Critics have actually called the NFL the ‘No Fun League,’ but the organization’s policy on gambling isn’t as restrictive to players as individuals are led to believe.
The NFL policy on gambling allows players to gamble in casinos, but never to use their names for promotional appearances like this arm wrestling competition at the MGM in Las Vegas.
The assumption is that a competitor can’t enjoy a session wagering on craps, blackjack, craps, roulette, video poker and slot machines. As long as they take their own time, they can enjoy that activity like any other resident. They are also allowed to put money down on a horse or dog competition. Sports betting, however, continues to be 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 having a casino. The concern is the fact that it blurs the relative line between recreations wagering and football.
The appearance that is recent more than 30 of those at a ‘Pro Football supply Wrestling Championship’ at the MGM Grand over the weekend was at violation of the NFL’s rules.
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