You can bet on sporting events, but it is frowned upon by the authorities in a lot of places. This is why there are so many stories of shady dealings associalted with sports betting. However, the XFL wants to change all of that.
Vince McMahon owns a minority stake in Draft Kings. Therefore, they want to legalize gambling on games and host the betting through that website.
XFL’s Commissioner Oliver Luck recently spoke to WFAN where he said the league’s plan is to encourage legalized gambling on their football games. If they can’t get that done, then they could just do fantasy games on the XFL via Draft Kings, but they want to do both.
This could certainly add an extra level of excitement to the games if you have a pocket full of cash riding them.