Since Arizona launched sports betting in September 2021, gamblers around the state have wagered more than $13 billion at retail sportsbooks, online platforms, and mobile betting apps.
Here, we’ve highlighted the Arizona sports betting locations where you can make a wager in person. We’ve also covered how you can make a wager at those facilities and who is eligible to place a bet.
List of all retail sportsbooks in Arizona
The definition of retail sportsbooks has somewhat changed to include any facility where you can wager on sports in person. Previously, a retail book was only a facility that was owned and operated by the bookmaking service. To avoid confusion, we’ve listed below all 21 locations where you can place an in-person sports bet in Arizona.
What kinds of sports betting locations are there in Arizona?
Arizona has three kinds of sports betting locations: casinos, horse race tracks, and sports arenas.
In many cases, partnering with a casino is the easiest path for a sportsbook to operate in a given state because it allows for both an in-person location as well as the ability to launch an online skin. Such is the case in Arizona, as you’ll notice the majority of the locations listed above have Arizona casino partners.
Horse race tracks
Another popular way to enter the state is through a partnership with an Arizona horse race track. Horse race betting has been legal in Arizona for nearly a century, and many credit the state as the birthplace of quarter horse racing. Sportsbook partnerships give horse racetracks an additional revenue stream outside of the racing season as well as in-season should weather delay the races.
Finally, several Arizona locations can claim a “first” in terms of sportsbook partnerships. TPC Scottsdale is the AZ home of DraftKings Sportsbook and was the first to open at a PGA Tour course. Similarly, State Farm Stadium became the first NFL venue to have a sportsbook on the arena grounds (the Washington Commanders were the first team to host a sportsbook inside the stadium). FanDuel was able to launch its sportsbook inside the Footprint Center before the 2021 season.
Putting sportsbooks near or inside sports arenas is somewhat controversial. Proponents claim the ease of access will enable those going to the game to place a wager before or even during a game to turn winning wagers based on what they’re seeing, benefiting the teams, sportsbooks, and bettors alike. However, critics argue this can make sports wagers more accessible for problem gamblers and underage bettors.
Are there any new sports betting locations opening in Arizona soon?
At the moment, there are no new sports betting locations scheduled to open in Arizona soon. However, there were already several that opened in 2023. ESPN Bet launched at Phoenix Raceway in November after replacing Barstool Sportsbook. The same can be said for BetMGM Sportsbook at Santan Mountain Casino and DraftKings at TPC Scottsdale.