Rush Street may be the next sportsbook to join the Arizona market.

Rush Street Could Be Next Sportsbook To Enter Arizona Market

It appears probable that Rush Street Interactive, a sportsbook operator, has established a partnership with a sports team and/or casino in Arizona.

CEO Richard Schwartz conveyed his optimism regarding the company’s growth strategies in states such as Arizona and New York during the earnings call on Thursday. RSI has already filed an application for betting apps in Arizona.

The company is the fourteenth operator applying for an Arizona sports betting license.

Schwartz highlighted that aside from boosting revenues in existing markets, the company has been successful in penetrating new markets. He stressed the importance of expanding into new markets for growth, as well as improving their sports betting and casino game offerings through collaborations with GTG Network and Boom Entertainment.

As the year progressed, Schwartz’s position gained traction following RSI’s agreement to become the official partner of the Connecticut Lottery.

There are numerous interested parties in Arizona.

The Arizona Department of Gaming is on schedule to choose 20 sportsbook operators, including 10 professional teams/venues and 10 tribes, for the launch of legalized sports betting on Sept. 9, coinciding with the start of the 2021 NFL season.

Phoenix Rising, a team in the United Soccer League Premier, and the Arizona Coyotes of the NHL have not yet revealed any plans for a partnership in Arizona.

The Rising has reached a final agreement with a sportsbook operator, whose identity remains undisclosed.

Berke Bakay, the governor of Phoenix Rising FC, expressed gratitude to the Arizona Legislature and Governor Ducey for acknowledging soccer fans in their sports betting initiatives for the state. As the leading professional soccer team in Arizona, Phoenix Rising FC has partnered with a top online sports betting operator to apply for an Event Wagering Operator’s License with the Arizona Department of Gaming. Bakay is excited to provide Arizona’s diverse soccer supporters with the opportunity to participate in this thrilling new form of entertainment.

There are still opportunities for collaboration with prominent tribes, including the Tohono O’odham and Pascua Yaqui tribes in southern Arizona, as well as the Yavapai Prescott Indian Tribe, Cocopah Tribe, and Navajo Nation.

Below is the official list of current partnerships in Arizona:

  • PointsBet Sportsbook and Cliff Castle Hotel on the Yavapai-Apache Nation.
  • WynnBet Sportsbook collaborates with Apache Gold and Sky casinos located on the San Carlos Apache reservation.
  • The collaboration between William Hill/Caesars and Harrah’s AK-Chin Casino.
  • Mazatal Hotel & Casino, operated by the Tonto Apache Nation, in partnership with TwinSpires AZ Sportsbook.
  • BlueBet and the Colorado River Indian Tribes have formed a partnership.
  • The Unibet AZ Sportsbook is situated within the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation.
  • Betfred has formed a partnership with the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation.
  • The Arizona Cardinals have partnered with the Gila River Community and BetMGM.
  • MaximBet collaborates with the White Mountain Apache Tribe.
  • FanDuel AZ Sportsbook has teamed up with the Phoenix Suns to offer sports betting options in Arizona.
  • Bally’s and the Phoenix Mercury
  • DraftKings Arizona Sportsbook teams up with the PGA Tour at TPC Scottsdale.
  • Caesars and the Arizona Diamondbacks have formed a partnership.
  • Barstool and the Phoenix International Raceway/NASCAR have a partnership.


Peterson Christopher

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

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