With sports betting and other forms of gambling coming to the state, the Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG) has begun drafting rules and establishing timelines to allow wagering to soon begin. The date the sports betting operations can begin in the state has not yet been determined.
After the ADG drafts rules for fantasy sports contests & event wagering and the drafting is completed, public comments begin. Following that, the ADG has an amendment period where they will make changes to the rules as necessary. Once amendments are finished the ADG will prepare for an operational start date.
“There’s no question that Arizona has grown and changed significantly since the last major compact update in 2003,” Ducey said. “It’s important that we account for these changes in our policies and our compacts.”
On April 15th, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed a bill legalizing sports gambling in the state. The measure adds additional types of games at tribal casinos. It will also allow sports betting under licenses to be issued to pro sports teams. It will also allow gambling on fantasy sports and new Keno games.