Unibet Arizona will partner with Phoenix’s Turf Paradise Racing to offer retail sports betting at the race track and eight off-track-betting locations in the state.
Unibet’s parent company, Kindred Group, announced the Arizona sports betting partnership in a press release Thursday.
Turf Paradise and Prescott Valley’s Arizona Downs were the only two racetracks in the state to receive limited licenses, which allow racetrack enclosures or off-track betting locations that hold Arizona Department of Racing permits to offer in-person sports betting so long as they’re at least five miles from tribal gaming, an event wagering facility, or a fellow limited event wagering operator.
The remaining eight limited licenses went to off track betting locations affiliated with Turf Paradise.
Applicants were required to submit a $1,000 application fee, which is part of an initial $10,000 license fee. There is also a $5,000 annual renewal fee.
Limited Event Wagering Licensees
- Arizona Downs, Prescott Valley
- Gallagher’s Sports Grill — Baseline, Phoenix
- Gallagher’s Sports Grill — 16th, Phoenix
- Harold’s Restaurant Cave Creek, Cave Creek
- Midtown Tavern Sports Bar and Grill, Tucson
- Turf Paradise, Phoenix
- R.T. O’Sullivans Sports Grill, Mesa
- Boston’s Bar & Grille, Tempe
- Charlie’s Sports, Glendale
- Brookside II Sports Bar and Grill, Surprise
Opportunity to Expand Unibet Brand in Arizona
The ability to expand Unibet’s Arizona sportsbooks presence was a key reason in the operator teaming up with Turf Paradise Racing, according to SVP North America, Manuel Stan.
Stan said Unibet, which has already partnered with the Fort Yuma-Quechan Tribe and its Paradise Casino in Yuma County on mobile and retail sportsbook operations, is excited to grow its brand in the Grand Canyon state.
“Being awarded nine of the ten LEWO licenses is a great outcome for Kindred, Turf Paradise and our partners in the state. This is a great opportunity for Kindred Group to expand the Unibet brand in Arizona and build on the early success in the state,” Stan said in a company press release.
“Over the next few months, we will work closely with our partners to prepare the launches in the different locations and are excited to be able to bring our best-in-class product to more customers in Arizona.”