Arizona has released its full list of approved sports betting operators

Arizona has released its full list of approved sports betting operators

The sports betting market in Arizona is just days away from going live

The movement related to sports betting in Arizona continues now with the recent release of the complete list of professional sports teams/franchises and tribes that finally received licenses and their partners. The Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG) released the updated list, shortly after Rush Street Interactive (RSI) and WynnBET announced that they had been granted designated operator licenses for wagering on events in the state.

According to the agency’s announced plans, September 9 is still expected to be the launch date for sports betting operators, and they can begin marketing to customers first thing Saturday morning. According to the new law, the ADG is allowed to have allocated a total of 20 licenses, ten each to professional sports teams/franchises and tribes. However, according to a report shared late last week, the agency had issued 18 – 10 to tribes and eight to professional sports teams/franchises. Earlier this month, the ADG had said ten applications were received on the professional sports side, meaning two applicants were unable to achieve their goal.

As of Saturday, operators that received the go-ahead have the ability to begin offering customers the opportunity to create and fund accounts. On the same day, the approved daily fantasy providers can start trading. Among those approved are Bally’s, BetMGM, Caesars, DraftKings, FanDuel, Penn National Gaming, WynnBET and RSI. PointsBet didn’t make the cut.

Ten tribes were approved, but only six operators have so far been announced. Among those that failed to make it was the Yavapi Prescott tribe, and it didn’t take long for it to launch a lawsuit over the failed attempt. It argues that the new gaming laws violate Arizona’s Voter Protection Act.

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