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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.

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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