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NFL data won’t go to gaming houses

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 04 / 20 / 15

The NFL has long taken a sharp stance against sports gambling. It’s rejected any suggestion it loosen its opposition position, and has ruled out ever playing a game in Las Vegas, where betting on sports is legal. So how does that stand mesh with the league choosing a company to distribute i...

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