Arizona online sports betting is not here yet. Apps and mobile sportsbooks are yet to come.
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Legal Sports Betting App in Arizona now: TVG Betting App.
Expected Arizona Betting App in 2020 and further: Turf Paradise App and Site. Local horse races are available, Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and other major horse races in the United States.
Mobile betting in Arizona
Arizona is not one of the states that is working towards legalizing mobile sports betting, but that could change as early as 2021. A bill to legalize sports gambling was introduced in May 2019, but it quickly got shut down before there was any traction.
The only type of sports betting that is legal in Arizona is horse and greyhound wagering. There are plenty of off-track betting sites located throughout the state, but that’s about the only place where betting is legal.
The state of Arizona has strictly prohibited online greyhound betting, but there is an option for betting on horses online via several mobile betting apps. The only app currently available in Arizona is TVG-Horse Racing Betting App, but more are expected to join at some point.
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Arizona sports betting development
Arizona has traditionally been prohibitive on legal gambling in the state. But with Nevada on the border, the temptation to update current sports betting and gaming laws is hard to resist.
Many states have adjusted their position on sports betting since the 2018 ruling when the US Supreme Court overturned the PASPA (Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act).
That law from 1992 prohibited bets on single matches and games for money. And with PASPA gone, it has opened the doors for US states to introduce sports betting online for the first time.
Sports betting in Arizona is already possible, but there are strict limitations on where and how you can bet. Pari-mutuel betting is allowed at greyhound and horse race tracks. All racing and wagering is regulated by the Arizona Department of Gaming Division of Racing.
Off-track sports betting (OTB) in Arizona at the state’s tribal casinos is still banned but it is permitted at a selection of sports bars and pubs throughout Arizona.
Will Arizona legalize sports betting any time soon? As in a lot of US states, it could depend on the stance of Native American tribes. Some tribes are concerned that supporting new legislation could leave them open to losing exclusive operating rights on brick ‘n’ mortar casinos.
The Navajo Nation wants the tribes to maintain exclusive rights to operate sports betting in Arizona. This exclusivity seems the only way that tribes will agree to any new Arizona sports betting legislation.
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