Lawsuits Seek to Derail Arizona Sports Betting Ahead of Launch

Aug 27, 2021

Football fans looking to place legal bets on their favorite teams when the NFL season starts next month will be out of luck if a pair of recently filed lawsuits succeed in stopping Arizona’s new sports betting law.

Two entities that aren’t eligible to allow sports betting under a law that Gov. Doug Ducey signed earlier this year — the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe and Turf Paradise race track — are asking the courts to put the law on hold, which would upend plans to begin legal sports betting on Sept. 9, when the 2021 football season starts.

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge James Smith scheduled emergency hearings in both cases for Sept. 3.

Source: Jeremy Duda for Arizona Mirror