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Sports gambling is on its way to Arizona as the U.S. Department of the Interior just approved an updated tribal gaming compact with the state. More importantly, this means that legal betting should be available before Week 1 of NFL games.
This is great news on the tribal compacts being officially signed off on. This means that our aspirational goal of having sports betting live by the start of the NFL season, is even more realistic now. https://t.co/6jQrEs9IGQ— Jeff Weninger (@JeffWeninger) May 24, 2021
Professional sports and fantasy sports like our very own FanDuel will now be permitted to operate outside of reservation casinos.
Arizona governor Doug Ducey shared a tweet about the impact this will have on the local economy. All of what he says may be true, but it’s more about fun. It made no sense that other states were soaking up the fun of sports betting while we Arizonians were miserable.
Sports just aren’t what they should be when you can’t hide a bit of money from the wife and run a parlay. Arizona, let’s roll.