Arizona Tribe Files Amended Lawsuit To Block Sports Betting

Arizona Tribe Files Amended Lawsuit To Block Sports Betting
Arizona Tribe Files Amended Lawsuit To Block Sports Betting

An amended lawsuit seeking to overturn the 2021 gaming compact that led to Arizona sports betting has been filed by the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe.

The amended suit was filed in Maricopa County Superior Court on the day Arizona sports betting launched last week but was not added to the court docket until Tuesday. It came three days after the same court denied the tribe’s temporary restraining order request for several reasons.

Superior Court Judge James Smith ruled on Labor Day that the tribe’s lawsuit failed to demonstrate why Arizona House Bill 2772, which created the updated gaming compact, was unconstitutional. He wrote:

“The Tribe did not show that H.B. 2772 likely violates the Tribe’s rights regarding event wagering as compared to Sports Franchise Owners,” Smith’s ruling reads. “The Tribe did not show that public policy favors its requested injunctive relief. IT IS ORDERED denying the Tribe’s Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order and a Preliminary Injunction.”

So far, no court date has been set to hear the amended lawsuit, according to a public information officer from the Maricopa County Superior Court and the case history .

Arizona sportsbooks and sports betting apps have had a strong start since launching on Sept. 9, the first day of NFL betting . Geolocation security company GeoComply reported that Arizona had the fourth-most transactions (6.1 million) of any state during the weekend. Bet Now What the Tribe is Looking to Achieve

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