- Arizona Sportsbooks To Potentially Open On September 9, 2021
- Diamondbacks & Suns Plan For In-Stadium Sportsbook Lounges
- TPC Scottsdale Planning To Add Sportsbook For PGA Betting
Now that the dust has settled following a revised gaming compact between regional Tribal leaders and Governor Doug Ducey, Arizona sports betting is now set to debut as early as September 9th of this year.
The Copper State is not wading into this uncharted territory, as state lawmakers have blown the doors wide open for a large variety of sports betting options that allow for action to take place anywhere inside of Arizona’s borders – including inside AZ’s professional sports stadiums and arenas.
The Phoenix Suns have announced a partnership with FanDuel to establish a sportsbook lounge located in their home arena that would allow for NBA betting amid plush seating and large television screens.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have made public their plans to erect a brick-and-mortar sportsbook inside of Chase Field in a partnership with Caesars Entertainment.
TPC Scottsdale, the PGA course that hosts the annual Waste Management Phoenix Open, has partnered up with DraftKings to create a sportsbook located at the club that will provide opportunities for betting on pro golf and other major sports.
Current AZ sports betting regulations are on the 45-day clock to be reviewed by the US Department of Interior, and if they remain intact, Arizona’s sports teams and Tribes will be granted the right to permit 10 licenses each.
The details surrounding licensing procedures and pricing are expected to be released by the Arizona Gaming Department in mid-June.
While AZ will soon be adorned with a glut of in-person sports betting options, the real treat will be the mobile sportsbook applications that can be downloaded to iPhones, iPads, and other popular smartphones and tablets and accept bets on pro and college sports from anywhere in the state.
While other states that have preceded Arizona in regulating domestic sports betting have moved slowly, allowing one form at a time to test the waters, AZ is jumping in with both feet and is attempting to approve all forms of sportsbooks at once.
The state-by-state sports betting revenue reports reveal that the inclusion of domestic online sportsbook options significantly increases the tax dollars that regions are able to collect each month.
Allowing for online and mobile sports betting domestically is also the only sure-fire way to combat the business that offshore sportsbook websites are able to conduct in the USA.
If a bettor has to choose between leaving the house or driving several miles to place a wager on sports, they’ll opt for staying home a majority of the time.
Arizona looks to have all of their in-state sports betting business in order well in advance of February 12, 2023, the date of Super Bowl LVII which will be played at State Farm Stadium in Glendale.
By that time, regional sports gamblers will be able to bet on the Super Bowl from inside the stadium using mobile sportsbook apps, or by visiting a betting lounge – but offshore sports betting sites will still be on the table in AZ until a specific law is passed outlawing their use.