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September 10, 2020

Gamblers factor virus into football bets this fall

By WAYNE PARRY
Associated Press

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — There's a new factor in play for gamblers looking to bet on football this fall: In addition to point spreads, home-field advantage (or this year, the lack thereof) and the weather, bettors are taking the coronavirus into account before plunking down their cash.

In a year in which the pandemic has upended every major sport, the arrival of NFL and college football brings unique challenges.


 
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