The NFL has become the latest major sports league to sign official betting deals with three sportsbooks. These deals give sportsbooks access to official league data, allow them to promote their relationship with the league, and tie their brands to statistics. The NFL will receive nearly $1 billion from the three sportsbooks if the five-year deal is profitable. The league can opt out after the first three years. This deal is one of many to come. Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of official betting with sportsbooks.
In the state of Tennessee, residents are no longer required to physically visit sportsbooks to place bets. Anyone who is at least 21 years old can open an account on their desktop or mobile device. There are unified apps for most U.S. legal sportsbooks, such as DraftKings, that are compatible with a single log-in and wallet. For the convenience of sports bettors, sportsbook players in these states are able to participate in the official betting in their state.
Another advantage of legal sports betting is the fact that you can bet from your mobile phone. There are many sportsbooks in Illinois, and some are even available on mobile devices. However, if you’re in a state where sports betting is illegal, it’s a good idea to stick to brick-and-mortar sportsbooks. They may have lower odds, but it’s not a bad idea to check with your local casino first.