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Monday, May 20, 2024

NFL Gambling Rules Make Las Vegas a Danger Zone for Players

  • A league that prohibits gambling amongst players is hosting a Super Bowl in the gambling capital of the United States.
  • Players on NFL rosters have to navigate detailed regulations on casino events and sportsbook locations, creating a scenario primed for rule breaking.
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The NFL has embraced sports betting with its first Super Bowl in Las Vegas, but the league’s gambling by-laws present a maze of potential hazards for the hundreds of players that will be in Sin City for the week. Players on NFL rosters have to navigate detailed regulations on casino events and the rules around sportsbook locations. The situation is primed for rule breaking, whether intentional or accidental.

Plus, Kylian Mbappe has reportedly picked a new team, NHL players will participate in the next two Winter Olympics, and we dive into the strange world of Super Bowl ads with USA Today’s Rick Suter.

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