Arizona regulator to accept event wagering license applications in July

June 10, 2024
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Interested parties will have a near-two-week window to submit their applications.

The Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG) has said it will start accepting event wagering license applications next month.

The regulator announced it will take applications “for no less than one event wagering license reserved for Arizona Tribes and no less than one event wagering license reserved for Arizona Sports Franchises.”

This action corresponds with the current laws on the books.

Applicants can submit between July 8 and July 19. Only applications submitted prior to the deadline will be considered, the regulator said.

Guidelines and resources for the application process are available on ADG’s website.

ADG said in a statement, “ADG will thoroughly evaluate all applications received based on the established criteria pursuant to the State’s event wagering rules and statutes.

“Interested parties are encouraged to visit ADG's website for detailed information on eligibility requirements, application procedures and relevant timelines.”

Arizona has welcomed legal sports betting outside of Tribal gaming for more than three years. The state first legalized sports wagers in April 2021 after Governor Doug Ducey signed the bill into law. The state debuted its sports wagering market in September 2021.

Since the market’s debut, the Arizona Department of Gaming has served as the state’s regulatory body.

Arizona state law allows the Department of Gaming to issue 20 licenses to operators. These are split between 10 Tribes and 10 sports teams.

To date, more than 35 states have embraced regulated sports betting since the US Supreme Court overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) in May 2018, also known as the Bradley Act.

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