NFL owners are reportedly set to vote on potentially allowing sportsbooks to operate inside stadiums on gameday.
While some NFL stadiums have sportsbooks inside, they’re not allowed to run on days of actual games. That may soon change, as Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated reports that owners will have the chance to amend the policy.
In 1992, a law called the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) was implemented in the United Sates. This act banned sports gambling from taking place in most parts of the country for the next 25 and a half years.
But in 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned the act, ruling that it violated the country’s Tenth Amendment. The ruling gave each state the freedom to launch mobile and/or in-person sports betting.
Nearly five full years after the ruling, sports betting has taken off across the nation. The NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL have partnerships with major sportsbooks like Caesars, DraftKings and FanDuel. With so much money to be made, it’s no wonder that sportsbook advertisements are shown all over television, the internet and sporting venues.
The sports gambling industry sees U.S. residents place billions and billions of dollars worth of bets every year. More than 30 U.S. states have launched mobile and/or in-person sports betting.
NFL owners are also set to vote on the chance to “flex” the Amazon Prime Video “Thursday Night Football” matchups for Weeks 14 to 17. And as they do every year, owners will also discuss several rule change proposalsWANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.