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Will Arizona Legalize Sports Betting In Wake Of U.S. Supreme Court Ruling?

The Phoenix Suns will find out Tuesday night if they’ll have the top pick in June’s NBA draft — and in the future, you may be able to bet on that kind of thing here in Arizona.

The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a federal law that banned states from allowing sports betting, which means states can now set up programs to wager on sports.

In fact, there are some states that already seem poised to start taking sports bets — New Jersey, for instance, could start within a few weeks.

Dustin Gouker, an editor and writer for LegalSportsReport.com, covers the sports betting industry, among other things. He joined The Show to talk about how the Supreme Court’s ruling could impact the country as a whole.

The Show also reached out to Arizona's Attorney General Mark Brnovich to talk about the possibility of introducing sports betting to the state.

Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.