- The Arizona Cardinal’s stadium will be the site of the NFL’s first stadium sportsbook in the nation.
- State Farm Stadium will be powered by BetMGM and is scheduled to open within the venue in 2022.
- The 2023 Super Bowl will have the stadium play host, making for an even better betting experience for NFL fans.
PHOENIX – BetMGM will be the first sports betting operator to open a sportsbook in an NFL stadium, marking the first NFL stadium to have a sportsbook nationwide. This historic event is set to take place at State Farm Stadium in Arizona. The venue is home to the Arizona Cardinals, who have a partnership with BetMGM. The company also announced on Monday that they are partnered with Gila River Hotels & Casinos in Arizona.
NFL Stadium Sports Betting For Arizona
The Arizona Cardinals and the Gila River Indian Community have a well-established rapport through their tribal gaming locations statewide and are excited about this new expansion for their organizations that include BetMGM. Arizona sports betting is slated to go live on September 9, which is the opening day of the 2021-2022 NFL season.
“Arizona sports fans are extremely passionate and we’re confident they’ll enjoy the BetMGM experience,” said Adam Greenblatt, BetMGM CEO. “Gila River Hotels & Casinos and the Arizona Cardinals represent the state’s premier casino destinations and sports franchise, making them the ideal partners for us.”
The mobile sportsbook for BetMGM will be the first to launch for the company in Arizona, followed by land-based locations at all three Gila River establishments and the State Farm Stadium. Most sports wagering operators in the state will be launching their mobile applications first because construction on venue expansions takes time.
State Farm Stadium is not expected to open with a sportsbook in-house until the 2022-2023 NFL season but this is huge news as the location is set to be the host for the Super Bowl in 2023, meaning even more NFL bets for the stadium.
The Arizona Sports Betting Industry
Regulated sports betting in Arizona is regulated by the Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG) who made the rules and regulations of the sports gaming market in the state permanent on July 26. On August 16, all eligible applicants will be announced and receive their licenses to operate on August 27. This gives sportsbooks more than enough time to prepare for the official September 9 rollout of Arizona’s sports betting industry to the public.
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Christina has been writing for as long as she can remember and does dedicated research on the newly regulated sports betting market. She comes from a family of sports lovers that engage in friendly bets from time to time. During the winter months, you can find Christina baking cookies and beating the entire staff at Mario Kart…the N64 version of course.