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Arizona Department of Gaming Accepting New Sports Betting License Applications

Robert Linnehan

by Robert Linnehan in Sports Betting News

Updated Jun 10, 2024 · 9:09 AM PDT

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  • The Arizona Department of Gaming will be opening its application process for two new sports betting license holders
  • The department will open the process on July 8 and will close the window on July 19
  • The state currently has 16 live sports betting licenses

Arizona sports betting is open for business.

The Arizona Department of Gaming announced it will be accepting new applications for two new sports betting license holders. The state currently has 16 live sports betting licenses, and can have a maximum of 20 live licenses.

The department is allocating one license for an Arizona sports franchise and one license for an Arizona Tribe.

Two New Licenses Available

The Arizona Department of Gaming will begin accepting applications for the two new sports betting licenses on July 8, 2024, and will close the window on July 19, 2024. Applicants will have to submit their completed applications within this timeframe in order to be considered.

Qualified applicants will be notified by no later than Aug. 2.

The last time the department opened the process for new license holders was in January, opening the state up for two new licenses, one for a tribe and one for a professional sports franchise. The Department of Gaming eventually awarded a new license in March to Fanatics Betting and Gaming as the designee for Tonto Apache Sports Betting, an organization of the Tonto Apache Tribe.

There are 22 federally recognized tribes in Arizona, eight of which currently hold sports betting licenses in the state.

Additionally, Arizona’s five major sports franchises (Cardinals, Suns, Coyotes, Diamondback, and Mercury) all hold sports betting licenses. However, the state allows Indoor Football League franchises to also hold sports betting licenses. One of the three IFL franchises (Arizona Rattlers) currently has a license.

Here are the currently licensed sports betting partnerships in the state:

  • BallyBet (Phoenix Mercury – WNBA)
  • Bet365 (Ak-Chin Indian Community)
  • Betfred (Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation)
  • BetMGM (Arizona Cardinals – NFL)
  • BetWay (San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe)
  • Caesars (Arizona Diamondbacks – MLB)
  • Desert Diamond Mobile LLC (Tohono O’odham Nation)
  • DraftKings (TPC Scottsdale – PGA)
  • Fanatics Sportsbook (Tonto Apache Tribe)
  • FanDuel (Phoenix Suns – NBA)
  • Golden Nugget (Hualapai Tribe)
  • Hard Rock Digital (Navajo Nation)
  • ESPN BET (Phoenix Speedway – Nascar)
  • BetRivers (Arizona Rattlers – IFL)
  • SaharaBets (Arizona Coyotes – NHL)
  • SuperBook (Fort Mojave Indian Tribe)

Arizona Sets March Sports Betting Record

It’s a good time for expansion, as the state is coming off a record-setting month in March. The Arizona Department of Gaming reported $759.8 million in sports betting handle for the month, its highest handle total since launching sports betting in the state.

The handle total for the month was a 17.8% increase when compared with the March 2023 handle totals.

The state collected approximately $3.8 million in tax revenues for the month.

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