About the Author

Stephanie Wood

Stephanie is a New York-based writer. Following her graduation from the University of Colorado with a degree in Business Administration, she worked at The Wall Street Journal. She also holds her MFA in Creative Writing from Arcadia University. She has written for Augusta Free Press, Toronto Sports Media, CU Independent, and several other publications. When she's not writing, you can find her rooting for the Colorado Avalanche, taking care of her plants, and fostering dogs.

Arizona October Betting Handle Breaks $600 Million for Second Time

January 20, 2023 | By: Stephanie Wood

Arizona’s Department of Gaming reported $618.6 million in handle for October. This is the state’s second-highest handle total in 14 months of legal betting. It trails slightly behind the $691 million from March 2021, which was the first time wager was available in Arizona for March Madness.  Arizona’s sports betting handle was up 15% for […]

Arizona Sports Betting Handle Drops 31% in June

September 6, 2022 | By: Stephanie Wood

Arizona sports betting had a disappointing showing in June, recording a 31% drop in its handle from May.  All operators reported $319 million in June wagers, which kept the state in the six-place ranking among US sports betting markets. Despite staying in the same ranking, Arizona’s sports betting handle drop was significant to the national […]

Arizona Hits Record $55 Million in Gross Gaming Revenue in May

July 29, 2022 | By: Stephanie Wood

Sports betting operators in Arizona saw $55 million in gross gaming revenue this May, the highest since the state launched sports betting. The report released by the Arizona Department of Gaming shows that May’s gross gaming revenue (GGR) breaks the previous record set in November 2021 of $50.2 million.  In April 2022, the state’s GGR […]