NFL Looking For Head of Sports Betting
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The NFL is seeking to fill the role for its vice president of sports betting.
The responsibilities, according the job posting, include protecting the integrity of the game, advancing the league’s brand and reputation, driving fan engagement and growing the value of the league’s data and intellectual property rights.
The job requires the person to develop new opportunities for betting revenue and to work with all relevant departments to monitor issues with integrity.
The league is coming off a rough week as it revealed that Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley had placed bets while on leave from the team, violating league rules. Ridley was suspended for the entire 2022 season, costing himself his entire $10 million salary.
The NFL signed a data deal with Genius last year worth a reported $120 million a year for six years. As part of the deal, the league took an equity stake.
The NFL is behind in filling a position like this. The NBA, for example, has had a person in charge of this area for almost three years. The league shifted Scott Kaufman-Ross from his fantasy responsibilities to more betting responsibilities in 2019, soon after sports betting was legalized.