Senior Managing Editor
Grant Lucas is the senior managing editor for PlayAZ. A longtime sports writer, he has covered the high school, collegiate and professional levels and sports ranging from basketball, baseball and golf to the Olympic Trials, race walking and foosball.
With PlayAZ, Lucas oversees the legal gambling landscape in Arizona, which includes the state’s expansion into regulated sports betting, daily fantasy sports and added casino games. While also helping PlayAZ provide the latest news and updates as they relate to the Grand Canyon State, Lucas also looks for the unique stories that might otherwise go untold.
Prior to covering the rapid expansion of legal gambling in Arizona and across the country, Lucas served as a sports writer with The Bulletin newspaper in Bend, Oregon. There, he followed the high school sports scene as well as writing features and columns on golf. In addition, Lucas, a graduate of Linfield College, crafted feature stories and coverage of college sports, such as Oregon State baseball advancing to the College World Series, while also following the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA.
An award-winning writer, Lucas has now narrowed his focus on Arizona as a new world of regulated gaming dawns in the desert.
Writing on Arizona sports betting
- Rivalry Revived: Remembering The Best (And Worst) Games Between Arizona-Arizona State
- It’s The Final Countdown: Arizona Sports Betting Set To Go Live Early Sept. 9
- Pima County Cuts Ties With Arizona Bowl Due To Barstool Sports Sponsorship
- How Arizona Could Launch Sports Betting From Scratch In Mere Months
Posts by Grant Lucas:
- Big, Easy Betting: Turn $5 Wager Into $150 Payday With FanDuel Sportsbook NFL Offer, 01 Dec 2021
- No Shocker: Arizona State Heads Into Arizona Rivalry As Heavy Sports Betting Favorite, 25 Nov 2021
- Rivalry Revived: Remembering The Best (And Worst) Games Between Arizona-Arizona State, 25 Nov 2021
- Not The Matchup We Hoped For, But FanDuel Arizona Offering 30/1 Odds Boost For Packers-Chiefs, 05 Nov 2021
- Cardinals Eye Third Straight Win As They Visit Jacksonville Jaguars In Week 3, 24 Sep 2021
- Ryder Cup Provides Opportunity For Players To Get In The Swing Of Arizona Sports Betting, 23 Sep 2021
- Place Your First Sports Bet Risk-Free Up To $600 With Unibet Sportsbook Arizona, 11 Sep 2021
- Kick Off Legal Arizona Sports Betting With BetMGM Sportsbook $1,000 Risk-Free Bet, 11 Sep 2021
- WynnBet Sportsbook Launches In Arizona, Offering Up To $1,000 Risk-Free Bet, 11 Sep 2021
- Get Up To $5,000 Risk-Free Bet And Free NFL Jersey With Caesars Sportsbook Arizona, 11 Sep 2021