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Phoenix Sports Betting

Sports betting has been legal in Phoenix since 2021. On this page, you’ll learn about the in-person and online sports wagering options available to Phoenix-based gamblers.

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The Phoenix sports betting scene is stronger than ever, with many options available for online and in-person gamblers. The state legalized sports betting in April 2021, and since launching in September of the same year, bettors have wagered more than $13B at Arizona sportsbooks.

In this piece, we’ll provide a brief overview of the sportsbook options available to Phoenix sports bettors, as well as detail how to get signed up at the sites, explain sports betting partnerships, and chart a history of sports gambling throughout the state.

Best online sportsbooks in Phoenix

There are 17 online Arizona sportsbooks that are live and available for Phoenix bettors. These bookmakers are: Bally Bet, Betfred, BetMGM, BetRivers, Betway, Caesars, Desert Diamond, DraftKings, ESPN Bet, FanDuel, Golden Nugget, Hard Rock Bet, Sahara Bets, SuperBook, Unibet, WynnBET, and bet365.

Below is our selection of the best Phoenix online sportsbooks:

Phoenix Sportsbook

Promo

🏈 DraftKings

💰 Second Chance Bet Up To $1000

🏈 Caesars

💰 Second Chance Bet Up To $1000

🏈 BetRivers

💰 Second Chance Bet Up To $100

🏈 Desert Diamond

💰 Bet $20 Get $100 in Bonus Bets

🏈 Unibet

💰 Second Chance Bet Up To $100

Yes, sports betting is legal in Phoenix. The Arizona Senate passed HB2772 in April 2021 and was signed into law by Gov. Doug Ducey later that same month. Sports betting in Arizona launched in September 2021, allowing Phoenix residents to gamble just in time for the start of the NFL season.

Getting started with online sports betting in Phoenix

Getting started with online sports betting in Phoenix isn’t a difficult process, and most signups will take 10 minutes or less to complete. The exact steps to registration may look slightly different in order, but the framework below is largely the same. Here’s how you can sign up today.

  1. Decide on a sportsbook to use: We’ve written Arizona sportsbook review pages to help make your decision on which Phoenix sports betting sites to use easier. In those reviews, you’ll find details about the welcome bonuses, mobile app and website performance, traits and features, and more.
  2. Access the registration form: Within each of the reviews, we’ve linked directly to the sportsbooks’ registration forms as well as provided information about any promo codes needed to secure the welcome bonus. That way, you can reference the review while completing your signup.
  3. Set up your account: Once you’ve opened the registration form, you’ll need to set up your account login information. An email address and password will be sufficient at most sites, though some may also have you choose a username in addition to the other details. You may also need to choose and answer security questions to help protect your account.
  4. Enter personal details and complete the registration: Next, you’ll need to prove you’re eligible to bet on sports in Arizona by submitting your legal first and last name, phone number, date of birth, street address, and the last four digits of your social security number. After that information is in, you’ll need to check a few boxes to agree to the privacy policy, terms and conditions, etc. When you’re done, click “Submit.”
  5. Access your account, make a deposit, and place your bets: Lastly, you’ll need to make sure there’s money in your account so you can place a wager. Log into your account (either through a web browser or mobile app), make a deposit with your preferred payment method, and you’ll be able to start making wagers!

Retail sportsbook locations in Phoenix

You can bet on sports at several of the Phoenix casinos and other venues in the area. While they don’t all fit the true definition of a retail sportsbook, they all allow you to place a wager at a betting kiosk or teller window.

FanDuel Sportsbook at the Footprint Center

FanDuel began as a daily fantasy sports operator in 2009 and has since become one of the premier sports betting sites in the United States. The facility at the Footprint Center opened in September 2021, coinciding with the launch of Arizona sports betting. FanDuel’s in-arena sportsbook offers eight betting windows and 26 self-service kiosks.

  • Address: 201 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Caesars Sportsbook at Chase Field

Backed by the success of the casino empire, Caesars opened a sportsbook at Chase Field in September 2021, nearing the end of the Arizona Diamondbacks’ season. The facility was the first sportsbook at an MLB stadium to offer in-person wagering.

