Official betting has emerged as a key term in the sports gambling conversation. Its importance stems from the fact that leagues have made clear their intent to profit from US legal sports betting, ideally via a percentage of total wagers. They also want to ensure that they’re able to influence state and federal betting policy. As such, they’ve been pushing for a role as primary stakeholders in the legalization process. While they haven’t yet succeeded, they’re largely on track to do so.
All bets will stand if games are abandoned and restarted within 24 hours, including markets such as first goalscorer and totals. However, any rescheduled matches that do not reach the full 90 minutes will see bets on these markets void unless they have been placed before the game was postponed.
Player bets will be live unless players are deemed inactive by the NFL at the start of a game. In the event of a tie, all bets will be settled as a loss.
Individuals associated with clubs at lower levels of the men’s or women’s football league systems, as well as match officials at FA Level 4 and below, are prohibited from placing bets on any football events in which they participate or have an influence over. This includes club sponsorships, and any advertising or promotion of football betting activity in which they engage. The only exception is that they are allowed to place bets on non-NFL sports where permitted under their current contract terms.