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A Tribe may do so, as long as the relationship between the applicant and Tribe can be easily confirmed.
Yes, a certificate will be provided to be displayed.
The Department has updated the supplier application to reflect the correct listing of ancillary suppliers as listed in R-19-4-101(27).
It can be found in the Event Wagering Operator, Designee, and Limited Event Wagering Operator application.
Please refer to the “Supplier” definition in A.A.C. R19-4-101.B.
There is no limit of licenses available for fantasy sports contests.
Yes, due to the language in the statute and the Arizona Tribal-State Gaming Compact, the Department has determined that a licensee is subject to the two distinct jurisdictions through licensure. The Department will minimize duplication of investigative efforts where possible.
Fingerprint cards are to be sent to our office at 1110 W. Washington, Suite 450, Phoenix, AZ 85007.
No, there is no additional application fee for key employees (CEO, CFO, COO, owners 5% or more, or equivalent). These applications are part of the company applicant submission. However, event wagering employees will need to be licensed and are subject to an application fee. Please refer to A.A.C. R19-4-104.A and A.A.C. R19-4-105.B.
Private fantasy sports contests cannot have more than 15 players per contest and $10K in total entry fees per year.
The entity will be required to complete the Event Wagering Operator application. An individual application may be required for individuals who hold a 5% or greater interest in the entity.
A copy of the executed agreement between the Tribe and Designee is required.
The Department recommends you seek guidance from your company’s legal counsel.
Yes, we will accept unaudited financial statements to include Income Statement/P&L, Balance Sheet, and Statement of Cash Flow for the past three (3) years.
Types of wagers will include, but is not limited to: single game bets, teaser bets, parlays, over-under bets, money line bets, pools, exchange wagering, in-game wagering, in-play bets, prop bets, straight bets.
No, the agreement is a required document that will need to be provided to the Department.
No, but it does assist in the intake process and getting your company in our database prior to applications being submitted.
Please send an email to [email protected] requesting W-9 information and the Department will send you the information.
Wagers will be prohibited on injuries, penalties, collegiate proposition bets, and high school events.
The Department requires that you send the entire agreement. You can send it through the secure email portal and all information will be kept confidential.
COO/position that oversees operations
Event Wagering – Owners of 5% or more with voting rights
Fantasy Sports – Owners of 10% or more with voting rights
Suppliers licensed in other jurisdictions may submit that information for consideration; however, the application will be evaluated as a whole rather than by that one criterion.
A.R.S. § 5-1307(A) and (B)(2) provide that a racetrack enclosure or additional wagering facility must partner with an Event Wagering Operator. Therefore, a qualified team or tribe (that was allocated a license) must approve the partnership.
If a qualified team or tribe (that was allocated a license) appoints a Designee to provide event wagering services, the Designee may enter into a partnership with a racetrack enclosure or additional wagering facility as allowed by A.R.S. § 5-1307(A), however that partnership must be approved by the qualified team or tribe in writing under A.R.S. § 5-1307(B)(2).
The statute requires that the EWO/Designee provide information on the amount of Adjusted Gross Event Wagering Receipts (AGEWR) they expect to generate in Arizona. The EWO/Designee may use comparable Gross Gaming Revenue from other jurisdictions with similar tax rates.
Arizona Department of Gaming Event Wagering & Fantasy Sports 1110 W. Washington, Suite 450 Phoenix, AZ 85007
The Department prefers the application fees be paid using the ACH information that was provided; however the Department will accept domestic wires upon request. Please contact Jason LaForest (CFO) at [email protected] with any questions on payment.
The Department is requesting that Event Wagering Operator, Designee, and Management Services Provider applications be submitted by 8/9 in order to be ready for the proposed 9/9 go-live date. Applications for all other event wagering licenses (Suppliers, Ancillary suppliers, Employees) will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis.
The Department is requesting that Fantasy Sports Contest Operator applications be submitted by 8/4 in order to be ready for the proposed 8/28 go-live date.
Unless it has been longer than 2 years, a new fingerprint card is not required.
Yes, parent company financial statements are acceptable. If no parent company is involved, the investigation will closely examine the owners that disclose Key Employees.
You will need to submit a detailed credit report that reflects your account history, payment history, credit inquiries, collections, etc. The Department will accept credit reports from Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion.
No, if a tribe or team is using a Designee then only the Designee application needs to submit. Both the designor and the Designee will need to submit proof of their contractual relationship to the Department (contract, tribal resolution, etc.).
There will be no required Parent applications at this time. However, please disclose the name of the Parent Company or Holding Company on the application. If it is determined during the investigation that an application is needed, an investigator will notify you. For fantasy sports contests, it is the Department’s discretion if the Holding Company will be required to submit an application. If so, the application will be sent to the Holding Company for it to be completed.
Payment is due on the same date that applications are due, but may be submitted prior to the application as long as the payment identifies the associated application that is forthcoming.
You can send your photo either as a JPEG or PNG.
