Arizona sports wagering to begin Sept. 9 for 20 licensees

Arizona residents will seemingly be in a position to bet on sports in their assert on Sept. 9, the first day of the National Football League season, the Arizona Division of Gaming said Monday.

The put gamblers will seemingly be in a position to bet won’t be known except Aug. 16. That’s when the division will enlighten the 20 licensees — 10 for Arizona tribal casinos and 10 for appropriate sports franchises and venues. Ten extra dinky-making a bet places for Arizona horse tracks and off-observe wagering places also will seemingly be accessible.

The assert also introduced that day to day delusion sports would journey stay Aug. 28.

The announcement of rules and procedures by the Gaming Division assert the stage for licensing functions, which needs to be submitted by Aug. 9.

Attainable licensees will seemingly be required to pay a $100,000 application rate and the preliminary license will price $750,000 with annual renewals costing $150,000 a year. Sports making a bet gaming staff will seemingly be required to pay $250 for an preliminary license with renewals costing $150 a year.

The Arizona Legislature accredited its sports wagering bill April 12. Gov. Doug Ducey signed a compact with the assert’s tribes three days later.

The portray for licensing is predicted to be aggressive with 24 tribes across the assert vying for 10 licenses. The suitable franchise and venue licenses are expected to design the eye of the Arizona Cardinals, the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Phoenix Suns, the Phoenix Mercury WNBA group and representatives of NASCAR and the Expert Golfers Affiliation.

The Diamondbacks have confidence already acquired a partnership with Caesars Entertainment Corp. whereas the Suns have confidence a address FanDuel and the Mercury with Bally’s Corp.

The PGA Tour and the TPC Scottsdale golf route have confidence partnerships with DraftKings whereas NASCAR and the Phoenix Raceway have confidence a address Penn National Gaming, which works with Barstool Sportsbook.

The National Football League season begins Sept. 9, a Thursday, when the defending Tremendous Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Dallas Cowboys.

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