Spokespersons for both companies told BetArizona.com on Monday that customers responded positively to early registration deals from the sportsbooks in Arizona, representing a new era for betting in the Grand Canyon state.
A spokesperson from WynnBET said, “response has been great,” and would offer another update later in the week.
The Las Vegas-based operator is offering bettors an early registration offer that includes what the company calls the “Wynn Field Club Experience” — a two-night, four-room stay at the Wynn Las Vegas for up to eight people, with complimentary access to the Wynn Field Club at Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders.
Additionally, the company’s sweepstakes includes a $2,000 credit to use at Wynn Las Vegas and roundtrip airfare of up to $500 per person, the company’s spokesperson said.
WynnBET’s early registration offer also includes a $200 free bet and a risk-free bet of up to $1,000 for those who register ahead of Arizona’s Sept. 9 launch date for sports betting.
A company spokesperson from Caesars told BetArizona.com on Monday that interest in the operator’s sportsbook operation has been strong to date.
The operator’s early registration deal includes a $5,000 risk-free bet and $100 free bet for those that register by Sept. 9. Additionally, users can get an NFL jersey with a $100 bet on any NFL game between Sept. 9-30, the spokesperson said.
“The limited time download offers are tailored to the local customer base and Arizona sports fans, reiterating the Caesars vision to put the bettor at the center of everything,” company spokesperson Mitchell Marier said in a company press release.
Caesars’ final offer for Arizona bettors out of the gate is a $1 free bet in return for every point or run scored by an Arizona team, valid for those that register by Sept. 9.
The deal is good for the Arizona Diamondbacks’ games against the Seattle Mariners on Sept. 10-12; in addition to Arizona State University’s football contest against UNLV and the University of Arizona’s football game against San Diego State on Sept. 11, and the Arizona Cardinals’ season opener against the Tennessee Titans on Sept. 12.
Other operators offering early registration bonuses:
- DraftKings Arizona is giving users a 20% first-deposit match up to $1,000 for early registration, with up to $150 in free bets for registering before Sept. 9. Users can use both deals simultaneously.
- BetMGM Arizona’s deal includes risk-free bets up to $1,000, with $200 in free bets to those who register early in Arizona. BetMGM customers are not permitted take both offers at the same time.
- FanDuel Arizona’s offer includes $1,000 in risk-free bets for early registration , with $100 in site credit to those registering early. Both deals can be used at the same time.
The rollout of sports betting in Arizona appears to be on schedule, now that the Arizona Department of Gaming has allocated 18 sports betting operator’s licenses, out of total of 20 possible, with eight going to professional sports teams and 10 more to those affiliated with Arizona tribes.
Department Public Information Officer Maxwell Hartgraves told BetArizona.com there are no plans to allocate any additional licenses at this time.
Hartgraves said the department will host its final meeting with operators from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, allowing parties to have a final chance at commenting on the process before sports betting begins on Sept. 9.
From there, the 18 mobile and retail sportsbook operators that have been approved by the department will launch operations in earnest, kicking off a new era for sports betting in the American Southwest.
Two lawsuits have been filed to delay the launch of sports betting in Arizona. Emergency hearings have been set for Friday.