  • Address: 201 S 4th St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Unibet Sportsbook at Turf Paradise

Unibet’s Sportsbook at Turf Paradise opened in April 2022, but the future of the operation is rather precarious. Jerry Simms, the longtime owner of Turf Paradise, had announced plans to retire and close the horse racing track following the 2023 season, but 10 days after the announcement, he made a follow-up announcement that there would be a new buyer with plans to continue racing for at least three years. That’s good news for Unibet, as the sportsbook would likely be forced to cease operations or look for another location if the racetrack closed.

  • Address: 1501 W Bell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85023

DraftKings Sportsbook at TPC Scottsdale

One of the newest in-person sports betting venues in Arizona, DraftKings opened at TPC Scottsdale in October 2023. Roughly half an hour from downtown Phoenix, the 13,000-square-foot facility is the first of its kind to open at a PGA Tour course. Gamblers will find six betting windows, 32 betting kiosks, and a large lounge seating area.

  • Address: 8129 E Bell Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

BetMGM Sportsbook at Lone Butte Casino

BetMGM operates several casinos throughout Arizona, allowing them to open true retail sportsbooks as owners of the venue where the sports betting operation is held. Lone Butte Casino opened in November 2008 in Chandler.

  • Address: 1077 S Kyrene Rd, Chandler, AZ 85226

BetMGM Sportsbook at Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino

Like the operation at Lone Butte, the BetMGM Sportsbook at Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino holds events for major sports competitions, such as the Super Bowl, college football bowl games, UFC fights, March Madness games, and more.

  • Address: 15091 S Komatke Ln, Laveen Village, AZ 85339

BetMGM Sportsbook at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino

The sportsbook at Wild Horse Pass overlooks the casino floor with a vast selection of big-screen televisions to watch your bets play out. There are also three betting windows and self-service kiosks, as well as a full bar with food, beer, wine, and cocktails.

  • Address: 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85226

BetMGM Sportsbook at Santan Mountain Hotel & Casino

Santan Mountain Hotel & Casino opened the doors to BetMGM Sportsbook in June 2023. It is the largest casino sportsbook in Arizona, with more than 7,000 square feet of betting space, and was the fourth of BetMGM’s bookies to open at a casino in AZ.

  • Address: 9591 W Sportsman Pk N, Glendale, AZ 85305

BetMGM Sportsbook at State Farm Stadium

You might be tempted to think the sportsbook at State Farm Stadium might only be open on Arizona Cardinals game days, but the operator is open daily even outside of football season. If you’re planning to go on game day, you may want to call ahead to make a reservation.

  • Address: 9591 W. Sportsman's Park North, Glendale, AZ 85305

The Sportsbook at Casino Arizona

Casino Arizona operates its sportsbook as a sports bar inside the venue and is open daily from 8 AM to 11 PM. In addition to having 50+ local craft beers available to players, the sportsbook offers two theater-quality projection screens, three live betting windows, six self-service kiosks, and 46 4K televisions.

  • Address: 524 N 92nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85256

Desert Diamond Sportsbook at Desert Diamond Casino West Valley

With minimum bets for as low as $1, Desert Diamond Sportsbook is an excellent option for casual and hardcore bettors alike. It’s important to know the sportsbook is cash only, so make sure you’ve got money on hand or an ATM card available.

  • Address: 9431 W Northern Ave, Glendale, AZ 85305

The Sportsbook at Talking Stick Resort

Thanks to the 24/7 betting kiosks, Talking Stick Resort makes sports gambling easy to access and enjoyable for all. The OpenBetwagering software is a state-of-the-art system that is also used at Desert Diamond. A wide range of markets are available with AI models calculating the pricing.

  • Address: 9800 Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85256

Betfred Sportsbook at We-Ko-Pa Casino & Resort

European betting powerhouse Betfred launched its sportsbook at We-Ko-Pa Casino and Resort in September 2022. The 4K video walls are a breathtaking draw, allowing patrons to watch three games side by side on a 47’x9’ display. Betfred is open daily from 10 AM on weekdays and 9 AM on weekends until close.

  • Address: 10438 WeKoPa Way Fort McDowell, AZ 85264

Caesars Sportsbook at Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino

Rounding out the list, Caesar’s Sportsbook at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino is open daily with kiosks available 24/7/365. The betting windows are open from 8 AM to 10 PM during the week; on the weekends they open an hour earlier and close an hour later. Bettors should be sure to take part in the Caesars Rewards Program to make the most of their wagers.

  • Address: 15406 Maricopa Road Maricopa, AZ 85139

Phoenix sports teams' sportsbook partnerships

As sports betting has become increasingly legalized across the country, professional teams have forged partnerships with various sportsbook operations. Here are a few of the sportsbook partnerships held by Phoenix sports teams.

