Attorney General Mark Brnovich wants Arizonans to safely enjoy recreational gaming and newly-legalized sports betting. The office is teaming up with the American Gaming Association (AGA) to promote gaming literacy and remind bettors to gamble responsibly.
“Attitudes regarding gambling have become quite positive over the past decade, fueling more opportunities than ever for enthusiasts,” said Attorney General Mark Brnovich. “History has taught us that a robust regulatory structure and programs assisting people with gambling disorders will be essential to sustaining the public’s long-term trust and support for the industry.”
According to the AGA, regulated gaming revenue broke a record last year, grossing $53 billion in the U.S. In less than a year of legalization, Arizona has brought in nearly $18.5 million.
The AGA also stresses that the legal gaming industry helps protect consumers and ensures meaningful revenue for the state, in stark contrast to illegal and unregulated gambling that can expose bettors to a number of risks.
According to the National Center for Problem Gambling, an estimated two million adult Americans are addicted to gambling.
To learn more about the AGA’s Responsible Gaming Education campaign, click here.
For more information about gambling disorders from the National Center for Responsible Gaming, click here.
For help with problem gambling in Arizona, click here.