Legal Gambling in Arizona Has Undergone Dramatic Changes

Originally published by Cronkite News.

PHOENIX – Arizona is among the most prohibitive states in America toward gambling. Yet, since Congress passed the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act in 1988, casino gambling has proliferated in Arizona. There are now 23 casinos operating on tribal lands within the state.

It is a dramatic change. The dog and horse racing industries once dominated legal gambling in Arizona, along with lottery games that were approved by voters in 1980.

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