Gamblers can start enjoying Arizona sports betting beginning September 9. The day coincides with the first day of the NFL season. Thus, players can wager on the Dallas Cowboys vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers game.
Bwager.com sources said it would give players enough time to prepare for Arizona Cardinals’ season opener against Tennessee on September 12. Lawmakers approved fantasy betting and sports betting this year. Also, the bill allows gambling expansions at tribal casinos that include sports betting in their facilities.
People can learn how to become a bookie before the sports betting launch in the state. However, the law stated that only tribes and professional sports teams could operate sportsbooks in Arizona. Also, the Gaming Department would oversee the operations. They will accept and approve sports betting licenses to operate in the state. They would look at different factors that include software, pay per head features, and more.
Arizona Sports Betting
The Gaming Department will release the draft regulations on June 14. Thus, the commission has more than two months to license sportsbooks. Last month, the US Department of Interior approved Arizona’s new tribal gaming compacts.
At present, three sportsbook operators signed deals with professional sports teams. The PGA Tour partnered with DraftKings to open a sports betting facility at the TPC Scottsdale. Also, the Phoenix Suns have a partnership deal with FanDuel to operate a sportsbook in their arena.
Lastly, the Diamondbacks signed with Caesars Entertainment to run a sportsbook in the plaza beside the Chase Field. In September, there will be more sportsbooks in Arizona. The bill allows ten sports betting operations operated by sports teams and ten books run by the tribes.
The good news is that players can wager on sports through mobile devices without being physically present at a sportsbook. Also, retail sportsbooks will serve as marketing venues for the sports betting operations.