The NFL has embraced legal gambling this season – and it’s already paying off.
According to one report, a record 58.2 million transactions were placed with sportsbooks between Thursday and Sunday. That’s a 126% increase over last year.
A total of 18 U.S. states and the District of Columbia have legalized sports betting – including Arizona, which launched its betting market just hours before Thursday’s season opener between the Bucs and Cowboys.
There was a reported 126% increase in wagers during the Thursday-Sunday window of NFL opening weekend. https://t.co/do8nXKzGup
— USA TODAY Sports (@usatodaysports) September 13, 2021
The NFL is also allowing sportsbooks to advertise during games for the first time ever.
Did you place any bets in Week 1? How’d you do?
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