Pheonix Rising might make historical past if it will get considered one of three out there Arizona sports activities betting licenses.
Just like the proverbial legendary hen it’s named after, United Soccer League (USL) Championship franchise Phoenix Rising has emerged from the ashes of a 2021 betting license rejection. The group has now declared it should “completely” apply for considered one of three freshly out there Arizona sports activities betting licenses.
the primary non-major league US sports activities entity to supply sports activities betting
Ought to Phoenix Rising be one of many fortunate three come September 12 — the deadline the Arizona Division of Gaming (ADG) has set for awarding the licenses — the franchise will make historical past as the primary non-major league US sports activities entity to supply sports activities betting.
The applying course of for one tribal and two industrial sports activities betting licenses will run from August 1 to fifteen. Arizona Rising’s authorized consultant Rose Regulation Group acknowledged the ADG would then announce the qualifying bids inside two weeks. After the regulatory physique names the three profitable candidates in September, the franchises and their sportsbooks have 180 days to launch.
The group – for which England winger Shaun Wright-Phillips and Ivory Coast legend Didier Drogba as soon as performed – additionally faces competitors from Fanatics Sportsbook for the 2 out there industrial sports activities betting licenses.
In line with Rose Regulation, Phoenix Rising is still seeking a sportsbook partner for its betting enterprise.