Phil Boas: We Need To Talk About The Dark Side Of Arizona's Sports Betting

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Monday, September 20, 2021 - 12:47pm
Updated: Monday, September 20, 2021 - 5:32pm
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The Show regularly checks in with the Editorial Board of the Arizona Republic to talk about current issues facing the state and the region — featured in columns on the newspaper’s op-ed pages.

Legal sports betting officially opened in Arizona this month, and early returns suggest it’s going to be very popular.

Ads for companies offering gaming opportunities via a smartphone or tablet are ubiquitous — so  if you’re interested, it’s going to be simple to make a bet.

That’s part of what concerns Phil Boas of the Republic, who recently wrote about the potential downsides of sports betting.

The Show spoke with him about whether those possible negatives are getting enough attention and how much sports betting will define Gov. Doug Ducey's legacy.

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