  • Phoenix Suns: The Phoenix Suns were quick to move on a betting partnership with FanDuel, resulting in a sportsbook opening at the Footprint Center. The multi-year deal also extends to FanDuel’s daily fantasy sports operation.
  • Arizona Coyotes: Keeping things somewhat more local to the region, the Arizona Coyotes named SaharaBets its official betting partner in January 2022. SaharaBets is owned by Meruelo Gaming LLC, which is an affiliate of the SAHARA Las Vegas and Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, NV.
  • Arizona Diamondbacks: The Arizona Diamondbacks were the first MLB team to put a sportsbook in their home stadium with the launch of Caesars Sportsbook at Chase Field in September 2021. The partnership also allowed Caesars to operate its mobile betting app throughout Arizona.
  • Arizona Cardinals: When the Arizona Cardinals opened the sportsbook at State Farm Stadium, they became the first NFL team to open a sportsbook on the same grounds at their home arena (the Washington Commanders would later become the first to open a sportsbook inside their stadium).
  • Phoenix Mercury: Bally’s sponsorship of the Phoenix Mercury is one of the largest such partnership deals in women’s sports, with a 15-year, $66M deal struck between the organizations in June 2021. It was also the first betting partnership for any WNBA franchise.

Timeline of sports betting in Phoenix

The City of Phoenix has a rich sports history, and that history extends to sports betting. Here is a brief timeline of some of the key moments in the timeline of sports betting in Phoenix.

  • May 2018: The Supreme Court overturns the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992, allowing states to decide whether to legalize sports betting.
  • January 2019: Sen. Sonny Borrelli introduces Arizona’s first sports betting bill, followed by Rep. Steven Pierce’s bill in the State House in February. Though neither bill passed, they laid the groundwork for future gambling legislation.
  • April 2021: The Arizona Senate signed HB2772 to legalize sports betting in the state. Gov. Doug Ducey would sign the bill into law later in the month.
  • September 9, 2021: Sports betting officially launches in Arizona, with seven betting operators (BetMGM, Caesars, DraftKings, FanDuel, WynnBET, Unibet, and Barstool - Barstool would later become ESPN Bet) ready to accept wagers on launch day. The launch was timed to coincide with the start of the 2021-22 NFL season.
  • January 2022: The Arizona Department of Gaming announced sportsbooks saw $1.75 billion in betting handle over the first four months of legal sports betting.
  • November 2023: ESPN Bet replaces Barstool Sportsbook in a massive conversion across 17 states. It is the most recent sportsbook to launch in Arizona.

FAQ

Is Phoenix sports betting regulated?

Yes, Phoenix sports betting is regulated. The Arizona Department of Gaming is tasked with issuing licenses to all sports gambling operators throughout the state, so if you do not see a sports betting site or operator displaying ADG insignias anywhere, it’s best to stay away.

Are there any sports betting bars in Phoenix?

Yes, there are sports betting bars in Phoenix. These bars are usually adjacent to a sports arena, casino, or horse racing track. A full list of Phoenix-area sports betting locations can be found at BettingAZ.com.

What types of sports can I bet on in Phoenix?

You can bet on many different types of sports in Phoenix. Many of the local teams have partnerships with sports betting operators, though you aren’t required to bet at those locations. Additionally, the sports offering will be different from bookie to bookie, so you can check around with any licensed operator to find the games you want to bet on before signing up and making a deposit.

Can I bet on college sports in Phoenix?

Yes, you can bet on college sports in Phoenix. Arizona law allows you to wager on collegiate athletics teams but you will not be able to bet on any props markets featuring individual players (team-related props are permitted). This law also permits betting on in-state teams.

Are there any restrictions on the types of bets I can place in Phoenix?

Yes, there are some restrictions on the types of bets you can place in Phoenix. Arizona law prohibits prop bet markets on college athletics relating to individual athletes (team-related props are still allowed). Other than that, you should be able to place whichever wagers you see fit.

Are there any taxes on sports betting winnings in Phoenix?

Yes, there are taxes on sports betting winnings in Phoenix. State law in Arizona considers gambling winnings to be taxable income, so you may have to file them on your tax returns depending on the size of your win. Online wagers are taxed at a 10% rate, and online wagers are taxed at an 8% rate.