Official betting is a great way for sports fans to bet on their favorite teams and players. It can be difficult to interpret the odds for a particular game, but official betting makes it easy for fans to make informed decisions. For example, the NFL has partnered with a number of betting operators, which allow fans to place bets during broadcasts. This helps the NFL generate $270 million in revenue through official sports betting in 2018. The NFL has also opened up the possibility of signing official betting data agreements with other sportsbooks, which can create a more integrated betting experience.
To avoid the problem of insider betting, the NFL has proposed legislation that will require sportsbooks to use official league data to provide their customers with odds and other information. The legislation will include substantive licensing requirements for the operators, as well as a consumer protection measure. It will also prohibit betting by insiders and make it the operator’s responsibility to prevent it. The NFL will need the support of the owners of all 32 teams to make the law a reality.
It has a long history of legalized sports betting in Illinois, and the Gaming Board has approved several sportsbooks in the state. The Illinois Gaming Board also recently granted licenses to seven different Illinois casinos to offer mobile wagering services. DraftKings, FanDuel, and other major online sportsbooks have also recently made their way to the state, and mobile registration is making a big comeback.