Best Arizona Sports Betting

Here's everything you need to know about Arizona Sports Betting!
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Introduction

Players in the state of Arizona, we come with great news! Arizona Sports betting will be heading your way and that too pretty soon. Arizona has legalized single-event wagering since April 2021. This operation requires several number of bills, duel partisanship, and reworking the compact that administers and executes the gambling relationship amongst the state and tribal entities. This operation also needed overcoming multiple barriers before the law materialized. But at the end of the day, Arizona will be getting multiple mobile betting options along with retail sportsbooks at casinos and pro sports venues that the players can take benefits from.

Is Sports Betting Legal in Arizona?

Laws and legislation of the state of Arizona have legalized online sports betting as well as betting at the retail sportsbooks. A total of twenty licenses will be issued by the law as a part of the passage of SB1797 and HB2772, out of which ten will be presented or given to the tribal operators. A tribe is allowed to apply one license to several properties. The remaining 10 licenses for Arizona sports gambling will be given to the professional teams based in the state of Arizona itself. 

This includes the Phoenix Raceway which hosts IndyCar and NASCAR races. DraftKings established a deal to form a partnership on a sportsbook at TPC Scottsdale with the PGA Tour long before Gov. Doug Ducey brought Arizona sports betting to life with his signature. Soon after that, FanDuel sportsbook revealed and unfolded that it will be building its own at Phoenix Suns Arena. Right away, golf betting, as well as NBA betting, were firmly placed in the mix for Arizona sports betting. 

There is a chance that Arizona sportsbooks can pop in the home venues of Diamondbacks, Cardinals, and Coyotes since all the three teams backed sports betting in the state of Arizona while the legislative procedures were being carried out. 

Will there be Online Sportsbooks in Arizona?

The 20 licenses have been passed and allowed in Arizona’s sportsbook operators in order to have retail as well as the online options in the state. Since the law allows for online betting sites, it eliminates and does not cater to online casinos in the state of Arizona. This gambling market is still a no-go for the players in the state of Arizona.

When will SportsBetting Launch in Arizona?

If things go well in the state, players can expect sports betting to enter the state in fall 2021. The Gaming Department of Arizona needs to set regulations, hence a September 1 target date desired by legislators can be attained. This also gives the space and time for other national brands that are hoping to set up Arizona sports betting sites in order to apply and attain proper licensing. The season of fall is seen as an important unofficial deadline for several states that have voted for legal sports betting since NFL betting is one of the most popular markets in the state. Arizona online sports betting along with the in-stadium sportsbook venues seem to follow the same pattern.

Can you Play Daily Fantasy Sports Contests in Arizona?

Along with the legalization of sports betting, HB2772 and SB1797 have approved daily fantasy sports contests such as Keno and mobile draw. The laws passed by the state of Arizona had not yet allowed for daily fantasy sports in the past. DraftKings and FanDuel have announced their intentions and plans to grow on their current and ongoing DFS relationships when they announced to take a step into the state. FanDuel has now become an official fantasy partner of the Suns as a part of their deal to launch a luxury in-arena sportsbook.

How Old do Players have to be to Bet on Sports in Arizona?

Players need to be of 21 years of age in order to play at Arizona online and on-site sportsbooks. Arizona sportsbooks use the same age minimums as the lottery, state casinos, and horse tracks.

Where can Players make Legal Sports Bets in Arizona?

The Sportsbooks in Arizona will be opening in tribal casinos as well as in pro sports venues. The state sports bettors will be able to place and wager bets on mobile apps as well on computers, which means that there will be a plentiful amount of options for the players that want to bet legally in the state.

Casino Sportsbooks

The state of Arizona has no commercial casinos, instead, it does have 24 tribal properties within its boundaries, which means that the majority of the retail wagering will be taking place at tribal casinos. It is quite possible that the operators such as BetMGM and William Hill might attempt to form a partnership with these casinos in order to launch themselves in the state.

