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New Arizona Lottery games are online and on your phone

The Arizona Lottery has launched a series of new games, but instead of picking numbers or scratching off a card, these games are meant to be played online or on your phone.

This comes as the Arizona Gaming Department reported bettors wagered more than $5 billion last year on sports.

The Show spoke with Dr. Timothy Fong, professor of psychiatry and co-director of the UCLA Gambling Studies Program, about the potential impact of these new lottery games.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The story has been updated to correct the spelling of Timothy Fong.

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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.