NBA, MLB and NHL Want Sports Fans to Gamble — but to Bet Within Their Limits
21.11.2023 - 16:53
Todd Spangler NY Digital Editor Major sports leagues have embraced legalized gambling across the U.S. At the same time, they recognize the need to act as good corporate citizens — and are urging fans who gamble to know their limits. The National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League have teamed up for “Never Know What’s Next,” a 30-second ad that encourages responsible betting in sports.
The campaign, launched Tuesday, directs fans to the National Council on Problem Gambling’s responsibleplay.org website. The spot (watch below) is supported by sportsbook operators DraftKings, Fanatics Sportsbook, FanDuel and Penn Entertainment (operator of the recently launched ESPN BET). The “Never Know What’s Next” PDA premieres on TV Nov.
21 during the NBA’s In-Season Tournament Cleveland Cavaliers-Philadelphia 76ers game on TNT at 7:30 p.m. ET and on NBA, MLB and NHL social accounts. “[N]o one wins all the time,” the PSA’s voiceover concludes.
“So if you bet, bet responsibly. And always set a limit.” The NFL also has a responsible-betting campaign, with a PSA this season featuring former quarterback Kurt Warner with the tagline “Stick to Your Gameplan.” The “Never Know What’s Next” spot features game footage from the NBA, MLB and NHL “to demonstrate the inherent unpredictability of sports,” per the leagues. According to the NBA, MLB and NHL, “At the heart of this campaign is an educational message reminding bettors that betting is a form of entertainment and should be done so responsibly.
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