The NFL no wonder has the highest volume of viewers in America. Following some tension 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, however, 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 NFL is reportedly all set to look for a new vice president in sports betting. This main objective behind this move is to maintain the integrity of the game and thereby, pave the way for increased engagement across the globe.
The opening has not been advertised on NFL’s official website. As per reports, NFL is directly getting in touch with the candidates whom they consider eligible for the post. The newly appointed Vice President will report to Christopher Halpin, chief of strategy and growth, NFL.
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:
In active hiring for the position of associate counsel, the NFL says that it is: