• February 8, 2024

Casino group could acquire Cardinals’ stadium naming rights

According to a report in the Phoenix Business Journal, casino operators Gila River Gaming Enterprises will be meeting with representatives from the Arizona Cardinals regarding a potential purchase of the naming rights for the Cardinals’ stadium. News reports of the meeting are raising questions about the NFL’s involvement with a casino operator since the league has been a vocal opponent of gambling.

While partnerships with casinos aren’t a strange thing to see in other sports leagues, the NFL has carefully avoided being directly associated with gambling businesses. The league’s anti-gambling policy even prohibits players from appearing at casino promotional events, which recently resulted in several players being fined for competing in an arm wrestling competition…

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