NFL’s sports activities betting gives with FOX Guess, BetMGM, PointsBet, WynnBET – however what’s sports activities betting? | Oakland Information now

The news of the National Football League deals with FOX Bet, BetMGM, PointsBet and WynnBET is exciting. They are an important part of the league’s foray into gambling after avoiding a secure moneymaker for decades. But you’re probably wondering what the hell a sportsbook is, right? Well, let’s get into that. First the details.

On Monday the NFL reported:

The National Football League (NFL) announced today that it has entered into agreements with FOX Bet, BetMGM, PointsBet and WynnBET to become approved sports betting providers for the 2021 NFL season. These agreements entitle all four operators to purchase NFL commercial in-game units and other selected NFL media inventory.

Last April, the NFL announced its first US sports betting partnerships with Caesars Entertainment, DraftKings and FanDuel. As part of these deals, Caesars Entertainment, DraftKings and FanDuel not only have the exclusive right to use NFL brands in the sports betting category, integrate them into NFL O&O properties and activate them around retail and online sports betting, but also their Approved Sportsbook operator status to secure premium NFL advertising inventory during games and additional programs. Sports betting outside of these seven operators are not allowed to purchase this selected NFL advertising and media inventory.

“We are excited to announce this select group as an approved sports betting provider,” said Nana-Yaw Asamoah, vice president of business development for the NFL. “Together with our three official sports betting partners, this group of operators will help the league engage fans in responsible and innovative ways this season as the sports betting landscape evolves.”

In support of the NFL’s commitment to protecting the integrity of the game and its fans, all operators have agreed to adhere to the NFL’s Core Integrity Guidelines, to work with the NFL in information sharing and advocacy, and to support the NFL’s responsible gaming efforts. All operators also license official league data from the league’s official data provider, Genius Sports.

The NFL then introduces us to each of the companies involved. But the one question that is not answered is just …

What is a sports betting provider and why is it important here?

Well, in NFL parlance, a sportsbook is a place where you and I can bet on whether or not the Dallas Cowboys will beat Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the upcoming NFL Kickoff Game for the 2021 NFL season. The sports betting FOX Bet, BetMGM, PointsBet and WynnBET earn their money with the commission they receive from the lost bets. Right now, some bettors are letting the Buccaneers wipe the field with the Cowboys with a score of 30-15. If you selected Dallas to win, you lost – and the commission you paid as part of your bet is withheld by sports betting.

Well, you might be thinking that a sportsbook is a physical place and maybe visions of guys and gals with drinks and cigars watching big screen TVs in a Las Vegas hotel come to mind.

Well that’s a point of view. Let me help you:

And I’m jealous that I don’t have a sports betting video in my huge Zennie62 YouTube vlog collection. I will change that soon. By now you get the point. You should also understand that the NFL had concerns that sports betting is also online and some are simply not legal.

On this subject, SportingCharts explains:

Many casinos have a sportsbook on their walls, but most sports betting is done over the internet. There are also many illegal sports betting that exist across the country. These illegal venues operate over private networks and, as such, regulate themselves through violence, extortion or, more often, refusal to accept bets. A sports betting provider often has all the active games available to bet with, with the betting lines displayed for all to see. The casinos offer comfortable surroundings, HD televisions and many other amenities in their sports betting. The term comes from the actual notebook that those receiving the bets and making the lines would use to keep track of the bettors.

For this reason, the NFL has been involved in the “integrity of the game” and the four companies are the “Approved Sportsbook Operators” of the NFL. In fact, they are here:

FOX bet

FOX Bet is the only sports betting company in the United States fully integrated with a leading media company – offering users an exciting opportunity to combine their passion for live gaming at FOX Sports with FOX Bet’s robust and differentiated suite of products – including of the FOX Bet Sportsbook App and market leading free game FOX Bet Super 6.

With nearly 100 million contest entries since launching in September 2019, over 50,000 winners across the country, and a user base of nearly 5 million, the FOX Bet Super 6 app has given away nearly $ 5 million in prizes. FOX Bet Super 6 has by far the most downloads in the free-to-play category of sports prediction apps (including fantasy) since July 2020.

FOX Sports and FOX Bet are reinventing the way fans watch and get excited about their favorite teams.


BetMGM is a leading sports betting and gaming entertainment company pioneering the online gaming industry. Born from a partnership between MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Entain Plc (LSE: ENT), BetMGM has exclusive access to all US land and online sports betting, major tournament poker and online gaming companies. BetMGM uses the US-licensed, state-of-the-art technology from Entain and offers sports betting and online games through market-leading brands such as BetMGM, Borgata Casino, Party Casino and Party Poker. BetMGM is currently available in NJ, WV, IN, NV, CO, TN, PA, IA, MI, VA, DC

Further information is available at


One of the fastest growing online gaming operators in the country, PointsBet is a cutting edge bookmaker originally founded in Australia’s mature sports betting market. The company currently operates in seven US jurisdictions (CO, IL, IN, IA, MI, NJ, WV) -Play betting options around the world thanks to ownership and control of its technology end-to-end. While most operators outsource core functions to third parties, PointsBet is an anomaly in the sports betting space in that it really owns its roadmap and avoids third-party technical dependencies or risk management – a difference that allows for heightened creativity that drives consumer fan engagement. including types of bets that cannot be found anywhere else, to a premium suite of exclusive product features such as PointsBetting and the Name-A-Bet platform, to extensive features in Spanish and much more.


Wynn Interactive is the online gaming division of Wynn Resorts, Ltd. (Nasdaq: WYNN) and offers a world-class collection of mobile casino and sports betting options for the discerning player who understand the difference between placing a bet and experiencing a bet. WynnBET is anchored through its eponymous mobile sports and casino betting app, which offers unique experiences, unique social betting mechanisms and a high quality user interface. WynnBET is currently available in seven states and will expand rapidly in 2021, with license applications pending in several states. More information is available at

So let’s see how it all works out. On the one hand, I find that exciting. And no, I didn’t think that before. But today’s technology makes this NFL sports betting deal a surefire thing.

Stay tuned.

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