Online Sports Betting in Arizona

Welcome to safe and legal sports betting in Arizona! Located near the West Coast of the United States, Arizona is best known for its most iconic and recognizable feature, “The Grand Canyon.” Arizona is also known in the US as the “Copper State” for its abundance of this specific mineral. Home to celebrities like Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps and Twilight author Stephenie Meyer, there are many who call Arizona home.

As of September 2021, online sports betting has been legalized in Arizona. It’s now regulated by the Arizona Department of Gaming.

Here are some things that you need to know:

  • Age and Location Restrictions: to legally participate in online sports betting in AZ, you must be at least 21 years old and physically geolocated within state lines. Like many states, Arizona uses geolocation technology to verify your location.
  • Types of Bets: Arizona offers various types of bets, including straight bets, teasers, parlays, futures, and live in-play betting. However, betting on college individuals (prop bets) based in Arizona is currently prohibited.Arizona sports betting
  • Deposit and Withdrawal Options: You can deposit and withdraw funds using various methods, including credit & debit cards, e-wallets, and prepaid cards. However, some payment methods have additional fees or processing times.
  • Responsible Gambling: Licensed operators are required to provide tools and resources to help you manage your gambling, such as setting deposit limits, taking a time-out if need be, or self-excluding from gambling activities.
  • Taxes: Any winnings from sports betting are subject to federal and state taxes. It’s imperative to keep accurate records of your winnings and losses to report them on your tax return.
  • Mobile Betting: You can place bets using a mobile app or website. However, some operators may require you to download their app to access their betting platform.
  • Promos and Bonuses: Licensed operators may offer various promotions and bonuses to attract new customers or reward existing ones. However, these offers may come with terms and conditions, such as minimum odds, wagering requirements, and expiration dates.

Popular Sports in Arizona:

Phoenix, the largest city and capital of Arizona, is one of only a few cities in the U.S. to have teams in each of the four major American sports. The Diamondbacks (MLB), the Cardinals (NFL), the Suns (NBA), and the Coyotes (NHL) are those four teams. Phoenix is also home to the Mercury (WNBA), MLB spring training, NASCAR, and NCAA programs like the ASU Sun Devils and the Arizona Wildcats.

With year-round sunny skies, athletes often flock to Arizona to train. Beyond professional sports, Arizona is an excellent spot for outdoor activities. Those activities include mountain biking, skiing, horseback riding, golf and more!

Popular Athletes in Arizona:

Some of the best-known athletes across all sports were born in Arizona! Here’s a few iconic stars for you to know:Randall McDaniel nfl

  • Randall McDaniel (NFL offensive guard, 12-time Pro Bowler, 10-time All-Pro, NFL Hall of Fame)
  • Charles Hickcox (Three-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer)
  • Sean Elliott (1989 Wooden Award winner, two-time NBA All-Star, NBA champion)
  • Darren Woodson (NFL safety, five-time Pro Bowler, three-time All-Pro, three-time Super Bowl champion)
  • Ian Kinsler (2018 MLB World Series champion, four-time All-Star, two-time Gold Glove award winner)
  • Auston Matthews (2016 1st overall NHL draft pick, Rookie of the Year, six-time All-Star, two-time Maurice Richard Trophy winner)
  • Kerri Strug (1992 bronze medalist, 1996 gold medalist in Olympic gymnastics)

Arizona Sports Betting Laws (In-Depth):

There are elements of Arizona’s sports betting law that can be confusing. These are some fast facts for you:

  • 20 total sports betting licenses were made available
    • 10 total can be associated with professional sports franchises
    • 10 total can be associated with federally recognized tribes in-state
    • Each license allows brick-and-mortar betting with two only skins
    • Each pro team is allowed one primary sportsbook on-premises, with another one closely located nearby
  • While betting on props (i.e. ASU Player to score 12+ points) is banned, betting on college sports is permitted. You can also bet on seasonal performances and awards, like the winner of the Wooden or Heisman Trophy.
  • The tax rate is set at 10% for online wagers and 8% for retail bets.

Yes, sports betting was officially legalized in Arizona in April 2021.

Yes, online sports betting will be available in Arizona through licensed sportsbook operators starting on September 9th, 2021.

You can bet on a wide range of sports in Arizona, including professional and college football, basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer, tennis, golf, and more.

The minimum age to place a sports bet in Arizona is 21 years old.

Yes, you can bet on college sports in Arizona, including games involving local colleges and universities such as Arizona State University and the University of Arizona.

Yes, mobile sports betting is available in Arizona through licensed sportsbook operators since September 9th, 2021.

Jake Moszkowski is the Senior Sportswriter for, covering the American sports and betting industry. He joined us after a four-year stint in marketing and business development for Simplebet, the sports-betting technology company. Prior to Simplebet and OnlineGamblers, Jake worked in the communications team at sports & talent agency, Octagon. He has extensive experience researching and writing about the four major American sports(NFL, NBA, MLB, & NHL), as well as college sports (CFB, NCAAB, College Tennis) and international sports (ATP, WTA).