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- NFL is back! 45 million Americans to bet on football this season
- La Liga launches NFT fantasy cards for its players
- SuperSonics legend Shawn Kemp places first legal sports wager in Washington state
- A World Cup every two years instead of four? FIFA to come up with a plan
- Fans in Scotland required to prove vaccination to attend games
NFL is back! 45 million Americans to bet on football this season
According to estimates provided by the American Gaming Association, 45.2 million Americans plan to place bets on games of the 2021 NFL season, up 36% year over year. At least $12 billion will be wagered, according to sports betting market tracker PlayUSA.
More Americans than ever will wager on NFL games during the 2021 season. The league has embraced legal sports betting since the Supreme Court overturned a federal law that prohibited betting on professional sports in 2018. Read more
La Liga launches NFT fantasy cards for its players
The top Spanish football league is joining the blockchain world by launching officially licensed digital cards based on non-fungible tokens, known as NFTs.
La Liga is partnering with French start-up Sorare to offer NFTs for all its players. “Today is a huge milestone for us because it’s the first top-five league joining the platform,” said Nicolas Julia, Sorare’s CEO and co-founder. Read more
SuperSonics legend Shawn Kemp places first legal sports wager in Washington state
Sports betting is now legal in the state of Washington, although under state law it is still not permissible to wager online.
Betting on sports in Washington will be available on the premises of tribal casinos only. The first sportsbook was launched by the Snoqualmie Tribe, and fifteen other tribes are now securing state and federal approval. Read more
A World Cup every two years instead of four? FIFA to come up with a plan
The world football’s governing body is considering a plan to radically change the calendar of the international competitions to hold a World Cup every two years.
Under the proposals, the world’s top competition would rotate with continental tournaments such as Euro and be played every two years.
However, the change is not approved by some of the top players. UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has warned of a potential European boycott of the World Cup if FIFA’s plans to stage the tournament every two years go ahead.
Fans in Scotland required to prove vaccination to attend games
People in Scotland will have to prove they have been fully vaccinated before they can enter large events from 1 October.
The vaccine certification rules will apply to all events where crowds are bigger than 10,000 people. The Scottish Government hopes that the introduction o the system will help control the spread of COVID-19. Read more
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