are trying to tap into the growing popularity of the game. Several leagues have signed deals with betting operators to integrate gambling into broadcasts. These deals allow companies to access NFL data, which will be integrated into NFL Network broadcasts. Some leagues are concerned that unofficial data will compromise the integrity of games. Regardless, many states are attempting to legalize sports betting.
The NFL has concluded that an ideal sports gambling legislation would have substantial licensing requirements, clear markets, and consumer protections. In addition, the league would prohibit betting from insiders and place the onus on operators to protect consumers. However, the NFL needed the support of all 32 team owners in order to pass their plan. The owners of the 32 teams fell into four groups, and the NFL needed to obtain their support before it could move forward with its legislation.
In Arizona, sports betting is available both online and in person. The state has several legal casinos that have partnered with online sportsbooks. Several retail locations have sports betting capabilities, including Caesars Sportsbook Arizona and BetMGM. Other retail locations include the Phoenix Raceway, TPC Scottsdale, and Chase Field.