Darren Rovell, from Action Network, is reporting that the USFL has received approval from 15 states for legal sports betting on games. This is a big step for the FOX Bet app. A key reason why Fox was so interested in running their own spring football league.
“State gaming authorities in Iowa, Oregon, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, who must approve new leagues for them to appear on the board, did so. Other states that can feature USFL betting include Connecticut, Delaware, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.”
Rovell says this was the reason why the USFL brought in Sportradar as their data provider. Their partnership helped facilitate the approval.
“The new USFL will be an innovator in how fans watch and root for the teams they love, and we believe that the availability of legal sports wagering is another way fans can deepen their engagement with our games,” said Edward Hartman, the USFL’s executive vice president of business operations, in a statement.”
The 10-game season is set to kick off on April 16th, with division championships and a championship game on July 3rd in Canton, Ohio.
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