Arizona has opened up early registration for sports betting.

Arizona Launches Early Registration for Sports Betting

Some of the country’s largest sports betting operators offered early registration deals to Arizona customers on Saturday morning, which they eagerly took advantage of.

New Arizona sports betting apps started early registration in the Grand Canyon state at 12:01 a.m. local time on Saturday because the Arizona Department of Gaming had issued licenses to 18 operators the day before.

Be sure to read our guide for early registration for the Arizona sports betting launch.

Sports betting will officially become legal in Arizona on September 9, coinciding with the start of NFL betting. This means that fans will be able to wager on the Arizona Cardinals’ first game against the Tennessee Titans in Nashville, a highly anticipated matchup for bettors.

Nevertheless, the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe in Arizona is attempting to postpone the start of sports betting. They have filed a civil lawsuit in Maricopa County Superior Court against Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Arizona Department of Gaming Director Ted Vogt, with a hearing set for September 3.

Early Registration Deals

Five operators in Arizona, namely DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM, Caesars, and WynnBet, have announced that they will be providing early registration promotions for the upcoming Go-Casino event.

New users who sign up with DraftKings before Sept. 9 can take advantage of a 20% first-deposit match up to $1,000. On top of that, they can also receive up to $150 in free bets upon registration. These offers can be combined for maximum benefit.

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Must be 21+ and present in AZ. T&Cs apply.
Bonus Bets Expire in 7 Days. One New Customer Offer Only. Must be 21+ to participate & present in AZ. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-NEXT-STEP. Visit for Terms & Conditions. US promotional go-casinos not available in NY, NV, or Puerto Rico.
Must be a new verified Betway customer & present in AZ. 21+. Opt-in may be req'd. Make your first min. deposit of $10+, place a wager up to $250 (with odds of –300 (1.33) or greater (i.e. -300, -150, +150, etc.)) and receive up to $250 as bonus bet funds if the wager loses. Wager must be settled within 7 days from new account opening Gambling problem? Call 1-800-NEXT-STEP (AZ).
Must be 21+ and present in AZ. T&Cs apply.
Must be 21+ to participate & present in Arizona. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-NEXT-STEP. Deposit required. Bonus Bets winnings are added to Bonus Bets balance. Bonus Bet wager excluded from returns. T&Cs Apply.
Must be 21+ to participate & present in Arizona. T&Cs apply. Play Responsibly. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-522-4700
Offered by Seminole Hard Rock Digital, LLC. Must be 21+ and physically present in AZ to play. T&Cs Apply. In AZ call 1-800-NEXT-STEP or text NEXTSTEP to 53342.
Must be 21+ to participate & present in Arizona. T&Cs apply. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-NEXT-STEP.

BetMGM’s purchase of go-casino provides customers in Arizona with the opportunity to make risk-free bets up to $1,000 and receive $200 in free bets for early registration. Unlike competitors, BetMGM customers cannot use both go-casinos at the same time.

WynnBet has announced early registration in Arizona for their upcoming casino, but details about specific locations and promotions have not been released yet.

Arizona residents who register early for the Caesars-owned go-casino can enjoy up to $5,000 in risk-free bets and a $100 free bet upon signing up. In addition, new customers can receive a $100 free bet and earn $1 for each point/run scored by Arizona teams in contests if the wager is placed before September 13 for games on September 10-12.

FanDuel is giving early registrants the chance to receive up to $1,000 in risk-free bets and $100 in site credit as part of their acquisition promotion. Like DraftKings, FanDuel permits users to utilize both platforms at the same time.

Arizona sports betting licenses

On Friday, the Arizona Department of Gaming granted a total of 18 operator licenses.

Eight professional sports teams or venues in Arizona were granted licenses, along with an additional 10 licenses awarded to Arizona tribes.

There were 24 operators who applied for sportsbook permits in the state, resulting in a delay of eight business days as regulators carefully reviewed each application.



Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher has spent more than seven years reporting on sports and sports betting in Arizona for publications including, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News. He currently holds the position of lead writer at

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