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Last updated: May 16th, 2022

Rejoice, sports betting is legal in Arizona! Legal online sports betting went live in Arizona on Sept. 9, 2021, as a result of House Bill 2772 which was previously passed on April 12, 2021. The bill was officially signed into law by Governor Doug Ducey, approving retail and online betting across the state.

Learn more about top online sportsbooks in Arizona, available promos, and insights into the local betting market.

Latest Sports News in Arizona:

  • The Phoenix Suns blew a 2-0 and 3-2 lead to fall to the Dallas Mavericks in Game 7 at home. A brutal loss for the championship hopefuls. (5/15).
  • The Arizona Diamondbacks have jumped ahead of the Colorado Rockies for fourth in the NL West and are five games back of the LA Dodgers for first. (5/17)

What to Keep an Eye on:

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks look to end a three-game skid as they face the LA Dodgers and Chicago Cubs this week. (5/17)
  • Voluntary OTAs are set to being next week for the Arizona Cardinals. (5/23)

Arizona Sportsbooks

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Top Arizona Mobile Sportsbook Apps

Arizona sportsbooks offer a variety of promotional offers for new bettors and regular users alike. In some cases, no promo codes are needed, although the Action Network does feature some exclusive partnership offers below. Follow the direct links below to claim the promotion at your preferred Arizona sportsbook.

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BetMGM Arizona

BetMGM is the sportsbook platform of MGM Resorts International, a significant name in hospitality and gaming. Their mobile app has a lot to offer in the forms of compelling promotions, rapid payout speeds, and a variety of sports market coverage. BetMGM Sportsbook highly recommended for new and experienced bettors alike, and has competitive pricing--particularly for NBA markets.

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Up to $1,000 in risk-free bets

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9.8/10. See our BetMGM review for more in-depth information about BetMGM and step-by-step instructions on how to sign up.

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FanDuel Arizona

FanDuel provides multiple ways for Arizona residents to get into the action with its sportsbook and daily fantasy sports offerings. Known originally as a fantasy sports platform, FanDuel launched its first sportsbook in 2018, and they have been rapidly expanding into new states ever since. FanDuel's stellar mobile interface is most game data dense on the market, giving Arizona bettors an advantage of more visible action at a time. 

FanDuel Promo 

Up to $1,000 risk-free bet

FanDuel Promo Code

There is no promo code required to claim the FanDuel offer

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9.5/10. See our FanDuel review for more in-depth information about FanDuel and step-by-step instructions on how to sign up.

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Caesars Sportsbook Arizona

Caesars Sportsbook (formerly known as William Hill) is one that effectively integrates a top-tier platform with regular player promotions to help users pad their account. Caesars has partnered with sports and entertainment icons alike to get the word out on its competitive odds across a variety of sports markets, offering great value for NFL, MLB, and NCAAF. We're big fans of their user-friendly bet slip and unparalleled Same Game Parlay (SGP) offering.

Caesars Sportsbook Promo

Up to $1,100 in first bet insurance

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9.5/10. See our Caesars review for more in-depth information about Caesars and step-by-step instructions on how to sign up.

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WynnBET Arizona

One thing that bettors love about WynnBET is its straightforward layout. WynnBET has created a platform that focuses on betting itself without all the bells and whistles that can often distract or muddle the user experience. The minimalist layout makes it easy for newer bettors to find the games and associated odds they are interested in to place a wager without issue.

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Bet $50 and receive $200

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9.4/10. See our WynnBET review for more in-depth information about WynnBET and step-by-step instructions on how to sign up.

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Betfred Arizona

Betfred is an international sportsbook that gained popularity in the UK before expanding into the United States. Betfred has been around since 1967, meaning that it a reputable sportsbook that knows how to keep bettors happy. Arizona is one of two states where Betfred is available. If you are interested in betting parlays, Betfred Arizona's app allows you to parlay several different bet types within a game

Betfred Promo

$500 risk-free bet

Betfred Promo Code

There is no promo code required to claim this Betfred bonus

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9.1/10. See our Betfred review for more in-depth information about Betfred and step-by-step instructions on how to sign up.

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Fubo Sportsbook Arizona

Fubo Sportsbooks is a relative new comer to the sports betting industry having only launched in November 2021. Fubo rose to prominence as a TV streaming service, so it makes sense that the Fubo Sportsbook app has one of the best "Watch Now" features to follow live sports action. New users are sure to love the sleek interface ported over from the original streaming app.

Fubo Sportsbook Promo

$1,000 risk-free bet and a free month of fuboTV

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Action Network Score

9.1/10. See our Fubo review for more in-depth information about Fubo and step-by-step instructions on how to sign up.

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BetRivers Arizona

Consistency and fair odds is the name of the game at BetRivers. In addition to competitive odds, BetRivers features just about every market you could think of when it comes to sports betting. Users will have no shortage of contests to wager on.

BetRivers Promo

Up to $250 deposit match

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Action Network Score

8.6/10. See our BetRivers review for more in-depth information about BetRivers and step-by-step instructions on how to sign up.

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Unibet Arizona

Simplicity and ease of use make Unibet a solid option for newcomers and no-frills bettors. Finding games and odds is a breeze with Unibet, so bettors can place wagers in no time at all. Quick payout times also make Unibet a strong option for those Arizona sports bettors looking to cash-in and cash-out fast.

Unibet Promo

Up to $250 risk-free bet credits

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Action Network Score

8.5/10. See our Unibet review for more in-depth information about Unibet and step-by-step instructions on how to sign up.

