Arizona eyes 9 September start date for sports betting
| By Robert Fletcher
The Arizona Department of Gaming has set a provisional launch date of 9 September for legal sports betting in the US state, following the passage of a new tribal-state gaming compact.
The US Department of Interior (DoI) last week gave its approval to a bill that formalised an amended compact that set out measures allowing players to bet on sports at tribal casinos and sites owned by major league sports teams in Arizona.
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, who signed the bill in April, said the amended agreement would “modernise” gambling in the state.
Subject to the formation of rules and regulations for sports betting in Arizona, the state’s Department of Gaming is aiming to open the regulated market on 9 September this year.
The Department began drafting rules in April and has until 14 June to publish a first draft of these regulations before they are made available for public comment during a seven-day period ending 21 June.