FanDuel is preparing for the launch of sports betting and daily fantasy sports in Arizona.

FanDuel is Set for Arizona Launch of Sports Betting, DFS

FanDuel Sportsbook will be introduced in Arizona at the same time as the launch of daily fantasy sports and sports betting.

Both DFS and sports betting have been given the green light for launch. DFS is set to debut on Aug. 28, while sports betting will follow on Sept. 9 in time for the start of Arizona NFL betting. The company plans for sportsbooks to begin pre-registration for residents on Aug. 28 ahead of the official launch.

FanDuel and the Phoenix Suns have teamed up to launch a 7,400-square-foot sportsbook at the Footprint Center in downtown Phoenix. This partnership makes the Suns one of the pioneering NBA teams to feature a sports betting venue within their arena.

As per a company representative interviewed by, The Footprint Center’s sportsbook is scheduled to open to the public in early September, following the recent release of its details.

The news reported by Sports Handle on Monday is just the start of a wave of similar announcements that are anticipated in the coming days.

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Arizona Sports Betting Applicants

The Arizona Department of Gaming plans to distribute 20 sports betting licenses, dividing them equally between tribes and their partners, as well as professional sports teams.

Currently, there have been no further licenses confirmed. The department will not reveal the permit recipients until all individuals have been notified, with an expected announcement before Friday.

So far, the Suns, Phoenix Mercury, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Arizona Cardinals have announced their applications for operator’s licenses with FanDuel, Bally’s, Caesars Sportsbook Arizona, and BetMGM Arizona/Gila River Community.

Additionally, Phoenix Rising FC from the United Soccer League Championship has joined forces with an operator, although the exact partner has not been officially announced as of Monday afternoon.

Barstool, Phoenix International Raceway, DraftKings Arizona, and TPC Scottsdale have also submitted applications for licenses.

The Arizona Coyotes are the only professional sports team in the Phoenix area that has not yet announced any plans to partner with a sportsbook operator.

Tribes and Sportsbook Operators

Certain operators who have filed license applications with tribes in Arizona include:

  • The PointsBet Arizona Sportsbook is located at the Cliff Castle Hotel on the Yavapai-Apache Nation.
  • You can find WynnBet Arizona at Apache Gold and Sky casinos, which are situated on the San Carlos Apache reservation.
  • The collaboration between William Hill and Caesars (Harrah’s AK-Chin Casino)
  • TwinSpires Arizona Sportsbook located at Mazatal Hotel & Casino on the Tonto Apache Nation
  • The Colorado River Indian Tribes operate BlueBet.
  • The Unibet Sportsbook located on the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation in Arizona;
  • Betfred is situated in the Fort McDowell Nation Gila River Community.


Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher, with over seven years of experience covering sports and sports betting in Arizona, has now taken on the role of lead writer at Prior to this, he has worked at, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News.

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