Throughout the past three years, official sports betting partnerships have become a common sight across the US. They provide industry leaders and movers and shakers a chance to work together on something big.
MLB, one of the leading pro sports leagues in the country, is actively seeking an official betting partner. It is in talks with a number of sportsbooks. It is also examining whether sportsbooks should get official MLB data feeds, which would improve sports book reliability and latency. If sportsbooks don’t join the AGO program, they will lose access to the league’s official data feed.
Those in the legal sports betting business have welcomed growth with open arms. However, it’s important to note that there are several hurdles.
Sports leagues and league-affiliated brands are eager to join forces and provide a safe and reliable experience for fans. However, they also have to make sure that non-wagering fans don’t feel alienated.
NFL broadcasters can sell sportsbook commercials to approved sportsbook operators on six occasions per game. They can also add betting lines, spreads, and free-play games to the bottom of the screen. This will add gambling content to the broadcast experience, but NFL officials are very cautious.
Last year, ESPN offered a gambling theme to its games. It also partnered with an analytics firm to collect and share data on the betting action. The network is also testing other ways to provide alternative broadcasts.
New York is home to many pro sports teams from all major sports leagues. However, the state prohibits betting on college games played inside the state.