NFL’s Deal Over Data Blurs a Line on Gambling

One of the better pieces dealing with the sports wagering industry we have read in some time also delves into the relationship between the NFL and Daily Fantasy Sports firms DraftKings and FanDuel. 

More so the article focuses in on SportsRadar’s new deal with the National Football League and that companies long cozy relationship with sports betting firms. provides live data from games, which ultimately helps online sportsbooks offer live wagering options for their customers.  In some cases, live betting accounts for more than half the volume.  It also helps in boosting profits and cutting losss.

As the New York Times notes:

The NFL deal was only the start for Sportradar: In August, the company began providing NFL data to FanDuel, one of the two largest daily fantasy sports sites, and a month later struck a deal to distribute data for the National Hockey League. Then it signed up a roster of high-profile investors, including Michael Jordan, the basketball great.

So is this a sign that the NFL is now opening up more to sports betting?  Read More Here

- Aaron Goldstein,

By Aaron Goldstein