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The Arizona Cardinals are the first NFL team to reveal intentions for a stadium-based retail sportsbook.

Proposals are in the works to construct a retail sportsbook at an NFL facility.
The Arizona Cardinals and Gila River Hotels & Casinos announced a deal on Monday that will offer BetMGM access to the state’s online sports betting market, which is expected to launch by the start of the 2021 NFL season.
The arrangement includes the construction of a retail sportsbook at Cardinals’ home stadium, State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
According to a press statement regarding the new relationship, the Cardinals are the first NFL team to declare plans to add a retail sportsbook to their stadium, which will open before the 2022 season.
Professional sports stadiums are permitted to provide sports betting in Arizona, Illinois, and the District of Columbia.
The Phoenix Suns announced earlier this year that they would be placing a retail sportsbook in their arena as part of their relationship with FanDuel.
In 2020, the Washington Wizards, Washington Capitals, and Washington Mystics inaugurated a retail sportsbook at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
The Chicago Cubs’ Wrigley Field just got authority to develop a two-story sportsbook on the property.
The statement by the Cardinals is part of the NFL’s shift toward sports betting.
For decades, the league has been an outspoken opponent of legalized sports betting, fighting a nearly six-year legal war with the state of New Jersey to prevent regulated betting from spreading outside of Nevada.
In May of this year, the United States
The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992, which had limited legal sports betting to largely Nevada, was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.
After the verdict, sports betting legislation has been passed in 29 states and the District of Columbia.