AZ Governor eyes sports betting in “modernised” gaming compact

| By Robert Fletcher
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has called on legislators in the US state to pursue a new “modernised” tribal gaming compact, outlining how this could open the door to legalised sports betting and fantasy sports.
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Speaking in his State of the State address, Ducey said he would be holding talks with legislators about the possibility of established a new gaming compact.

This, Ducey said, would help to generate additional revenue for Arizona’s tribal nations, as well as its state budget – both of which were impacted by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic over the past year.

The current compacts are set to expire over the next couple of years.

“The re-negotiated compact is intended to maintain the current culture of gaming in the state, allow for limited, well-regulated gaming while allowing for modernization, and increase revenue to the tribes and to the state,” Ducey said.

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