The San Francisco 49ers are headed to Las Vegas for their preseason opener. Their coach has clarified that the players have been briefed about the gambling laws implemented by the NFL. They have added that the 49ers will once again be asked to go through those rules to avoid any kind of violations.
The players are about to land in Las Vegas for a 5-night residency. Vegas is a place that can often take anyone by the storm of gambling, putting them under the limelight and, thereby, under suspension. The 49ers have been able to keep their players away from malicious or unlawful activities till now. There is no way the management is willing to take risks ahead of the season. The most basic information conveyed to players by the management is that they should stay away from gambling of any type since the NFL season has officially started with the commencement of the Pro Football Hall of Fame game.
According to the gambling news, Kyle Shanahan has emphasized that not just players but staff members have also been advised to follow suit and not let the team come under the radar of the League. The side has increased its efforts to educate players and staff about the laws of gambling, as stated by the NFL.
We are going to do it again before we head down there, stated Kyle while interacting with the press. A session has already been conducted in the OTAs, that is, before the training camp began.
As of lately, knowing and understanding the gambling rules implemented by the NFL has become a basic necessity for all the team members – that is, not just the 49ers. A total of four teams have felt the heat of not going through such a session or their players coming under investigation by the League. This includes the Tennessee Titans, Indianapolis Colts, Washington Commanders, and Detroit Lions.
Even players have been reprimanded for their individual behavior. Calvin Ridley is an example who faced a 2022 suspension. His position is now being revived by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The six key rules stated by the NFL for participating teams are as follows:
- Bets cannot be placed on NFL.
- Players & staff members cannot bet at their facility, that is, while traveling or staying at a hotel.
- Players cannot have someone place a bet for them.
- No one can be a part of fantasy football.
- Entry to sportsbooks is strictly prohibited.
- Pieces of Inside Information cannot be shared with anyone.
A separate living arrangement has been made for the 49ers. They will be staying 10 miles to the South instead of the Vegas Strip. They will be a part of the curfew that is to be imposed from Wednesday until Sunday night.
Clelin Ferrell, the 49ers defensive end, has strictly called this a work trip to highlight that they cannot afford a distraction while in pursuit of one of the biggest goals of their career.