Another sports betting partnership has been announced in Arizona, making it the 12th in the state. Betfred Sports announced a partnership with Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation’s We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort in Fort McDowell.
The Sportsbook Partnership Details
The partnership allows for the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation to apply for a sports betting license to allow Betfred to launch its sports betting app and open a retail sportsbook inside the We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort. The We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort, operated by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, plans a state-of-the-art and Las Vegas-quality sportsbook by Betfred.
“The partnership announcement with Betfred Sports marks a new chapter for We-Ko-Pa,” said Bernadine Burnette, President of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation. “We are excited about the prospect of sports betting in Arizona, and are thrilled to pursue an event wagering license to allow us to offer sports betting to our retail and digital customers.”
The Arizona Department of Gaming is currently reviewing applications and expects to allot the licenses on August 27. A total of 25 applications were received, 10 from local sports franchises and 15 from local Tribes.
More About Betfred Sports
Betfred USA Sports was created in 2019 and is owned by the United Kingdom’s Betfred Group, which operates 1500 betting shops in the United Kingdom.
Since 2019, Betfred USA Sports has expanded into Iowa, Pennsylvania and Colorado. They are the current sportsbook sponsor of the Colorado Rockies and Denver Broncos.
“Arizona is an amazing opportunity for Betfred Sports to continue its expansion in the US after successful launches in Iowa, Colorado and Pennsylvania. We look forward to working with our fantastic partner, the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, to leverage our 50 years of bookmaking experience to bring the best betting options to Arizona sports fans,” stated Mark Stebbings, Betfred Group Chief Operating Officer.
More About We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
The We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort is located in Fort McDowell and is owned and operated by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation. The resort is a short drive from Scottsdale and is 166,341 square-feet, offering a variety of gaming as well as two resort style-pools, and a selection of fine and casual dining.
We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort is just one of many tribal casinos who have partnered with sportsbooks. BetMGM recently announced a partnership with the Gila River Hotels and Casinos and Cliff Castle Casino Hotel recently partnered with PointsBet.