The arrival of sports betting in Arizona has marked a significant milestone in the rapid growth of the U.S. wagering industry.

After legalization in April 2021, the countdown to Arizona’s launch has been highly anticipated. To date the Arizona Department of Gaming has announced 18 of 20 sports betting licenses, having initially received 26 applications.

In addition, Daily Fantasy Sports is already well under way in Arizona having hit the market on August 27. PlayUp is a global leader in the field of Daily Fantasy Sports, offering some of the largest peer-to-peer online betting prize pools available.

Dr. Laila Mintas, CEO of PlayUp USA, said: “After months of buildup, we are excited that the launch of Arizona’s sports betting is now here and congratulate all those involved. There is significant opportunity in the Arizona market and PlayUp remain optimistic of receiving a license within due course.

“Equally as industry leaders, we are excited that those in Arizona can now experience the excitement of Daily Fantasy Sports first hand and welcome the opportunity the launch our product in the near future.”

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