NFL chief Roger Goodell calls on lawmakers to introduce new rules on legalised gambling

The Supreme Court overturned a 1992 law banning sports betting in most states in the United States.

Goodell called on Congress to adopt legislation of at least four principles.

He said there is no “greater priority” than “the integrity of the sport.”

The principles include ensuring that law enforcement authorities “have the resources necessary to protect our fans and punish bad actors at home and abroad.”

Goodell also said there should be “substantial consumer protection,” the league should be able to “protect content and intellectual property,” and fans should have access to “official and accurate league data.”

“Our fans, our players and our coaches deserve to know that we’re doing everything possible to make sure we don’t have an inappropriate impact on how the game is played on the pitch,” he added.

“We have spent considerable time planning the potential of broadly legalized sports gambling and are prepared to address this change in a thoughtful and comprehensive way, including practical training and compliance training for clubs, players, staff and partners 바카라사이트

What has changed?

The Supreme Court endorsed a 2014 state ruling in New Jersey which permits sports betting in casinos and at horse racing tracks as well as overturning the 1992 legislation.

That means betting on sports, including American football, could be made legal across all states.

Various sports leagues in the US had opposed betting on games, as they feared it would encourage match-fixing.

Justice Samuel Alito wrote on behalf of the Supreme Court: “The legalisation of sports gambling requires an important policy choice, but the choice is not ours to make.

“Congress can regulate sports gambling directly, but if it elects not to do so, each state is free to act on its own.”

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