Arizona Legislature

  • Virginia may see the ability to bet on college games thanks to new bill SB 576.
  • Arizona is trying to expand the available operator licenses from 10 to 20.

RICHMOND, Va. – New game-changing legislation could expand sports betting in both Arizona and Virginia if passed in their respective states.

Virginia Could End Ban On In-State College Betting

Thanks to SB 576, Virginia residents may be able to bet on in-state college games, wagers that you cannot currently place using sportsbooks regulated in Virginia.

A different bill, HB 1127, would have done something similar by allowing college sports betting, but was shot down on Tuesday afternoon.

Prop betting on any college event is not currently legal when using regulated Virginia sportsbooks, so this bill could heavily expand on Virginia’s legal sports betting market.

Arizona May Add More Tribal Licenses

The regulated sports wagering market in Arizona could also be expanding via additional operator licenses for the local tribes.

SB 1674 was introduced on Monday by Senator Sally Ann Gonzales, and would double the number of tribal licenses, increasing it from 10 to 20. This would allow for one license for each tribe.

There are currently 10 operator licenses in use, awarded to the following tribes:

  • Navajo Nation (Hard Rock Sportsbook)
  • San Carlos Apache Tribe (WynnBet)
  • Hualapai Tribe (Golden Nugget)
  • Ak-Chin Indian Community (Fubo Gaming)
  • Tohono O’odham Nation (Desert Diamond)
  • Quechan Tribe (Unibet)
  • San Juan Southern Palute Tribe (Betway)
  • Ft. McDowell Yavapai Nation (Betfred)
  • Tonto Apache Tribe (TwinSpires)
  • Fort Mojave Indian Tribe (SuperBook)

The bill has since been given to the Commerce and Rules committees.

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