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Fanatics Online Sportsbook Announces Arizona Launch

Written By Tebearau Egbe | Updated:
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On Thursday, Fanatics Sportsbook revealed that it’s all set to operate in Arizona, having struck a deal with the Tonto Apache Tribe, owner and operator of the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino. Now, sports enthusiasts can start placing their bets using the sports betting app.

In a Fanatics press release, Chief Business Officer of Fanatics Betting & Gaming Ari Borod expressed his delight at the partnership and launch in Arizona. He stated that the state’s commitment to providing varied options for Arizonians makes it an ideal place to settle.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Tonto Apache Tribe and Mazatzal Hotel & Casino to bring the Fanatics Sportsbook to Arizona. Arizona is a state with tons of options for sports fans, from baseball to hockey to golf to football to racing, making it the ideal destination for the most rewarding online sportsbook.”

Fanatics makes progress with expansion plan

While the launch will also serve as the 18th state in which the sportsbook is going live, the partnership will include exciting prospects like the launch of a physical Fanatics Sportsbook within the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino, slated to open its doors this summer.

Last month, the Arizona Department of Gaming granted a license to Fanatics Sportsbook in collaboration with the Tonto Apache Tribe. This move marked a significant expansion in Arizona’s sports betting market, particularly because PointsBet, with which Fanatics completed its $225 million acquisition deal this week, had not yet ventured into digital sports betting in the Grand Canyon State.

With Fanatics stepping in, Arizona’s bettors now have 18 mobile options available for placing their wagers.

Tonto Apache Tribal Chairman Calvin Johnson stressed the importance of the collaboration and its potential to benefit not only tribal members but also all Arizonans. He was upbeat about how this partnership will benefit the tribe’s quality of life and the community as a whole.

“The Tribe’s partnering with Fanatics Betting & Gaming, a national leader in the sports betting space, will allow the Tribe to provide for the general welfare of our tribal members but will also benefit all Arizona citizens. We are excited to have a Fanatics Sportsbook at our facility and look forward to our patrons enjoying all sporting events throughout the year in our new sportsbook!”

Fanatics Sportsbook introduces new features

Fanatics Sportsbook’s new additions include incorporating iOS and Android operating systems, and a FanCash reward that involves giving clients a maximum of 5% of their wagers back in FanCash. By using this FanCash on or toward bonus bets, you may increase the value of each dollar you wager.

The Sportsbook’s Discover page now features must-have games, popular wagers, alluring promotions, and desirable prizes.

Soon, the page’s information will be personalized depending on your favorite teams, sports, and betting preferences. When it comes to advanced search functionality, the sportsbook boasts a user-friendly search bar, easy access to recent searches, autocomplete recommendations, synonym detection, and deep linking. With this function, consumers can easily discover and place desired bets based on the search results.

In state revenue news, up until January of this year, sports betting in Arizona has witnessed a staggering $15 billion in activity since it began in September 2021. After PASPA was struck down, this ranks it as the ninth-highest state overall. Hence, Arizona is now one of the 11 states with more than $1 billion in revenue from sports betting operators.

The Grand Crayon State currently holds ten sportsbook licenses, all of which have tribal partnerships. This is the maximum number of licenses that may be held in this category.

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Tebearau Egbe has written about gambling for more than four years. She has a Master's degree in philosophy and possesses a unique ability to dissect complex industry developments, distilling them into insightful narratives for readers.

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