The stance comes after a study, recorded by Morning Consult, predicted an increase of players placing unlicensed bets on the NFL ahead of the new season.
Kansas City Chiefs kicked off competition with a victory against The Houston Texans and it’s thought that more than 33million American adults will place an NFL wager this campaign.
With betting in the US continuing to grow, AGA president and Chief Bill Miller challenged the NFL and its teams to educate bettors about the dangers of unlicensed operators.
“The NFL and its teams must continue to prioritize and act on the shared responsibility to educate customers on regulated markets and responsible gaming principles in order to realize the full benefit of legal sports betting,” Miller said.
One way to work around the issue is for players in the market is to turn to cryptocurrencies to place bets.
Operators such as Sportsbet.io have already proved to be suppliers of excellent customer service and betting options.