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Arizona's new horse racing law may lead to legal action

Posted at 8:21 AM, Jun 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-14 11:21:12-04

A new law that mandates who can get television signals for out-of-state horse races may face legal action from Arizona's largest tracks, according to a report in the Arizona Capitol Times.

Operators of Turf Paradise in Phoenix claim the new law, which Gov. Doug Ducey signed last week, endangers its ability to secure televised signals from out-of-state tracks.

The reason is because the company that provides those signals has said it will leave the Arizona market if it must comply with that new state law, according to the Capitol Times.

A last-minute addendum to the new law requires any simulcast of live racing brought into the state to be offered to every "commercial live-racing permittee in this state and additional wagering facility in the state."

Read more about the new law from Phoenix Business Journal.