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Arizona Sports Betting

Legal Betting
Sports betting officially launched in the state of Arizona in September 2021. There are already a number of sportsbooks that are operating in the state. In this article you will find everything you need to know about sports betting in Arizona, from education, to the state specific betting rules, to simple steps for how to get into the action.
What To Know
Online sports betting is legal
Must be 21+ to bet
Strong new user sign-up bonuses for residents
Available Sportsbooks

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Sports Betting Education 101

If you’re new to sports betting, you’ve come to the right place.
BetSided isn’t a website only for experienced bettors, we’re also here to help out bettors of all types, including those who are thinking of placing their very first bet.
We have a whole section dedicated to explaining the basics. Our Sports Betting Education includes articles on the following:
… and much more. Be sure to also check our our YouTube channel for video breakdowns on how to bet each sport as well as picks from our experts.

Arizona Betting Legalization Timeline

Sports betting in the state of Arizona has been legal for over a year now. It officially became legal, outside of tribal gaming, on September 9th, 2021.
Legislation was first introduced in 2019, but it didn’t gain any real traction until 2021. COVID’s negative effect on the state’s revenue forced Arizona’s hand in legalizing sports gambling, desperately needing the tax money.
Sports betting officially launched less than six months after the bill was signed into law. It was intentionally launched just in time for the 2021 NFL season.

Tax Rates in Arizona

The state tax rate in Arizona for sportsbook operators is 10 percent on net profits from mobile gambling and 8 percent on net profits for retail gambling.

Arizona Sportsbooks

The following sportsbooks are currently operating in the state of Arizona:
  • BetMGM
  • FanDuel
  • DraftKings
  • Caesars Sportsbook
  • WynnBET Sportsbook
  • BetRivers
  • Betfred
  • Bally Bet
  • Betway
  • Unibet
  • SuperBook Sports
  • SaharaBets
  • Golden Nugget
  • Barstool Sportsbook
  • Desert Diamond Sports
  • Hard Rock Sportsbook
  • SolSports

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Best Sports Betting App in Arizona

BetMGM Sportsbook App

BetMGM boasts everything that you would look for in a sportsbook app. Its smooth user interface makes the process easy and straightforward for any level of bettor. It offers a wide array of betting options on numerous sports leagues.
Grade: A+

FanDuel Sportsbook App

FanDuel Sportsbook has become the most popular sportsbook app in the United States. If you love to bet on parlays, especially same game parlays, FanDuel offers a variety of options and is one of the best in the business.
Grade: A+

DraftKings Sportsbook App

DraftKings makes it as easy as possible to bet on whatever type of wager you’d like. If you prefer to bet on player props, finding the best ones for each game are just a click away. It always offers a cash out option which can be beneficial in several instances. Due to it being partnered with the PGA Tour, it offers fantastic odds for all golf bettors out there.
Grade: A

Caesars Sportsbook App

Caesars Sportsbook offers a fantastic rewards program which gives you points the more you bet. They also consistently offer boosted odds and promotions. Their user interface isn’t as smooth as some of the other sportsbooks, but it’s still one of the top options in the state.
Grade: A-

WynnBET Sportsbook App

WynnBET Sportsbook has a lower tier user interface, but if betting odds are what’s most important to you, WynnBET may be your sportsbook of preference. They tend to offer less vig than some other sportsbooks on sports like NHL and MLB.
Grade: A-

BetRivers Sportsbook App

BetRivers isn’t the best at anything but they’re not the worst at anything either. Remember that it’s important to have accounts at as many sportsbooks as possible to make sure you’re making the best bang for your book.
Grade: B+

Recent Sports Betting News in Arizona

  • October 2022: More than $5 billion was wagered in the first year of legalization in Arizona.
  • October 2022: March 2022 was the month that the most dollars were wagered, totalling almost $700 million, likely due to March Madness.
  • October 2022: Fubo Sportsbook decided to cease operations in Arizona.

How to Place a Sports Bet in Arizona

The process to sign up for mobile sportsbooks in Arizona is extremely straightforward.
After downloading the app (or apps) of your choice, you will need to register with the following information:
  • Email
  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Username/User ID
  • Password
  • Last four digits of Social Security Number
  • Phone Number
  • Home Address
A lot of this information is used to verify your identity for tax purposes and to verify that you’re of legal age for gambling. In Arizona, the legal gambling age is 21.
After that, you can deposit money into your account using one of the multiple options presented by the sportsbook of your choosing.

