Official betting makes it easier for fans to place their bets and understand the odds of games. The odds of winning a game are complicated and can be difficult to interpret, but official betting makes it simpler for fans to bet on their favorite teams. In order to facilitate the betting experience for fans, the NFL has entered into partnership agreements with sportsbooks and has integrated betting content into the broadcast and stadium experience. The NFL is projected to generate $270 million in revenue from official sports betting this year. The NFL has also offered other sportsbooks the opportunity to sign official betting data deals with NFL teams.
The PGA TOUR has also stepped up its efforts to prevent gambling on their tournaments. It has partnered with the IMG Arena Golf Event Centre and Genius Sports to license live scoring data. The tour has also joined the National Council on Problem Gambling and the American Gaming Association to raise awareness of gambling issues among fans. Lastly, the PGA TOUR and the American Gaming Association have launched the “Have A Game Plan” campaign to help educate golf fans about the risks of gambling.
Official betting in New York will become possible on January 8, 2022. Caesars is also expected to open a sportsbook lounge inside Citi Field. In the meantime, fans can also access legal online sportsbooks apps in the same area.