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DraftKings Arizona

DraftKings is another sportsbook with its roots in daily fantasy sports. Using the lessons learned through DFS, DraftKings has created a user-friendly sportsbook that is easy on the eye in addition to being simple to use. This household name provides Arizona sports bettors with both fantasy and sportsbook options to enjoy.

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$1,000 deposit bonus

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No promo code is required to claim the DraftKings sign-up offer

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9.5/10. See our DraftKings review for more in-depth information about DraftKings and step-by-step instructions on how to sign up.

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How to Place a Mobile Sports Bet in Arizona

Now that you know a little bit about the available sportsbooks in Arizona, it's time to make a wager. Sports fans with a mobile phone in Arizona can easily place online sports bets across any of the books detailed above. We will show you how to use BetMGM as an example:

Step 1: Choose a Legal Arizona Sportsbook

In sports betting, it's best practice to have accounts at multiple sportsbooks to get the best price on every game you bet on. This is known as "line shopping". We cover this on our YouTube channel here. But one step at a time — BetMGM is a great book to start with. You can sign up with this link. Click "Register" on the site to begin the process.

Step 2: Sign Up & Verify

Fill out all the required fields for a new sports bettor in the state: full legal name, email address, home address, phone number, and date of birth. BetMGM may ask you for a driver’s license or social security number to verify your identity. These questions and details are all standard measures sportsbooks take to protect you.

Step 3: Deposit With Your Preferred Payment Method

BetMGM will take you to the deposit screen once you’ve put in your personal information. Select your payment method, then click "Deposit". Our preference is direct deposit via a bank account for speed. This way when you cash out, the money will be accessible in your checking account right away instead of being credited back to a card in a few days.

Step 4: Place an Online Sports Bet

Here’s how to place your first wager. Remember — the app or website will geo-locate you to confirm you’re actually in Arizona before you’re able to bet.

  • Navigate to your desired sport (via the A-Z menu, or League Logo banner) and click the line you want to bet
  • Head to your bet slip
  • Select your bet type 
  • Enter your bet amount
  • Submit

That's it! You’ve just placed your first legal sports bet. BetMGM, and most other books, will track your wager for you on their platform so that you can check on its status during and after the contest.

Legal Betting Types and Leagues in AZ

Arizona gives sports bettors freedom to wager with relatively few restrictions, but there are some essential regulations in place to be aware of. Sports fans can wager on a full range of bet types, including:

  • Point Spreads. Spread betting is a bet on the margin of victory in a game, or the point "differential." (See: Our Guide to Point Spread Betting)
  • Moneylines. Moneyline betting is when you pick the winner of the game or event, either one team or another. (More detail here: Moneylines)
  • First Half & Second Half. Halves let a bettor treat the first half and the second half as separate matches. (Additional insights: Half Bets)
  • Totals. A total, also known as an over/under, is a bet on the number of points both teams will combine to score in a game. (See: Understanding Totals in Sports Betting)
  • Futures. Future bets are a bet on an event that will be decided in the future (e.g., end-of-season results). (More: Longer-term Betting: Futures)
  • Player Props. A "prop" bet, short for a proposition, is a wager that is not directly tied to the final score or outcome. (See: Everything to Know About Prop Bets

There is also no shortage of sports markets that bettors can take advantage of to make wagers, including:

  • Football: NFL & CFL 
  • Basketball: NBA, WNBA, European/international baseball league
  • Baseball: MLB 
  • Hockey: NHL, international hockey leagues
  • Soccer: MLS, English Premier League, UEFA Champions League
  • College sports: NCAA football and basketball, more NCAA sport types will come online
  • Golf: PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, PGA Tour Champions, PGA European
  • Auto Racing: IndyCar, NASCAR, Formula One

Additional market choices like boxing, tennis, rugby and more are also be offered at many of Arizona's sportsbooks.

What Can't I Bet On in Arizona?

Arizona sports bettors are prohibited from individual performance prop bets across all college sports. ❌ 

What does this mean? You cannot bet that #26 on the Sun Devils will score a touchdown in a particular game. However, you can bet on if a particular Wildcat player is favored to win the Heisman this season. So, there are no single-game player prop bets allowed to eliminate the possibility of gameplay conflicts of interest.

What are the requirements to bet?

You must be 21 years of age and physically located in Arizona (verifiable by your mobile device's geolocation tech, or a downloadable desktop plugin) to place bets.

Where to Bet on Sports in Arizona

Online & Via Mobile Apps

For now, the most straightforward method to bet legally is online or via your mobile phone through one of the currently live sportsbooks: DraftKings, BetMGM, FanDuel, BetRivers, Caesars (formerly William Hill), WynnBET, Fubo, Betfred and Unibet. You will need to be within Arizona state borders — the sportsbooks will verify your location before you can commit to any bets.

In-Person Betting at Arizona Casinos and Professional Sports Venues

Longer-term, Arizonans will have plenty of options from stadium sportsbooks to casinos in real life. The launch of these venues as sports betting destinations will be announced separately and begin opening individually starting in September. FanDuel at the Suns' Footprint Center and Caesars at the Diamondback's Chase Field have partial sportsbook offerings open to the public already. For more information, we detail all existing, potential, and known in-progress physical betting destinations in the "Sportsbook Partnerships" section and within the "Locations" information at the end of the page. 

Arizona is one of the first states to allow pro sports entities to open retail sportsbooks within or adjacent to their playing facility. There's no shortage of professional sporting teams that bettors can take advantage of in Arizona of sportsbook partnerships. For those interested in college sports, Arizona has plenty of great teams to bet on!

