. House Approves Arizona Sports Betting Bill, Putting Legislation’s Fate In Hands Of Senate

House Approves Arizona Sports Betting Bill, Putting Legislation’s Fate In Hands Of Senate

Written By Derek Helling on March 4, 2021Last Updated on January 30, 2023

One of the state legislature’s two chambers has been cleared by a sports betting act from Arizona.

When significant as that speech is in and of itself, it is crucial to know whether it has a chance of becoming law.

On Thursday, the full Arizona House advanced HB 2772, which would regulate not only sports betting but also daily fantasy sports. The Senate has recently taken some action on gambling expansion of its own. That complicates the situation for the House bill.

Information of the Arizona sports gambling bill that was approved by the House

Arizona’s gaming industry is expanded by HB 2772 to include 20 betting certificates. Users of tribal casinos would have a special access point to 10 of those. The remaining certificates may be made available to groups and professional sports leagues.

But, doing so would require renegotiating gambling agreements between the state and ethnic groups. The nations would get to further diversify their entertainment options in exchange for granting luxury on sports betting. Their menus might include true chance games like roulette, baccarat, craps, and nbsp.

Argument wagers are permitted for all other events but are prohibited by the expenses for college sports. In-state groups like the Arizona Cardinals and Phoenix Suns might allow fans to wager on sports if the bill is passed in its present form.

Arizona sports gambling revenue sharing is still unknown.

Additionally, the costs does not specify a precise percentage of revenue split between the state and tribal casinos or other license holders. Instead, it directs that thresholds be established by the Arizona Department of Gaming( ADG ). Other regulatory matters, such as how much to charge professional sports leagues or clubs for a passport, would also be decided by the ADG.

In the current structure, both local and state governments get annual payments from tribal casinos relative to their revenues. For example, the state got $102 million in revenue sharing for the fiscal year that ended in June 2020.

Support for the bill on the House floor was substantial after attaching an amendment that revised the way the ADG structures fees for both DFS and sportsbook licensees, among other things. The vote was 48-12 in approval.

Those headwinds may not push this bill much further, however. A bill that recently cleared committees in the upper chamber of the Arizona legislature has one major issue.

What then happens next?

There are currently three places where HB 2772 is likely to go. One is the governor’s workplace. Another is the adage”& ldquo, street of broken dreams ,” and Doug Ducey is back in front of House people with major adjustments. & rdquo,

Late in February, SB 1794 passed through two Senate committees. That bill centers gambling expansion in the state on historic horse racing (HHR) machines. It also authorizes sports betting in a manner very similar to HB 2772, as it was recently with SB 1794 combined. In essence, the Senate act was a partner to HB 2772.

Ethnic support, and consequently aid from Ducey, is the main obstacle to SB 1794’s passage. As the recent agreements with casino operators expire next year, the government has already been working on negotiations for new agreements.

Due to the inclusion of the HHR, tribal casinos are likely to reject SB 1794. Off-track betting sites( OTBs ) in the state would be able to provide customers with that kind of gaming thanks to the bill. These machines resemble slot machines in many ways, endangering the latest luxury in that market that tribal casinos enjoy in Arizona.

For HB 2772, what would that imply? It is unclear whether the Senate does approve it as is, which just allows OTBs to play keno games more than HHR games. At the same time, changing the law to permit HHR game at OTBs could have a significant impact on the entire process. Without the consent of the tribes, nothing may occur.

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Helling, Derek is a lead writer for PlayUSA and the manager of BetHer. He is a 2013 graduate of the University of Iowa and covers the intersections of sports with business and the law.

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