Arizona To Open New Sports Betting License Application Window In July

The Arizona Department of Gaming will accept sports betting license applications from July 8 to July 19, 2024. [Image:]

The Arizona Department of Gaming has announced that it will once again accept applications for additional sports betting licenses in the state. In its Friday press release, the ADG said it will take applications for “no less than one event wagering license reserved for Arizona Tribes and no less than one event wagering license reserved for Arizona Sports Franchises.”

The application window will run July 8 to July 19, 2024.

State law allows for up to 20 total licenses: ten for Native American tribes and ten for professional sports teams and venues. There are currently 16 sports betting licensees in Arizona, as follows (in alphabetical order, along with the local partner):

Bally Bet (Phoenix Mercury) Bet365 (Ak-Chin Indian Community) Betfred (Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation) BetMGM (Arizona Cardinals) BetWay (San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe) Caesars (Arizona Diamondbacks) Desert Diamond Mobile LLC (Tohono O’odham Nation) DraftKings (TPC Scottsdale) ESPN Bet/PENN Entertainment (Phoenix Speedway) Fanatics (Tonto Apache Tribe) Fanduel (Phoenix Suns) Golden Nugget (Hualapai Tribe) Hard Rock Digital (Navajo Nation) RSI/BetRivers (Arizona Rattlers) SaharaBets (Arizona Coyotes) Superbook (Fort Mojave Indian Tribe) The ADG previously opened an application window from February 16 to March 4. From that came a new operating license for Fanatics in conjunction with the Tonto Apache Tribe. Before that application window, there were also 16 approved online sports betting operators, but since then, Fanatics and Bet365, the latter of which had a license but had yet to launch its site, have been added to the list, while Unibet and WynnBET have dropped off.

WynnBET announced in August 2023 that it was shuttering its operations in eight states, including Arizona. Unibet just closed up shop in the state last week.