Hard Rock Digital Commemorates Launch of Arizona Sports Betting App

Hard Rock Digital Officially Celebrates Launch of Arizona Sports Betting App
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Hard Rock Digital introduced its new mobile sports betting platform in Arizona on Friday.

Hard Rock Digital, a business owned by the Seminole Tribe, announced a partnership with the Navajo Nation in late January. This partnership completed the lineup of sports betting partners for all 18 licensed Arizona tribes and professional sports teams.

Hard Rock Sportsbook introduced an “early access launch” at the end of February.

Hard Rock currently offers mobile apps for Apple and Android in Arizona, but there is no website available. A representative from Hard Rock Digital announced that all future state launches will be mobile-only.

An unconventional collaboration between an Arizona tribe and sports betting.

Hard Rock customers have the convenience of using the company’s sportsbook app to place bets from anywhere in the state. They can also enjoy access to a wide range of promotions and betting options on various sports from across the globe.

Marlon Goldstein, CEO of Hard Rock Digital, enthusiastically discussed the collaboration between his company, the largest Native American-owned sportsbook in the nation, and the state’s largest tribe. He emphasized the special opportunities that this partnership brings.

Goldstein was thrilled to announce the partnership with Navajo Gaming in Arizona, praising the state’s dynamic sports culture. The press release also introduced their latest platform designed for players of all skill levels, featuring a user-friendly interface, innovative features, and a wide range of gaming choices. Goldstein emphasized Hard Rock’s commitment to exceptional service and customer support, confident that it will distinguish them in the competitive market.

Brian Parrish, the temporary CEO of the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise, expressed enthusiasm about the tribe’s partnership with Hard Rock Digital, calling it a great opportunity for all involved.

Parrish conveyed great satisfaction and pride in the collaboration with Hard Rock Digital in a statement. The mobile platform’s outstanding quality and functionality have surpassed expectations, opening up exciting opportunities for cross-marketing between the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (NNGE) and the prestigious Hard Rock brand.

Examining the relationships between Arizona sports betting partners

All 18 mobile betting apps licensed by the Department of Gaming in Arizona were successfully launched in some capacity before the March 8 deadline. Failing to start accepting mobile bets before the deadline would have led to the license being forfeited back to the state.

Turf Paradise Race Track is set to start accepting wagers on April 13 after being granted a limited license for retail betting. The Arizona Diamondbacks are expected to open their permanent Caesars Sportsbook at Chase Field earlier in the upcoming season.

Mobile Sports Betting Licensees
  • Fubo Gaming has formed a partnership with the Ak-Chin Indian Community.
  • Arizona Cardinals (BetMGM Arizona)*
  • Arizona Coyotes (SaharaBets)*
  • Arizona Diamondbacks (Caesars Sportsbook)*
  • Arizona Rattlers (BetRivers Arizona)*
  • The Betfred Arizona venue can be found on the grounds of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation.
  • *SuperBook Sports partners with the Fort Mohave Native American Tribe.
  • The Quechan Tribe located in Fort Yuma, Arizona
  • Hualapai Tribe (Golden Nugget)*
  • The sportsbook located at the Hard Rock property within the Navajo Nation.
  • Bally’s Sports Arizona airs the Phoenix Mercury games.
  • Penn National Interactive and Barstool Sports have teamed up to create Phoenix Speedway.
  • The Phoenix Suns call Arizona’s FanDuel Sportsbook their home.
  • The collaboration between WynnBET Arizona and the San Carlos Apache Tribe.
  • Digital Gaming/Betway operated by the San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe
  • Kambi Group has formed a partnership with the Tohono O’odham Nation.
  • The Tonto Apache Tribe has teamed up with TwinSpires Sportsbook Arizona.
  • TPC Scottsdale is where you will find DraftKings Sportsbook located in Arizona.
Tribal Retail Sportsbooks
  • The Caesars Sportsbook located within the Ak-Chin Indian Community
  • The Betfred Arizona site is situated on the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation.
  • BetMGM has formed a partnership with the Fort Mohave Indian Tribe.
  • Fort Yuma-Quechan Tribe (Unibet)*
  • BetMGM Arizona operates in collaboration with the Gila River Indian Community.
  • Scientific Gaming collaborates with the Pascua Yaqui Tribe.
  • Kambi Group operates Tohono O’odham Nation.
  • The Tonto Apache Tribe has teamed up with TwinSpires Sportsbook Arizona.
  • Yavapai-Apache Nation (IGT PlaySports)*
Non-tribal Retail Sportsbooks
  • Arizona Cardinals (BetMGM Arizona)
  • The Arizona Diamondbacks have announced Caesars Sportsbook Arizona as their official sportsbook partner in the state.
  • The Phoenix Suns can be found on FanDuel Sportsbook in Arizona.
  • The DraftKings Sportsbook in Arizona is located at TPC Scottsdale.
Limited License Sportsbooks
  • Arizona Downs (TBA)
  • Gallagher’s Sports Grill at Baseline is now in partnership with Unibet.
  • Gallagher’s Sports Grill located on 16th Street (Unibet)
  • Harold’s Restaurant in Cave Creek features Unibet.
  • Midtown Tavern Sports Bar and Grill by Unibet
  • Turf Paradise (Unibet)
  • Unibet Sports Grill located inside T. O’Sullivan’s
  • The Boston Bar & Grille by Unibet
  • Charlie’s Sports (Unibet)
  • Unibet is available at Brookside II Sports Bar and Grill.

Operations have been initiated.



Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher, with over seven years of experience covering sports and sports betting in Arizona for publications such as ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News, is now the lead writer at yengols.com.

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