Once forbidden, gambling now embraced by NFL

More than 30 states and Washington, D.C., allow sports betting either online or in person with several more set to join them in the next few years.

Gambling has gone from the forbidden topic in the NFL to a key part of the league’s present and future.

The days of lobbying against widespread legalized sports betting, preventing broadcast partners from even discussing point spreads and even prohibiting players from holding a fantasy football convention because it was at a casino are firmly in the past.

With a team playing in Las Vegas just a short walk from the casinos on The Strip, sponsorship deals

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