Pro Sports Teams & Sportsbook Partnerships

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Arizona Cardinals and BetMGM

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The Arizona Cardinals are partnered with BetMGM to create a sports gambling experience inside State Farm Stadium. This is one of BetMGM's plans to launch four retail sportsbooks, with the other three at each of the Gila River properties. The sportsbook at the home of the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale is expected to be completed before the 2022 season. Until then, Arizona residents and Cardinals fans in-state can sign up for online betting.

Arizona Cardinals Odds

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Phoenix Suns and FanDuel

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The Phoenix Suns have partnered with FanDuel to create a luxury sportsbook experience in the Footprint Area. Suns fans will be able to place bets throughout the arena on their mobile devices during games and sporting events. Additionally, the Suns’ existing partnership with Verizon means the stadium is already equipped with the 5G for seamless real-time mobile transactions in the FanDuel Sportsbook App. They expect their in-arena sportsbook was completed ahead of the 2021-22 NBA season.

Footprint Arena currently features 25 betting kiosks, five betting windows, and one VIP window that are already set up and accessible seven days a week. You do not need a game ticket to enter the facility and place a bet.

Phoenix Suns Odds 

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Arizona Diamondbacks and Caesars Sportsbook

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The Arizona Diamondbacks and Caesars Sportsbook have teamed up for a long-term partnership, allowing Caesars to enter the market. Caesars is building a first-class sportsbook and bar on the plaza adjacent to the team's home turf, Chase Field. The sportsbook is expected to be open for the 2022 season.

While the full experience is under construction, Arizonians can make in-person bets at designated ticket windows (21 through 25) outside. This is the first MLB stadium where fans can make an in-person bet in the U.S. Additionally, a set of kiosks are set up in the plaza, giving sports fans more options to wager and engage. 

Arizona Diamondbacks Odds 

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Arizona Coyotes - No Sportsbook Partner

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The Arizona Coyotes can legally partner with a sportsbook but have not established a public relationship with one yet.

The Arizona Coyotes were established in 1972 as part of the World Hockey Association and would later join the NHL. Formerly known as the Winnipeg Jets, the Coyotes moved to Phoenix and rebranded as the Coyotes in 1996. The franchise has never been to the Stanley Cup and has one division championship.

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TPC Scottsdale and DraftKings

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DraftKings and The Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) are teaming up to provide online sports betting at TPC Scottsdale, where the Waste Management Phoenix Open is held. The greens are sprawling and the location is set for spectacle — and soon with even more opportunities to engage in this unique DraftKings online betting experience.

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Phoenix Mercury and Bally Bet

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In June 2021, Bally Bet partnered with the Phoenix Mercury, making history as the first professional women's team to sign a sports betting partnership. The Phoenix Mercury shares an arena with the Suns, so they will also benefit from that construction.

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Phoenix Raceway and Barstool Sportsbook

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Barstool Sportsbook (via its parent Penn National Gaming) is set to launch through a new agreement with NASCAR and the Phoenix Raceway. Plans for a retail betting facility at the track are already in the works, and ambitions to increase sports bettor participation in NASCAR races are a marketing challenge Barstool is tasked with.

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Arizona Rattlers and BetRivers

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The Arizona Rattlers plan to launch online sports betting in the state under the BetRivers brand during the upcoming NFL and college football season.

College Sports Teams in Arizona

There are just four colleges in Arizona that field Division I athletics programs, but only two have a football team that competes at the FBS level. 

Arizona Wildcats Football 

One of two Arizona college football teams competing at the FBS level, the Arizona Wildcats have produced six conference titles and competed in 21 Bowl games. Arizona recently hired Jedd Fisch as its new head coach ahead of the 2021 season, replacing Kevin Sumlin, who was 9-20 in three seasons at the helm. The Wildcats compete in the Pac-12 Conference and play their home games at Arizona Stadium, with a capacity of 50,782. 

Arizona Wildcats Odds

Arizona State Sun Devils Football    

Arizona State has been a more successful program than its in-state counterpart, producing 17 conference titles and 32 Bowl appearances. The height of the Sun Devils came in the 1970s under Hall of Fame head coach Frank Kush. Arizona State would win four Fiesta Bowls and a Peach Bowl from 1970-75, finishing inside the top 15 of the Associated Press's end-of-season rankings. The Sun Devils joined the Pac-12 Conference in 1978, where they have won three titles since and are currently coached by Herm Edwards. ASU plays its home games at Sun Devil Stadium, with a capacity of 56,634.

Arizona State Sun Devils Odds

Recommended resources to help you bet smartly on college football in Arizona:

College Basketball Betting in Arizona

Arizona Wildcats Men's Basketball

The Arizona Wildcats are the 11th-winningest program in college basketball and have won 16 Pac-12 regular-season championships since its transition in 1978. The program rose to prominence under Hall of Fame head coach Lute Olson, the winningest head coach in Pac-12 history. The Wildcats made the NCAA Tournament 25 consecutive seasons, starting in 1985, all but two coming under Olson.

Arizona Wildcats Odds

Arizona State Sun Devils Men's Basketball

Arizona State has yet to win a Pac-12 Championship since its transition in 1978 but has 16 NCAA Tournament appearances. Though not finding much postseason success, the Sun Devils have produced 36 NBA players, none more notable than current Brooklyn Nets star James Harden. Arizona State is currently coached by Bobby Hurley, who has led the program to two NCAA Tournaments — would have likely been three if the 2020 postseason was not canceled due to COVID-19 — in six seasons. The Sun Devils play home games at Desert Financial Arena.

