The first retail sportsbook located on the grounds of a PGA Tour stop is slated to open its doors in north Scottsdale next fall.
DraftKings Sportsbook Arizona announced plans for its first Arizona retail sportsbook Tuesday, which will be situated on the southeast corner of Greenway-Hayden and Bell Road, across from the Stadium Course Clubhouse.
The facility was approved by the Scottsdale City Council on April 5, with construction slated to begin in May, according to a company press release. You currently must download a betting app in Arizona to wager with DraftKings.
The DraftKings retail facility will include 390 seats, along with 3,400 square feet of video walls and screens and a patio complete with video screens, VIP cabanas and fire pits.
DraftKings Sportsbook Dominant in Arizona
Through the first five months of Arizona sports betting revenue reports, DraftKings has been a dominant figure.
The company led the state in January handle at $173 million. It has generated $732 million in handle since September.
“I’m going to boast a bit here; the reason that we’re No. 1 down here is because we have the best application,” said DraftKings Director of Operations Johnny Avello during a stop at TPC Scottsdale for the Phoenix Open in February. “It’s easy to use. It’s easy to navigate and find everything you need, and we have more content than probably anybody else. If you like to bet on the traditional sports, we have football, basketball, and hockey, that’s all there. So is cricket and darts and cornhole; anything else you can think of. So that’s what separates us from the competition.”
What to Know About DraftKings’ Arizona Sportsbook?
The TPC Scottsdale sportsbook will feature a full-service restaurant and bar with 12 beers on tap and a full cocktail menu, the company said.
On top of that, the venue will have 40 sports betting kiosks, seven ticket windows and an assortment of other sports betting options for customers.
The sportsbook will be open to the public year-round, except when the WM Phoenix Open is held in February of each year. The facility is open to anyone 21 and over, though patrons of all ages are allowed to enter the facility’s restaurant space.
Plans are for the TPC Scottsdale sportsbook to serve as a hospitality area during the annual PGA Tour stop, with hours of operation that will be subject to city ordinances, the company said.
As a result of the sportsbook’s location, entry into future WM Phoenix Open events will be rerouted from its current locale.
Arizona Sports Venues With Retail Wagering
Currently, there are five retail sportsbooks situated inside or adjacent to professional sports venues in the Valley that are either open for business or under construction.
Those include the FanDuel Sportsbook Arizona location at Footprint Center in downtown Phoenix, along with Turf Paradise’s Unibet Arizona sportsbook.
Caesars Sportsbook Arizona’s retail facility outside Chase Field, along with BetMGM Arizona’s sportsbook at State Farm Stadium, are currently under construction, with plans to open later this year.