The NFL has reached a historic agreement with the XFL, which was announced on Monday, March 7. This partnership will put a major emphasis on health of the players and it will result in sharing game trends and data.
XFL’s president, Russ Brandon, also stated that the partnership will result in the development of new officials and coaches. While speaking about the new partnership, Brandon added that the need to try out new rules and equipment via an outlet such as XFL has been discussed often after NFL Europe shuttered in 2007. The co-owner and chairwoman of the XFL, Dany Garcia, stated that XFL is extremely pleased to work with the NFL in these crucial areas.
Garcia added that the intel that will be shared between the XFL and the NFL will do a lot of good for the sport and will support the player ecosystem. While speaking to ESPN, Garcia noted that the XFL will not act as a developmental league for the NFL, but it will be lenient enough to allow the most prestigious American football competition to test new rules and equipment.
Additionally, Garcia stated that the NFL and XFL will not be sharing players. Garcia made it clear that XFL’s goal is to continue expanding and being impactful in the industry.
In the official XFL release, the executive vice president of football operations at NFL, Troy Vincent, stated that if there’s one thing that XFL showed is that innovation is one of its core principles. He also added that he hopes that the deal will develop and improve the game that everyone loves so much.
After folding in 2020, XFL is set to relaunch in February 2023. The league was acquired for $15 million by Garcia, RedBird Capital Partners, as well as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
NFL, XFL and Gambling Sponsorships Set to Inspire New Slot Games
The most prestigious American football league in the world, the NFL, has signed a multi-year deal with Aristocrat Gaming. This partnership, which was announced late in 2021, will bring a new gaming experience as both parties will collaborate to create a new and exciting range of new slots.
According to the announcement, new NFL-inspired slot machines are expected to hit casino floors as early as the 2023 NFL season. Keep an eye on this page to stay abreast of all the latest news and releases in the slots world.
Even though financial details haven’t yet been revealed, the vice president, gaming and partnership management of the NFL, Rachel Hoagland, stated:
“The world of casino gaming is transforming, and the NFL is thrilled to be teaming up with industry leader, Aristocrat Gaming, with their proven track record in slot machine innovation and commitment to responsible gaming.”
The partnership gives exclusive rights to Aristocrat Gaming to use NFL logos and branding. This will go down as the first time in history that the NFL allows its logo and branding to be used on a slot.
The NFL is Pivoting Towards Gambling Sponsorships
The USA’s gambling industry is on a massive rise and the NFL is fully aware of that fact. That is why the league is pivoting towards sponsorships with the gambling industry and so far, the decision has proved to be fruitful.
In 2021, gambling sponsorships helped the league set a new record as it managed to earn $1.8 billion. A United Press International report stated gambling companies helped the NFL reach a 12% increase in terms of partnership revenue compared to 2019 when it had $1.42 billion.
Not only that but the NFL Players Association stroke a deal with DraftKings for a special boost to the NFT market.
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