Arizona State Sun Devils Odds

Grand Canyon Antelopes Men's Basketball

Grand Canyon basketball transitioned to Division I in 2013, finishing above .500 all but once. The Antelopes are coached by Bryce Drew, who secured the program's first-ever Western Athletic Conference championship and NCAA Tournament berth in 2021. No. 15 seed GCU would fall in the Round of 64 to Iowa, 86-74. The Antelopes play home games at GCU Arena on campus.

Grand Canyon Antelopes Odds

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Men's Basketball 

Northern Arizona competes in the Big Sky Conference, where the program has won four regular-season conference championships and two NCAA Tournament berths. Their most recent appearance came in 2000, a near upset over No. 2 seed St. John's. The Lumberjacks are coached by Shane Burcar and play home games at Walkup Skydome.

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Odds

Recommended resources to help you bet with insight on college basketball in Arizona:

Other Sporting Events in Arizona

Arizona has a few notable events that extend beyond its in-state teams for sports fans and bettors alike to enjoy, including:

Fiesta Bowl (CFB) — Partnered with Caesars

This is an NCAA-certified college football game that has been held annually since 1971. The Fiesta Bowl is sponsored by Playstation and is held at State Farm Stadium in Glendale. It is one of the New Year's Six bowl games and serves as a semifinal in the College Football Playoffs every three years. Iowa State is the defending Fiesta Bowl champion after defeating Oregon, 34-17. This year, a new element will be at play — a Caesars Sportsbook partnership and on-site betting opportunities.

Guaranteed Rate Bowl (CFB)

Held annually since 1989, the Guaranteed Rate Bowl is now a postseason matchup between the Big Ten and Big 12 through the 2025-26 season. Before the new conference tie-ins, Air Force defeated Washington State, 31-21, in the 2019 bowl game. It was canceled due to COVID-19 the following year. The Guaranteed Rate Bowl is held at Chase Field in Phoenix.

Arizona Bowl (CFB)

The Arizona Bowl is an NCAA-certified college football game that has been held annually since 2015. The postseason event is sponsored by Offerpad and features teams from the Mountain West and Mid-American Conference. Ball State is the defending Arizona Bowl champion after defeating San Jose State, 34-13. The bowl is held at Arizona Stadium in Tucson.

Waste Management Phoenix Open (Golf) — Partnered with DraftKings

The Phoenix Open is a tournament held at TPC Scottsdale. It has been played annually since 1932 and is referred to as the Greatest Show on Grass. The course stretches 7,266 yards with a par of 71 and consists of a 7.3 million prize fund. Brooks Koepka took home the 2021 Phoenix Open with a 19-under par finish, his second time winning the event.

Instacart 500 (NASCAR)

Part of the NASCAR Cup Series, the Instacart 500 is held annually at Phoenix Raceway. This race is 312 laps, beginning in 2005. Martin Truex Jr. is the defending Instacart 500 champion, finishing the race in 3 hours and 20 seconds.

Daily Fantasy Sports

Additionally, daily fantasy operators launched on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021.

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DFS is online in Arizona, too

Despite being available in most U.S. states, Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) has been illegal in Arizona. This changed with the legalization of legal sports betting in the state — DFS is now allowed

Major DFS forces like DraftKings or FanDuel, which also have sportsbooks, are only gaining access to the market now. Often, they hold an "early movers" advantage in markets as sports betting goes live because of their DFS foothold. The competition will escalate as the market is flooded with options at once. We expect this to translate to strong offers to the sports bettor's benefit.

There are six approved daily fantasy sports operators in Arizona:

  • PrizePicks
  • DraftKings 
  • FanDuel
  • Fantasy Sports Shark
  • Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC)
  • Underdog Sports
  • Yahoo

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PrizePicks Arizona

Arizona bettors can play Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) through PrizePicks. The rising DFS provider offers users a quick and simple way to bet on their favorite players across a variety of sports leagues. Users pick over/under totals of players from their favorite teams like the Arizona Cardinals or the Phoenix Suns. The best part? Action has partnered with PrizePicks to provide our users with an exclusive sign-up code.

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Instant $100 deposit match

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9.4/10. See our PrizePicks review for more in-depth information about PrizePicks and step-by-step instructions on how to sign up.

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How to Claim the Arizona PrizePicks Deposit Bonus 

PrizePicks offers an enticing DFS option for new users in Arizona. PrizePicks provides a 100% deposit match on a user’s first deposit up to $100. Additionally, new users are also provided with a PrizePicks promo code for a $50 free entry available to use right away.

Claiming the deposit match is very simple through the PrizePicks app. Follow this process:

  • Step 1. Sign up for the PrizePicks app using your email and the free code “ACTION.” Check your email to confirm the email address. 
  • Step 2. In the mobile app (or on your desktop), select the “Deposit” button in the top right corner of the page. 
  • Step 3. Select the amount of money you want to deposit and the funding source. PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express are options.
  • Step 4. Submit deposit. Once the deposit is submitted and credited to your account, you’ll automatically be given the promotional value matching your initial deposit (up to $100).

Sports Betting Resources

Sports betting basketball image Sports Betting Tips for Beginners 

If you’re new to sports betting, you likely have questions: How much money should you be betting? Where should you be betting on the Cardinals' win totals? (First, check the NFL odds!) How do you find the best odds for a Diamondbacks game? Every sport and bet type comes with different considerations.

Here are our top sports betting tips for beginners to help you make smarter decisions with any action.