Step-By-Step Process for Arizona Sports Betting

Let’s take a look at an example for how to place a bet, using screenshots from WynnBET Sportsbook.
Step 1: Select the game you would like to bet on
Step 2: Select the wager you’d like to make, in this scenario, we are taking the Warriors -5.5.
Step 3: Select your bet amount and place your bet

Details of Arizona’s Sports Betting Law

HB 2772 was the legislation that was passed that officially legalized fantasy sports and event wagering in Arizona. It originally allowed for ten licenses to offer sports betting to professional sports teams and franchises, and an additional ten licenses that allowed tribes to offer off-reservation sports betting through mobile apps.
HB 2772 also specified the amount and areas in which Gaming Facilities could operate.
Representatives from 18 Tribal Nations and Arizona Legislature joined the signing in April of 2021.

Arizona Betting Markets: NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB and More

Popular Arizona Sports Events

  • Super Bowl/NFL Playoffs
  • NBA Finals/NBA Playoffs
  • World Series/MLB Playoffs
  • Stanley Cup Finals/NHL Playoffs
  • WM Phoenix Open (Golf)
  • Pac 12 College Football
  • March Madness NCAA Tournament
  • College Football Playoff

Common Types of Bets/Terms

Point Spreads
The point spread in the margin of victory in a game. A team must win or lose by a specific number of points in order to cover the point spread and win the bet.
For example, if you take the Arizona Cardinals to cover the spread as 2.5-point favorites against the Seattle Seahawks, they must win by three or more points for your bet to win.
A moneyline bet is simply choosing the winner of a sporting event regardless of the point spread. You can choose the favorite or underdog to win the game.
Taking the Arizona Coyotes on the moneyline against the Vegas Golden Knights? All you need is for the ‘Yotes to win the game. The spread may have more value, but fans are going to want to make sure they have their Coyotes winning the game.
OVER/UNDER and Total Bets
An over/under or total is a bet on the total points scored in a sporting event. Over/unders are also used on prop bets.
Total bets can be extremely fun to root for, especially if you’re going to take the OVER when the high-powered Phoenix Suns offense is playing this season.
A parlay is a bet where multiple wagers are linked together in order to increase the odds on the payout. Every leg (bet) in the parlay must hit in order for it to win.
Bettors can get creative with an all-Arizona parlay in October. Who wants to take the Cardinals, Diamondbacks and Suns all to win on an October Sunday?
Prop Bet
A prop bet is any bet placed on a game that is not not directly affecting the game's final outcome. This can include player props as well as game props.
Want to bet on Kyler Murray’s passing yards? What about Chris Paul’s points? If so, prop bets are the way to go.

Most Popular Sports to Bet On

The most popular sports to bet on in Ohio will likely include football (NFL and NCAAF), basketball (NBA and NCAAB), baseball (MLB) and hockey (NHL). The WM Phoenix Open in February is also a popular event to bet on in Arizona.

Daily Fantasy Sports in Arizona

Surprisingly, Daily Fantasy spots had not been legal to participate in until right before sports betting became legal. DFS became legal for residents to participate in on August 28th, 2021, just two weeks before sports betting became legal.
The first wave of DFS operators included DraftKings, FanDuel, Fantasy Sports Shark, FFPC, Underdog Sports, and Yahoo.

Betting on Pro Sports Teams in Arizona

There are several different pro sports teams in Arizona, with one team in each of the four major sports leagues.

NFL Betting in Arizona

Arizona Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals have disappointed in the 2022 NFL season after signing Kyler Murray to a massive contract in the offseason. We may see a coaching change in the offseason, and the Cardinals will look to bounce back in a tough NFC West division in 2023.

NBA Betting in Arizona

Phoenix Suns
The Phoenix Suns have finished first in the NBA’s Pacific Division in two straight seasons and were the runner ups in 2020-21. They have one of the brightest young stars in the game in Devin Booker, and Suns fans can expect them to be in contention for the next handful of years.

NHL Betting in Arizona

Arizona Coyotes
The Arizona Coyotes aren’t exactly regarded as a top tier franchise in the NHL, and their recent move to play in Arizona State’s arena is an example of that. They’re one of the worst teams in the NHL, but they’re beloved by those faithful to them.

