Arizona Approved Sports Betting and DFS Operators Announced

by Natasha Lyndon - Monday, August 30th, 2021 9:54

sports betting license approved

The Arizona Department of Gaming has announced that it has completed its sports betting license evaluation period and has now issued licenses to 10 tribal groups and eight sporting organizations.

According to the announcement, Arizona’s newly approved sports betting operators are as follows:

Tribal  Licensees Sports Team/Organization Licensees
Fort Mojave Indian Tribe (SuperBook Sports) Arizona Cardinals (BetMGM)
Navajo Nation Arizona Diamondbacks (William Hill)
Quechan Tribe (Unibet Arizona) Phoenix Suns (FanDuel)
Tonto Apache Tribe (Churchill Downs) Arizona Coyotes
Tohono O’odham Nation Phoenix Mercury (Ballys)
Hualapai Tribe (Golden Nugget) TPC Scottsdale (DraftKings)
Ak-Chin Indian Community Phoenix Speedway (Penn National)
San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe (Digital
Arizona Rattlers (Rush Street Interactive)
San Carlos Apache Tribe (Wynn)
Ft. McDowell Yavapai Nation

Speaking of the evaluation process Ted Vogt, Department of Gaming Director said:

“During the rulemaking process for event wagering, the Department made it a priority to gather as much public and stakeholder comment as possible, particularly on aspects such as license allocation. The allocation decision we are announcing today is a direct result of these efforts, helping to ensure the impartiality and fairness of the process for all applicants.”

DFS operators announced

In the same press release, the department announced the launch of Arizona’s Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) industry as of 12.01Am on September 28th alongside a list of licensed DFS operators.

These include:

  • DraftKings
  • FanDuel
  • FFPC
  • Yahoo
  • Fantasy Sports Shark
  • Underdog Sports

Vogt went on to add:

“I can’t thank the public and stakeholders enough for their feedback and collaboration throughout the event wagering and fantasy sports implementation process, said Ted Vogt, Department of Gaming Director. “This partnership, as well as the hard work of Department staff, has allowed Arizona to be one of the fastest states to operationally start these new games since the passing of the enabling legislation. I am proud of the hard work by all to accomplish this feat and excited to see Arizonans responsibly enjoy legal fantasy sports starting tomorrow, 8/28, as well as event wagering on 9/9!”

Natasha Lyndon

Based in London, Natasha is a former sports journalist with experience working for some of the biggest athletes & brands in the world of sports and iGaming.