Arizona Department of Gaming Preparing Rules to Quickly and Responsibly Implement New Gaming Opportunities

PHOENIX, AZ – The Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG) has begun drafting rules for new forms of gaming in Arizona following Governor Doug Ducey’s signing of historic legislation and amended Tribal-State Gaming Compacts. These actions pave the way for modernized gaming in Arizona and will soon generate millions of dollars in new revenue for essential public services.

Governor Doug Ducey recently signed House Bill 2772 and the amended compacts, legalizing fantasy sports contests and event wagering in the State of Arizona. ADG will initiate a robust public process to develop rules for these new forms of gaming. The department is working to make these new gaming opportunities available to Arizonans responsibly and as soon as possible.

This comprehensive legislation directs ADG to adopt rules and act as the primary regulator and enforcement body for fantasy sports contests and event wagering. Additionally, this legislation requires fantasy sports contests and event wagering providers to furnish help for those who may have a problem with gambling, as well as allows individuals to exclude themselves from these new forms of legal wagering statewide.

“I am excited to see House Bill 2772 pass through the legislature and signed by Governor Ducey,” said Ted Vogt, Director of ADG. “The department is already hard at work drafting rules and procedures to ensure the safety and security of the Arizona betting public as we look towards implementing event and fantasy sports wagering in the months ahead.”