Sports betting baseball image Sports Betting Glossary to Learn the Fundamentals

Sports betting comes with its own language and terminology — spreads and money lines, over/unders and props, juice and vig, and more. It can be intimidating for newer betting sports fans, so consult our sports betting glossary for detailed definitions of all the main terms.

We recommend each online sportsbook to help define these terms within their product to make everything easier for you to understand.

Sports betting football image Sports Betting Mistakes to Avoid in Arizona 

Sports betting isn't easy whether you’re betting on the Phoenix game totals or Coyotes futures. It’s important to stay disciplined and not overextend yourself. There will always be ups and downs, but your sports betting experience will be much more enjoyable if you remain true to our critical mistakes to avoid. One of those mistakes is not paying your sports betting taxes correctly.  

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Whether you play online on a mobile device or at a physical sportsbook in Arizona, all sports betting winnings (and other gambling, including fantasy football) above $600 a year are taxed and must be reported. That amount could come from one big bet or smaller bets that add up to $600. The other details:

Federal Taxes

The federal tax rate on gambling winnings is 24%. Operators often withhold this for you when cashing out, and provide tax documentation. You are responsible for completing the IRS Form W2-G to report winnings. See the W2-G form and IRS details here.

State Taxes

The more detailed, specific-to-you part is state taxes, The state tax rate is dependent on your taxable income, between 2.59% - 4.5%, breaking down this way:

Tax Rate

Income if Single

Income if Married

2.59% $0 - $26,500 $0 - $53,000
3.34% $26,501 - $53,000 $53,001 - $106,000
4.17% $53,001 - $159,000 $106,001 - $318,000
4.50% = or > $159,001  = or > $318,001

Deducting Losses

You can deduct sports betting losses, but only as an itemized deduction — foregoing the standard deduction that most people take. It may or may not be worth it to do so. Additionally, the losses you deduct can't be greater than the amount of gambling income you report.

Example: With $2,000 in winnings but $4,000 in losses, your deduction is limited to $2,000. You can’t write off the other $2,000 you lost. 

Gambling losses claimed up to the number of winnings are classified as "other itemized deductions" on your Schedule A Form 1040 come tax time with the IRS.

We recommend bettors keep receipts and detailed records on betting activity — one of the reasons online sportsbooks are great. They're kept by default and easy to access. 

Arizona Highlights

We Made It! Betting is Now Officially Live & Legal

Sportsbooks are live and started accepting bets at 12:01 a.m. local time Thursday. This is the first day legal operators can accept wagers under Arizona regulations, just in time for the 2021 NFL opening Cowboys-Buccaneers game.

Sports Betting Clears Legal Challenge; Arizona's Sept. 9 Launch on Schedule

Arizona judge James Smith dismissed the Yavapai-Prescott Tribe's motion seeking to delay the launch of the state’s first legal sportsbooks. The tribe sought a temporary restraining order to stop the opening, arguing the legislation enacting sportsbooks violated the state constitution.

Emergency Hearing Postponed to Launch Week

The Yavapai Prescott Lawsuit hearing has been postponed to Labor Day — Monday, Sept. 6. It is still possible the launch of sports betting will delay. A judgment will be known by Tuesday, Sept. 7. More details below.

Emergency Hearing Scheduled about Yavapai Prescott Lawsuit

The Maricopa County Superior Court Scheduled an emergency hearing for the Yavapai-Prescott's constitutionality case on Friday, Sept. 3. The lawsuit's impact is yet to be determined but has the potential to delay the state's intended launch timeline for sports betting.

Arizonans Can Download Sports Betting Apps Saturday, Aug. 28

Pre-reg is now live! Ahead of the Sept. 9 launch, Arizona sports bettors on Aug. 28 will be able to download and register on their preferred sportsbook app. Approved operators will also be able to begin marketing their respective apps at 12:01 am local time Saturday morning.

18 Arizona Sportsbooks Approved for Licenses, Will Launch Sept. 9

DraftKings, FanDuel and BetMGM highlight the list of 18 statewide mobile sportsbooks approved by Arizona regulators to take online and retail sports bets as early as next month.

Potential Launch-Blocker Lawsuit Filed

The Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe filed a lawsuit against Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Ted Vogt, Director of the ADG, claiming the sports betting bill was unconstitutional and violates the Voter Protection Act. They filed a motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction, with the potential to delay the state's launch date. 

Applicant List Expands with MaximBet

MaximBet is positioned to launch in Arizona after the company announced a market access deal. MaximBet, a partnership between Maxim Magazine as well as sportsbook and casino operator Carousel Group, is working with the White Mountain Apache Tribe in Arizona. If approved by state regulators, MaximBet could launch a statewide mobile sportsbook as well as a retail book in Pinetop, Arizona.

Applications Confirmed & Qualified Applicants to be Notified by the ADG

The Arizona Department of Gaming released applicant details which give us an idea of how competitive the Arizona market will be — 10 sports organizations and 15 tribes. Qualified applicants will be notified on Aug. 16.

Applications Close & Sportsbook Partners Finalize

The NFL Arizona Cardinals announce a partnership with BetMGM and three Gila River Hotels & Casinos locations, with additional plans to launch a retail sportsbook at State Farm Stadium. Known sportsbook operators with partners in the mix now include Bally's, Barstool, DraftKings, FanDuel, Pointsbet, WynnBet, Kindred Group, and finally, Twinspires.

AZ Rules Locked In, Applications Begin

AZ Legislature finalized the sports betting rule specifications Monday morning. The process of applications for operators, limited to a two-week window, also begins. 

