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Can I offer a Fantasy Sports product in Arizona? What are the requirements?

To offer Fantasy Sports contests in Arizona, you must be licensed by the Department of Gaming as a Fantasy Sports Contest Operator [1.1]. However, an individual may offer one or more Fantasy Sports contests if the contests are not made available to the general public, each contest is limited to not more than fifteen total players, and the individual collects not more than $10,000 in total entry fees for all contests offered in a calendar year [1.1].An Indian tribe that lawfully conducts class III gaming pursuant to a tribal-state gaming compact with Arizona may offer and conduct Fantasy Sports contests without applying for or holding a license pursuant to this section if all activities of the Fantasy Sports contest occur within the boundary of its Indian lands and the Indian tribe complies with any regulations that are included in the compact or its appendices regarding Fantasy Sports contests [1.1].The responsible party who operates Fantasy Sports contests in Arizona must be licensed and operate in compliance with, and meet the terms of, the Act and the Article [2.1]. The responsible party shall submit a catalog of the events and Fantasy Sports contests it intends to offer. The catalog and any changes shall be submitted to the Department prior to implementation. The Department shall publish a list of authorized events and Fantasy Sports contests on its website. The Department may prohibit a particular event or Fantasy Sports contest if it does not comply with A.R.S. § 5-1201(6) [2.2].The Fantasy Sports contest platform shall be designed to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of all player communications, security and confidentiality of player data including personal and financial information, and the proper identification of the sender and receiver of all communications. The responsible party shall notify the Department in writing prior to the installation of a Fantasy Sports contest platform that the platform meets the design requirements of R19-4-211(A) and the geofence requirements of R19-4-210(A) through (D). The responsible party shall notify the Department in writing prior to the installation of a Fantasy Sports contest platform, and annually thereafter, that the platform properly calculates entry fees and payouts [2.3].The Department has jurisdiction over each person involved in conducting a Fantasy Sports contest. The Department may adopt rules related to conducting Fantasy Sports contests, including rules prescribing penalties for violating this chapter or any rules adopted under this chapter [1.1].Therefore, to legally offer a Fantasy Sports product in Arizona, you must be licensed by the Department of Gaming as a Fantasy Sports Contest Operator. Alternatively, an individual may offer one or more Fantasy Sports contests if the contests are not made available to the general public, each contest is limited to not more than fifteen total players, and the individual collects not more than $10,000 in total entry fees for all contests offered in a calendar year. Indian tribes that lawfully conduct class III gaming pursuant to a tribal-state gaming compact with Arizona may offer and conduct Fantasy Sports contests without applying for or holding a license. The responsible party who operates Fantasy Sports contests in Arizona must be licensed and operate in compliance with, and meet the terms of, the Act and the Article. The Fantasy Sports contest platform must meet certain design requirements and geofence requirements. The Department has jurisdiction over each person involved in conducting a Fantasy Sports contest and may adopt rules related to conducting Fantasy Sports contests, including rules prescribing penalties for violating this chapter or any rules adopted under this chapter.