Out of the 24 casinos, the likeliest to host a sportsbook is:

  1. Casino del Sol — Tucson

  2. Desert Diamond Casino — Chandler

  3. Harrah’s Ak-Chin — Maricopa

  4. Fort McDowell — Fountain Hills

  5. Gila River — Laveen

  6. Casino Arizona — Scottsdale

It is not expected for all the state’s tribal casinos to open a sportsbook, yet the new Arizona sports betting law encourages the opening of up to four new casinos in the Tuscon and Phoenix area, which will eventually result in additional sportsbook locations. 

Professional Sports Venues

Out of all the sports venues present in the state, ten venues may apply for AZ sportsbook licenses, out of which just six are accounted for as of now, which are:

  1. State Farm Stadium, Glendale (Cardinals, NFL)

  2. Gila River Arena, Glendale (Coyotes, NHL)

  3. Chase Field, Phoenix (Diamondbacks, MLB)

  4. Phoenix Suns Arena, Phoenix (Suns, NBA)

  5. TPC Scottsdale (Phoenix Open, PGA Tour)

  6. Phoenix Raceway, Avondale (IndyCar, NASCAR)

Which Online Sportsbooks will Launch in Arizona?

FanDuel and DraftKings have already made their intentions clear when it comes to supporting the bill and holding a place for themselves in the market. As for the pending approval, DraftKings has the potential to set up a betting site by collaborating with the leading pro sports venue at TPC Scottsdale. FanDuel has also announced a similar deal where they operate through the license the Suns might secure for Phoenix Suns Arena. It is expected that most of the major brands will seek out market access deals in a state with any one of the top 15 populations in the US.

Some of the sportsbooks that the players would be most likely to see launch are:

  1. BetMGM

  2. BetRivers 

  3. Fox Bet

  4. William Hill

  5. Bet365

  6. 888

  7. PointsBet

Do I Have to be in Arizona to Bet Online?

Yes, it is very necessary for the players to be physically present within the boundaries of the state to bet online. Arizona Sports betting apps have installed or added geolocation software into the apps that the players use on their phones or computer which makes sure that the players are present within the state lines and are legally given permission to bet. The app uses the device’s built-in GPS that the player uses to locate them. If a desktop browser is used, the player will be asked to download a geolocation software for the same purpose. 

The players could definitely drive to Nevada and bet or place their wagers online legally. The other option that the players have is to drive towards the northeast and bet legally online in Colorado. 

How Arizona Online Sports Betting Sites will Work? 

Arizona will be using the industry’s most favorite, remote registration. This allows the customers to sign up as well as fund their online accounts from the comfort of their homes or any place of their choice. As long as the players are inside the state, are 21 years of age or older, they can sign up for an account from anywhere within the state.

Once online sports betting has been launched in the future, the best thing for the players to do is to follow the links to the sportsbooks that they are interested in. Players need to make sure that they keep a note of the exclusive offers that they can use, which might award them with free money. 

The next step is to click on the button for the player’s mobile device’s format, this button is present for iOS as well as Android users. iPhone users can download the app using the usual process, but the players need to make sure that they double-check whether the app that they have chosen is for the residents of Arizona specifically. Whilst Android users have to adjust the settings on their phones in order to allow installations from other or unknown sources. After this is done, players can visit the site through the browsers that they use (Chrome) and start downloading the app. 

How do I Deposit Money into an Online Sportsbook Account?

Once the players sign up and have an active account with the sportsbooks, they will need to transfer funds in and out of their respective accounts with which they have registered in order to place bets. Arizona sports betting sites are likely to use the same systems that are being used in other legal states.

Sadly, not all sportsbooks have all of these options. Moreover, the options given at a particular site can probably change as and when negotiations are being done with the vendors. One of the most common problems that the players face when using credit cards is that some banks simply do not allow deposits into gambling sites with credit cards. A few major banks such as Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and Chase are quite known to decline gambling-based merchants’ transactions. If the player’s bank does accept a credit card deposit to a sportsbook there are chances that it could treat the deposit as a cash advance. Cash advances done on credit cards can come with colossal fees attached, so the players need to be sure to investigate their card’s terms and conditions before they use this method.