Arizona’s sportsbook, one of the nation’s largest
Handball, rodeo, cornhole, chess and sailing are among the nearly 60 sporting events that Arizona sports betting is allowed to offer as part of the state’s finalized catalog of rules.
Arizona’s extensive catalog, which along with popular American mainstays such as football, basketball and baseball, features dozens of other foreign and domestic sporting events. Arizona’s list of approved events is virtually identical to Colorado’s catalog of games, which industry players have touted as one of the most progressive regulated online gaming markets in the country.
Arizona’s catalog offers about twice as many events as New Jersey and Indiana, two other states considered leaders in the regulated market, which allow betting on “only” 23 and 31 types of sporting events. different, respectively.
Football, like every other state, is expected to take the lion’s share of betting once Arizona’s inaugural sports betting report is released next month. Arizona sportsbook likely won’t feature all of the thousands of leagues and events technically licensed by Arizona regulators, but that does mean bettors in the state won’t run out of betting options.
Arizona Sportsbook Highlights
The Arizona Gaming Department’s final catalog features an impressive array of not only sports, but leagues and player accessories as well.
Sportsbook is licensed to accept bets on football matches governed by more than 200 organizations in nearly 1,700 separate leagues and competitions.
Bettors can not only bet on the English Premier League, the top of the English football pyramid, but also on the Championship, League One, League Two and several local club rungs near the bottom of the sport hierarchy.
Along with other major national football organizations in Germany, Italy, Spain and France, Arizona regulators have approved betting on multiple league echelons in Jamaica, Israel, Kazakhstan and several dozen other countries. Sportsbook may also offer bets on over 400 prop bets in many of these leagues.
Inspired almost verbatim from the Colorado catalog, Arizona has also approved a huge range of eSports options, although most of the more than two dozen states taking betting now ban betting on video game competitions entirely. .
In Arizona, that includes betting on Call of Duty, NBA2K, Rainbow Six, Overwatch, and nearly a dozen other regulated video game competitions. Bettors can also bet on 20 separate prop bets, depending on the event, including spread and totals bets for certain cards, eliminations and other criteria.
New Jersey, the first state to take legal online sports betting outside of Nevada, only allows betting on a limited number of League of Legends, eNASCAR, and CS: GO events. Indiana completely bans esports betting.
Betting on college accessories is apparently one of the few unauthorized offers in Arizona’s sportsbook catalog. Arizona’s sports betting law of 2021 prohibits individual incidental bets such as the number of yards a player will throw or the rebounds he will register in a game.
There are still several dozen incidental bets available for college football bettors, including the Heisman Trophy winner, National Champion winner, and regular season win totals. Professional bettors in the NFL, as well as the XFL, CFL, and the Indoor Football League, have several hundred prop bets available.
In addition to college football and basketball, bettors in Arizona can also bet on baseball, hockey, volleyball, beach volleyball, softball, and NCAA soccer. There are also bets potentially available on many other sports that most American punters are unfamiliar with, including netball, pesapallo, handball, bocce, floorball, and fustal.
The Arizona Department of Gaming has put the entire catalog online.
Arizona Sports Betting Details
Arizona launched retail and online sports betting on September 9, hours before the 2021 NFL season kicks off. FanDuel, DraftKings, BetMGM, Caesars, Barstool Sportsbook, WynnBet, TwinSpires and Unibet all offer mobile betting statewide currently with more operators expected to go live in the coming months.
Arizona’s sports betting law of 2021 allows for up to 20 statewide mobile licenses, 10 in partnership with professional sports organizations and 10 with Native American gaming tribes. Along with the aforementioned companies, Bally Bet, BetFred, Betway, BetRivers, Fubo Gaming, Golden Nugget, and SuperBook have already announced Arizona market access agreements.
Two tribes as well as the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes have also been licensed but have yet to announce sports betting partners. There are still two licenses available for future professional sports organizations.
Chase Field (MLB Arizona Diamondbacks) and Footprint Center (NBA Phoenix Suns) have opened temporary retail sports betting, the second US jurisdiction to open sports betting in stadiums after Washington DC
Other sites such as State Farm Stadium (NFL’s Arizona Cardinals) as well as TPC Scottsdale and Phoenix Raceway are also planning to open sports betting on their respective sites.
Some Arizona gambling tribes may also open retail sports betting at their respective casino properties, even though they do not have a statewide mobile license.