MLB Betting in Arizona

Arizona Diamondbacks
The Arizona Diamondbacks are on a downswing as of late, but the always proud franchise is destined to bounce back over the next few seasons. They still have some star power, most notably shortstop Ketel Marte.

Statewide Restrictions

In-game or live wagering for college sports is illegal in Arizona. You are also not allowed to place pre-game player prop bets in college sports. So if you think you’re going to bet on the OVER for Azuolas Tubellis points in an Arizona Wildcats basketball game, think again.

Other Arizona Teams to Bet On

Other Arizona based teams you can bet on include the Phoenix Mercury of the WNBA, and the two big colleges, including the Arizona Wildcats and the Arizona State Sun Devils.

Betting on College Basketball in Arizona

Unlike other states, like New York for example, you are allowed to bet on games involving schools from the state of Arizona.

Arizona Online Sports Betting FAQ

Did Arizona legalize sports betting?

Yes, sports betting has been legal in Arizona since September 2021.

Can I bet online on my phone in Arizona?

Yes, you can bet on your phone in Arizona. Here is a list of sportsbooks that are currently operating in the state along with who they are partnered with.
  • BetMGM - Arizona Cardinals
  • FanDuel - Phoenix Suns
  • DraftKings - PGA
  • Caesars Sportsbook - Arizona Diamondbacks
  • WynnBET Sportsbook - San Carlos Apache Tribe
  • BetRivers - Arizona Rattlers
  • Betfred - Fort McDowell Yavapi-Apache Nation
  • Bally Bet - WNBA
  • Betway - San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe
  • Unibet - Quechan Tribe
  • SuperBook Sports - Fort Mohave Indian Tribe
  • SaharaBets - Arizona Coyotes
  • Golden Nugget - Hualapai Tribe
  • Barstool Sportsbook - NASCAR
  • Desert Diamond Sports - Tohono O’odham Tribe
  • Hard Rock Sportsbook - Navajo Nation
  • SolSports - Pascua Taqui Tribe

How old do I have to be to bet on Arizona’s legal sportsbook apps?

You will need to be 21 years old to bet on Arizona’s legal sportsbooks apps.

Can I bet on my college football team in Arizona?

Yes, unlike some other states, you are permitted to bet on games involving college teams that are from school’s based in Arizona.

What payment options can I use for betting in Arizona?

Specific options may vary by book, but most sportsbooks will allow you to deposit with credit cards, e-wallets, prepaid cards, and direct bank transfers.

Arizona Casinos

  • Apache Gold Casino Resort
  • Apache Sky Casino
  • BlueWater Resort and Casino
  • Bucky’s Casino
  • Casino Arizona
  • Casino del Sol
  • Casino of the Sun
  • Cliff Castle Casino
  • Cocopah Resort Casino
  • Desert Diamond Casino
  • Desert Diamond Hotel & Casino
  • We-Ko-PA Casino
  • Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino
  • Hon-Dah Resort Casino
  • Lone Butte Casino
  • Mazatzal Casino
  • Paradise Casino
  • Spirit Mountain Casino
  • Talking Stick Resort
  • Twin Arrows Casino Resort
  • Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino
  • Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino
  • Yavapai Casino

Best Sports Bars for Betting in Arizona

Sports betting kiosks are only available at designated sportsbooks locations and are not allowed at commercial restaurants or bars.

Common Payment Options

  • PayPal
  • ACH/eCheck
  • Prepaid Card
  • PayNearMe
  • Cash @ Cage (Casino)
  • Check
  • Direct Bank Transfer

Sports Betting Quirks in Arizona

The biggest quirk in Arizona’s sports betting laws is that you’re not allowed to live bet collegiate sporting events and you’re not allowed to bet on player props in collegiate sporting events, either live or pre-game.

State-to-State Differences for Neighboring State

Sports betting is still illegal in California and Utah and it’s legal at retail locations only in New Mexico. Not that it needs to be said, but it’s legal in the state of Nevada, the fourth state that borders Arizona.

Final Thoughts on betting in Arizona

Arizona is and has been one of the best states to bet on sports since it was legalized in 2019. The rules and regulations are fair and the ability to gamble on Arizona collegiate sports is a nice feature that isn;t available in several other states.

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