There are many forms of legalized gambling in Arizona. This includes tribal casinos, retail and mobile sports betting, a state lottery, daily fantasy sports contests, live horse racing, its related simulcast betting, and charity gaming like bingo and raffles. Approved daily fantasy sports operators include DraftKings, FanDuel, FFPC, Yahoo, and Underdog Sports.
Arizona casinos may offer a variety of games. This includes slots, video poker, blackjack baccarat, poker, craps, and roulette. Retail sportsbooks are permitted at casinos and sports venues. Mobile sports betting is legal throughout Arizona. All wagering is limited to persons at least 21 years of age in Arizona.
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Arizona tribal casinos
There are 24 casinos in Arizona. All are on tribal land. In 2021, the bet limits were virtually eliminated. Games like craps and roulette were added at that time, joining slots, video poker, blackjack, and other table games. Live poker rooms and sportsbooks are legal at Arizona tribal casinos. Gamblers must be 21 years of age or older.
Minimum theoretical payouts are set by the Tribal-State Gaming Compact: 75% for video keno; 80% for games, like slots, with no skill; and 83% for skill-based games, like video poker.
Apache Gold Casino & Resort – 777 Geronimo Springs Blvd, San Carlos, AZ
There are more than 400 slots and table games, including blackjack and Three Card Poker, at Apache Gold Casino. Owned by the San Carlos Apache Tribe, the property has four dining options, an event center, conference space, a hotel, and an RV Park.
Apache Sky Casino – 777 Apache Sky Blvd, Winkelman, AZ
Apache Sky Casino is also owned by the San Carlos Apache Tribe. The casino has 300 slot machines, table games, and bingo. Table games include blackjack and Three Card Poker. There is also a snack bar.
Blue Water Casino & Resort – 11300 Resort Drive, Parker, AZ
At Blue Water Casino, there are 450 slots, nine blackjack tables, and Three Card Poker. The Colorado River Indian Tribes resort is home to four dining options, 200 hotel rooms, an indoor waterpark, RV dry camping, and a marina. Rooms have views of the Colorado River. The bingo hall remains closed.
Bucky’s Casino – 1500 E Highway 69, Prescott, AZ
There are around 500 slots and table games, including blackjack, craps, Heads Up Hold’em, High Card Flush, and 00 roulette, at Bucky’s Casino. The casino has one dining option. Overnight accommodations are available at the full-service Prescott Resort.
Yavapai Casino – 1505 E Highway 69, Prescott, AZ
Across Highway 69, Yavapai Casino offers a small selection of slot machines and one dining option. The Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe owns both Bucky’s and Yavapai casinos.
Casino Arizona – 524 North 92nd Street, Scottsdale, AZ
Casino Arizona has a bingo hall, live keno, a sportsbook, over 900 slots, 90 video poker machines, and 50 table games. Live tables include baccarat, blackjack, High Card Flush, pai gow poker, roulette, Three Card Poker, and Ultimate Texas Hold’em. Electronic table game options include blackjack, craps, and roulette. Hybrid Roll to Win craps is also available.
OpenBet is Casino Arizona’s sports betting partner. Betting windows and kiosks are available at CAZ Sports Bar. There are six additional dining options and a showroom on the property.
Talking Stick Resort – 9800 E Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, AZ
Another 900 slots, video poker machines, a selection of table games, live keno and a sportsbook are available at Talking Stick Resort. Games include baccarat, blackjack, craps, High Card Flush, pai gow poker, Three Card Poker, and Ultimate Texas Hold’em. Electronic versions of craps and roulette are on the casino floor. More than 100 machines and 14 table games are in the High Limit area.
Sports betting windows are located near High Limit with kiosks throughout the casino. A 47-table poker room is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The resort is also home to six dining options, hotel rooms and suites, three pools, a spa, and two golf courses.
Casino Del Sol – 5655 W Valencia Rd, Tucson, AZ
At Casino Del Sol, there are more than 1,300 slots, a large selection of table games, a 300-seat bingo hall, a SolSports sportsbook, and a ten-table poker room. Table game options include baccarat, blackjack, craps, High Card Flush, pai gow poker, roulette, Three Card Poker, and Ultimate Texas Hold’em. Free Bet Blackjack and Spanish 21 and also dealt. The High Limit room has slots, baccarat, and blackjack.
Additionally, the property offers almost a dozen dining options, 215 hotel rooms and suites, two pools, a spa, and a golf course. Over 70 RV parking spaces with full hookups are also available.
Casino of the Sun – 7406 S Camino de Oeste, Tucson, AZ
Also owned and operated by the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Casino of the Sun is a sister property to Casino Del Sol. It has around 300 slots, electronic blackjack tables, and one dining option.
