The AZ sports betting timeline has been released and is on schedule for the NFL season to begin.

AZ Timeline for Sports Betting Released; On Track for NFL Start

A recent timeline released on Monday has solidified Arizona’s plans to debut sports betting apps in time for the NFL season, eliminating any prior uncertainties.

The state has confirmed that it remains on track to meet the scheduled launch date of September 9 for NFL betting in Arizona and across the country. The Arizona Cardinals are set to begin the 2021 season in Nashville against the Tennessee Titans on September 12.

Arizona is poised to launch in the fall; what factors contributed to reaching this significant milestone?

The Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG) began accepting applications on Monday and published the final proposed regulations and application on its website. The ADG also submitted the proposed regulations to the Secretary of State’s office on the same day.

You can find the complete 14-page final rules document and operator application on the ADG website.

The following is the timeline for Arizona sports betting:

  • The application deadline is August 9, and the evaluation of qualifications will start on Tuesday, August 10.
  • The ADG will assess applicants for a maximum of five days and reveal successful license recipients on August 16. If necessary, a review period for allocation will commence on August 17, with the ADG having eight days to evaluate before announcing any license allocations on August 27.

Arizona has witnessed a rise in sports betting partnerships.

  • Starting on August 28, approved platforms with account creation and mobile apps for sports betting will be allowed to engage in marketing activities. Selected applicants may apply for an additional licensing period on August 30 if necessary.
  • Start airing on September 9th.

More Details on Rules

The Arizona law mandates the issuance of 20 event wagering licenses in the state. Half of these licenses are allocated for Arizona Tribes, and the other half are designated for owners of Arizona professional sports teams, franchises, operators of sports facilities hosting annual PGA Tour tournaments, promoters of NASCAR races in the state, or their contracted designees to operate both retail and mobile event wagering within Arizona.

Additionally, Arizona has set aside 10 special event betting licenses for use at racetracks or other off-track betting venues.



Morgan Winston

With over 30 years of experience in the sports industry, Morgan Winston has served as a columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas. His impressive career includes positions at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form, and Oddschecker.

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