The signing of House Bill 2772 and amended Tribal-State Gaming Compacts directed the Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG) to adopt rules and act as the primary regulator and enforcement body for event wagering and fantasy sports contests. Additionally, this legislation required event wagering & fantasy sports contests providers to furnish help for those who may have a problem with gambling, as well as allows individuals to exclude themselves from these new forms of legal wagering statewide.
The enabling legislation allowed for a maximum of 20 event wagering licenses in the state, with 10 reserved for Arizona Tribes and 10 reserved for an owner of an Arizona professional sports team or franchise, operator of a sports facility that hosts an annual tournament on the PGA Tour, the promoter of a national association for stock car auto racing national touring race in Arizona or the owner's, operator's or promoter's designee contracted to operate both retail event wagering at a sports facility or complex and mobile event wagering throughout Arizona.
Additionally, there are 10 limited event wagering licenses available, which are reserved for racetrack enclosures or additional wagering facilities (OTBs).
Contacts for Event Wagering Information
The Department has established a hotline (833-652-0828) *exclusively* for the confidential reporting of any statement, action, or other communication intended to unlawfully influence, manipulate or control a betting outcome of a sports event or other event of any individual occurrence or performance in a sports event or other event in exchange for financial gain or to avoid financial or physical harm.
Event Wagering & Fantasy Sports Hotline - 833-652-0828