Arizona launched legal sports betting on the first day of the 2021 NFL season on September 9, 2021. The state has a handful of brick-and-mortar locations that accept sports wagers and 17 online sportsbooks run by state-approved operators, giving sports fans trying to determine where to bet in Arizona plenty of choices.

Arizona Sportsbooks Features & Promos

It’s important to remember that you don’t have to limit yourself to just one Arizona sportsbook. Trying out multiple sportsbook apps is a great way to see which user interface you like the best and which book has the best odds on the sports and bet types you like to play. You can also cash in on each site’s welcome bonus when making your first deposit.

Arizona Sports Betting Legal Path

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed House Bill 2772 into law on April 15, 2021 to greatly expand the state’s legal gambling offerings. The legalization of sports betting and daily fantasy sports were included in this bill, allowing for a total of 20 potential operating licenses for mobile sportsbooks to be awarded.

The sports betting tax rate for operators in Arizona is set at 8% for retail locations and 10% for online sportsbooks. BetMGM, Caesars, DraftKings and FanDuel were the first four online sportsbooks to launch in Arizona on September 9, 2021.

Additional Arizona Legal Betting Path Details

Here are some key questions regarding Arizona's sports betting rules.

  1. How Many Sportsbooks Operate in Arizona?

    There are 17 legal online sportsbooks currently operating in Arizona

  2. How old do you have to be to bet in Arizona?

    Players in Arizona must be at least 21 years old to bet on sports.

  3. Can you bet on college sports in Arizona?

    Betting on college sports is legal in Arizona with the exception of prop bets.

  4. Can you bet on Politics & Entertainment in Arizona?

    Politcal or entertainment betting such as elections, award shows like the Grammy's or Academy Awards is not legal in Arizona.

  5. Can you Bet on High School sports in arizona?

    Arizona doesn't allow betting on high school events of any kind.

  6. Can you Bet on Esports in Arizona?

    Esports betting is not legal in Arizona.

  7. Do you have to go to a retail location in Arizona to register a sports betting account?

    Remote registration is allowed in Arizona.

Home Field Advantage

All four of Arizona’s professional sports teams have combined to produce only one championship for residents of the Grand Canyon state. Despite that lack of success over the years, Arizona sports fans still have plenty of love for their local teams.

NBA: Phoenix Suns

The Suns are on track for a fourth-straight trip to the playoffs in 2024 with a current core led by Kevin Durant, Devin Booker and Bradley Beal. Phoenix has had some great teams over the years led by all-time greats like Charles Barkley and Steve Nash, but the squad has come up short in each of its three trips to the NBA Finals. The Suns are Phoenix’s longest running in-state team since joining the NBA in 1968.

NFL: Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals wrapped up their second straight 4-13 season in 2023, failing to make the playoffs for the seventh time in their last eight seasons. Kurt Warner and Larry Fitzgerald led Arizona on an improbable run to the Super Bowl back in 2008, where the team lost 27-23 to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Fans are hoping that Kyler Murray can help turn things around for the Cardinals in his sixth season with the team in 2024.

MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks

The Diamondbacks rode the incredible pitching performances of Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling to an upset of the New York Yankees in the 2001 World Series. That was just the fourth season of the franchise’s history after it joined the MLB as an expansion team in 1998. After failing to make the playoffs 10 times in its previous 11 seasons prior to last year, Arizona made an improbable run to the World Series in 2023 before losing to the Texas Rangers in five games.

NHL: Arizona Coyotes

Unlike the rest of Arizona’s teams that at least have some close calls to remember fondly, the Coyotes have been perennial losers since relocating from Winnipeg in 1996. The Coyotes have never advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals and are on track to miss the postseason for the 11th time in their last 12 seasons in 2024. The team currently plays its home games at Arizona State’s 5,000-seat Mullett Arena and is a consistent target of relocation rumors.

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