The FanDuel Footprint Center sportsbook in downtown Phoenix is open and gives Arizona bettors a place to enjoy live sports and make bets on their favorite sport. The retail sportsbook is the first in an NBA arena and is also the first to open in the state. As home to the Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury, and Arizona Rattlers, it is a prime location for sports fans.
According to event wagering reports from the Arizona Department of Gaming, more than $14.4 million has been wagered at the Footprint Center from September 2021 through December 2021.
In addition to the FanDuel retail sportsbook, more retail sportsbooks will be opening up around the state.
FanDuel’s Retail Sportsbook In Arizona
- Address: 201 East Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
- Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-11pm, Saturday & Sunday 8am-Midnight
- Contact: 602-379-2000
The state-of-the-art sportsbook is 7,400 square feet and offers in-person betting with five betting windows, a VIP window, and 26 kiosks. The sportsbook also has a full-service bar and food options. Bettors can also check out live games on one of the 40 televisions located on the 35-foot wall, complete with individual seating. An outdoor terrace is also available with seating and televisions. If you’re really living large and have courtside seats, you are given access to a private betting room.
While the Suns are on the court, an average of 2,000 fans enter the sportsbook.
Other Live Sportsbooks Operating In Arizona
There are currently 17 online sportsbooks available to Arizona bettors. But on top of the sports betting apps come retail sportsbooks. In addition to the FanDuel sportsbook, the following are also available for Arizona sports bettors.
Caesars Sportsbook At Chase Field In Phoenix
- Address: 401 East Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
- Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-11pm, Saturday & Sunday 8am-Midnight
- Contact: Chase Field – (602) 514-8400
Just down the street from the Footprint Center lies Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The brand new 20,000-square-foot sportsbook facility is officially open after a bit of a delay and is sure to be a popular attraction in Phoenix.
Caesars also offers one of the best online sportsbook apps in the US.
TwinSpires At Mazatzal Hotel And Casino In Payson
- Address: Highway 87, Mile Marker 251, Payson, AZ 85541
- Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-Midnight, Saturday & Sunday 24 hours
- Contact: (928) 474-6044
Although Churchill Downs Inc, the parent company of TwinSpires, is phasing out their online sportsbook, they are expected to keep their retail sportsbooks open. The TwinSpires retail sportsbook can be found inside the Mazatzal Hotel and Casino, which is owned by the Tonto Apache Tribe.
Online Sports Betting Partnerships In Arizona
Up to 20 sportsbooks are allowed to operate in Arizona. A sportsbook must partner with a local sports franchise or tribe. The Arizona Department of Gaming approved licenses for ten tribes and eight sports franchises. All 17 are currently available and there’s legislation recently proposed that could take that number even higher.
|Live Online Sportsbook||Arizona Partner||Bonus Offer|
|DraftKings||TPC Scottsdale (PGA)||$50 Free + 20% Match Bonus up to $1,000|
|Caesars||Arizona Diamondbacks||First bet up to $1,000
Arizona bonus code: SHARPBET1000
|BetMGM||Arizona Cardinals & Gila River Indian Community||First bet offer up to $1,000 paid back in Bonus Bets
(if you don’t win)
Arizona bonus code: SHARP
|BetRivers||Arizona Rattlers||100% Match Bonus up to $500
Arizona bonus code: SHARPRIV
|Betfred||Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation||Bonus first bet up to $105|
|FanDuel||Phoenix Suns||$150 No Sweat First Bet|
|WynnBet||San Carlos Apache Tribe||Bet $10 and get $100 in free bets|
|Golden Nugget||Hualapai Tribe||To Be Announced|
|Bally Bet||Phoenix Mercury||$1,000 Bonus Bet|
|Fubo Sportsbook||Ak-Chin Indian Community||n/a|
|Barstool Sports||Phoenix Raceway||n/a|
|Desert Diamond Sport||Desert Diamond Casinos and Entertainment||n/a|
|Hard Rock||Navajo Nation||n/a|
|SuperBook Sports||Fort Mojave Indian Tribe||n/a|
|BetWay||San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe||n/a|
Types Of Bets Taken At FanDuel Sportsbook In Arizona
The FanDuel retail location takes the same types of bets as they do on its app including moneyline bets, futures bets, and more. The only restriction is that Arizona doesn’t allow prop bets on college games.
Moneyline bets are also known as straight bets. This is when you simply pick the winner of the game. Points have no impact on the game, as long as you pick who will win, you will win!
Over/under bets is when you pick if the total number of points in the game will go over or under the number listed by the sportsbook. For example, if FanDuel lists the total number as 112 in a Phoenix Suns game, you can bet on whether or not the total number of points scored by both teams will be under or over 112.
Points Spread Bets
Points spread betting is a little different than betting on the moneyline. You can either wager for the underdog team to win or lose by less than the given amount of points. Or you could wager on the favorite to win by more than the certain amount of points given.
