This is already working it’s way into our other sports. We are just beginning to figure out the impact that gambling is going to have on our officiating.
Just one example: If a winning touchdown is scored on the last play of regualation, we don’t run the try if the score differential is more than two points. But what if a successful try would have affected the spread results of the game??
And with gambling enabled on specialized factors, what happens if there is an incorrect knee down call that affects a players’ total yards in a game?
And with all these different stats being bet on, will there ever be a “competitive effect” situation for the replay official? The game might be a blowout, but the total passing yards for a particular team might be affected by an unreviewed catch/no catch.