Arizona sports betting is live and sports bettors in the state now have the chance to bet on MLB spring training 2023. Due to the World Baseball Classic, players who are participating were allowed to start reporting on Feb. 13, with the first official games on Friday, Feb. 24.
The Cactus League calls Arizona home, where 15 MLB teams take over 10 facilities throughout the Phoenix area. This draws in thousands of visitors to the state each spring as fans of these teams flock to Arizona. Unlike the Grapefruit League in Florida, baseball fans visiting Arizona will be able to legally bet on spring training games. There is no requirement to be a resident of Arizona, either, so fans can take advantage of both online and retail sportsbooks.
Here’s everything you need to know about betting on spring training in Arizona.
3 Best Sportsbook Apps For Betting On Spring Training
There are currently 17 sports betting apps and more than a dozen retail sportsbooks in Arizona, but not all of them will offer bets on every spring training game. Your best bet is to log in to your favorite sportsbook app and see what is being offered.
These are a few of our favorite sportsbook apps that will have betting options for 2023 spring training.
DraftKings and the PGA formed a partnership to allow online sports betting through the DraftKings app. As one of the leaders in the industry, baseball fans are sure to find some of the most variety for spring training betting at DraftKings.
Caesars Sportsbook Arizona
Caesars partnered with the Arizona Diamondbacks to allow online sports betting in the state of Arizona. A brand new retail sportsbook also opened right next to Chase Field last season, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
FanDuel is one of the most popular sports betting apps in the industry and for good reason. With one of the best mobile betting experiences and plenty of wagers to choose from, FanDuel will certainly be popular amongst baseball fans. You can also find a FanDuel retail sportsbook at the Footprint Center in downtown Phoenix, which has been the most popular retail location since opening.
Other legal Arizona sports betting apps include:
- Golden Nugget
- Hard Rock Sportsbook
Teams With Spring Training In Arizona
A total of 15 MLB teams come to Arizona to hold their spring training across 10 stunning baseball parks in the greater Phoenix area.
The NL West is a tough division, with the Los Angeles Dodgers sitting at the top. Arizona gives fans the chance to check out every NL West team during spring training.
- Arizona Diamondbacks – Salt River Fields in Scottsdale
The Diamondbacks won the 2001 World Series and have made a few playoff appearances since, but in the last few years they have ended the season with losing records. Since they are at the bottom of their division, they aren’t a popular baseball team for sports bettors to wager on.
- Colorado Rockies – Salt River Fields in Scottsdale
The Colorado Rockies share Salt River Fields with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Another team who are often at the bottom of the league’s standings, the Rockies have never won a World Series but made an appearance in 2007.
- San Diego Padres – Peoria Sports Complex in Peoria
Continuing with teams without a World Series title, the San Diego Padres have never won an MLB title but made an appearance in 1998. The team has struggled the last few years, but they are doing better and could become more popular to bet on if they continue to win and be at the top of the division.
- Los Angeles Dodgers – Camelback Ranch in Glendale
The Dodgers are one of the most popular teams in baseball, especially to bet on. That is because they come with a long history of winning and continue to lead their division year after year.
- San Francisco Giants – Scottsdale Stadium in Scottsdale
The Giants are one of the Dodgers’ greatest rivals since they usually battle them for the top division spot. They won the World Series back in 2014 and struggled a couple of years after, but have since found their way back on top.
Three of the NL Central teams come to Arizona for their spring training. One of the most popular spring training facilities is located in Mesa and hosts the Chicago Cubs.
- The Chicago Cubs – Sloan Park in Mesa
The Chicago Cubs have one of the biggest followings and are one of the most popular teams for sports betting. Their spring training facility is a mini Wrigley Field and draws in thousands of visitors every March. They struggled for many years to win the World Series but took home the championship in 2016.
- The Cincinnati Reds – Goodyear Ballpark in Goodyear
The Reds won the World Series in 1990, but haven’t had too much success since. They aren’t a popular team to bet on, but if you are looking to take a risk, they may surprise you with a large payout.
- The Milwaukee Brewers – American Family Fields in Phoenix
The Brewers appeared in the 1982 World Series but have never won the championship. The team has been inconsistent for many years, doing well one year and then not the next. But they do continue to have a large following and are a popular team for sports bettors.
Three AL Central teams travel to Arizona to play spring training every March, bringing fans from all over to catch a game.
- Kansas City Royals – Surprise Stadium in Surprise
The Royals may have struggled the last few years after winning the World Series in 2015, but they still have a faithful fan base. Their spring training facility is one of the most popular out of the ten facilities in the Phoenix area.
- Chicago White Sox – Camelback Ranch in Glendale
The White Sox shares their spring training facility with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The team won the 2005 World Series but hasn’t done very well since.
- Cleveland Indians – Goodyear Ballpark in Goodyear
The Indians are another popular baseball team, but they haven’t won a World Series since 1948. They appeared in the 2016 World Series but lost to the Chicago Cubs. They have been improving the last few years and share a spring training facility with the Reds.
All but one team from the AL West has spring training facilities in Arizona.
- Oakland Athletics – Hohokam Stadium in Mesa
Oakland appeared in back to back World Series in 1989 and 1990 but ended up only winning the 1989 World Series. In the last few years, their roster has improved, leading them back to the top of the division.
- Seattle Mariners – Peoria Sports Complex in Peoria
The Mariners share their spring training facility with the Padres. The team has struggled for many years, never appearing in the World Series. They also have one of the longest playoff droughts, making them a team that isn’t popular to bet on.
- Texas Rangers –Surprise Stadium in Surprise
The Rangers play in Surprise, sharing a facility with the Kansas City Royals. The team has never won a World Series but did appear in the 2011 World Series. They did well for a couple of years in 2015 and 2016, but since then have declined to the bottom of the league.
- Los Angeles Angels –Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe
The Angeles are another team that have struggled in the last few years, being at the bottom of the division year after year. They have not won the World Series since 2002. Having Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani, however, make them a popular team to keep track of.
What Kinds Of Bets Can Be Placed On Spring Training
There are limited betting options on spring training compared to the MLB regular season. Pretty much the only betting option that is widely accepted by sportsbooks is moneyline odds, which is a straight bet of which team will win. There are no prop bets, futures bets, spread bets, or total bets on spring training.
This is because this is a time for teams to train, so they are not as competitive and there is a lot of juggling with the roster, making it hard to do anything more than simply picking who will win.
How To Bet On Spring Training In Arizona
There are options available to those in Arizona looking for sportsbooks to place wagers. If you don’t feel like venturing to a retail sportsbook, like the one next to Chase Field, you can sign up for a sportsbook app like Caesars Sportsbook.
- Find the Caesars app and download it to your mobile device.
- Create an account by providing your name, address, and other personal information to verify your age, identity, and location.
- Deposit money into the app using your credit card, debit card, or e-wallets such as Paypal.
- Check Caesars Sportsbook for current bonus and promotion offers.
- Place a bet on a spring training matchup, sit back, and enjoy the game!
Spring Training Betting FAQs
Yes. Those in Arizona can bet on spring training along with other sports and sporting events.
No. Betting on spring training is not popular. But it might be more popular in Arizona since it is home to the Cactus League and spring training games.
No. But all bets must be placed within Arizona state lines.
A total of 15 teams come to Arizona to host spring training.
No. But the majority of major sportsbooks such as Caesars offer spring training odds.
No. Moneyline bets are the only bets currently allowed on spring training.