Welcome To Arizona Casinos

Welcome to Arizona Casinos, your guide to all things surrounding online sports betting in Arizona. With the recent launch of mobile betting in the state, we will track all of the available apps and provide a guide on how to find the best sports betting bonus offers in Arizona.

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Arizona Online Sports Betting Officially Launches

Arizona sports betting is now live, giving Arizona the chance to wager on their favorite sports and just in time for the new NFL season. Eight sportsbook apps have launched and another ten will launch soon. Retail sportsbooks are also heading our way starting in the fall of 2021.

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AZ Online Gambling Offers – Available Now

Many of the top sportsbooks in Arizona have excellent bonus offers. These usually do require a deposit and terms and conditions do apply.

Top Arizona Online Sports Betting 2021

Best For DFS Players

20% deposit match bonus up to $1,000

Available On: Android, iOS, Web Browser

States Allowed: AZ, CO, IL, IN, IA, MI, NH, NJ, PA, TN, VA, WV

Best For DFS Players

DraftKings Arizona

Exclusive Bonus

$50 Free

With $5 Deposit

Bonus Offer

$1,000

20% Match Up To $1,000

Licensed by

ADG

Arizona Department of Gaming

Arizona Partner

TPC Scottsdale

DraftKings offers competitive odds and daily promotions. A DraftKings retail sportsbook will open at TPC Scottsdale in 2022. It’s also one of the best apps for DFS players, who are now able to play daily fantasy sports in Arizona. Those new to DraftKings who deposit $5 will earn a free $50 bet.

Pros

  • Generous daily promotions
  • Great market depth

Cons

  • Odds could improve

Terms and Conditions Apply. 21+

Best For MGM Players

Up to $1,000 risk-free bet

Available On: Android, iOS, Web Browser

States Allowed: AZ, CO, IA, IN, MI, NJ, NV, PA, TN, VA, WV

Best For MGM Players

BetMGM Arizona

Bonus Offer

$1,000

Risk-Free Bet

Licensed by

ADG

Arizona Department of Gaming

Arizona Partner

Arizona Cardinals

and Gila River Hotels & Casinos

BetMGM offers the best odds on local teams. BetMGM retail sportsbooks will be available at State Farm Stadium in 2022 and inside Gila River Hotels and Casinos in the near future. It’s a great app for MGM players because of the M Life rewards program, which is available on the sportsbook app. It’s also a strong app, that is easy to use, with competitive odds in comparison to other Arizona betting apps.

Pros

  • Competitive local odds across an impressive market depth
  • Top-rated app for iOS and Android devices

Cons

  • Creative betting options are not as strong

Terms and Conditions Apply. 21+

Best For New Bettors

Up to $5,000 risk-free bet

Available On: Android, iOS, Web Browser

States Allowed: AZ, CO, DC, IA, IL, IN, MI, NV, TN, VA, WV

Best For New Bettors

Caesars Arizona

Bonus Offer

$5,000

Risk-Free Bet

Licensed by

ADG

Arizona Department of Gaming

Arizona Partner

Arizona Diamondbacks

The new sportsbook app by Caesars offers an incredible bonus offer, and industry-leading $5,000 risk-free. Using the former William Hill sportsbook technology, Caesars offers strong odds on pro teams and international sports. Caesars has a partnership with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Betting windows are available at Chase Field while the retail sportsbook bar near the entrance is being built.

Pros

  • Consistently offers best odds, especially for Arizona teams & international sports
  • Ongoing promos through Caesars loyalty program

Cons

  • App is brand new, so anticipate features to improve

Terms and Conditions Apply. 21+

Best For Overall App

Up to $1,000 risk-free bet

Available On: Android, iOS, Web Browser

States Allowed: AZ, CO, IL, IN, IA, MI, NJ, PA, TN, WV, VA

Best For Overall App

FanDuel Arizona

Bonus Offer

$1,000

Risk-Free Bet

Licensed by

ADG

Arizona Department of Gaming

Arizona Partner

Phoenix Suns

FanDuel is one of the biggest sportsbooks in the United States and has a retail sportsbook inside the FootPrint Center. FanDuel DFS and the sportsbook app are both live in Arizona. FanDuel Sportsbook is one of the best apps in the industry when it comes to stability and ease of use, all partnered with a strong new bettor bonus offer.

Pros

  • Wide range of deposit and withdrawal options
  • Player-friendly opening bonus

Cons

  • Could use more betting options compared to its competitors

Terms and Conditions Apply. 21+

Best App For Sports Odds

Up to $1,00 Risk-Free Bet

Available On: Android, iOS, Web Browser

States Allowed: AZ, CO, IN, MI, NJ, TN, VA

Best App For Sports Odds

WynnBET Arizona

Strong Bonus Offer

$1,000

Risk-Free Bet

Licensed by

ADG

Arizona Department of Gaming

Arizona Partner

The San Carlos Apache Tribe

WynnBET offers competitive odds and one of the best live platforms in the industry. Most notable for its Wynn-branded casino properties, WynnBET has expanded rapidly in 2021 with a strong offering for sports fans. WynnBET has a partnership with The San Carlos Apache Tribe and plans to open retail sportsbooks inside the Apache Gold Casino Resort in San Carlos and Apache Sky Casino in Winkelman.

