About the Author

Rebecca Hanchett

Rebecca Hanchett is a political writer based in Kentucky's Bluegrass region who covers legislative developments. She worked as a public affairs specialist for 23 years at the Kentucky State Capitol. A University of Kentucky grad, she has been known to watch UK basketball from time to time.

Arizona Sports Betting Clears $1.2 Billion In Handle In First Three Months

January 25, 2022 | By: Rebecca Hanchett

Arizona sports betting recorded a handle of $1.24 billion during its first three months in operation, giving the Grand Canyon State a foothold in a growing southwestern US sportsbook market.  The handle includes all event wagering, including retail sports betting, mobile sports betting, and daily fantasy sports, from the state’s sports betting launch on Sept. […]

Lawsuits Try To Derail AZ Sports Betting Launch Plans

August 30, 2021 | By: Rebecca Hanchett

Arizona mobile sports betting will go live as planned on Sept. 9, unless a judge sides with a tribal nation or horse track that wants to stop the launch.  Arizona Superior Court Judge James Smith is expected to take up a request for an injunction this Friday from the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe, which says it […]