Arizona tribe files lawsuit to block sports-betting startup

Aug 30, 2021

A northern Arizona Indian tribe, one that last week wasn’t awarded a license to conduct sports betting in the state by the Arizona Department of Gaming, has filed a lawsuit seeking to block the state’s Sept. 9 startup of wagering.

But a legal expert said he doesn’t expect the tribe to succeed in stopping the state’s sports-betting startup.

Daniel Wallach, the co-founder of the Conduct Detrimental podcast on sports legal issues and a gaming and sports-betting attorney, said the Yavapai-Prescott tribe’s argument isn’t likely to sway a judge.

Source: Rick Velotta for Las Vegas Review-Journal