Fubo Sportsbook, the newest sports betting app in Arizona, has been launched.

Fubo Sportsbook the Latest Sports Betting App in Arizona to Launch

In Arizona, Fubo Gaming is the 12th mobile operator to introduce its sports betting app site.

On Monday, the company officially launched its Arizona sports betting product after initially planning to do so in the fourth quarter of 2021.

By taking this action, the operator based in Chicago has now become the 12th operator to launch in the state of Grand Canyon, surpassing SuperBook Sports.

On Thursday, it was announced that SuperBook Sports will be starting operations in Arizona from December 27 to January 3.

In an interview with yengols.com, Fubo Sportsbook President Scott Butera declared that the company is ready to begin its operations in Arizona.

Butera enthusiastically talked about his excitement of being in Arizona, noting that the state has rapidly grown into a successful sports betting market since its introduction.

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The benefits that Fubo brings to sports betting in Arizona.

Fubo Sportsbook, in partnership with the Ak-Chin Indian Community, was one of 18 operators approved for mobile licenses by the Arizona Department of Gaming.

Butera noted that the company’s app-to-streaming capabilities are a good fit for the Arizona market, where there is a strong demand for FuboTV and increased name recognition can drive even more interest.

Butera clarified that their wagering approach stands out due to their full integration with TV, video streaming, and gaming. In contrast to other media companies, their media entity is prepared to undergo the licensing process for gaming, enabling their product to be seamlessly integrated and synchronized.

Fubo Sportsbook users can watch a soccer match on FuboTV while simultaneously seeing betting lines and important information on their screen, creating a seamless and immersive viewing and betting experience from the convenience of their home.

Butera mentioned that they host more than 50,000 sports events each year and Arizona is an ideal location for their market because of its geography. They are excited about their strong partnership in Arizona and have found a perfect location that enhances their distinct features in the viewing and betting experience.


Significance of the Fubo and Ak-Chin Collaboration

Butera emphasizes the partnership between Fubo Sportsbook and the Ak-Chin Indian Community, which includes a mobile-only sportsbook agreement. In addition, the Ak-Chin Indian Community has a retail sportsbook partnership with Caesars Sportsbook at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino.

Butera stressed the uniqueness and exceptional nature of the triparty relationship, highlighting Caesars Sportsbook’s pivotal role in uniting Fubo Sportsbook and the Ak-Chin Indian Community.

Butera commended the exceptional partnership we have with both Caesars and the Ak-Chin Indian Community, who have proven to be outstanding and excellent partners.

As the mobile operator, we ensure there are no conflicts with the activities at the Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino property. Our objective is to increase foot traffic to the property and mutually benefit from the partnership.

Because of the difference in regulatory jurisdictions between gaming on reservations and mobile wagering off reservations, the tribe can have multiple operator partners.


Developing Arizona as Fubo’s primary hub on the West Coast.

After debuting in Iowa in November, Fubo Sportsbook has now expanded to its second state, Arizona. The company also has agreements in place to enter the markets of Pennsylvania, Indiana, and New Jersey.

In November 2021, the company launched its sportsbook division under the FuboTV umbrella, a live TV streaming platform.

Butera views Arizona as the primary market in the western region, with a population of 7.7 million, outpacing Iowa (3.1 million) and Indiana (6.7 million) in terms of population.

Butera noted that FuboTV has a strong presence on the West Coast, attributing it to their viewership and product. Despite the competitive landscape, he emphasized the significance of the state for their future expansion.

The sportsbook is created to improve the company’s TV operations by offering a customized omniscreen experience that motivates passive viewers to become involved and engaged participants.

Butera states that Fubo Sportsbook’s strategy for betting involves integrating its streaming platform with traditional marketing techniques to increase revenue from sports betting activities.

Butera described their development of experiences where people can both watch and place bets on sports, providing a distinctive alternative to traditional sportsbooks. The aim is to offer a comprehensive viewing experience that enables customers to not only watch live events but also engage in the thrill of participation.

In the past, Fubo Sportsbook announced partnerships for sports betting with NASCAR, the NFL’s New York Jets, and the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers.


Which tribes have initiated mobile operations?

Fubo Sportsbook has collaborated with Betfred Arizona (McDowell Yavapai Nation), Unibet Arizona (Quechan Tribe), WynnBET Arizona (San Carlos Apache Tribe), and TwinSpires Sportsbook Arizona (Tonto Apache Tribe) to introduce sportsbook apps tied to tribal connections.

In August, mobile licenses were granted to the Golden Nugget (Hualapai Tribe), Digital Gaming (San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe), and the Navajo Nation (TBA). However, they have not yet commenced their operations.


Who has a license to operate in Arizona?

In August, the ADG approved licenses for 18 operators, including 10 tribal operators and eight professional sports teams.

In 2021, tribes participating in the compact are permitted to offer retail sports betting services on their tribal lands. The Ak-Chin Indian Community, Gila River Indian Community, Tohono O’odham, and Pascua Yaqui Tribe have all introduced retail sportsbooks in the recent past.

Sports Betting Licensees
  • Fubo Gaming located within the Ak-Chin Indian Community
  • Arizona Cardinals (BetMGM Arizona)*
  • Arizona Coyotes (TBA)
  • Arizona Diamondbacks (Caesars Sportsbook)*
  • Arizona Rattlers (BetRivers Arizona)*
  • Sports at SuperBook located at the Fort Mohave Indian Tribe
  • Betfred Arizona can be found on the McDowell Yavapai Nation territory.
  • Hualapai Tribe (Golden Nugget)
  • Navajo Nation (TBA)
  • Bally Sports Arizona features the Phoenix Mercury.
  • Penn National Interactive and Barstool Sports present Phoenix Speedway.
  • The Phoenix Suns available for betting at the FanDuel Sportsbook in Arizona.
  • Quechan Tribe (Unibet Arizona*
  • The San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe’s digital gaming initiative
  • WynnBET Arizona and the San Carlos Apache Tribe form a partnership.
  • Kambi Group has formed a partnership with the Tohono O’odham Nation.
  • The Tonto Apache Tribe is situated in TwinsSpires, Arizona.
  • DraftKings Sportsbook in Arizona is located at TPC Scottsdale.
Tribal Sportsbooks
  • Caesars Sportsbook is situated within the Ak-Chin Indian Community.
  • Gila River Indian Community (Partnered with BetMGM Arizona)
  • Scientific Gaming collaborates with the Pascua Yaqui Tribe.
  • Yavapai-Apache Nation (IGT PlaySports)

* Operations have been started.

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Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher has been reporting on sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years. He is currently the lead writer at yengols.com and has also contributed to ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News.

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