OpenBet has signed a sports betting deal with Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resorts in Arizona.

OpenBet Signs Arizona Sports Betting Deal with Casino Arizona, Talking Stick Resorts
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The OpenBet Sportsbook, the latest addition to the Arizona sportsbooks family, has recently opened its doors at Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale.

The facilities are located within the two casino establishments of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, providing a range of self-service betting terminals and other amenities.

The OpenBet wagering systems will integrate management services from Don Best Sports, along with a range of AI-powered pricing models and advanced sports betting technologies.

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Arizona retail sports betting had a banner day.

According to the chief commercial officer, Cathryn Lai, in a press release from OpenBet, Wednesday’s announcement represents the company’s most recent advancement in Arizona.

Lai expressed excitement about the new partnership with Casino Arizona in a press release. The collaboration will bring advanced retail products to help Casino Arizona enter the competitive sports betting market. Lai emphasized that this is a significant opportunity for Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort. The team is committed to providing a smooth launch with their expertise in sports betting entertainment. They are eager to offer high-quality and responsible sports betting options to the people of Arizona in the near future.

The team at Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort views Wednesday’s announcement as an opportunity to capitalize on the thriving Arizona sports betting market, which saw a record-breaking $690.979 million in March.

At present, the two Valley properties have a chance to rival retail sportsbooks at nearby tribal casinos such as the BetMGM-branded facilities at Gila River Resorts and Caesars Sportsbook Arizona at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Arizona in Maricopa.

Ramon Martinez, the public relations director for the two properties, enthusiastically announced the organization’s decision to introduce a new retail sportsbook. He emphasized the growing popularity of sports betting as a form of entertainment and expressed their commitment to enhancing their casino experience for customers. Martinez highlighted the selection of OpenBet as their technology partner for the sportsbook, citing their strong reputation for dependable and trustworthy solutions.

Which tribes in Arizona offer retail sportsbooks?

Retail sportsbooks have been launched by ten tribes in Arizona, including the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and Tohono O’odham Nation in Tucson.

In November, the inaugural retail sportsbook opened in Tucson at Casino del Sol, run by Scientific Gaming on the Pascua Yaqui Tribe’s reservation.

In a different area of the Valley region, Betfred Arizona and We-Ko-Pah Casino teamed up to install eight self-service kiosks at the property owned by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation.

The Department of Gaming issued Arizona sports betting app licenses to 10 tribes in August. Any tribe that is part of the 2021 gaming compact is permitted to provide retail sports wagering on their tribal land.

Mobile Sports Betting Licensees

  • Fubo Gaming now available at the Ak-Chin Indian Community
  • Arizona Cardinals (BetMGM Arizona)*
  • Arizona Coyotes (SaharaBets)*
  • Caesars Sportsbook has formed a partnership with the Arizona Diamondbacks in Arizona.
  • Arizona Rattlers (BetRivers Arizona)*
  • The Betfred Arizona site is located on the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation.
  • SuperBook Sports is operated by the Fort Mohave Indian Tribe.
  • The Fort Yuma-Quechan Tribe operates Unibet Arizona, a casino.
  • Hualapai Tribe (Golden Nugget)*
  • Navajo Nation’s Hard Rock Sportsbook is the place to go for all your sports betting needs.
  • The Phoenix Mercury will be featured on Bally’s Sports Arizona.
  • The Phoenix Speedway event, brought to you by Penn National Interactive and Barstool Sports.
  • The Phoenix Suns are playing at the FanDuel Sportsbook in Arizona.
  • WynnBET Arizona forms a partnership with the San Carlos Apache Tribe.
  • Digital Gaming/Betway operated by the San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe.
  • Kambi Group forms a partnership with Tohono O’odham Nation.
  • The Tonto Apache Tribe has joined forces with TwinSpires Sportsbook to bring their services to Arizona.
  • DraftKings Sportsbook at TPC Scottsdale in Arizona

Tribal Retail Sportsbooks

  • The Caesars Sportsbook located within the Ak-Chin Indian Community
  • The Betfred Arizona branch can be found within the lands of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation.
  • BetMGM is in 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.
  • OpenBet functions within the jurisdiction of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
  • Kambi Group forms a partnership with the Tohono O’odham Nation.
  • The Tonto Apache Tribe’s TwinSpires Sportsbook located in Arizona
  • Yavapai-Apache Nation (IGT PlaySports)*

Non-tribal Retail Sportsbooks

  • Arizona Cardinals (BetMGM Arizona)
  • The Caesars Sportsbook in Arizona is hosting the Arizona Diamondbacks.
  • The Phoenix Suns are playing at the FanDuel Sportsbook in Arizona.
  • TPC Scottsdale will be home to DraftKings Sportsbook Arizona.

Limited License Sportsbooks

  • Arizona Downs (Caesars Sportsbook)
  • Unibet at Baseline presents Gallagher’s Sports Grill
  • Gallagher’s Sports Grill located on 16th Street (Unibet)
  • Unibet is located at Harold’s Restaurant in Cave Creek.
  • Midtown Tavern’s Unibet Sports Bar and Grill
  • Turf Paradise (Unibet)*
  • R.T. O’Sullivans presents the Unibet Sports Grill
  • Boston’s Bar & Grille presented by Unibet
  • Charlie’s Sports (Unibet)
  • The Brookside II Sports Bar and Grill is proudly presented by Unibet.

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Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher has spent over seven years reporting on sports and sports betting in Arizona, with previous roles at, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News. He currently holds the role of lead writer at

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