AZ Sports Betting Launch Still on Quick Pace for September

Arizona officials are projecting a Sept. 9 sports betting launch. Gov. Doug Ducey signed the state’s sports betting bill in April.

Arizona Online Sports Betting Legalization Bill Passes Legislature

Arizona lawmakers passed an online and retail sports betting bill Monday, April 12 that will allow as many as 20 statewide mobile operators and some of the nation’s first in-stadium sportsbooks.

Sports Betting Bill Passes House, Heads to Senate

The Arizona House easily passed a sports betting legalization bill , sending the proposal to the Senate and building hope legal wagering could come to the state.

Arizona Teams

The AZ Sports Betting Report Card

We've graded Arizona on its sports betting bill and experience relative to other states on crucial categories that set the market's tone: the number of operators, tax rates, mobile offerings and more. We continue to evaluate the Grand Canyon State as things have changed since the legislation has launched and learn more about the local market. As such, we will revise this scorecard as needed over time.

Arizona Sports Betting Market Grading Card

Mobile Apps

Current legislation allows for up to 20 sports betting licenses, which gives Arizona sports bettors ample opportunities to shop books and make online wagers. Many of the top brands in sports betting have already entered the Arizona market like BetMGM, Caesars, FanDuel and more.

Deposit Options

Leading sportsbooks and no restrictions mean plenty of deposit options.

Competitive Prices

A competitive market will all but assure industry-standard prices. This is a huge win for Arizona sports bettors — odds and upside (e.g., sign-up bonuses) will have to be stronger for consumers to attract new customers across the sportsbooks.

Market Coverage

With reasonable taxes, high-profile sports teams and a significant population, most significant operators will enter Arizona and bring with them hundreds of leagues and sports to bet on, including in-state college teams. The limits on individual player college prop bets are within reason.

Arizona's Timeline to Legalization

The signing of HB 2772 to the actual launch of legal sports betting was a long two year journey. At the end of the day, though, sports betting went live on schedule despite some attempts to block the bill from moving forward along the way. Below is a complete timeline of Arizona's legalization process.

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Date Legalization Update
September 2021

Green check mark Sports Betting Goes Live. As intended, Arizona launches Sept. 9 with six legal sportsbooks on day one. [The Action Network, Sept. 9]

Green check mark Judge Declines to Delay Launch. The Yavapai-Prescott Tribe's motion seeking to delay sports betting's launch for constitutionality reasons is dismissed by Judge James Smith. [The Action Network, Sept. 7]

Stop-sign icon for page lawsuit section  A Possible Launch-Blocking Lawsuit Didn't Gain Traction

A new lawsuit was recently filed by the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe claiming that the bill legalizing sports betting in Arizona is unconstitutional. An emergency hearing was held Sept. 6, Labor Day, to address the lawsuit, but an Arizona judge dismissed the tribe's motion seeking to delay the launch of the state’s first legal sportsbooks. The Yavapai-Prescott Tribe was seeking a temporary restraining order to stop the opening, arguing the legislation enacting sportsbooks violated the state constitution.

The judge determined the tribe’s lawsuit did not merit the temporary restraining order as the case continues through the legal system. Though legal challenges are not yet over for Arizona sportsbooks — and the judge has indicated an appeal is likely — the decision is a strong indication the lawsuit will not ultimately prevail.

Claim summary:

An Illegal Amendment Made. The Yavapai-Prescott Tribe claims HB 2772 Violates the "Voter Protection Act" by illegally amending a 2002 voter initiative (Prop 202) that authorized tribal gambling in Arizona by allowing non-tribal groups to have gambling operations without asking voters to weigh in.

Unfair Licensing Practice for Tribes. The Yavapai-Prescott Tribe also claims tribes are at a disadvantage with the current law's structure. Arizona has 22 tribes, and up to 19 qualifying tribal applicants, but only 10 tribal licenses are available (a deficit, and notably the Yavapai-Prescott Tribe was not granted licensing). However, there are 10 licenses for Professional teams with only nine qualifying teams or events (a surplus for fully commercial entities).

Key parties involved:

Judge: Maricopa County Superior Court Judge James Smith

Plaintiff: The Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe is represented by Nicole Simmons, of Quarles & Brady LLP

Defendant: Gov. Doug Ducey is represented by Anni Foster, General Counsel

Arizona sportsbooks continued as planned for Sept. 9's launch. However, the legal pushback on licensing is not over yet. Full claim documentation is available here.

August 2021

  Preregistration Begins. As of Aug. 28, licensed sportsbooks began sign-ups and the DFS industry becomes legal. [AZ Gaming's Official Calendar, Aug. 28]

  Licenses are Announced. The Arizona Department of Gaming announced 18 approved licenses. [The Action Network, Aug. 27]

Lawsuits May Block Launch.Two lawsuits were filed that contest the constitutionality of HB 2772, with the potential to delay launch timelines.[The Judicial Branch of Arizona, Aug. 27]

Four Books Confirmed.Barstool Sportsbook, BetMGM, DraftKings Sportsbook and FanDuel Sportsbook are confirmed as approved in Arizona.[Aug. 26]

Caesars Partners with Fiesta Bowl.Caesars and the Fiesta Bowl Organization (a college bowl game) announce a partnership to capitalize on passionate CFB fans.[Fiesta Bowl Org, Aug. 23]

Betfred Partners.Betfred announces a partnership with the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation.[AP News, Aug. 11]

  BetMGM & NFL Cardinals. BetMGM announces a partnership with the NFL Cardinals & Gila River Hotels & Casinos. [PR Newswire, Aug. 9]

