Arizona has been associated with the largest political pressure group in the commercial casino industry to deliver a message about gambling within your means.
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said in a press release this week that he “wants Arizona to safely enjoy newly approved recreational games and sports betting.”
The AG Office collaborates with the American Gaming Association to “promote gaming literacy and remind bettors to gamble responsibly.”
“Gambling attitudes have become very positive over the past decade, resulting in more opportunities than ever for aficionados of the game,” said Attorney General Mark Brnovich. “History has taught us that a strong regulatory structure and programs to assist people with gambling disorders will be essential to maintaining long-term public confidence and support for the industry.”
according to AGARevenue from regulated gambling broke a record last year, reaching $53 billion in the United States. In less than a year of legalization, Arizona brought in nearly $18.5 million in tax revenue from sports gambling. This translates to more than $180 million in industry revenue, with the state taking a roughly 10% reduction.
The state is one of more than 30 states that have some type of legal sportsbook.
According to the National Problem Gambling Center, it is estimated that two million American adults are severely addicted to gambling. According to studies, up to 10% of adults have some type of gambling problem, which would translate into more than 20 million gambling addictions.
September saw one year of legal sports betting in Arizona. During July, Arizona bet more than $5 billion on the sport.
“In April of 2021, Governor Doug Ducey signed revised Tribal Games legislation and agreements that legalized sports betting and a number of other casino games in the state. In less than five months of signing, Assistant General Manager “He worked hard with the public and stakeholders to create these new industries efficiently and responsibly,” said Ted Vogt, director of the games division in Arizona.
Currently, Arizona has 18 mobile sports betting operators and 25 different approved retail sports betting facilities.