Pros

  • Offers best odds in Arizona compared to competitors
  • Reliable live betting platform

Cons

  • Cashout time is slow compared to competitors

Terms and Conditions Apply. 21+

Best App For International Sports

Up to $600 Risk-Free Bet

Available On: Android, iOS, Web Browser

States Allowed: AZ, NJ, VA, PA, IN

Best App For International Sports

Unibet Arizona

Risk Free Bet

$600

Code: BETBONUS

Licensed by

ADG

Arizona Department of Gaming

Arizona Partner

Fort Yuma-Quechan Tribe

The app is basic and might not be as flashy as other sportsbook apps. But Unibet offers a wide variety of international sports to bet on. Plus, the sportsbook offers a nice opening bonus and player-friendly odds. To qualify for the generous bonus offer, make a deposit of at least $10, and your first bet will be covered by up to $600 of site credit.

Claim the $600 risk-free bet with Unibet Arizona promo code: BETBONUS

Pros

  • Live betting section to make it easy to place in-play bets
  • Player-friendly and competitive odds

Cons

  • Limited cashout methods

Terms and Conditions Apply. 21+

Arizona Gambling News And Updates

  • September 9, 2021 – Arizona sports betting officially launches with up to 20 sportsbook apps
  • August 28, 2021 – Daily Fantasy Sports launched in Arizona
  • August 28, 2021 – Sportsbook apps registration open and early registration bonuses announced
  • August 27, 2021 – ADG announced list of sportsbooks that received licenses
  • August 27, 2021 – BetRivers announced a partnership with the Arizona Rattlers
  • August 10 – Application period closes. The Arizona Department of Gaming received a total of 25 sports betting license applications. Qualified applications will be announced on August 16 and qualified licensees will be announced on August 27.
  • August 9 – BetMGM partners with the Gila River Indian Community, which owns Lone Butte (Chandler), Vee Quiva (Laveen), Wild Horse Pass (Chandler) throughout the Phoenix area. The partnership also includes a deal with the Arizona Cardinals to open a retail sportsbook inside State Farm Stadium.
  • July 21 – Barstool Sportsbooks announces a partnership with NASCAR, which owns and operates Phoenix Raceway.
  • July 2 – WynnBet announces partnership with the San Carlos Apache Tribe.
  • June 30 – The Phoenix Mercury has become the first women’s sports team to partner with a sportsbook. The Mercury announces a partnership with Bally Bet.
  • June 2 – The Arizona Department of Gaming announces that sports betting will launch in Arizona on September 9, the same day the NFL kicks off its season.
  • April 15 – Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signs the Arizona sports betting bill. Partnerships are starting to form between sportsbooks and local sports franchises and casinos.

Betting On Football In Arizona

The Arizona Cardinals have their eyes on the playoffs, trying to make it to the postseason for the first time since 2015. The team has a stacked roster this year and is led again by quarterback Kyler Murray. But coming from one of the toughest divisions in the league, earning a playoff spot isn’t going to be easy. Below, you can find our weekly column dedicated to all you need to know about the Arizona Cardinals.

The Arizona State University Football team, led by Coach Herm Edwards for the third year in a row, has a chance of making it to the PAC-12 Championship this year. But they will have to go through some tough opponents including matchups against UCLA, Stanford, and USC. Check below for our Sun Devil Football weekly column.

How To Bet In Arizona

There are three primary ways to get in on the sports action in Arizona, through online and mobile betting apps, in person at retail sportsbook locations, and through Daily Fantasy Sports apps.

    Arizona Online Sports Betting

    Online sportsbooks have partnerships with tribal casinos and various sports franchises in the state. For example, DraftKings has partnered with the PGA Tour at TPC Scottsdale, so we expect their mobile platform to provide plenty of golf-focused promotions and special offers (especially during the golfing season and the Waste Management Phoenix Open)

    There are plenty of other online sportsbooks to choose from in Arizona, which is perfect timing since the state is scheduled to host the 2023 Super Bowl. If sports betting pans out like we hope, Arizona will soon have a fully functional sports betting market plus a wide selection of mobile sportsbooks up and running by then, providing the state government with tons of new revenue.

    Learn how to claim the Best Arizona Sportsbook Bonus offers here

    How To Register At Arizona Online Sports Betting Sites

    Arizona does not require in-person registration, so the process is pretty straightforward no matter which sportsbook you plan to use.