The Department is requesting that Management Services Provider applicants list their Suppliers and Ancillary Suppliers involved in providing management services. These sub-providers would need to submit an application to the Department only if they fit into one of the licensing categories (Supplier, Ancillary Supplier, etc.).
Yes. If a Tribe appoints a Designee, only one (1) application is needed. The Designee is responsible for completing the Designee application and the Tribe will not need to submit a separate Event Wagering Operator application. However, the Tribe/Team/Designee/Management Service Provider can jointly complete the Supplemental Allocation Application if they choose.
Payment instructions can be found at the end of each application packet.
Yes, within five (5) days following receipt of a complete application, the Department will issue a temporary license to the supplier or ancillary supplier. Please refer to A.A.C R19-4-105.D.
The Department is requesting that applicants provide all litigation details, with no time limitation.
The SAA may be filled out with information from any of the parties associated with the application (team, tribe, designee, management services provider, etc.).
Off Reservation - If the supplier is providing goods and services to an EWO, LEWO, or FSCO off-reservation then there is no dollar threshold and a license is required.
On Reservation - If the supplier is providing goods and services on-reservation, the supplier will need to be State Certified as a gaming vendor and is subject to the Arizona-Tribal Gaming Compacts and the $10,000 threshold.
Fantasy Sports Contest Operator applicants may continue to submit applications to the Department on an ongoing basis; however, it is not guaranteed that the company will be licensed by the go-live date (8/28/21).
Inquiry Letters can be submitted to our Event Wagering / Fantasy Sports intake email address [email protected]
The Department is requesting that applicants provide all gaming license actions, with no time limitation.
No, this only applies to foreign individuals without a Non-Resident US Social Security Number.
Fantasy Sports – FSCO – are due on 08/04/20, by 11:59pm (PDT).
Event Wagering – EWO, LEWO, Tribal EWO – are due on 08/09/21, by 11:59pm (PDT).
Suppliers and all other applications do not have a due date and will be accepted on a rolling basis.
Yes. The fingerprint card can be mailed or hand delivered to the Department.
A.R.S. § 5-1202-G allows the Department to require the licensing of a Holding Company of a Fantasy Sports Contest Operator. The Department will make this decision on a case-by-case basis.
Event Wagering statutory and rules provisions do not include a similar standard. However, an Event Wagering Operator, Limited Event Wagering Operator, Designee, and Management Services Provider should disclose their parent company to the Department.
This will be a description of any proposed physical facility that will be operated by the applicant in Arizona. For example, location, size, operating capacity (e.g. how many windows and/or kiosks).
A copy of the agreement between the Tribe and the management service provider does not need to be provided.
Yes. The Department prefers separate PDF files or the PDF files can be compressed into a zip file. If needed, the PDF files can be sent via multiple emails.
Please use the secure online portal. Directions on how to utilize the portal are provided on the webpage.
Yes, a Designee will need to disclose their relationship with a team or tribe to the Department.
Sub-Providers are Suppliers and/or Ancillary Suppliers who will assist you in the operation of your event wagering platform.
A copy of the agreement between the Tribe and the designee needs to be provided with the application.
Yes, within five (5) days of receiving a completed application, the Department will issue a temporary license to the applicant if they are suitable for licensure.
Questions and concerns regarding the licensing process can be sent to [email protected].
No, if a Designee is appointed, the background investigation will focus on the Designee.
The Department will not disclose the information submitted for an event wagering fantasy sports license, as A.R.S. §5-1203(D) & A.R.S. § 5-1305(H) requires ADG to keep all information and records related to event wagering and fantasy sports contests applications confidential.
Suppliers and ancillary suppliers can apply on a rolling basis.
Yes, please provide confirmation/documentation that the credit report has been requested. Once you receive the credit report, you can email it to the Department.
Information about Event Wagering & Fantasy Sports can be found on on this page.
The Department will delay the application period, allocation period, and investigation period for Limited Event Wagering Operator applicants until after the completion of the Event Wagering Operator qualification and allocation process (estimated to conclude August 27, 2021).
After August 27, 2021 the racetrack enclosures and additional wagering facilities may begin to partner with qualified and allocated Event Wagering Operators (or their designees). The Department will set an application period, allocation period, and estimated go-live date for Limited Event Wagering Operator applicants after the conclusion of the allocation process for Event Wagering Operator Licenses.
No, there is no due date for the Supplier or Ancillary Supplier applications. The applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and will be processed as they come in.
This individual does not need to disclose as an outside third party; the CEO or President is sufficient.
Once a Complete application (R19-4-105(A) & R19-4-205(A)) is received, the investigation will being.
Full investigation time can fluctuate based on a number of principles and information provided.
Upon completion of our due diligence, the department will issue a license or deny the applicaition.
Most investigations will be completed within 30 days of receiving a complete applicaiton.
The supplemental allocation application may be filled out by the Event Wagering Operator applicant (tribe or team), the Designee, the Management Services Provider, or any combination thereof. The amount of detail included is up to the discretion of applicants.