Critics have called the NFL the ‘No Fun League,’ but the organization’s policy on gambling is not as restrictive to players as folks are led to trust.
The NFL policy on gambling allows players to gamble in casinos, but not to ever use their names for promotional appearances such as this arm wrestling competition at the MGM in Las Vegas.
The assumption is that the competitor can not enjoy a session wagering on craps, blackjack, craps, roulette, video slot and poker machines. So long as they are on their own time, they could enjoy that activity like most other resident. They are even permitted to place money down on a horse or dog battle. Sports betting, but, remains off limits.
The problem arises when the professional has a relationship with those facilities and exploits his celebrity. The argument that it is their own time and they should be allowed to do what they want, but the NFL has made the distinction very clear in several cases and vigorously enforces the regulation from them is.
Promoting Players Prohibited
The league forbids players using their name to publicize any form of association by having a casino. The concern is the fact that it blurs the relative line between sports gambling and soccer.
The appearance that is recent more than 30 of those at a ‘Pro Football Arm Wrestling Championship’ at the MGM Grand over the weekend was at breach of the NFL’s rules.
The event was co-hosted by Pittsburgh Steelers lin Continue reading