    • First, download the sportsbook of your choice through the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store depending on your mobile device’s operating system. Note that only some mobile sportsbooks are available through Google Play Store
    • Install the mobile app on your phone or tablet. Geolocation software will be installed as well to prevent you from placing a wager outside the state
    • Register an account by opening the app and providing some personal information, which will be verified remotely over a few minutes
    • Then you can fund your account using credit or debit card transfers or other deposit methods. The exact methods available to you will depend on the book you choose to download
    • Once you’ve funded your account, you’ll be able to navigate through your chosen sportsbook and place a wager on any betting lines you find

    Arizona Retail Sportsbook Locations

    The second option for placing a bet in Arizona is to visit one of the many retail sportsbook locations that will be dotted across the state.

    Retail sportsbooks are split between the tribal casinos (of which there are 26 in total across the state) and several other sporting venues and arenas. For example, TPC Scottsdale has partnered with DraftKings and plans to open a retail sportsbook in 2023. The Footprint Center, home of the Phoenix Suns, have also both been approved and has a retail sportsbook that has already opened. The Arizona Cardinals and the Gila River Indian Community have partnered with BetMGM and plans on opening retail sportsbooks inside State Farm Stadium by the fall of 2022 and inside Gila River Hotels and Casinos by the end of 2021. Caesars will open a retail sportsbook next to Chase Field in early 2022, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Betting windows are now available at Chase Field.

    As far as the tribal casinos, we expect the following to open a retail sportsbook in the near future:

    • Lone Butte in Chandler
    • Vee Quiva in Laveen
    • Wild Horse Pass in Chandler
    • Tonto Apache Tribe’s Mazatzal Hotel and Casino in Payson
    • Paradise Casino in Yuma
    • Apache Gold Casino Resort in San Carlos
    • Apache Sky Casino in Winkelman
    • Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation’s We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort in Fort McDowell
    • Harrah’s Ak-Chin in Maricopa

    If you decide to visit a retail sportsbook, all you have to do is show up in person and bring some ID and cash. The ID is necessary as you’ll need to prove you’re 21 years of age or older to either step inside a casino or to step inside the physical sportsbook premises if you visit a book.

    Learn more about betting at Arizona’s retail sportsbooks here.

    Daily Fantasy Sports Joins Arizona Sports Betting

    A third option to get in on the fun, is to participate in a daily fantasy sports contest. Although not betting in the traditional sense, DFS is a great way to have fun while watching your favorite Arizona sports team. Daily Fantasy Sports is now officially live in Arizona. DFS apps from DraftKings and FanDuel are currently available.

    Similar to Fantasy sports leagues, DFS gives bettors a chance to wager and earn money against other competitors. But with DFS, you can play daily contests, weekly contests, and even in-game contests. Season-long contests are also available.

    FanDuel Daily Fantasy Sports

    Boasts as the leader in one-day fantasy sports, FanDuel makes it easy to play DSF. Download the app, sign up, and pick the contest you want to play. Then, build your team within the designated salary cap given and sit back and watch the game.

    FanDuel offers a variety of free and paid ways to play such as beginner mode, friend mode, tournaments, head-to-head, and single games. The beauty of DSF is you can pick a new team every week, so you have new chances to win.

    DraftKings Daily Fantasy Sports

    Just like FanDuel, DraftKings offers a handful of different ways to play DSF. And to put your mind at ease, the app offers a safe platform with advanced security to play.

    DraftKings offers resources to help new players get started. The app has the option to play 1-day or 1-week contests for cash. It is also easy to invite your friends to join! DraftKings also makes it a breeze to change your lineup whenever you want.

    Learn more about Daily Fantasy Sports in Arizona here.

    Arizona Gambling FAQs

    Is it legal to gamble at casinos in Arizona?

    You can only gamble at tribal casinos in Arizona, which are located on sovereign Native American land.

    Does Arizona have a lottery?

    Yes. The lottery is state-run and includes most major lottery activities, such as Powerball contests.

    Is online sports betting legal in Arizona?

    Yes. Sports betting is now legal and live in the state.

    How old do I have to be to gamble at casinos in Arizona?

    You need to be 21 years of age or older to gamble at Arizona tribal casinos.

    Do I have to pay taxes if I win?

    Yes. Every other state that has legalized sports betting has required winnings to be taxed according to a set rate. Ranges can be anywhere between 15% to 25%.

    Does it make sense to join a sportsbook’s loyalty program?

    Yes, so long as you use the sportsbook more than its competitors. Such loyalty programs will give you bonus points or other promotional rewards from time to time, boosting the value you get from the app.

    Do Arizona casinos offer sports betting?

    Yes, Arizona casinos will have retail sportsbooks in addition to the mobile apps and websites. We expect land-based sportsbooks to start opening in the fall of 2021.