Tag Archives: Roger Goodell

Experts call for thought-out approach to sports betting regulation in the US

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Jake Williams, head of legal for the US at Sportradar, said that alignment with the major US sports leagues was a good idea for sports betting stakeholders, but stopped short of taking sides in a hot debate over the presence or absence of an integrity fee and official data. Speaking at last month’s Betting on Sports conference, Williams defended the …

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NFL opens to casino advertising with caveats

The NFL is set to allow land-based casino operators the right to sponsor its team franchises, lifting the league’s long-standing ban on gambling advertising/marketing. Last week, NFL Chief Media Officer Brian Rolapp revealed at a business conference that league governance would permit casino advertising during NFL 2018/19 games. The decision to allow casino advertising has been undertaken by the NFL’s …

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NFL’s Roger Goodell sets out ‘4 Key Principles’ for US betting

NFL Chief Commissioner Roger Goodell has issued an official statement, on the pro-league’s position with regards to US betting, following last week’s Supreme Court repeal of PASPA’s federal mandate. Goodell and the NFL have been amongst the staunchest opponents of US licensed sports betting, defending the league’s anti-gambling stance on the basis of protecting the sport’s integrity and preventing harm to …

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Top Agenda…US Big 4 discuss legalising sports betting

Since the Supreme Court agreed to rehear New Jersey’s state appeal for legalising sports betting last June, the agenda for ‘licensed US betting’ has been placed at the forefront of US Pro-League Commissioners. This week In New York, the Chief Commissioners of the ‘Big 4’ Leagues; Roger Goodell (NFL), Adam Silver (NBA), Rob Manfred (MLB) and Gary Bettman (NHL) will meet …

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Couchmans LLP – “Social Giants eye live sport assets”

The NFL last week announced Twitter as its ‘Global Streaming’ partner, a $10 million deal which will see the social media network stream ten NFL Thursday night matches (in conjunction with CBS and NBC broadcasts). The decision to partner with Twitter, shocked sports’ insiders as it was revealed that tech giants Yahoo, Verizon and Amazon had all outbid Twitter’s winning …

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Twitter wins heavily contested ‘NFL Global Streaming’ bid

Twitter has been announced as the surprise streaming service for NFL Thursday nights. The social media network won the ‘NFL Global Streaming’ bid competing against the likes of Yahoo, Amazon and Verizon Global. Twitter will be allowed to stream ten NFL Thursday Night matches (in conjunction with CBS and NBC broadcasts) to its worldwide user base of approximately 350 million. …

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NFL to review DFS investments & interests

  NBC Sports has reported that NFL owners may be forced to withdraw marketing partnerships with DFS operators FanDuel and DraftKings. US media sources have further detailed that ownership and team interests in DFS operators will become a key agenda at the upcoming NFL franchise owners meeting scheduled for 2 December. The NFL, a long term opponent of US sports …

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones backs DFS operators

Dallas Cowboys franchise owner Jerry Jones has openly voiced support for the daily fantasy sports (DFS) industry, stating that DFS services would not compromise NFL operations or players. Jones an investor in operator DraftKings, defended his private investment in the DFS operator, stating “I don’t think DraftKings or [competitor] FanDuel in any way compromise our players on the football field …

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ESPN lifts DraftKings advertising suspension

US sports network ESPN, has lifted its temporary suspension of DraftKings advertising throughout its channels, as all major US sports networks continue to promote fantasy sports services. This weekend the sports network resumed advertising coverage of DraftKings services, despite the operator’s ongoing employee data conflict allegations. ESPN a key partner for DraftKings, had publically announced that it had taken a …

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ESPN – DOJ & NFL agreed sports betting to be a ‘game of skill’

US sports network ESPN has disclosed that the Department of Justice and the NFL in legal documents have considered, sports betting to be a ‘game of skill’. The definition used by both parties may become a vital distinction in the progress of legalised sports betting within the US. ESPN, North America’s biggest sports broadcaster, discovered the documents by searching public …

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