Arizona Lawmakers Pass ‘Fantasy Sports’ Bill

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After much debate, the Arizona Senate passed SB1797, dubbed the fantasy sports bill. The bill is now headed to Governor Doug Ducey for his signature.

SB 1797 will allow both event wagering and online sports betting, with up to 10 tribes and 10 professional teams licensed to provide online betting platforms. There are 16 tribes in Arizona operating casinos, and there are eight professional teams, including NFL, MLB, NHL, and NBA franchises.

People will soon be able to place bets at Chase Field during a Diamondbacks game, or at Gila River Arena with the Coyotes skating. Bettors could also place wagers at sports books at select Indian casinos or legally participate in popular daily fantasy sports games.

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