NFL stadium sportsbooks will take bets on sport days as early as subsequent season, LSR confirmed Tuesday.
Crew homeowners voted to permit NFL stadium sportsbooks to take bets on gamedays, throughout a league assembly on Monday, based on a number of league sources. The change, first reported by The Athletic, is about to take impact for the 2023 season.
The Washington Commanders are the one NFL franchise with a bodily sportsbook on stadium premises. Past that, the Arizona Cardinals, New York Giants and New York Jets have ones positioned simply exterior their gates.
Fanatics, Washington set to take first gameday bets
Fanatics solely opened up its sportsbook at FedEx Area in January, a couple of month after the Commanders’ ultimate sport of the season. The change presumably units Washington as much as turn into the primary group to take bets throughout video games.
The rule change may result in groups just like the Cleveland Browns pivoting plans away from betting lounges and in the direction of on-site NFL stadium sportsbooks.
NFL stadium sportsbook income to be break up
Not all groups can make the most of the change although, as solely 18 franchises exist in states with authorized in-person sports activities betting. Finding sportsbooks exterior of stadiums has allowed groups just like the Cardinals to keep away from splitting gaming income with different groups below the league’s gate revenue-sharing settlement.
In line with The Athletic report, native groups will be capable of maintain roughly the primary $20 million in gaming income, earlier than having to pool the surplus with different groups.
In two months of operations, Fanatics Sportsbook made roughly $45,000 in income, based on the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Association.
LSR reporter Mike Mazzeo contributed to this story.