July 2021

  TwinSpires Makes a Deal. TwinSpires partners with the Tonto Apache Tribe. [TwinSpires Press Release, July 30]

  Rules are Locked in. The state's sports betting rules are finalized. [AZ Gaming.Gov, July 26]

  Barstool Links with Phoenix Raceway. Barstool Sportsbook and Phoenix Raceway (NASCAR) announce a planned alignment.  [NASCAR Press Release, July 21]

  PointsBet Partners. PointsBet partners with the Yavapi-Apache Nation to approach entering the market. [PR Newswire Release, July 20]

  Tax and License Details Ready. Regulators released a proposed tax rate and license fee structure within the second draft of sports betting rules. In-person bets would be taxed at 8% and mobile wagers at 10%. Initial licenses cost $850,000. [AZ Gaming.Gov, July 2]

June 2021

  Comments Gathered & Released. The ADG allowed for a public comment period and then state regulators released public comments. [AZ Gaming.Gov, June 28]

  Draft Rules Ready. A draft of the rules is released to allow for public comment. [Arizona Department of Gaming, June 17]

  September Launch Set. The Arizona Department of Gaming indicates plans to launch Sept. 9, 2021. [iGaming Business North AmericaJune 2]

May 2021

  Tribal Compact Approved. The U.S. Department of the Interior approves the state’s new tribal compact critical to sports betting going live. [CDC Gaming Report, May 26]

April 2021

  Sports Betting & DFS is Deemed Legal. Sports betting, DFS and keno become legal via a signature from Gov. Doug Ducey on  HB2772. [American Indian Policy Institute, April 15]

  Senate Approves, Sends for Signature. The Arizona Senate approves a sports betting bill, HB2772, and sends it to the governor’s desk for his signature. [TrackBill, April 12]

March 2021

  House of Representatives Approves. The Arizona House of Representatives approves HB2772. The Arizona Senate now needs to determine which bill (between HB2772 and SB1749) to proceed with. [TrackBill, March 5]

January 2021

  Gov. Ducey Supports. Gov. Doug Ducey indicates support of sports betting as a means to revitalize the economy in his State of the State Address. [Office of the Governor, Jan. 11]

February 2020

 Sports Betting Bills 2.0 Begin. Two Arizona lawmakers introduce Bill SB1525 proposing sports betting to the state. The bill proposed allowing tribes to offer sports betting away from their physical reservations, which may be better for bettors — but is potentially a violation of tribal gaming rules. [AZ Senate Documentation, Feb. 4]

Arizona Sports Betting Licenses

The state's 2021 sports betting law allows as many as 20 individual operators, though not all are expected to launch before the end of the year. Caesars, FanDuel and BetMGM highlight the list of 18 statewide mobile sportsbooks approved by state regulators to take online and retail sports bets.

The Arizona Department of Gaming is specific about the distribution of the 20 total sports betting licenses in the state:

Checkmark image 10 will be associated with professional sports teams or franchises (e.g., NBA, NFL, MLB)

Checkmark image 10 will be associated with federally recognized tribes located in-state (e.g., the Hualapai or Tonto Apache)

And for online vs. brick-and-mortar sportsbooks, the details:

Checkmark image 1 license can support 2 online sportsbook brands (aka "skins" or styling) and 1 physical location

Checkmark image 1 professional sports team license can support 1 primary sportsbook (generally home arenas) and 1 “adjacent” location (e.g., a retail location a block from the home arena) 

18 of 20 Licenses Claimed So Far

As of early 2022, Arizona has issued 18 of its 20 licenses across Tribes and professional sports teams. 

Tribal Licenses

All 10 licenses have been granted for federally recognized tribes:

  1. Ak-Chin Indian Community & Fubo Gaming
  2. Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation & BetFred
  3. Fort Mojave Indian Tribe & SuperBook
  4. Hualapai Tribe & Golden Nugget
  5. Quechan Tribe & Unibet (Paradise Casino Location)
  6. San Carlos Apache Tribe & WynnBET (Apache Gold Casino Resort Location)
  7. San Juan Southern Palute Tribe & Betway
  8. Tonto Apache Tribe & TwinSpires (Mazatzal Casino Location)
  9. Navajo Nation & No Operating Partner Announced
  10. Tohono O’odham Nation & No Operating Partner Announced

Potential tribal operating partners BlueBet (Colorado River Indian Tribes) and MaximBet (White Mountain Apache Tribe) missed out on licenses, and no spots remain for that license type.

Professional Team Licenses

Eight in-state professional sports organizations have petitioned and been approved to open books under the law in Arizona and have grand plans for local bettors. Here are the current partnerships:

  1. Arizona Cardinals & BetMGM
  2. Phoenix Suns & FanDuel
  3. Arizona Diamondbacks & Caesars Sportsbook
  4. TPC Scottsdale (PGA) & DraftKings
  5. Phoenix Raceway (NASCAR) & Barstool Sportsbook
  6. Phoenix Mercury & Bally Bet
  7. Arizona Rattlers (IFL) & BetRivers
  8. Phoenix Coyotes - No current partner

Two additional licenses for professional sports organizations remain.

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Additional Sports News

To supplement Action, you can find additional local sports news coverage at The Arizona Republic, The East Valley Tribune and The Arizona Daily Star.

Government Oversight

For official communications, you can check out the Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG) website, covering FAQs, allowing access to meeting minutes and official Gaming Compact documentation.

