Best Scottsdale Sportsbooks

With sports betting on the horizon in Arizona, the city of Scottsdale is a prime location to bet on sports. There will be Scottsdale sportsbooks available to bettors as well as some others in the surrounding Phoenix area.

Scottsdale is home to a couple of different sports venues, including where the Arizona Diamondbacks play Spring Training and TPC Scottsdale, the location of PGA’s Waste Management Tour. Talking Stick Resort is also in Scottsdale, giving those in the city many options when it comes to betting on sports.

Best Scottsdale Sportsbooks

As of now, sports bettors have a few different options to bet on sports in Scottsdale. More sportsbooks are expected to come to the area in the near future.

DraftKings At TPC Scottsdale

The popular sportsbook, DraftKings, has partnered with TPC Scottsdale to offer a premium retail sportsbook along with online betting options.

The retail sportsbook is planned to be located on the 19th hole of TPC Scottsdale, located in North Scottsdale. Year-round sports betting will be allowed along with food and beverages.

The online app offers new players a welcome bonus offer. New players in Arizona can receive a 20% deposit bonus of up to $1,000. This offer is likely to be available only when registering on the app and not at the retail sportsbook in Scottsdale.

BetMGM At Gila River Hotels

Partnering with Gila River Hotels and Casinos, BetMGM offers Scottsdale sports bettors the option to place bets online and is expected to offer in-person betting at a number of their hotels.

Gila River has hotels throughout Arizona including two in Chandler that are about a 25-minute drive from Scottsdale, Lone Butte Casino, and Wild Horse Pass.

Online bettors are offered a risk-free bet of up to $600 for first-time players at BetMGM Arizona, but this deal won’t be available at the Gilla River sportsbooks.

FanDuel Sportsbook At Suns Arena (Phoenix)

FanDuel has also landed in Arizona, partnering with the Phoenix Suns Arena. The retail sportsbook will be located inside the arena, offering sports bettors a lounge to watch Suns basketball while also placing bets. Located in downtown Phoenix, the arena is just a quick 20-minute drive from Scottsdale.

Online betting is also provided by FanDuel to those in Scottsdale and throughout Arizona. New players receive a risk-free bet of up to $1,000 if they sign up for the app. This promo is available for new bettors and is not generally available at the retail sportsbook. It must be claimed online.

Caesar’s Sportsbook (Phoenix)

Caesar’s Sportsbook offers in-person and online sports betting in Arizona after partnering with Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino in Maricopa and Chase Field in downtown Phoenix.

The retail sportsbook bar will be located adjacent to Chase Field, offering bettors the chance to bet on sports while enjoying food and drinks. The ballpark is about 25 minutes from Scottsdale, making it an easy drive to Caesar’s Sportsbook.

Caesar’s app offers new bettors a welcome bonus, as long as you place a bet within seven days of registering. If so, new players can receive a $500 risk-free bet, but this deal is only available on the app not in-person.

Scottsdale Sports Betting

In April, Arizona Governor, Doug Ducey, signed a bill to allow sports betting in the state. This bill allows for online sports betting and in-person betting for those 21-years-old and older. The official launch date his set for September 9, just in time for the 2021-2022 NFL season.

Across the state, 20 licenses are allowed, 10 for tribal casinos and 10 for sports franchises and local venues. Even though sports betting has not officially kicked off, there have been many partnerships that have been announced, including some in Scottsdale.

Online sports betting makes it easy to bet anywhere in the state, but sports betting in Scottsdale is even more convenient thanks to a partnership between DraftKings and TPC Scottsdale, which is located in the heart of North Scottsdale.

Talking Stick Resort is also in Scottsdale and will likely make a partnership with a sportsbook and be another spot to offer sports betting in Scottsdale.

How To Bet Online In Scottsdale

Because you do have options, the first thing to do is to browse the different sportsbooks available in your area. You might want to even register for a few different ones to keep your options open. When you do find a sportsbook app that you are interested in, it is time to get the ball rolling.

Register

First things first, register for the sportsbooks you are interested in. You must be within Arizona state lines to place a bet, but you can sign-up anywhere.

To verify your identity and that you are over 21-years-old or older, you will need to provide some personal information to successfully register including:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Email address
  • Mailing address
  • Phone number
  • Last four digits of your SSN

    Deposit and Bet

    After registering, now is the time to deposit money into your account using credit, debit, or even e-wallets like PayPal. Once you deposit funds, you are able to place bets including totals bets, moneyline bets, points spread bets, parlay bets, and more.

    Remember, before placing your bet, look for any welcome bonus offers that the sportsbook app may offer.

    Withdraw Winnings

    If your bet goes well and you win, you can cash out your winnings using the sportsbook app as well. This can be done using a bank transfer, e-wallets, and even a check via mail.

