Arizona Sports Betting Updates: Online Sportsbooks & Mobile Apps Coming Soon
Legal sports betting continues to grow, and this time it is in Arizona. In April of 2021, Arizona passed legislation to bring retail and online sports betting to the state. Given how popular sports are in Phoenix, Scottsdale and many other cities in the state, sports betting is very popular in Arizona. From the Arizona Cardinals to TPC Scottsdale to the Phoenix Raceway, sports are aplenty on Arizona, which means sports betting is evident as well. This makes it a seamless transition for sports bettors in the state to use the top legal sportsbook options rather than traveling to Colorado to wager.
Let’s take a look at the timeline of sports betting becoming legal in Arizona, a look at the partnerships between sportsbooks and pro sports, the best legal sportsbooks in the state, and more.
Legal Sports Betting in Arizona Timeline
Arizona was very quick to legalize sports betting once the process began, but it took a few years after some other states such as New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Here is a brief timeline of how sports betting became legal in the US.
- Fall 2021 – Sports betting offered in Arizona.
- April 15th 2021 – Governor Ducey signs the bill. Sports betting is legal in Arizona.
- April 12th 2021 – HB 2772 was passed by the Senate.
- March 4th 2021 – Bill passed by the House.
- Early 2021 – Sports betting bills introduced and discussed.
The key elements of negotiations and discussions to legalize sports betting in the state was between the state and the tribal communities in Arizona. There were two bills, but the more sports betting friendly one was passed in HB 2772. The bill was passed 23-6, which is a landslide when it comes to sports betting legislation.
Sports Betting Partnerships in Arizona
The way the sports betting law was written in Arizona allows for plenty of partnerships from sports betting teams, stadiums and arenas, and the legal sportsbooks. There have already been partnerships in Arizona from a sports betting perspective, including the following.
- William Hill/Caesars and Harrah’s Ak-Chin
- BetMGM and Gila River Indian Community
- FanDuel and the Phoenix Suns
- DraftKings and TPC Scottsdale
FanDuel partnering with the Phoenix Suns is the first of many to come between professional sports teams and sportsbooks. FanDuel will have an onsite sportsbook where the Suns play, with branding throughout the complex.
One of the most interesting is DraftKings Sportsbook and TPC Scottsdale. There will be an onsite sportsbook that is a “19th hole” style facility with TVs, ability to wager on your phone and in person, and much more. DraftKings mentioned it will be “one-of-a-kind”, which makes this a terrific story to follow.
Keep in mind, TPC Scottsdale is home to the most exciting hole in golf with the 16th hole.
Expect to see partnerships with the other professional sports teams in Arizona from the Cardinals to the Coyotes to the Phoenix Raceway for NASCAR.
Top Arizona Sports Betting Apps
With Arizona legislators passing the legal sports betting bill, it has allowed for 20 total licenses which will allow for retail and online sports betting in the state. This is terrific for bettors and operators alike, as there will be plenty of competition creating a great environment for bettors in the state. There will certainly be a wide selection of top brands such as DraftKings, FanDuel, and others.
We can expect to see a combination of the following legal sportsbooks in Arizona.
- FanDuel Sportsbook
- DraftKings Sportsbook
- Unibet Sportsbook
- Barstool Sportsbook
- William Hill
- and more!
What Sports Can I Bet on in Arizona?
There are no rules on the sports that can be wagered on in the Arizona sports betting law, which allows for the legal sportsbooks to open their full offerings to the betting public in the state. Here is a look at some of the sports offered in Arizona on legal betting platforms.
- Auto Racing
- Mixed Martial Arts
- Track and Field
What types of bets can I place in Arizona?
When it comes to placing bets in Arizona, there are no rules that prohibit any types of wagers other than single-game prop bets on college athletes and some esports competitions. Here is a list of some of the sports betting options available at legal Arizona sportsbooks.
- Parlays and Teasers
- Live Betting
- and more!
Arizona Sports Betting Law
After passing HB 2772 in the Arizona senate, sports betting became legal in state. This allows for retail and online sports betting. Here is what the law entails for legal sports betting in Arizona.
- 20 Sports Betting Licenses.
- 10 licenses to pro sports teams or stadiums.
- 10 to tribes in the state of Arizona.
- Each license allows for a retail sportsbook and online sportsbook.
- You are allowed to wager on in-state college sports.
- You are not allowed to wager on college prop bets for in-game performances.
Arizona Sports Betting FAQ
Is sports betting legal in Colorado?
Yes, Arizona legalized sports betting in 2021.
Can I bet online in Arizona?
The Arizona sports betting bill includes a provision for statewide online wagering in 2021 or early 2022. Familiar online sports betting sites and apps from DraftKings, FanDuel, Pintsbet, William Hill plus more will be available.
What is the legal gambling age in Arizona?
The minimum gambling age for sports betting, horse racing, and casino games in Arizona is 21 years old.
Does Arizona have legal online casinos?
Yes, there are casinos in Arizona.