Evening briefs in Indian Country
June 4, 2021
Arizona regulators set target date for legal sports betting
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona gambling regulators said Wednesday they hope to have new licenses for sports gambling issued by the start of the 2021 National Football League season in September.
The announcement of the target date for new sports betting came just over two weeks after federal officials approved changes to the state’s tribal gaming compacts. That U.S. Department of Interior decision was needed for the new sports gambling law signed by Republican Gov. Doug Ducey in April to go into effect.
The Arizona Department of Gaming can issue 10 licenses for sports books to major sport franchises, such as the Arizona Cardinals, Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Coyotes and Phoenix Suns. Others eligible for sports gambling licenses include pro golfing and NASCAR events.