The US Department of Interior (DoI) has given its approval to a tribal-state gaming compact bill in Arizona, clearing the way for legal sports betting to launch in the state.
Signed in April by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, House Bill 2772 formalized an amended compact that set out measures allowing consumers to bet on sports at tribal casinos and sites owned by major league sports teams in Arizona.
An existing tribal-state gaming compact was due to expire in the next few years, with Ducey saying at the time of the signing that the amended agreement would “modernize” gambling in the state.
Shortly after the signing, the Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG) began drafting rulesfor the launch of fantasy competitions and sports wagering in the state, though the bill still required final approval from the DoI.
With the DoI having given the green light to the bill, this now clears the way for the roll out of legal sports betting in Arizona.
Read the full story on iGB North America.