NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has once again spoken on behalf of the American football league, expressing its strong opposition to making sports betting in the USA legal.
Nevada, which is the only state officially allowing sports betting, announced record wagering figures for the 2017 Super Bowl.
According to studies, the black sports betting market in the country is proliferating, with a large number of people using the services of unauthorized operators.
Several states, among which New Jersey, New York, Michigan and South Carolina, introduced bills to legalize sports betting this year.
According to Goodell, regulation could jeopardize the integrity of the NFL and he remains convinced that the status quo has to be retained. In his words, “That is a major risk for us; I think we have to make sure that we continue to stay focused on making sure that everyone has full confidence that what you see on the field is not influenced by any outside factors.”