The official betting market in a sports league is the best place to find bets that are based on the information the league provides. It can be a great way to add excitement to your watching experience, as well as give you something more to root for, if you’re confident in your ability to remove bias and bet objectively. Typically, the most popular bets are moneylines, spreads and parlays. However, you can also place bets on specific players and team performance.
The NFL is working to ensure that fans can place responsible wagers, which has involved beefing up in-house technology and dedicating security personnel to monitor betting activity. It has also partnered with integrity firms to identify violations and investigate cases of wrongdoing. In addition, NFL players sign a statement acknowledging league rules on gambling, and postseason officials are screened for criminal charges or convictions involving gambling or sports betting.
Ohio lawmakers passed a bill in December 2021 that legalized sports betting, and online options launched on Jan. 1, 2023. The state’s casinos will run retail sportsbooks and offer mobile betting. DraftKings, SugarHouse and BetRivers are among the sites available to Ohio sports bettors.
Illinois voters approved sports betting in 2019 and the launch began with retail options in September of that year. Online betting went live in October, with a range of options including DraftKings, FanDuel and SugarHouse. It will likely be January 2024 before North Carolina can offer sports betting apps.