Arizona officials are projecting a Sept. 9 sports betting launch and are still on pace for one of the nation’s quickest turnarounds from bill signing to first bet.
Max Hartgraves, public information officer for the Arizona Department of Gaming, confirmed in an email to The Action Network this week that state regulators were working toward an early September launch. Gov. Doug Ducey signed the state’s sports betting bill in April.
Iowa and Indiana are among a handful of states with a similar turnaround timeline. Some states have taken more than a year.
Like all other commercial sports betting states, Arizona regulators must finalize rules then license each individual sportsbook operator. Though Ducey’s signature means sports betting is technically “legal” in the state, sportsbooks can not accept bets until they meet every state regulatory requirement.
Rules Making Process
Arizona officials are now taking on the rule-making process to begin legal sports betting.