NFL and its “zero tolerance” for betting during the Super Bowl

LAS VEGAS-. The cNFL commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to all 32 teams on Thursday to emphasize the league’s betting policies, in addition to taking note of the exceptions with the Super Bowl in Las Vegas.

The Kansas City Chiefs will face the San Francisco 49ers on February 11 in the gambling capital.

The memo sent by Goodell indicated that all types of bets on the Super Bowl are prohibited including “tables, polls, pools or similar. Walking through a betting house is permitted, unless it is to reach an adjacent space that is not prohibited, and privileged information must not be shared.

“Non-player personnel” of any team may participate in casino games such as blackjack and slot machines, as long as it occurs outside of business hours. They are not normally allowed to participate, but an exception has been made that will go into effect next week.

Players are allowed to participate in casino games unless they are playing for the Chiefs or 49ers.

“Super Bowl LVIII is a highly anticipated and exciting event for our fans and viewers,” Goodell wrote in the memo. “Given that there will be fans from around the world tuning in to the match and related events, we must do everything on our part to protect the integrity of this sport and to avoid even the appearance of inappropriate conduct.”