The NFL no wonder has the highest volume of viewers in America. Following some tensions through the years of the presidential election with players protesting amidst the national anthem singing had some fans turn away from the league, the 2019-20 season was back with a bang with soaring ratings on television. In May 2018, the Supreme Court revoked the federal ban over sports betting. The dysfunctional law barred the full-scale betting on sports all over the country except for Nevada.
As of today, bookmaking is legalized and operational in around 14 states. With fans on their peak energy to place bets on the biggest football games of the year, the NFL is making sure it stays ahead of the game to make the best out of the market.
The report on Legal Sports said that the NFL is to put out the hiring notices by agents for its freshly constructed vice president position in sports betting. The news report says that the role is to focus on the integrity matter of the game, which will foster the engagement of the fans in games from all over the world. It will also capitalize on the data as well as the intellectual property of the league.
The position isn’t listed on the official website of the NFL League; rather, the NFL is reportedly believed to talk to the candidates who they think directly are qualified for the post. It will likely conduct inquiries with gaming executives with relevant experience. The VP sports betting is to report directly to the chief of strategy and growth in NFL, Christopher Halpin.
The pro leagues Big Four across the US avoided any links with casinos for years and said that sports betting could threaten the integrity of MLB, NFL, NBA, as well as NHL games. It also said that bridging the gap between sports betting and sports will put at stake the reputation of the leagues.
The ruling that came from the Supreme Court restricted the gameplay of NFL to some extent. As the sports betting was now ready to cross the borders of Nevada to reach other states. Out of 32 of the NFL teams, 7 right now are playing in states where sports betting is already functional such as the Raiders from Las Vegas.
With a horde of other states now striding towards gambling gradually, the number is only expected to rise, and therefore, some NFL careers now might come with a choice of qualification and gaming experience.
A position for brand director was open in November last year that had a description written as follows:
A role carries out the vision and strategy of the NFL brand and 32 clubs. The Brand Director’s strategic thinking and brand expertise will be key in the development of rules and guidelines around legalized sports betting. Qualified applicants, the post adds, should have “experience with sports betting and gaming.
In active hiring for the position of associate counsel, the NFL says that it is:
seeking an experienced transactional attorney who will provide key legal support for the licensing of NFL data and other content in connection with media-related initiatives related to legalized sports betting.