Arizona Releases New Round Of Draft Rules For Sports Betting

Published: Friday, July 2, 2021 - 5:49pm
Updated: Saturday, July 3, 2021 - 8:42am
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The Arizona Department of Gaming has released a second draft of rules for sports gambling in the state.

The public has until midnight Wednesday, July 7, to provide feedback online or via virtual meetings.

The Gaming Department says it remains on track for sports betting to go live on opening night of the NFL’s regular season in early September.

The target date is less than 150 days after Gov. Ducey and tribal leaders signed an expansive new compact that legalizes sports gambling and broadens the table games and slot machines that casinos can offer.

The deal divides sportsbook licenses between Native-owned casinos and local professional teams, which have been announcing partnerships with operators, such as a recent alliance made by Bally’s Corporation and the Phoenix Mercury.   

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