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Arizona sportsbooks have made $225 million in 6 months

Through the first six months of legalized sports gambling, Arizona's state coffers have yet to cross the $10 million mark, while sportsbooks have made $225 million.... Read more»

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Arizona sportsbooks expecting large crowds, revenue for first March Madness betting cycle

With sports betting legalized in Arizona on September 9, 2021, this will be the first time the public has the opportunity to wager on what is one of the most bet on sporting events in the United States, and sportsbooks expect to see increased handle and revenue spikes for March Madness.... Read more»

Arizona already getting ready to host the 2023 Super Bowl

With the 2022 Super Bowl in the rear view mirror, pro football’s attention turns to Glendale, Arizona, where preparations to host next year’s Super Bowl already have started. ... Read more»

Super Bowl LVI gambling could surpass $100 million in Arizona, experts predict

This year, the nearly endless opportunities for wagering on Super Bowl LVI are now available for the first time, at least legally, to Arizona gamblers following legislation that passed in September, legalizing sports wagering in the state.... Read more»

House passes bill to expand Pascua Yaqui tribal lands near Grant & I-10

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe is closer to gaining control of Old Pascua, site of tribe’s first settlement in Tucson, after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill awarding to the tribe the Northwest Side area of several city blocks, which includes the site of a planned casino. ... Read more»

Although youth sports receive cut of gambling revenue in New York, rules are different in Arizona

Nearly a month ago, Arizona became the 26th state in the country to legalize sports gambling – just in time for the NFL’s season-opening games - and for now, the current funding plan in Arizona directs all gambling revenue to the state’s General Fund.... Read more»

Pick’em: Sport gambling in Arizona underway and options are plentiful

Arizona joined 25 states plus the District of Columbia when sports betting operations officially and theatrically opened for business as state’s professional teams announced sports betting partnerships with companies like Caesars Sportsbook, FanDuel and Barstool Sportsbook.... Read more»

Game on: Judge refuses to block new Arizona sports betting law

As legalized sports gambling is set to begin Thursday in Arizona, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled Monday against a last-minute Yavapai-Prescott Tribe request to block the law - a lawsuit similar to the one Turf Paradise race track filed that was set aside last week.... Read more»

Have app, will gamble: Arizona online sports betting sites open registration

Saturday presented another milestone for Arizonans interested in placing bets on sporting events: online pre-registration - as betting organizations including DraftKings and FanDuel launched their Arizona sites, with sports gambling in Arizona going live on Sept. 9.... Read more»

Lawsuits aim to derail sports betting in Arizona ahead of September launch

Two entities that aren’t eligible to allow sports betting under Arizona’s new sports betting law Gov. Doug Ducey signed earlier this year recently filed lawsuits asking the courts to put the law on hold, which would upend plans to begin legal sports betting on Sept. 9.... Read more»

With legalized sports betting coming to Arizona, concerns about gambling addiction increase

The ability to attend a sporting event, place a bet on a team and possibly return home a winner will soon be a reality in Arizona but questions remain whether increased accessibility will increase cases of gambling addiction.... Read more»

Ducey signs tribal gaming compact, legalizes sports gambling in Arizona

After years of resistance from tribes around the state, Gov. Ducey signed a bill legalizing sports betting in Arizona. The development comes on the heels of a revised Tribal-State Gaming Compact, which may lead to another casino in Tucson, at Grant and I-10.... Read more»

Tribal gaming issues could derail Arizona bill to allow 'historic horse racing' gambling

Tribal opposition could sink a bill to allow wagering on old horse races, which comes as Gov. Doug Ducey is hoping to push through a new gaming compact and legislation to legalize sports betting in Arizona. Under the state’s gaming compact, tribes are limited in operation in exchange for the state limiting gambling outside of reservations to things like the lottery and pari-mutuel horse racing that predate the compact and were grandfathered in.... Read more»

Update: Docs say man was faking 'coma' after arrest at Tucson casino

A man who was shot at by police — but not struck by any bullets — during a Saturday incident at a Tucson-area casino was seemingly pretending to be in a coma when he was taken to a hospital because he was non-responsive.... Read more»1

Man in coma, but not wounded by bullets, after police shooting at Casino of the Sun

A man who was shot at by police — but not struck by any bullets — during a Saturday incident at a Tucson-area casino has been hospitalized and is in a coma, sources said.... Read more»

Once a favorite American pastime, greyhound racing seems headed for doggie heaven

The last remaining states allowing dog racing face increased pressure to end the competition.... Read more»

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