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(ESPN)   "We're going to focus on serving fans and the games rather than becoming a sportsbook"   ( divider line
    More: Unlikely, Bookmaker, United States, David Highhill, league's first position, fan engagement, United States Supreme Court, Supreme Court of the United States, growing market  
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469 clicks; posted to Sports » on 29 Jun 2022 at 8:04 PM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

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2022-06-29 8:08:36 PM  
This will explain a lot of "questionable" calls in the near future.
2022-06-29 8:11:42 PM  
Highhill said he does not foresee the league or teams directly operating a sportsbook.

Let's revisit this in, oh... let's say 3 years.  The NFL has never turned down an opportunity to monetize itself.
2022-06-29 8:22:57 PM  
His job will be to monetize the valid data coming out of the NFL -- that will be a lucrative license.  Once the sportsbook industry starts to stabilize, the NFL will make it's next move to capture profits out of the business.
2022-06-29 8:40:11 PM  
Why would the NFL hire this guy?

I'm sure Tim Donaghy is available...
2022-06-29 9:33:58 PM  
Sounds like more refball going forward to me. Gotta protect the betting lines integrity of the game.

/so more games like last year's Bears-Steelers debacle
2022-06-29 10:32:25 PM  
Turning Pete Rose from pariah to visionary.
2022-06-29 10:44:05 PM  
I'm sure there are ways for the league to manipulate things, but why would they stick their fingers on the scale any more than they can now, such as fudging to lengthen a series or a matchup between big markets? For every bad beat, the guy on the other side of the line gets a last minute win.
2022-06-30 12:26:00 AM  
But yet they'll still find a way to fark over the Raiders.
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