The NFL Rule That Bans Chiefs & 49ers Players From Going to Casinos Despite Staying 35 Minutes Away From the Vegas Strip

Published 01/29/2024, 11:13 AM EST

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The Super Bowl is heading to Las Vegas for the first time and will take place at the Allegiant Stadium. Super Bowl 58 will be on February 11, 2024, and the NFL has amended its rules regarding gambling by players. With all the casinos just minutes away from the player’s hotels, they won’t be able to enjoy the attractions offered on the Vegas Strip.

The Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers will face each other for the SB again. It was back in 2020 that both the teams faced off at the Super Bowl and the Chiefs took the ultimate victory (31-20).

The NFL bans all forms of gambling for Super Bowl participants


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Both teams will be staying in different hotels for their preparations for the big game. The Hilton and The Westin are both situated on Lake Las Vegas, about 20 miles away from the Strip. However, under the updated policy enacted by the NFL in September, players could be suspended for 1 year if they play any gambling games.

Joe Pompliano took to X (formerly Twitter) and wrote, “How is the NFL dealing with a Super Bowl in Las Vegas? Players and staff will be staying 35 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, and the NFL has updated its gambling policy to ban all forms of gambling for Super Bowl participants. No sports betting. No casino games. Nothing.”
The policy throughout the season and all preceding years was that the players could bet on anything apart from the NFL. This time around, the players from the Chiefs and the 49ers roster will not be able to bet on anything until the Super Bowl game is done. However, other team players are allowed to gamble but they can’t bet on the NFL and they’re not allowed to go into any sportsbooks.


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Did you know that the NFL has delivered more than 10 gambling suspensions since 2018? Clearly, the league has been doing a lot in recent years to keep gambling at bay. While the policy has changed, one thing won’t; 49ers wish to avenge their 2020 loss.

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Who will take home the Lombardi Trophy in 2024?


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In 2020, the Chiefs and the 49ers met each other for the Super Bowl glory. It was the Chiefs under the leadership of Patrick Mahomes who secured a victory. But four years later can the 49ers get revenge? Only time will reveal.

With the likes of Brock Purdy and Christian McCaffrey bolstering their strength, the 49ers are best placed to secure the Super Bowl title for the 6th time in franchise history. Many NFL fans may see the 49ers as a superior team as they are coming off a more successful regular season. The 49ers won 12 games in the regular season while the Chiefs won 11 and thus, the former earned the No. 1 seed in the NFC. This also granted them an extra week of rest during the Wild Card Round. But the Chiefs will want to lift the Lombardi trophy for 4th time as well.


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It seems like a fairly even matchup. Who do you think will win the Super Bowl? Let us know your predictions.

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Utkarsh Tiwari


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