Judge rejects claim to block Arizona sports betting law

Judge rejects claim to block Arizona sports betting law

The Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe had tried to block the law that will allow sports betting in the state.

US.- An Arizona judge has rejected the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe‘s bid to delay the start of sports betting on September 9, the NFL’s opening day.

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge James Smith heard from the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe on its request to block the law that allows sports betting and fantasy sports gambling in the state and also listened to arguments from the defendants, Gov. Doug Ducey and Arizona Department of Gaming Director Ted Vogt.

Smith rejected arguments regarding the Voter Protection Act, which the tribe argued had been violated by illegally amending the 2002 voter initiative.

He also wrote that the tribe should have acted sooner to seek legal remedy, rather than filing just one day before the Arizona Department of Gaming issued licenses and four months after event wagering was legalised.

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