I am lucky enough to live in gorgeous Arizona and that means I am right in the middle of all of the Arizona sports betting excitement.
It was to my pleasant surprise to find out that the retail FanDuel sportsbook is officially open inside the Footprint Center in downtown Phoenix. So, of course, I had to get down there to check it out. And I was quite impressed, especially with the energy inside. With football back and sports betting here, it is just a thrilling time for sports fans in Arizona.
Ideal Location For Sports Betting
If you are looking for a spot to place your bets in Phoenix, FanDuel Sportsbook is it. It is currently the first and only retail sportsbook available in the state. The retail sportsbook is 7,400 square feet and has five betting windows, including a special one for VIPs. On top of that, the sportsbook also offers a total of 26 kiosks, so you won’t have any trouble making a wager.
There is a cash-out window also in the mix of the betting windows, and I noticed that there were a couple of kiosks in the main room, but also a smaller room full of kiosks, which was pretty neat and convenient.
One thing that really struck me was the number of people there willing to help. There were so many workers there making sure that everything was running smoothly. If you had ANY questions at all, someone was always right there to help.
The location is what really makes it so special. Footprint Center is home to the Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury, and the Arizona Rattlers. Right down the road, the Arizona Diamondbacks play at Chase Field. So it really is in the heart of Arizona sports.
Chase Field will be home to a Caesars sportsbook in 2022 and currently has betting windows available.
Fun Spot For All Things Sports
Maybe you aren’t sure you want to bet, but still want to enjoy the sportsbook. That is totally fine! I just had to show my I.D., go through a metal detector, and then I was inside to either bet or just watch the games. Just a warning, it is LOUD in there.
There is a large window wall with 40 HD televisions and plenty of seating right in front. Or you can grab a table behind the seating and still have an incredible view of the wall, which featured every game that was currently on. I went on a Saturday, so there was college football everywhere. There are also televisions located throughout the sportsbook, including outside.
I also noticed a good number of beers on tap, other drink options as well as food options. When it starts to get cooler, the outside terrace which sits right outside the Footprint Center on Jefferson Street is going to be an amazing place to watch football, especially the Super Bowl. The terrace has outdoor chairs and couches along with televisions for your viewing pleasure.
FanDuel’s Retail Sportsbook
Location: 201 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Hours Of Operation: Every day of the week, 9:00AM -Midnight. Open also during special events such as Phoenix Suns Games.