The prospects of legalized betting on WWE matches in the United States have been met with a lot of skepticism from operators and many said that they will not be entertaining the idea.
According to CNBC, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, the Colorado Division of Gaming, BetMGM, FanDuel, and others have shot down the idea of it happening.
“The WWE is not an approved sports league,” the Massachusetts Gaming Commission said in a statement while the Colorado Division of Gaming dismissed the idea that any of them talked with WWE over legalizing betting on matches.
“The Colorado Division of Gaming is not currently and has not considered allowing sports betting wagers on WWE matches. At no time has any state gaming regulator in Colorado spoken with the WWE about including wagers on our approved wager list,” a statement from them read.
Meanwhile, BetMGM CEO Adam Greenblatt replied with an “NFW” when asked about it during the iGamingNext conference this week. NFW stands for “no f*cking way,” so you can probably remove BetMGM from the list of potential partners.
FanDuel told CNBC that it’s “highly unlikely” that they would ever accept a bet on WWE matches and said that betting on award shows is completely different than “weekly scripted programming.”
In another statement, The American Gaming Association, which represents both commercial and tribal operators, told NBC that their both regulators and operators must have confidence in the integrity of the competitions, which clearly WWE enjoys zero of that.