Online casino gambling’s legal status in Arizona
Currently online casinos are not legal in Arizona, but you can play at licensed land-based casinos. After a slow start, sports betting was legalised in September 2021, when state governor Doug Ducey renegotiated the gaming compacts with the tribes that operate more than 20 casinos across Arizona. There are now almost 20 online sportsbooks in operation in the state, as well as numerous retail sportsbooks.
The minimum Arizona gambling age is 21
Anybody who wants to wager at an Arizona casino – or with an online sportsbook – will need to be at least 21 years old.
You should expect to pay tax on gambling winnings
Any money you win from any form of online gambling in Arizona is liable for tax. This applies to winnings at an Arizona casino too. You are likely to face both federal and state taxes, so it is advisable to keep a close record of your ups and downs through the year to ensure you complete an accurate tax return.
Regulation of online gambling in Arizona
The newly launched online sports betting industry in Arizona is administered by the Arizona Department of Gaming. The ADG, it is interesting to note, has no jurisdiction over the tribal casinos in the state. Each of these is regulated by the tribe that owns it, with oversight by the National Indian Gaming Commission.