It’s information overload everywhere, and there’s not time enough to sleep and eat and stay fully apprised of what’s happening on this crazy blue dot of ours (two out of three ain’t bad). Here’s the weekend Sports Handle item, “Get a Grip,” recapping the week’s top U.S. sports betting stories, highlighting some fresh news, and rounding up key stories. Also check out this week’s Wild World of Gambling at US Bets.
Arizona lining up for NFL kickoff
The Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG) held its last public meeting to discuss the final draft of event wagering rules Friday, and the director of the ADG said the plan is to file those rules with the Arizona Secretary of State Monday in an effort to continue the push for a planned Sept. 9 launch date for sports betting.
Once the rules land with the Secretary of State, would-be sportsbook operators would have 10 days to get their applications in to the ADG, said department director Ted Vogt. A few other dates and details were discussed during the 45-minute meeting Friday morning, including:
- Daily fantasy sports is slated to start Aug. 28.
- Sportsbooks would be allowed to begin their marketing on the same day, and customers would be able to sign up — but not fund — their accounts as well.
- There will be no mobile wagering on tribal lands.
- Aug. 30 through Sept. 8 will be the time to finalize licensing and certification issues ahead of the sportsbook launch.
Vogt also said that once the applications start rolling in, they will be made publicly available on the ADG website. All applications would be due by Aug. 6.
— Jeff Edelstein
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— SuperBook Colorado (@SuperBookCO) July 19, 2021
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— NCPG (@NCPGambling) July 22, 2021
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