State has yet to address legal sports betting –

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.”