5 Things To Know About Arizona Sports Betting

We are a month into Arizona sports betting and things seem to be going smoothly. First, Arizona has seen much success with sports betting. And it is just getting started with more sports betting apps launching soon. In addition to more mobile apps, more retail sportsbooks are scheduled to open in the near future. But on top of all these exciting developments, there are some things to remember when it comes to sports betting in Arizona, especially claiming bonus offers.

1. A Successful Start To Arizona Sports Betting

After the first four weeks of the NFL season, which also happened to be the first four weeks of Arizona sports betting, the state came in as the fourth most active sports betting market in the U.S. With a total of 36.9 million total transactions, Arizona’s transactions made up 11.2 percent of the nation’s total. The sports betting market saw a 122 percent increase across the board compared to the first four weeks of 2020.

The first week of sports betting was monumental and the momentum is continuing. This is mainly thanks to the Arizona Cardinals and the NFL. The NFL season is the most active betting season. But More sports are coming soon, with the NHL starting this week and the NBA tipping off next week. So, we expect these transactions to increase even more.

I have used two apps so far, BetMGM and Caesars. Both were extremely easy to use, even for a first-time bettor like me! I was able to deposit with no problem, place bets, and withdraw with ease. It doesn’t take about 5-7 days for the withdraw to be completed.

2. More Ways To Bet In Arizona Coming Soon

Top sportsbook apps have already launched in Arizona and a few more have also joined the party. But with up to 20 sportsbook apps allowed in the state and 15 confirmed, there are more apps that will be coming to Arizona soon. The dates of these upcoming apps have not been released, but we are keeping an eye on the official launch details.

Live sportsbook apps include:

Sportsbook apps coming soon:

It is worth mentioning that the Arizona Coyotes, the Navajo Nation, and the Tohono O’odham Nation were all granted a sports betting license, but have not announced a sportsbook partnership yet.

3. More Retail Sportsbooks Will Open In Arizona

In addition to more sportsbook apps launching in Arizona, more retail sportsbooks are also coming to the desert.

As of now, there are only two sportsbooks that are open in the state. There are betting windows available at Chase Field as we wait for the sportsbook bar to open in early 2022.

Current Open Retail Sportsbooks:

FanDuel Sportsbook at Footprint Center

  • Address: 201 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-11pm, Saturday & Sunday 8am-Midnight

TwinSpires Sportsbook at Mazatzal Hotel and Casino

  • Address: Highway 87, Mile Marker 251, Payson, AZ 85541
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-Midnight, Saturday & Sunday 24 hours

Caesars betting windows at Chase Field

  • Address: 401 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-11pm, Saturday & Sunday 8am-Midnight

Arizona could see a few other sportsbooks open before the end of the year. Betfred is looking to open its sportsbook at the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation’s We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort in Fort McDowell by the end of 2021. A Unibet sportsbook is currently under construction at the Quechan Tribe’s Paradise Casino in Yuma and is expected to open in December.

More sportsbooks will come in the year 2022 with the following scheduled to open next year:

  • Caesars next to Chase Field – Spring of 2022
  • BetMGM inside State Farm Stadium – Fall of 2022
  • BetMGM inside Gila River Hotels and Casinos: Lone Butte in Chandler, Wild Horse Pass in Chandler, and Vee Quiva in Laveen – 2022
  • Fubo Sportsbook inside Harrah’s Ak-Chin in Maricopa – 2022

4. No Arizona Sports Betting Apps On Tribal Land

Keep in mind that even though the state legalized sports betting, bettors cannot bet on tribal land through sports betting apps. It doesn’t matter if the tribe does or doesn’t have a sportsbook partnership, any sportsbook app is not allowed to take bets while on tribal land. This isn’t really a surprise to the state since the purchase of the Arizona lottery is also prohibited on tribal land.

However, casinos on tribal land can have a retail sportsbook if they received a license from the Arizona Department of Gaming.

5. Don’t Forget Arizona Sports Betting Bonus Offers

When you do go to sign-up for a bonus offer, don’t forget to check here for bonus offers from top sportsbooks. For example, we are offering an exclusive offer through DraftKings.

Receive $50 in free bets when you deposit $5.

The welcome bonus offers help you get started with free bets, that you can still win on, you just won’t get the free bet amount back. This is a great way for new bettors to check to see what sports betting is all about. (Trust me, it was a success for me!)

After you are all signed up for these sportsbook apps, new promotions are offered all the time, such as weekly NFL offers. Just remember that these bonus offers can only be claimed online and not at retail sportsbooks.

There is a lot to know about Arizona sports betting and even though it has officially launched, new developments pop up all the time. Check back here and follow us on Twitter @azsportsbooks for updates and information on all things Arizona sports and sports betting.

About the Author

Calli Varner

Calli is the editor and senior contributor of ArizonaCasinos.com. As a football fanatic and lifelong resident of Arizona, she proudly cheers on the Arizona Cardinals. But her heart belongs to her number one team, the Kansas City Chiefs. (Go Chiefs Kingdom!) You can follow Calli on Twitter at @CalliDoesSports.