Final Arizona Sports Betting Rules Open for Public Comment Beginning Monday

Final Arizona Sports Betting Rules Open for Public Comment Beginning Monday
Fact Checked by Michael Peters

Those who want to have their voice heard on the subject of sports betting in Arizona can do so between Monday and April 3.

The Arizona Department of Gaming announced Friday it would open a public commentary period on its finalized sports wagering and daily fantasy sports rules, which need to be formalized by April 15.

When HB 2772, which legalized sports betting in the state, was signed into law April 15, 2021, the ADG was initially exempted from certain rulemaking guidelines mandated by Title 41 of the Arizona Revised Statues.

That exemption, which ends April 15, allowed the kickoff of mobile sports betting to be expediated. Arizona betting apps took their first wagers Sept. 9, 2021.

Now, the ADG is pinpointing wagering and DFS rules that need tweaking, and will be making changes before the exemption expires.

What ADG Announcement Means for Public

The ADG’s decision to open its rulebook to the public means anyone can submit comments, bolstering transparency for operators and customers.

The department said its plan is to post the “new draft final rules” for sports wagering and DFS by 9 a.m. Arizona time Monday, giving residents until 11:59 p.m. April 3 to make their opinions heard.

“While Section 7 also exempts the Department from seeking public comment, throughout this process, we have found working transparently with our stakeholders has yielded the best results and fostered a positive working relationship,” ADG Assistant Director Aiden Fleming said in a statement.

More information on the state’s rules for sports wagering and DFS play can be found at the ADG website.

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Christopher Boan is the lead writer at after covering sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years, including stops at, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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