Bettors at FanDuel can also place bets on future games or events. Meaning, you can wager on who you think will win the Super Bowl anytime throughout the season or which team will win the NBA Finals.
Proposition bets allow you to bet on the game without having to choose who wins. A prop bet is when you bet on whether a specific event will take place in the game.
Examples of prop bets:
- If a certain basketball player hits a triple-double in a game
- If a certain football player scores a touchdown in the game
- If a certain baseball player will end the game with a certain number of hits
Prop bets are not allowed on college games in Arizona.
Parlay bets are popular, especially in football games. A parlay bet can be on the moneyline, points spread, prop bets, or totals depending on what’s offered by the sportsbook.
These bets include multiple picks on at least 2 or more different sporting events. Single-game parlays are also available, which is when you bet on 2 or more different events (such as who scores first or who is leading by the half) to happen in a single game.
Arizona Sports Betting Guide
Sports betting in Arizona is already a success and we expect it to become even more successful in the coming year as new apps and more retail sportsbooks launch. Arizona is home to every major sporting event making it a sports paradise.
The 3 Most Popular Sports For Sports Bettors In Arizona
Just like in pretty much every other legal betting state, football is the most popular sport for sports bettors in Arizona. The Arizona Cardinals is the state’s professional football team and draws in football fans from all over. The Cardinals have never won a Super Bowl, but that doesn’t stop them from being one of the biggest teams to bet on. Not only is the NFL popular to bet on, but so is college football. Especially in Arizona who is home to two different Pac-12 teams, the Arizona State Sun Devils and the University of Arizona Wildcats.
Basketball is another popular sport to bet on in Arizona. The NBA has many games throughout the season and there is usually at least one NBA game every day during the season. Arizona’s NBA team is the Phoenix Suns, which have been one of the biggest names in the NBA. Even though they have yet to win a championship, some big-name players have graced the Suns’ court. From Charles Barkley to Steve Nash and Shaq, now Chris Paul and Devin Booker are the all-stars on the team. The Suns are looking to make it back to the NBA Finals again this year and if that is the case, they will be one of the top NBA teams to bet on. Especially with a FanDuel sportsbook located right inside the Suns’ arena.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have won a World Series, but that was 20 years ago. Since then, they haven’t done much, but baseball in Arizona still continues to be a top sport to bet on. Arizona sports betting launched just at the end of the season, so bettors didn’t get a chance to bet much on the Arizona Diamondbacks. But the playoffs are a different story. Arizona bettors can still bet on the World Series even though the home team isn’t in it this year.
Arizona is also home to Spring Training every March. This brings in baseball fans from all over the country. And some sportsbooks even allow betting on Spring Training games.
The Best Online Sports Betting Apps In Arizona
|Arizona Sportsbook||Why We Like It||Bonus Offer||Where To Claim|
|DraftKings||Best overall betting experience||$50 bonus bet and $1,000 deposit match bonus||Visit DraftKings|
|Caesars||Best for loyalty program||First bet on Caesars up to $1,000 + 1000 Tier Credits + 1000 Reward Credits®||Visit Caesars - Use code SHARPBET1000|
|BetMGM||Best for Vegas players||First Bet Offer Up to $1,000 paid back in Bonus Bets (if you don’t win)||Visit BetMGM - Use code SHARP|
|BetRivers||Best for player-friendly promotions||$100 2nd chance bet||Visit BetRivers - Use code SHARPRIV|
|Betfred||Best for odds boosts||Bet $50 and get up to $105 in bonus bets||Visit Betfred - Use code SHARPBET|
|FanDuel||Best iOS & Android App||$150 No Sweat First Bet||Visit FanDuel|
Is It Legal To Bet On Sports Outside Of Legal Sportsbooks In Arizona
No. Sports betting is not legal outside of the approved and licensed sportsbooks. Offshore or illegal sportsbooks in Arizona should not be used. These sportsbooks do not have good digital security, putting your personal information at risk. Also, the odds and betting lines offered by these sportsbooks are usually not player-friendly.
The Arizona Department of Gaming reviews and approves every sportsbook in the state. Those sportsbooks that receive a license can legally operate in Arizona and offer a safe choice for sports betting.
FanDuel Footprint Center Sportsbook FAQS
Yes! Sports betting became legal in Arizona in September 2021.
Yes. The FanDuel sportsbook is located inside the Footprint Center, a sporting venue that houses the Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury, and Arizona Rattlers. The Footprint Center is located in downtown Phoenix, just down the street from Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
21 years old. This is the minimum age for all legal gambling activities in Arizona and applies to both online and retail sports betting.
No. Arizona state law forbids smoking in any public place including sports venues and sportsbooks.
Yes. DraftKings has a partnership with TPC Scottsdale. The DraftKings app is live and a retail sportsbook will open at TPC Scottsdale in 2023.
Yes. Live betting is allowed in Arizona and offered at the FanDuel Footprint Center sportsbook.