Since FanDuel Sportsbook partnered with the Phoenix Suns in April, we have only speculated where the retail operation would reside at Footprint Center, home of the NBA franchise.
Now, a clearer picture has emerged.
FanDuel released renderings for its brick-and-mortar sportsbook, depicting an expansive setup at the arena that plays home not only to the Suns but also the Phoenix Mercury of the WNBA and Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League.
Details for Suns’ FanDuel Sportsbook
FanDuel became one of the first legal sports betting operators to gain market access to Arizona, as the company aligned with the Suns the same day Gov. Doug Ducey signed off on legislation to legalize regulated wagering.
Four months later, FanDuel is the first to publicize its retail sports betting plans in the state.
Located on the outdoor terrace, the sportsbook will stretch over 7,400 square feet. In addition, it will stand as “fans’ one-stop-shop to enjoy Suns games and other sporting events around the world while placing wagers on the action,” according to a release.
The retail spot, open daily, will feature a variety of amenities, including:
- Five betting windows
- One VIP window
- 40 HD televisions
- 35-foot video wall
- MVP Room
- 26 self-service betting kiosks
When will AZ sports betting launch?
No doubt, FanDuel expects to roll out its online sportsbook in the Grand Canyon state, as well. And that introduction could come within the next month.
The Arizona Department of Gaming opened the application window July 26 and expects to announce which applicants are qualified for licensing by Aug. 15. If all goes to plan, including proper background checks, tech testing and the like, betting apps in Arizona could go online by Aug. 28 to start marketing and allow customers to set up mobile wagering accounts.
Should things go swimmingly, the ADG expects the first legal bets to take place Sept. 9, the first day of the 2021 NFL season.
Maxwell Hartgraves, public information officer with the ADG, said that date stands “for sure” as one for mobile betting apps but that retail sportsbooks “could be in place to a certain extent.”
Whether FanDuel can open its retail doors by that time remains to be seen. However, it appears as if the operator is well on its way to setting up brick-and-mortar operations in Arizona.
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