The world of online betting has taken the U.S. by storm with the state of Arizona becoming the latest to join.
Sports betting in Arizona? How can I join the action?
September 9th, 2021, marked the first day for retail and online sports fans to place wagers in the state of Arizona. Arizona formally legalized sports betting back on April 15th when the house and senate agreed on the bill. Arizona’s new law allows ten licenses for federally recognized tribes and ten licenses for professional sports teams and their respective venues.
Where can I place a bet in person?
FanDuel has launched their first physical location at the Footprint Center, where patrons can place bets in person, watch live sports, or even seek advice about different wager options from their staff. Fanduel is the first completed retail sportsbook in the state that’s currently open.
Caesar’s Sportsbook at Chase Field is set to open in early 2022 but is already offering Arizona residents a way to get in the action. Bettors can place wagers in person at Chase Field box office windows 21-25 until the full sportsbook is open.
FanDuel and Caesar’s are the only two retail locations that are certain for 2022; however, many other sportsbooks are looking to expand to the retail market as soon as possible. Bally Bet partnered with the Phoenix Mercury and will be opening a retail location near the Footprint Center. BetMGM has partnered with the Arizona Cardinals and the Gila River Tribe to offer a retail sportsbook at the State Farm Stadium. And DraftKings is also working on creating a retail location at the TPC Scottsdale by partnering with the PGA. DraftKings is planning to open its doors by 2023. The new legislation allows Arizona sportsbooks to have both a retail location and an online brand, giving Arizona bettors plenty of options to wager in person.
Online Sportsbooks Currently Available
We’ve listed the current online sportsbooks available in Arizona and the offers we were able to find:
BetMGM – BetMGM is currently offering new players a $1000 risk-free bet.
Caesars – Caesars sportsbook is currently offering an astounding $5000 risk-free bet, perhaps the best offer on this list.
DraftKings – DraftKings is offering new players a $1,000 deposit match along with a $50 free bet.
FanDuel – FanDuel is offering a $1,000 risk-free bet for new players.
Unibet – Unibet Arizona is offering a $500 risk-free bet for new players.
WynnBET – WynnBET is offering a $1,000 risk-free bet for new players.
Barstool Sportsbook – Barstool is offering new players a $1,000 risk-free bet as well.
Arizona bettors have plenty of options to wager online and an assortment of retail locations that will only grow as we move into next year. It’s worth noting that Arizona taxes retail and online sportsbooks differently. Winnings will see taxes of 10% for retail locations and 8% for online wagers.
2021 has marked a successful year in the world of sports betting. With more on the horizon in the Grand Canyon State, 2022 should be even more thrilling for sports fans.