Last updated on February 2nd, 2024 at 07:50 pm
During Super Bowl week in Las Vegas, the National Football League reminded teams they cannot gamble on sports. Pay per head bookie experts expect Super Bowl LVIII to be the most wagered one in history. In addition, team officials and employees cannot play casino games until after the completion of the event.
NFL personnel can’t gamble or visit Vegas sportsbook due to league regulations before the main event on February 11, per Commissioner Goodell. Thus, the Chiefs or 49ers cannot gamble until then.
The league released the guidelines as professional sports adapt to the landscape of legalized sports betting. Also, 38 states have legalized gambling. In addition, players wagered $300 billion since the lifting of the ban in 2018.
Las Vegas’ Super Bowl 58 is shaping up to be the most heavily bet NFL championship game in history. Sports leagues now accept betting for revenue.
Sports betting tracking service GeoComply reports a 24% rise in gambling transactions from the beginning of the NFL playoffs compared to last year. Also, the NFL’s document outlines the ground rules for all clubs, including owners, executives, coaches, football and medical staff, and office assistants. Different, stricter regulations are in place for players. The league’s updated gambling policy, unveiled in September, imposes penalties, including permanent ones, on players who gamble on their team or other games.
Several players have been suspended due to violating the rules. Former Louisiana State University student and 2023 NFL sixth-round selection Kayshon Boutte is under investigation by the league for reportedly placing 8,900 bets over 13 months while he was underage.
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