    Legal Sports Betting In Scottsdale

    A recent agreement between the Arizona state government alongside various Native American Tribes has allowed sports betting in Scottsdale and throughout the state of Arizona. The bill, which was signed by Governor Doug Ducey in April of 2021, allows for those in the state to place bets on sporting events through retail sportsbook locations and online apps.

    With the recent approval of the Department of Interior, sports betting in Scottsdale is getting closer, with the hopes of Arizona sports betting to be launched on September 9.

    The full details regarding rules and regulations are still in the works, but according to the bill, 20 total licenses are allowed in the state, including ten to tribal-operated casinos and ten to local sports franchises and venues.

    What Sports Can I Bet On In Scottsdale

    Arizona is home to a number of professional sports teams including the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Phoenix Suns, the Arizona Cardinals, and the Phoenix Coyotes. Collegiate teams, the Arizona State Sun Devils, and the Arizona Wildcats are also located in Arizona.

    Thanks to the large sports presence in Arizona, other sporting events visit the state such as the Super Bowl and March Madness, making it an ideal location for sports betting.

    Moneyline wagers, totals bets, parlay bets, spread bets, and prop bets are all fair game in Scottsdale and the state of Arizona. These bets can be placed on all major sporting events and games including the NBA, NFL, NHL, and MLB.

    The state also allows bettors to make wagers on collegiate sports including college football games, but will not be allowed to place prop bets on these games.

    In-person betting and online sports betting will both be permitted across Scottsdale and the rest of the state once the legalization of sports betting officially becomes legal in Arizona.

    Scottsdale Online Sports Betting Versus Neighboring States

    With Arizona being so close to Nevada, it wasn’t difficult for residents to find a place that allows legal sports betting, but not all neighboring states allow sports betting. Fortunately, with the legalization of sports betting in Arizona, Arizonians don’t have to travel at all to place sports bets.

    California

    As of now, California doesn’t offer any legal sports betting. However, the rumor is that they could follow in Arizona’s footsteps and possibly bring sports betting to the state in 2022.

    Nevada

    Nevada is home to the biggest gambling city in the world, Las Vegas. So it is no surprise that the state allows sports betting. Vegas is only a five-hour drive from Scottsdale and gives sports bettors a wide selection of sportsbooks to choose from such as WynnBET, BetMGM, and Caesar’s Sportsbook. Pretty much every single casino hosts a retail sportsbook and online sports betting is also permitted in Nevada.

    New Mexico

    The state of New Mexico doesn’t allow any legal online sports betting, but they do offer a few retail sportsbook locations, thanks to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988. New Mexico doesn’t offer any legal sports betting laws, but some Indian Tribes allow sports betting at their casinos.

    Utah

    Utah does not permit any form of gambling including in-person and online sports betting.

    Scottsdale Sports Betting FAQs

    Is it legal to bet on sports in Scottsdale?

    Yes. The official launch date is September 9, but a bill was passed in April of 2021 to allow sports betting within Arizona state lines. This includes retail sportsbooks as well as online apps.

    How old do I have to be to place a sports bet in Scottsdale?

    The legal age to place a sports bet in Scottsdale and the rest of Arizona is 21-years-old or older.

    You will be required to provide identification when placing bets at a retail sportsbook and online apps will verify your age and identity through the last four of your SSN, which you will provide during registration.

    Are there any sportsbooks in Scottsdale?

    Yes. Online sportsbooks such as FanDuel, DraftKings, BetMGM, and Caesar’s Sportsbook are available in Scottsdale. TPC Scottsdale located in North Scottsdale is also home to a DraftKings retail sportsbooks.

    What is the closest retail sportsbook to Scottsdale?

    Luckily, there is a retail sportsbook located right in Scottsdale, thanks to a partnership between DraftKings and TPC Scottsdale.

    There are also a few other retail sportsbooks near Scottsdale, with the closest one being FanDuel, located 20 minutes away from Scottsdale in the Phoenix Suns Arena.

    What are the in-person registration requirements for online sports betting in Scottsdale?

    As of right now, the only requirement for sports bettors is that they must prove they are 21-years-old or older. Further requirements and details are still being worked out.

    Is DraftKings legal in Scottsdale?

    Yes, it offers online sports betting as well as a retail location at TPC Scottsdale.

    Is FanDuel legal in Scottsdale?

    Yes. FanDuel online sports betting is legal in Scottsdale as well as a retail sportsbook close by in downtown Phoenix at the Phoenix Suns Arena.

    Can I bet on the Arizona Cardinals?

    Yes! You can bet on all professional sports teams and college teams. As for the Arizona Cardinals, it might be a good idea to take a chance on the local team and its newly revamped roster.

    About the Author

    Calli Varner

    Calli is a freelance writer and football fanatic. As a lifelong resident of Arizona, she proudly cheers on her home team, the Arizona Cardinals. But her heart belongs to her number one team, the Kansas City Chiefs. (Go Chiefs Kingdom!)