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Arizona Sportsbook Operators Reach Record October Handle

Arizona sports bettors made a record $618.14 million in bets in October 2022, up from the $486.1 million wagered in October 2021 and good for 7th among the 36 states offering some form of legalized sports betting.

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Arizona sportsbook operators ranked 6th among the nation’s top states in October:

1. New York $1.56B
2. New Jersey $1.06B
3. Illinois $1.03B
4. Nevada $921.54M
5. Pennsylvania $797.12M
6. Arizona $618.57M
7. Virginia $528.03M
8. Colorado $526.62M
9. Michigan $504.34M
10. Indiana $446.25M

The October report follows a record-setting $540 million wagered in Arizona during September. Arizona Department of Gaming Director Ted Vogt was encouraged by what he’s seen thus far.

September was clearly a strong month for Arizona sports betting, with the state seeing over $245 million more in wagers when compared to the same month of 2021,” ADG Director Ted Vogt said in a release. “I am excited to see how the industry progresses through the winter months, which generally has the most popular sports for wagering in the United States.” Said Ted Voght.

Arizona Sports Bettors Looks Forward to 2023

The 12 retail and 12 online Arizona sportsbook operators have several sporting events to wager on this spring.

The Premium Consulting Group Inc. CEO Cory Lindover told the Phoenix News Times:

I can attest to Arizona being a big sports betting state. Arizona is already leading the pack among a lot of states, and it’s positioned to make a really good run in the future.”

Arizona sportsbook operators and bettors have several instate and national sporting events to help fulfill Lindover’s exciting prognosis this year:

January

In January, the NFL Playoffs and Australian Open dominate the Arizona sports betting scene.

  • NFL Wild Card Weekend (January 12-17)
  • Australian Open (January 16-29)
  • NFL Divisional Round (January 18-24)
  • NFL Conference Championships (January 25-31)

February

February sees a potential monster betting month as Phoenix hosts both Super Bowl LVII and the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

  • Waste Management Phoenix Open (February 9-12)
  • Super Bowl LVII (February 12)

March

March has several options for Arizona sports bettors to enjoy.

  • Pac-12 NCAAB Tournament (March 8-12)
  • World Baseball Classic (March 8-21)
  • NCAA Tournament (March 14-April 3)
  • MLB Opening Day (March 30)

April

Arizona sports fantasts head into April with several national sporting events.

  • NCAA Final Four (April 1)
  • NCAA National Championship (April 3)
  • Masters Invitational (April 6-9)
  • NBA Playoffs Begin (April 15)

Additionally, Arizona sports bettors have many in-state betting options to consider– NBA games involving the Phoenix Suns, the Phoenix Coyotes of the NHL, and Pac-12 Conference college basketball games featuring the Arizona Wildcats and Arizona State Sun Devils.

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