State has yet to address legal sports betting – scottsdale.org

More than two years after the federal ban on sports betting was lifted, Arizona is one of 28 states that have not passed legislation to legalize gambling on sports in-person or online.

A bill that would have legalized land-based sports books, Senate Bill 1525, with exclusive rights going to Native American tribes, was introduced in the Legislature in February but didn’t make it out of committee.

“There is a good, happy medium where we are not stepping on tribal toes,” said state Sen. Sonny Borrelli, R-Lake Havasu City, who co-sponsored the bill. “Because it could be done in such a way where everybody should be able to share and everybody could prosper.”