The launch of Arizona sports betting at midnight local time Thursday marked a new chapter for gaming in the state.
The development also means that bettors in the state have access to a bevy of acquisition offers after registering an account with one of the 18 Arizona sports betting apps operators licensed in the state.
So far, there are at least eight operators that are offering Arizona sportsbook promos to bettors from the get-go, including DraftKings Arizona, BetMGM Arizona, FanDuel Arizona, Caesars Sportsbook Arizona and WynnBET Arizona.
With the market going live in time for Arizona NFL betting, residents can place wagers on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Dallas Cowboys matchup Thursday night. They can also take advantage of Arizona Cardinals betting ahead of Sunday’s game vs. the Tennessee Titans.
Acquisition Deals for Arizona Users
BetMGM: The sportsbook is offering a risk-free bet up to $1,000 for new users in Arizona, with the promo code ‘GAMBLINGCOM’ for users.
”We’re pleased to officially bring BetMGM’s mobile sports betting offering to fans in Arizona in time for football season,” Adam Greenblatt, BetMGM chief executive officer, said in a news release Thursday. “We’ve built strategic partnerships with Gila River Hotels & Casinos and the Arizona Cardinals, two key players in the state, enabling us to create one-of-a-kind experiences for our Arizona customers.”
DraftKings: One of the first sportsbooks to launch in Arizona (its 14th state live with mobile), it is offering users an acquisition offer that includes a 20% match up to $1,000, with no promotional code needed to take advantage of the deal.
The sportsbook is also offering a promotion for Arizona Cardinals bettors in which they can double their money if the Cardinals score a point against the Tennessee Titans in their first game Sunday on the road. The maximum bet is $50.
FanDuel: Also opening a retail site in Arizona, it is offering new users a risk-free bet of $1,000 as its acquisition offer but does not have a promotional code.
The sportsbook is also holding an opening ceremony for the FanDuel Sportsbook at Footprint Center Thursday. Gov. Doug Ducey and former Arizona basketball stars Channing Frye and Richard Jefferson will be on hand.
Caesars Sportsbook: The acquisition offer from Caesars Sportsbook Arizona is a risk-free bet of $5,000 and the promotional code ‘GAMBLINGRF’ for new users.
Caesars Entertainment this week released renderings of its sportsbook at Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, and is holding a launch party Thursday with a number of dignitaries, including Trey Wingo, the Caesars chief trends officer and brand ambassador who was an anchor at ESPN.
WynnBET: The Las Vegas stalwart is offering a risk-free $1,000 bet as its acquisition offer, with no code for users.
Other deals that are out there for users include Unibet Arizona, $500 risk-free bet to new customers. To use Unibet’s acquisition offer, users can enter the promotional code “GAMBLE.”
BetRivers Sportsbook Arizona is allowing new users to get $250 in free bets when users deposit $250. Enter “‘AZ250’ for the BetRivers offer.
Who Else is Ready to Operate in Arizona?
Additionally, Penn National Gaming/Barstool has launched in Arizona and Ballys, SuperBook Sports, Golden Nugget, Fubo Gaming and Digital Gaming are licensed to operate in Arizona now that sports betting is legal.
Interest in sports betting in Arizona will be high, according to a BetArizona.com survey on the subject, as it is projected to bring in $34.2 million in annual General Fund revenue by the 2024 fiscal year.