Support Resources

For support with any gambling problems, the ADG has a Problem Gambling Division that offers support like self-diagnostic quizzes and vetted treatment providers.

Arizona Retail Sportsbooks & Casinos

Fort McDowell Casino

Betfred, a UK-based sportsbook, has teamed up with the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation to enter the Arizona betting market. The tribe controls Fort McDowell Casino, which will serve as a home base for Arizona activity. In addition to the retail sportsbook, there will be a mobile and online betting launch.

Gila River Hotels & Casinos - Vee Quiva

BetMGM has partnered with a trio of Gila River hotels/casinos, which are known for their broad slot machines and more offerings.

Gila River Hotels & Casinos - Wild Horse Pass

BetMGM has partnered with a trio of Gila River hotels/casinos, which are known for their broad slot machines and more offerings.

Gila River Hotels & Casinos - Lone Butte

BetMGM has partnered with a trio of Gila River hotels/casinos, which are known for their broad slot machines and more offerings.

Cliff Castle Casino Hotel

PointsBet has partnered with the Yavapai-Apache Nation, which owns this casino hotel in Camp Verde. However, the Cliff Castle Casino Hotel was denied a sports betting license by the Arizona Department of Gaming.

Apache Gold Casino Resort

WynnBet has partnered with the San Carlos Apache, which operates this casino resort.

Apache Sky Casino

WynnBet has partnered with the San Carlos Apache, which operates this casino resort.

Paradise Casino

Unibet has partnered with the Fort Yuma Quechan Indian Tribe, which operates this casino in Yuma.

BlueWater Resort & Casino

An Australian operator, Bluebet, is partnering with Colorado River Indian Tribes to leverage a license here.

Mazatzal Hotel & Casino

The Tonto Apache Tribe owns and operates this hotel and casino, where a TwinSpires retail sportsbook will open up.

Casino Arizona

Casino Arizona at Talking Stick Resort

Desert Diamond Casino - West Valley

Desert Diamond Casino & Entertainment - Tucson

Casino Del Sol

Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment, Sahaurita

Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment

Casino of the Sun

Bucky's Casino

Yavapai Casino

Harrah's Ak-Chin

Cocopah Casino

State Farm Stadium

The Arizona Cardinals have partnered with BetMGM. The sportsbook is expected to be completed before the 2022 season.

Footprint Center

The NBA's Phoenix Suns have partnered with FanDuel. Suns fans will be able to place bets throughout the arena on their mobile devices during games and sporting events. The WNBA's Phoenix Mercury has partnered with Bally. There is hope of building a retail sportsbook in the vicinity of the Footprint Center. The Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League is planning to launch online sports betting under the BetRivers brand.

Chase Field

The MLB's Arizona Diamondbacks and Caesars Sportsbook have teamed up, though no timeframe on the project has been announced. Caesars is set on building a sportsbook and bar on the plaza adjacent to Chase Field.

TPC Scottsdale

DraftKings and the PGA have teamed up at TPC Scottsdale, where the Waste Management Phoenix Open is held.

Phoenix Raceway

Barstool Sportsbook (the parent company is Penn National Gaming) has an agreement in place with NASCAR and the Phoenix Raceway. A retail betting facility at the track is currently in the works.

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Sports Betting FAQ
Commonly asked questions about sports betting in The Grand Canyon State.
Is it legal to bet on sports in Arizona?

Yes! It was legalized on April 15, 2021, when Gov. Doug Ducey signed HB 2772 into law. Bets were allowed to be placed as of Sept. 9, 2021, following the official launch by the Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG).

When will online sports betting be legal in Arizona?

Arizona officials successfully met a Sept. 9, 2021 sports betting launch, one of the nation's quickest turnarounds from the bill signing to the first bet. 

Who can operate online sports betting and internet gaming?

BetMGM, Bally Bet, Barstool Sportsbook, Caesars, DraftKings, FanDuel, Unibet, WynnBet, Fubo, BetRivers and Betfred are legal operators in AZ. 

What tax rate is paid by the Arizona casinos and tribes for onsite sports betting?

There will be a 8% tax on retail wagers and a 10% tax on mobile wagers.

How old do you have to be to bet in Arizona?

You must be at least 21 years old to place a sports bet in Arizona.

Will it be legal to bet on college sports?

Yes, betting on college sports will be permitted.

Will Bovada be legal in Arizona?

No. Bovada is an illegal, offshore sportsbook that is not legal in any U.S. state.

What sports will I be able to bet in Arizona?

Thankfully, Arizona has made it legal to bet the major sports and some less familiar ones. You can bet on all the major league sports including the NFL, NBA, MLB, MLS, and NHL. Additionally, tennis, European basketball leagues, cricket and rugby are available to bet on.

Is Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) legal in Arizona?

Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) has been illegal in Arizona. However, this changes with the launch of legal sports betting in the state. DFS will also be allowed as of Sept. 9, with the same pre-registration capabilities for operators beginning Aug. 28.

What are the available launch bonuses?

Now that Arizona is a live betting state, the following sign up bonuses are available for new users:

    We'll continue to add to this list as more offers are available and verified.

    Sportsbooks with Promos & Bonuses in AZ

    Arizona bettors will benefit from taking advantage of "free bet" promotions and more across sportsbooks. These are the books with sign-up offers and our review insights into the books themselves:

    DraftKings Promo Code | FanDuel Promo Code | BetRivers Promo CodeWynnBET Promo CodeBetfred Promo Code | Caesars Sportsbook Promo Code | Unibet Promo Code | BetMGM Bonus Code | Fubo Promo Code