David Purdum is participating in "NFL Live" to discuss NFL's measures to prevent players and staff from participating in sports betting. Regulated sports betting spreads across the country, and NFL hopes that harsh penalties will be a deterrent, trying to avoid potential problems with increased monitoring and training. Recent events show that advanced measures are guaranteed. After multiple sources were suspended in April, NFL is investigating a second wave of potential violations of gambling policy. The increase in gambling-related issues came five years after a US Supreme Court's milestone decision. On May 14, 2018, the Supreme Court annulled the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act , the federal law that has limited regulated sports betting to Nevada since 1992. The spread of bets for more than twenty years, but returned after losing in the Supreme Court. In the past five years, NFL has adopted the new landscape, including allowing players to bet on sports outside of NFL. According to the American Gaming Association, thirty-three states, Columbia District and Puerto Rico have launched legal betting markets with sports books held in the U.S. betting more than $ 220 billion since 2018. NFL has three official sportsbook partners - Caesars, DraftKings and FanDuel - and allows sports books to work in league stadiums. Score distributions and odds that were formerly banned were now integrated into pre-match shows and media coverage, and ads for sports books are often shown during NFL games. With the rapid growth of betting menus, almost every game has even money. As opportunities increase, the potential for violation increases. Seven NFL players, at least one assistant coach, and an undisclosed number of team workers have been found to have violated the league's gambling policy over the past five years. Former Detroit Lions buyer Quintez Cephus, former Lions security C.J. Moore and former Washington Commanders defense side Shaka Toney were suspended for at least a year in April for allegedly betting on NFL. The same sentence was given to Jacksonville Jaguars buyer Calvin Ridley while he was with Atlanta Falcons in 2022 and to former Arizona Cardinals defender Josh Shaw in 2019. Also in April, Lions buyers Stanley Berryhill and Jameson Williams were suspended for six games, claiming to be betting while at a team facility - not NFL matches. And in December, New York Jets buyer coach Miles Austin was suspended by the league for "betting on table games and non-NFL professional sports", according to his legal representative. Suspensions in April, including third parties partnering with the league that use the geographic location to identify bets from NFL's forbidden jurisdictions such as team facilities, It brought up different ways to catch those who violate gambling policy. In addition, NFL partner U.S. Companies, including Integrity, are developing platforms aimed at tracking bets played by banned people such as players and coaches. Leagues or teams would provide a list of banned bookmakers to platforms that would later be shared with sports books. If a banned bookmaker tries to bet, the technology marks it. The evolving landscape raises questions about NFL's relationship to gambling, whether players are properly informed about the policy of the league and why violations are discovered. Here are some answers based on what we know right now. NFL has adopted the evolving sports betting environment, but the increased opportunities for gambling brings with it a higher risk of problems. AP PhotoJohn Locher What is NFL's policy on sports betting and how is it different for players, coaches and front office staff? NFL staff, including league office employees, team workers, players, owners, coaches, trainers, officials, security and stadium employees, among others, "it is forbidden to place, request or facilitate any bet directly or through a third party. "In any NFL match, training or other league events such as draft or combined. An exemption that allowed players to bet on sports other than NFL was added to NFL's gambling policy in 2018 after the PASPA decision, but a restriction was imposed on betting from league and team facilities. Before the change, players were forbidden to bet any sports. The change in policy was part of an agreement between the league and NFLPA, making NFL's gambling policy compatible with other major professional leagues. How does fantasy fit this? NFL does not consider fantasy sports as gambling, but imposes restrictions on the types of competitions and the value of rewards offered to league staff, including players. NFL staff cannot accept prizes exceeding $ 250 from season-long fantasy competitions. They cannot participate in any "daily or similar short-term fantasy football game" that offers awards. "These bans aim to prevent any impression of non-compliance that may result from the participation of a person who is perceived to have an unfair advantage due to preferential access to information," the 2022 NFL gambling policy said." Why are these violations now being discovered? Since the Supreme Court decision, NFL has placed itself in the sports betting industry. The league has strengthened its in-house technology by allocating security personnel to the area and partnering with sports betting sites and honesty firms to create a resource network that monitors the betting market and detects inappropriate bookmakers. The league now has more visibility over NFL, where bets are placed and who makes them. Sports betting sites and state regulators use geolocation services to track where bets are placed. Following the suspensions in April, NFLPA warned all representatives that by sending an email, some violations involve betting when players are at work or when traveling with their teams while using mobile apps on their phones. "This is a violation of NFL's gambling policy," wrote Ned Ehrlich, deputy general legal counsel of NFLPA, in an email received by ESPN. "During NFL's research," Ehrlich added, "[ FanDuel ] these apps, among other things, are the 'prohibited gamblers' of people using the app' We learned that it is extremely sensitive and very complex in monitoring the user position to make sure it is not. andor the person using the apps is in a position where they are allowed to bet on the app." Many state gambling regulations require sports books to receive the services of an integrity firm. These companies act as a center to report suspicious bets that were later investigated and often forwarded to sports governing bodies. In Ohio, for example, regulations require honesty observers who receive suspicious betting reports to "submit a report to the commission, contract sports game owners, all certified independent integrity monitors and appropriate sports governing bodies. In addition, sources familiar with NFL partnerships in the gambling area say companies are often obliged to forward suspicious activities to the league. "We have long focused on expanding our monitoring efforts and synchronizing with the growing regulated market while working with a variety of tools and resources," said David Highhill, vice president and general manager for NFL, who supervised sports betting." ESPN. "Our monitoring efforts include resources and services provided by our partners, as well as internal measures to ensure that we have the most comprehensive information possible." 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