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Proposal Would Allow Sports Betting At Tribal Casinos

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Under a new proposal, Arizonans would be allowed to bet on professional and college sports at tribal casinos and at sites owned by pro sports teams.

The initiative is part of an update to the state’s deal allowing Native American tribes to operate casinos. The wide-ranging proposal introduced in the Arizona House this week would also allow bets to be placed online, fantasy sports wagering, and add limited Keno games at off-track betting locations and social clubs like the American Legion. Republican Rep. Jeff Weninger of Chandler is sponsoring the proposal. He says it will bring an as-yet unknown boost to state revenue.