Sports Betting And The NFL Are Profitable Partners, But Controversies Continue

The National Football League’s regular season is finally underway. And for loyal fans who have been devouring all the news of their favorite teams, it couldn’t have come soon enough.

But even if you’re just a casual viewer of football, or really any network television program, you’ve probably seen the star-studded ads for a related business: sports betting.

The league’s partnership with major sports betting sites continues to draw criticism. Ten NFL players have been suspended for gambling violations since April, leaving critics and fans wondering if the relationship between football and gambling will harm the integrity of the game.

Host Nathan Rott speaks with David Purdum who covers the gambling industry for ESPN.

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