BetMGM Arizona Reveals Plans for State Farm Stadium Retail Sportsbook

The first retail sportsbook facility at an NFL stadium will open its doors to Arizona sports betting in time for the 2022 regular season.

BetMGM Arizona, which is partnered with the Arizona Cardinals, will open a 17,000-square-foot sportsbook on the north side of The Great Lawn, located just outside State Farm Stadium in Glendale.

The multi-story, modernist facility will feature dining and entertainment options for sports bettors in the state, with a sports bar and massive video wall to watch games.

The BetMGM Arizona sportsbook will also feature betting windows and kiosks throughout the facility so customers can have easy access to place in-person wagers.

“The Arizona Cardinals and BetMGM are both committed to enhancing the gameday experience for fans in new and creative ways,” BetMGM CEO Adam Greenblatt said in a company press release. “The BetMGM Sportsbook at State Farm Stadium will be one of the most unique and innovative additions to a venue that the sports and entertainment industry has ever seen.”

Cardinals owner Michael Bidwell shared similar sentiments about the BetMGM partnership, citing the operator’s launch in Arizona as proof there are more opportunities to engage with the team’s fans.

“Since the launch of our partnership with BetMGM last August, the response has been incredible. When this sportsbook opens next season, it will provide an opportunity to engage and entertain our fans in a way that is unprecedented.”


Arizona Retail Sportsbook Market Growing

The BetMGM Arizona retail facility will be the third located on the grounds of a professional sports venue in the state, after FanDuel Sportsbook Arizona’s Footprint Center location and Caesars Sportsbook Arizona’s Chase Field sportsbook.

No other teams that received Arizona betting apps licenses in August have come forward with plans to open retail facilities, though that may change.

There are plans for DraftKings Sportsbook Arizona to build a retail sportsbook at TPC Scottsdale, though no information has been shared by the operator.

The Arizona Coyotes (partnered with SAHARA Las Vegas/Sierra Reno), Phoenix Mercury (Bally’s Arizona) and Arizona Rattlers (Rush Street Interactive/BetRivers) have all received mobile sports betting licenses, but none of the three have announced plans for a retail sportsbook facility at their respective facilities.

The Coyotes have expressed interest in opening a retail facility in the future, according to the Arizona Republic, should their proposed arena in Tempe come to fruition.

No plans for a retail sportsbook have been announced at Phoenix International Raceway, which partnered with Penn National Interactive/Barstool Sports on mobile sports betting.


Who’s Licensed to Operate in Arizona?

The 18 licenses awarded in August were split between 10 tribes and eight professional sports teams.

Tribes that are part of the 2021 compact can conduct retail sportsbook operations on tribal grounds without a license. The Ak-Chin Indian Community, Gila River Indian Community, Tohono O’odham, and Pascua Yaqui Tribe have all recently opened retail sportsbooks.

Mobile Sports Betting Licensees
  • Ak-Chin Indian Community (Fubo Gaming)*
  • Arizona Cardinals (BetMGM Arizona)*
  • Arizona Coyotes (SaharaBets)*
  • Arizona Diamondbacks (Caesars Sportsbook Arizona)*
  • Arizona Rattlers (BetRivers Arizona)*
  • Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation (Betfred Arizona)
  • Fort Mohave Indian Tribe (SuperBook Sports)*
  • Fort Yuma-Quechan Tribe (Unibet Arizona)*
  • Hualapai Tribe (Golden Nugget)
  • Navajo Nation (TBA)
  • Phoenix Mercury (Bally’s Sports Arizona)
  • Phoenix Speedway (Penn National Interactive/Barstool Sports)*
  • Phoenix Suns (FanDuel Sportsbook Arizona)*
  • San Carlos Apache Tribe (WynnBET Arizona)*
  • San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe (Digital Gaming)
  • Tohono O’odham Nation (Kambi Group)
  • Tonto Apache Tribe (TwinSpires Sportsbook Arizona)*
  • TPC Scottsdale (DraftKings Sportsbook Arizona)*
Tribal Retail Sportsbooks
  • Ak-Chin Indian Community (Caesars Sportsbook)*
  • Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation (Betfred Arizona)*
  • Fort Mohave Indian Tribe (BetMGM)*
  • Fort Yuma-Quechan Tribe (Unibet)*
  • Gila River Indian Community (BetMGM Arizona)*
  • Pascua Yaqui Tribe (Scientific Gaming)*
  • Tohono O’odham Nation (Kambi Group)*
  • Tonto Apache Tribe (TwinSpires Sportsbook Arizona)*
  • Yavapai-Apache Nation (IGT PlaySports)*
Non-tribal Retail Sportsbooks
  • Arizona Cardinals (BetMGM Arizona)
  • Arizona Diamondbacks (Caesars Sportsbook Arizona)*
  • Phoenix Suns (FanDuel Sportsbook Arizona)*
  • TPC Scottsdale (DraftKings Sportsbook Arizona)
Limited License Sportsbooks
  • TBA

* — Have launched operations

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Christopher Boan
Christopher Boan is the lead writer at BetArizona.com after covering sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years, including stops at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.
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Christopher Boan is the lead writer at BetArizona.com after covering sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years, including stops at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.
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