The Arizona Cardinals kick off their season Sunday. First game of the NFL season. First step toward the ultimate goal of a league championship.
Fitting, then, that not only did legal sports betting launch in Arizona in time for the season kickoff, but also that BetMGM is there to take bets.
Partnered with the Cardinals to gain market access to the Grand Canyon State, BetMGM went live with its online sportsbook on Sept. 9, the first day regulated wagering became available in Arizona.
bonus bet up to $1,000 with BetMGM Arizona
Since Gov. Doug Ducey signed into law the legislation that cleared the path for legalized sports betting in Arizona, the plan had always been to get the industry launched in time for the first weekend of the 2021 NFL season.
Mission accomplished. And BetMGM is here for the action.
What’s more, BetMGM Arizona is offering a hefty promotion for the first full weekend of regulated wagering in the Grand Canyon State.
New users who sign up with BetMGM using the code PLAYBONUS will receive a bonus bet up to $1,000. After creating their accounts, new users must make a deposit and then place their first bets with BetMGM.
If your wager wins, you will receive the winnings as typical. If your bet loses, BetMGM will credit your account in the amount of your wager up to $1,000.
BetMGM retail sportsbook coming soon to Arizona
BetMGM had the distinction of being one of the first mobile betting apps in Arizona to launch Sept. 9, the first day of legalized wagering in the state.
In the near future, BetMGM could complement its online offering with a retail sportsbook. And not just one physical location. Not two. Not three. But four brick-and-mortar sportsbooks in Arizona.
In early August, BetMGM entered into deals with the Cardinals and Gila River Hotels & Casinos. As part of those agreements, the operator intends to integrate “custom-built BetMGM Sportsbooks, set to open near football season.”
Those Gila River properties include Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino, Lone Butte Casino and Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino.
On top of it all, BetMGM could set up a retail sportsbook at State Farm Stadium, home of the Cardinals. The facility is set to host Super Bowl LVII in 2023. And if the brick-and-mortar is open by then, which it likely will, State Farm Stadium will no doubt become the first host of the NFL championship to feature legal sports betting.