. AZ Sports Betting Landscape Comes Into Focus, With Up To 40 Betting Apps

AZ Sports Betting Landscape Comes Into Focus, With Up To 40 Betting Apps

Written By Grant Lucas on July 2, 2021Last Updated on January 30, 2023

Arizona & nbsp has released its second set of draft rules for legal sports betting. This time, the regulatory model paints a more accurate picture of the upcoming sector.

Additionally, it might have one of the most business-friendly tax levels in the nation. The number of portable skins that each licensee had access, however, may be the biggest drawback.

According to the 13-page set of draft rules released by the Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG) on Thursday, operators in the state could feature two mobile skins. As a result, AZ sports betting could feature up to 40 betting apps.

Each owner will have how many AZ sports wagering platforms?

During the public comment period following the release of the first draft of sports betting rules, many stakeholders expressed an interest in having just one mobile skin available per license. This would create a mobile betting landscape of up to 20 betting apps in AZ.

Owners may use up to two occasion bet platforms, according to the law and the most recent draft rules.

As noted by Amilyn Pierce of the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first public comment period, that could mean that a licensee may use different platforms for mobile and retail operations rather than launching two online sportsbooks.

Nevertheless, the ADG confirmed that this clause also applies to mobile gaming, enabling owners to each build up to two online skins. That part of the rules is around andrsquo:

& ldquo, Responsible parties may use up to two ( 2 ) event wagering platforms in addition to one ( 1 ). Prior to providing a second event wagering platform, concerned parties must write to the Department and demand it. The written ask for a second occasion betting system shall be considered by the Department at its discretion. The Department does take into account the following elements in making its decision: 1. the number of trustworthy factions and authorized betting sites for events, 2. the launch of a distinctive product or advertising, 3. the growth of the State’s sponsor base, 4. Business size, scope, growth, and development, 5. technological advancements, and 6. additional elements deemed important by the Department or the accountable group. & rdquo,

What is the registration fee for casino operators?

The state do tax adjusted gross income for retail sportsbooks at an 8 % level and nbsp and for mobile betting at a 10 % rate, according to the ADG’s other draft rules. The ADG also listed operators’ software, registration, and renewal fees.

Category Application Cost original authorization License Fee per year
Operator of Event Wagering $100,000 $750,000 $150,000
Designee $100,000 $750,000 $150,000
Limited Operator of Event Wagering $5,000 $25,000 $5,000

Consider the terms”& ldquo ,”” event wagering operator ,” and” ANDRDT ,” which refer to both gaming tribes in Arizona and professional teams and facilities.

A “designee” refers to someone acting on behalf of an event wagering operator. This term is applied when an event wagering operator is qualified for licensing. An example of this occurrence coming about could be the case of the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury. Both franchises share Phoenix Suns Arena and are both owned by Robert Sarver.

A while back, the Suns partnered with FanDuel Sportsbook to bring retail and mobile sports betting to the state. And in late June, the Mercury aligned with Bally’s. In order for both teams to participate in the sports betting industry, Sarver would likely appoint a “designee” to act as an event wagering operator for one of the two teams.

Racing or other wagering locations that are authorized by the ADG Division of Racing to accept bet on horse racing are included in the next term listed, & ldquo, restricted event betting operator.

Activities gaming competitions and accepted forms of payment

Arizona regulators went into more detail about the services that the state’s sports gambling operators might provide once the economy got off the ground.

Event wagering competitions known as & ldquo are among them. & rdquo,

Users can set up games for bettors to participate in after submitting rules and procedures for these occasions to the ADG, with competitions simply allowing events and bet approved by regulators.

The list of authorized forms of payment accepted by operators was also expanded by authorities. The ADG included cable payments, credit cards, and nbsp in this round of rules:

  • Cash
  • similar in cash
  • Digital money transfer
  • a credit card
  • bank cards
  • Check
  • line exchange
  • Winnings
  • Bonus or commercial breaks

Officials specify demands for problem gambling and self-exclusion.

Not to be overlooked, approaches to responsible gambling in Arizona were detailed by the ADG.

Operators at retail sportsbooks will be required by regulators to & nbsp, post signage, and near each self-service kiosk. For anyone experiencing trouble gambling or for those who know someone who is, this signage may involve a nationwide toll-free helpline number and website information.

Each gambling app’s landing page must also have communication from operators letting users know where they can get assistance.

Additionally, all marketing and advertisements may include a helpline number and responsible gaming messages.

Regulators also stated that a & nbsp, or self-exclusion list, will be available to people who choose not to place bets on Arizona events.

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Lucas Grant is a longtime sports writer who has covered the high school, collegiate and professional levels. A graduate of Linfield College in McMinnville, Grant has covered games and written features and columns surrounding prep sports, Linfield and Oregon State athletics, the Portland Trail Blazers and golf throughout his career.

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