In northern New Jersey, the New York Jets franchise of the National Football League (NFL) has reportedly raised the ire of critics after signing a sponsorship agreement with online casino and sportsbook operator 888 Holdings.
Banners appeared on Sunday:
According to a Monday report from the New York Post newspaper, the previous day had seen workers erect several three-story-high bright orange banners outside the team’s 82,500-seat MetLife Stadium home that featured advertisements for the online casino at 888.com.
NFL’s new stance on casino advertising:
The newspaper reported that the sponsorship deal and the subsequent appearance of the ‘gaudy displays’ were only made possible after the NFL reversed a long-standing ban on…