Arizona to Legalize Fantasy Sports Betting This Saturday
The sports betting industry will take another huge step this Saturday as Arizona is set to legalize fantasy sports betting. Verified operators can offer betting operations from 12:01 AM September 4th.
CJ Pierre, PlayAZ.com’s lead writer, stated that customers could already browse the betting and gaming options available at different operators. Sports betting providers are already providing lineups and other means to help users finalize their strategies. Users will get different options regarding choosing players from specific events or choosing players with a specific time slot.
Currently, six authorized fantasy sports operators have permission to run the operations. The names include giants like DraftKings partnered with TPC Scottsdale and FanDuel affiliated with the Phoenix Suns.
The legalization of fantasy sports betting will rekindle the passion for sports. It will no longer be viewers hoping for a team’s win. Instead, it will add a sense of competition where viewers will root for players and teams alike. Moreover, it will help users, operators, and the government earn some profit.
When it comes to betting on real games, the operations will go live on September 9th. The Arizona Department of Gaming has already allocated licenses to eight organizations/teams along with top of ten tribal licenses. Among the many, the Navajo Nation also managed to secure one.
Brian Parrish, CEO of Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise, commented on the situation. According to Brian, the company has a chance to be genuine to its heritage, roots, and culture to present everything.
Navajo Nation collaborated with Seminole Hard Rock Digital to develop a mobile event betting platform. The platform is almost completed and will serve as a cross-market ecosystem to promote tourism. Afterward, the ventures will add a sportsbook within the casino along with kiosks.
With such operations on the table, the state is set to improve its casino operations severalfold.