While the NFL preseason is ongoing, the football league has reportedly issued directives to its employees and asked them to work according to the league’s gambling policy.
According to a report from The Lines, NFL employees were sent a copy of the league’s gambling policy via an email.
The document details the league’s policies regarding sports betting, fantasy sports, and casino-style games. It’s believed all players, coaches, owners, and other employees received the emailed document.
The document reads: “Gambling, particularly betting on NFL games or other sports, presents risks to the integrity of our competition and team cohesion, and can undermine the confidence and trust of our fans and colleagues in America’s greatest game. We, therefore, owe it to our fans and everyone associated with the League to take all appropriate steps to safeguard our game against possible threats from illegal gambling as well as gambling in a legal, regulated context.”
Moreover, the NFL has also sent a list of DOs and Don’ts for their employees which are as follows:
– No illegal gambling including offshore or in states without legal sports betting.
– No gambling in any form on any NFL games at all including through third parties.
– Players must always give a “best effort” in any game to avoid any impropriety.
– Offering inside information or tips on a team or game is banned.
– Personnel may not visit or enter a sportsbook during the season.
– No wagering is allowed in any form in any club or league facility.
– Players may not promote any kind of gambling entity.