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David PurdumESPN Group Writer
- Joined ESPN in 2014
- Journalist masking playing alternate since 2008
The PGA Tour is striking a retail sportsbook at TPC Scottsdale, one of golf’s most raucous environments.
The PGA Tour offered Wednesday that DraftKings will feature the first-of-its-form sportsbook at TPC Scottsdale and become the entertaining sports betting companion of the Wreck Administration Phoenix Start.
Three locations at TPC Scottsdale are being talked about for the “19th hole” sportsbook, that will almost definitely be initiate 365 days-spherical and contain in-person betting home windows. The unprejudiced is to initiate the sportsbook by the Super Bowl in 2023.
Monetary phrases and how the income from the sportsbook will almost definitely be shared weren’t disclosed.
“‘The Other folks’s Start’ is without doubt among the attended events in golf and with this announcement we stumble on forward to taking the fan journey to one other stage,” Norb Gambuzza, senior vice chairman of media and gaming, said in a initiate announcing the planned sportsbook.
On Monday, the Arizona legislature handed a bill that would authorize regulated sports betting within the affirm. The legislation enables noble groups and sports venues, at the side of TPC Scottsdale, to acquire sports betting licenses. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is expected to signal legislation as early as this week. It would per chance produce Arizona the 26th affirm to authorize sports betting since a landmark ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court docket.
Sportsbooks at sports venues contain already popped up in Washington, D.C., where bookmaker William Hill takes wagers inner Capital One Enviornment, home to the Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals. DraftKings has offered plans to create a retail sportsbook on the premises of Wrigley Field in Chicago, and slightly a host of stadiums and arenas are brooding about it.
The sportsbook at a tournament venue is a significant for the PGA Tour. Newest protection prohibits tournaments from providing on-place betting, nonetheless Gambuzza instructed ESPN that since the planned sportsbook at TPC Scottsdale is a standalone facility, initiate at some level of the 365 days, this may per chance also be allowed.
“While it’s technically on the grounds of TPC Scottsdale, it’s no longer constructed-in into and a segment of the tournament assemble,” Gambuzza said.
Next 365 days’s Wreck Administration Phoenix Start is slated for the week of Feb. 7, 2022.