The Arizona sports betting landscape expanded on Tuesday with a fourth partnership in the state.
PointsBet Arizona announced Tuesday plans to partner with Cliff Castle Casino Hotel, a Subordinate Economic Organization of the federally-recognized Yavapai-Apache Nation.
PointsBet will be working directly with the Yavapai-Apache Nation in pursuit of a license to operate online sports wagering in Arizona, when it goes live this fall.
This is the first partnership announced in the state between a sports betting platform and an Indian Tribe and will be the 16th state PointsBet will have a sports betting license to operate.
DraftKings Arizona Sportsbook and the PGA Tour announced on April 14 a partnership that includes a new retail sportsbook at TPC Scottsdale, home of the Waste Management Open. DraftKings is now the exclusive sports betting partner of the tournament hosted annually at TPC Scottsdale.
The Arizona Diamondbacks were the next team in the state to announce a sports betting agreement and the second to partner.
On May 6, Caesars Entertainment and the Diamondbacks released their plans to build a sportsbook and bar on the plaza adjacent to Chase Field. The deal gives Caesars mobile AZ MLB betting access in addition to sponsorship opportunities with the Diamondbacks.
Bally’s and the Mercury formed a third partnership within the state on June 30. The two announced a 15-year agreement that marks the first gaming access deal with a professional women’s sports team for Bally’s.
With the deal, Bally’s will host and manage an online platform within the state and operate a retail sportsbook near Phoenix Suns Arena while promoting its services during Mercury contests.
New Casino Outside Of Phoenix
As the state continues to expand its gambling options, a new casino outside of Phoenix was announced last week.
On July 13, the Gila River Indian Community announced that it plans to build the new casino south of Chandler, becoming the fourth casino in its portfolio.
The tribe has casinos in Wild Horse Pass and Lone Butte (Chandler) and Vee Quiva (Laveen) and the new casino is expected to take a year-and-a-half to two years to complete and cost about $100 million, according to azcentral.com.
Games offered at the new property and will include those allowed under the amending compact.