The wait is over.
Legal sports betting officially launched in Arizona as the clock struck 12:01 a.m. Thursday. And several mobile betting apps are up and running, ready to accept eager Arizonans who wish to sign up and get in on the action.
The first wave features some of the most popular online sportsbooks in the country.
Even though you can access some of these sportsbooks by using their websites, mobile apps showcase the best platforms for convenience and functionality. We basically never go anywhere without our phones anyway. Now Arizonans have access to their favorite sportsbooks practically at all times.
The best news is you just have to follow these easy steps to get started ahead of Thursday’s NFL season opener between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Dallas Cowboys. It’s made simple whether you’re a longtime gambler or a beginner.
Pick your app: Arizona sports betting apps 2021
Several sportsbooks have Arizona mobile betting apps ready for the launch of regulated wagering in the Grand Canyon State. These include:
- FanDuel Sportsbook Arizona
- DraftKings Sportsbook Arizona
- Caesars Sportsbook Arizona
- BetMGM Sportsbook Arizona
- WynnBET Arizona
- Barstool Sportsbook
Unless you’re a fan of one particular brand, you can register with multiple sportsbooks in Arizona. So if you like to shop around and check the different lines the sportsbooks have to offer, signing up with several operators allows you to hunt for the best value.
Download, register, log in and make a deposit
After selecting a sportsbook, you can download the app and register for an account. Most apps have an iOS and an Android version available.
Built-in geolocation software will let the sportsbook verify that you are inside the state when you bet. (Although, you do not have to be physically located in the state to sign up or deposit.) Make sure you allow the app to use your location in the device settings.
The next step is to register. If you’ve played daily fantasy sports on DraftKings and/or FanDuel, you can use the same log-in credentials for the sportsbook.
If you’re new, you’ll need to provide a few pieces of personal information:
- Date of birth
- Email address
- Last four digits of your Social Security Number
- Legal name
- Mailing address
You must be at least 21 years of age to register.
Then you can make a deposit. Most sportsbook apps accept several payment options. Those may include:
- Credit/debit cards
- Electronic funds transfer
- Wire transfer
Take advantage of AZ sports betting promos and bonuses
Sportsbooks usually give their biggest bonuses to first-time users and depositors.
In some cases, these bonuses are triggered simply by signing up. Other times, you enter a promo code along with a deposit. In any case, taking advantage of sports betting bonuses is simple.
Below are a few of the best free bets and bonuses available in Arizona:
- FanDuel: Risk-free first bet up to $1,000
- DraftKings: $50 free bet on deposit, up to $1,000 deposit bonus
- Caesars Sportsbook: Risk-free first bet up to $5,000, enter the promo code LEGALRF
- BetMGM Sportsbook: Risk-free first bet up to $1,000, use the promo code PLAYBONUS
- WynnBET Sportsbook: Risk-free first bet up to $1,000
Find a sport to bet on in Arizona
There are loads of options for folks wanting to try their hand at online sports betting in Arizona.
From the more popular pro sports leagues such as the NFL (which kicks of Sept. 9) and MLB to more obscure events worldwide. Additionally, there are many ways to bet on each event. Here’s a list of just some of the sports you can bet on in Arizona:
- College basketball/football
- PGA Tour
How many different events and leagues you can find to bet on is up to each operator.
When you’re ready, Arizona, place your sports bets
After you’ve made your deposit and taken advantage of the promos, you’re ready to place a bet.
Find the sport you want to bet on. And the app you are using will take you to a list of games where users can see the spread, moneyline over/under odds for each event. Click on one of the options and enter the amount you would like to wager. The app will then calculate your total payout.
Confirm your bet, and you’re on your way. Watch the action unfold, and (potentially) cash in.
We also have a link to a detailed beginner’s guide to Arizona sports betting for those of you that may want a little extra help.
Drink it in, Arizona. Legal sports betting is now live.