. Prospective Arizona Sports Betting Licensees Seek Online Rules Clarity

Prospective Arizona Sports Betting Licensees Seek Online Rules Clarity

Written By Derek Helling on June 25, 2021Last Updated on January 30, 2023
The period for Arizona sports betting comments from the public is underway and some interested parties want more clarification.

Before they become final, the potential rules for event wagering in Arizona are subject to scrutiny. The public period for Arizona sports betting regulations comments has produced mostly a list of requests for clarification.

Several possible sector stakeholders have submitted petitions for clarification. The remarks also show conflicting responses to the upcoming opening of casinos in Arizona.

Arizona’s activities gambling laws and regulations

After the AZ Dept. of Gaming (ADG)published its initial draft of the regulations, it opened them up for comment. Interested parties have been able to post their thoughts online. The Department also held two virtual meetings on the subject as well. Among the issues raised in those meetings were:

  • A distributor can contract for how many net skins?
  • How the Department operates will decide which tribal casino users are granted certificates.
  • Whether offering activities betting requires racing to collaborate with owners

Meanwhile, the online comments have echoed those concerns. In fact, some of the same parties took advantage of both forums. For example, Dave Auther, one of the co-owners of Arizona Downs, spoke on behalf of the property at one of the online meetings. Another owner, Tom Auther, submitted similar comments online.

A related complaint was made by both authors and writers, uttered and rdquo. According to T. Auther & rsquo’s online comment, language that requires an AZ racetrack to partner with a sports team or tribal casino to offer sports betting is preferred to be removed.

D. Author objected to the same terminology during Monday andrsquo meetings on the grounds that he would have to split the profits with such a partner. Ted Vogt, the chairman of ADG, was adamant that this is how the office should interpret the law. Another website feedback came from sources that Arizona sports fans should be aware of and addressed a variety of topics.

requesting assistance with standard information, language, and skins

Rob Dalager, an Arizona Cardinals agent, brought up one of the clarifications. Dalager questioned whether, in accordance with the rules, a & ldquo, designee, and rtquo was mate with more than one owner. Additionally, he stated that his client’s request for clarification on that matter was in the negative.

Dalager also raised a concern about how to define the word”& ldquo ,” or” designee.” He expressed the opinion that the recent speech causes confusion regarding what a designee can and cannot do in accordance with the rules regarding offering wagering.

Players will be familiar with Rush Street Gaming better for its Rivers Casino as well as BetRivers and PlaySugarHouse website models, according to Laura McAllister Cox, vice president of regulatory compliance and legal for the company. Among them, McAllister Cox asked the ADG to include language in the rules that specifically permits licensees to use & ldquo, unofficial & rndquo data sources to settle bets.

David Miller, the general counsel’s associate The designee speech and official statistics were also discussed by the PGA Tour and TPC Scottsdale. He disagreed with Cox & rsquo’s position on data usage, though. Miller added that he thought the law intended for each technician to have just one website skin.

Two members of tribal casino operators offered opposing points of view regarding the single-skin design. Lastly, Chad Riney, senior counsel for Churchill Downs, requested that the ADG build achievement standards for granting limited wagering licenses and that punters be able to apply credit cards to bank accounts.

Another responses from less well-known sources expressed viewpoints uninterested in the regulations’ semantics. Evidently, not everyone is pleased with the growth of gambling in Arizona, while others are growing restless.

Public genuinely refers to consumer.

The comment period has been open to anyone, even people with less of an obvious stake in the business. Thus, the cavalcade of opinions has been varied. For instance, one comment directs several insults at regulators. Another requests that regulators allow DraftKings Sportsbook specifically to go live before Sept. 9.

A final comment of interest is from Jordan Rose, the founder of the Phoenix Rising Football Club. That club plays its home matches in Chandler and is part of the USL. Rose communicates that he believes wagering on Phoenix Rising matches should be permissible since there is no MLS club in AZ.

When the ADG releases the ultimate rules, all of these commenters will immediately receive the responses they seek. No matter how they feel, they cannot claim that the office did not give them enough time to weigh in.

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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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