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The online sports betting influence can also be felt as the NFL is currently involved with numerous online casino providers and sportsbooks. Such organizations will pay the league enormous sums to market their services to the fans. The Supreme Court has now allowed on-line betting - it's legal!. 

 

This will prove to be quite beneficial for the NFL as it will open up another revenue stream, putting more money into its coffers.  How much in worldwide revenues- - billions!

 

How many of you bet on-line for NFL games???  

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44 minutes ago, RunJoshRun said:

The online sports betting influence can also be felt as the NFL is currently involved with numerous online casino providers and sportsbooks. Such organizations will pay the league enormous sums to market their services to the fans. The Supreme Court has now allowed on-line betting - it's legal!. 

 

This will prove to be quite beneficial for the NFL as it will open up another revenue stream, putting more money into its coffers.  How much in worldwide revenues- - billions!

 

How many of you bet on-line for NFL games???  

No chance in hell, if this year has proven anything, nothing is guaranteed. With the shoddy officiating and teams losing to teams they shouldn't, and teams getting lucky breaks, I wouldn't bet a dime on any of it

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38 minutes ago, buffalo2218 said:

No chance in hell, if this year has proven anything, nothing is guaranteed. With the shoddy officiating and teams losing to teams they shouldn't, and teams getting lucky breaks, I wouldn't bet a dime on any of it

That is why people bet on the NFL games - a lot like horse racing.  Even if you know a lot about football - it's a crap shoot!

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18 minutes ago, Ramza86 said:

its good for the fans...bad for the integrity of the league.....because they have none. The NFL uses refs to help direct how they want the games to play out.

 

Things is though that nobody's really betting just money lines anymore when there are props available for truly everything. Refs, or any group of humans for that matter, could not possibly have control over everything that's possible to bet on now, so I don't personally think they have any gambling influence at this point. It's truly outgrown them.

 

I will say it can suck some of the joy out of the games. I've been betting constantly and I'm finding myself more concerned with whether or not player X is getting X amount of yards rather than what's going on in the actual game.

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32 minutes ago, Ramza86 said:

its good for the fans...bad for the integrity of the league.....because they have none. The NFL uses refs to help direct how they want the games to play out.

 

Well "The NFL" is the 32 owners.  Your theory (and that of those who believe this type of stuff) is that Jerry Jones (for instance) is in the room when the other owners go down the list of games for the week and says: "hey sorry Jerry, we can't have the Cowboys win, let alone cover, against the Jets Sunday".

 

It should be obvious that all of this "the game/league is FIXED!" stuff would rely on ALL of the owners being OK with, by design, their team getting picked off somewhere on their road to the SB.  That's silly just to say out loud (or even type).  

 

 

And pro sports has always had the possibility to be corrupted by gambling.  As every casino in Vegas (or anywhere) has always known, you don't have to "fix" the game for house to take suckers' money by the billions 365 days a year. 

 

This league is fixed stuff is just more lunatic fringe pushing into the mainstream, but it quickly collapses with even minimal scrutiny.

 

 

 

 

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8 hours ago, Reader said:

I wonder, if betting increases, to what extent it will put pressure on the league for more consistent standards for refs.


When you watch an NFL game and they go to replay review, despite what the broadcast shows from different angles, I now expect a few of the results to surprise everybody.

 

 I was watching the UB game and it was refreshing that they quickly got them right.

 

When those unexpected results happen in the NFL now, who knows if a Tony Soprano-type made a call.

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8 hours ago, Mr. WEO said:

 

Well "The NFL" is the 32 owners.  Your theory (and that of those who believe this type of stuff) is that Jerry Jones (for instance) is in the room when the other owners go down the list of games for the week and says: "hey sorry Jerry, we can't have the Cowboys win, let alone cover, against the Jets Sunday".

 

It should be obvious that all of this "the game/league is FIXED!" stuff would rely on ALL of the owners being OK with, by design, their team getting picked off somewhere on their road to the SB.  That's silly just to say out loud (or even type).  

 

 

And pro sports has always had the possibility to be corrupted by gambling.  As every casino in Vegas (or anywhere) has always known, you don't have to "fix" the game for house to take suckers' money by the billions 365 days a year. 

 

This league is fixed stuff is just more lunatic fringe pushing into the mainstream, but it quickly collapses with even minimal scrutiny.

 

 

 

 

You think the refs were calling a fair game when the Bills were blowing out the Chiefs?

 

You dont think there was a chance that the refs were giving the Chiefs calls to get back in that game? 

 

Last thing the NFL wants is boring blowout games on primetime.

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Just now, Ramza86 said:

You think the refs were calling a fair game when the Bills were blowing out the Chiefs?

 

You dont think there was a chance that the refs were giving the Chiefs calls to get back in that game? 

 

Last thing the NFL wants is boring blowout games on primetime.

 

What are you saying now?  The league is into point spreads?  TV contracts are set years in advance and even blowout games have massive ratings. The NFL doesn't care what the score is in the 3rd Q of a Thursday night game.  The spot has been sold for years to come for billions.  And bettors bet on every game, blowout or not, their money is already in.

 

This is crazy talk.  As I said, for a sports book, it doesn't matter the outcome of the game, they always make money.  As a partner in such a business, the NFL is only interested in its cut of the revenue.  

 

 

Everything you believe about this makes no sense.

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9 hours ago, Mr. WEO said:

It should be obvious that all of this "the game/league is FIXED!" stuff would rely on ALL of the owners being OK with, by design, their team getting picked off somewhere on their road to the SB.  That's silly just to say out loud (or even type).  

 

Agreed. With regard to the officiating, I'll quote Mark Twain: "Never attribute to malice that which can easily be explained by incompetence."

 

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9 hours ago, Mr. WEO said:

 

Well "The NFL" is the 32 owners.  Your theory (and that of those who believe this type of stuff) is that Jerry Jones (for instance) is in the room when the other owners go down the list of games for the week and says: "hey sorry Jerry, we can't have the Cowboys win, let alone cover, against the Jets Sunday".

 

It should be obvious that all of this "the game/league is FIXED!" stuff would rely on ALL of the owners being OK with, by design, their team getting picked off somewhere on their road to the SB.  That's silly just to say out loud (or even type).  

 

 

And pro sports has always had the possibility to be corrupted by gambling.  As every casino in Vegas (or anywhere) has always known, you don't have to "fix" the game for house to take suckers' money by the billions 365 days a year. 

 

This league is fixed stuff is just more lunatic fringe pushing into the mainstream, but it quickly collapses with even minimal scrutiny.

Good points. If it was really fixed, each owner would have their turn at a Superbowl. You wouldn't have these perennially horrible teams, because what owner would allow games to be fixed but never have a turn at winning? What would be in it for them?

 

So, it would have to be small scale fixing. A player here or there that takes a bribe, or a coach, or yes, even a ref. And I'm sure that has, and does, happen, from time to time.

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Just now, Mr. WEO said:

 

What are you saying now?  The league is into point spreads?  TV contracts are set years in advance and even blowout games have massive ratings. The NFL doesn't care what the score is in the 3rd Q of a Thursday night game.  The spot has been sold for years to come for billions.  And bettors bet on every game, blowout or not, their money is already in.

 

This is crazy talk.  As I said, for a sports book, it doesn't matter the outcome of the game, they always make money.  As a partner in such a business, the NFL is only interested in its cut of the revenue.  

 

 

Everything you believe about this makes no sense.

 

Ratings drop if the games are not competitive.

 

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