Cliff Castle Casino Hotel – 555 Middle Verde Road, Camp Verde, AZ
Cliff Castle Casino has over 650 slots, blackjack, and a sportsbook. There are five dining options, a bowling alley, and an arcade. The hotel and lodge have more than 200 rooms, meeting space, a pool, and a spa. The casino is owned and operated by the Yavapai-Apache Nation.
Cocopah Casino – 15318 South Avenue B, Somerton, AZ
The Cocopah Indian Reservation is home to a resort and multiple amenities, including the Cocopah Casino. There are 500 slots, four blackjack tables, Three Card Poker, a bingo hall, a restaurant, bowling, an arcade, and a golf course on the property. Additionally, the hotel has 101 rooms and suites, a pool, and jacuzzi.
Desert Diamond Casino & Hotel – 7350 S Nogales Highway, Tucson, AZ
Desert Diamond Casinos are owned by Tohono O’odham Nation. The casino in Tucson has slot machines, table games, a sportsbook, a poker room, and a bingo hall. Table game options include baccarat, blackjack, craps, and roulette. The property has three dining options and a hotel.
Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment – 1100 W Pima Mine Road, Sahuarita, AZ
At the Sahuarita location, the casino has a sportsbook, slots, and table games. Table games include baccarat, blackjack, and roulette. The property also has three dining options.
Desert Diamond Casino West Valley – 9431 W Northern Ave, Glendale, AZ
At Desert Diamond Casino West Valley has more than 1,400 slots, table games, sportsbook kiosks, and a 27-table poker room. Table games include baccarat, blackjack, craps, pai gow poker, roulette, Spanish 21, Three Card Poker, and Ultimate Texas Hold’em. Four dining options are available at the casino.
Desert Diamond Casino – Highway 86, Milepost 55, Why, AZ
The Why location has 40 slot machines, a deli, and a convenience store.
Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino – 15406 Maricopa Road, Maricopa, AZ
Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino has a Caesars sportsbook, live keno, a bingo hall, 1,135 slot, and video poker machines, and live table games. Table games include baccarat, blackjack, craps, High Card Flush, Mississippi Stud, pai gow poker, roulette, Three Card Poker, and Ultimate Texas Hold’em. The property has five dining options, including an upscale option, 500 hotel rooms, a pool, and a spa. Additionally, a golf course is located nearby.
Hon-Dah Casino – 777 Highway 260, Pinetop, AZ
There are slots, blackjack, and a poker room at Hon-Dah Casino. The property has one restaurant, 128 hotel rooms, and an RV Park. The casino is owned and operated by the White Mountain Apache Tribe.
Lone Butte Gila Casino – 1077 S Kyrene Road, Chandler, AZ
Lone Butte Casino offers 1,200 slot and video poker machines, 20 table games, a 30-table poker room, and a BetMGM sportsbook. Baccarat, blackjack, craps, and roulette are available table games. There are three dining options.
Vee Quiva Gila Resort & Casino – 15091 S Komatke Lane, Laveen Village, AZ
At Vee Quiva Gila Casino, there are 1,300 slots, 20 table games, and a BetMGM sportsbook. Table game options include blackjack, craps, roulette, Three Card Poker, and Ultimate Texas Hold’em. There are five dining options, 90 hotel rooms, and a pool.
Wild Horse Pass Gila Resort & Casino – 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd, Chandler, AZ
There are 1,100 slots, 20 table games, and a BetMGM sportsbook at Wild Horse Pass Gila Casino. Available table games include baccarat, blackjack, craps, and roulette. The property has eight dining options, 446 hotel rooms, a pool, a spa, and a golf course.
Mazatzal Casino – Highway 87, Mile Marker 251, Payson, AZ
Tonto Apache Tribe owns and operates Mazatzal Casino in Payson. The casino offers slots, video poker machines, table games, and a TwinSpires sportsbook. Blackjack, Three Card Poker, and Ultimate Texas Hold’em are available table games. There are four dining options and a hotel with a pool.
Paradise Casino – 450 Quechan Drive, Yuma, AZ
Paradise Casino is owned and operated by the Quechan Indian Tribe. The casino has 500 slots, table games, a UniBet Sportsbook, and a restaurant. Available table games include blackjack, craps, and roulette.
Spirit Mountain Casino – 8555 Arizona 95, Mohave Valley, AZ
At Spirit Mountain Casino, there are 250 slots, video poker machines, and keno. There is also one restaurant.
Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort – 22181 Resort Boulevard, Flagstaff, AZ
Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort has a Hard Rock sportsbook, more than 1,100 slots, and table games. Games include blackjack, Free Bet Blackjack, Heads Up Hold’em, High Card Flush, pai gow poker, and Three Card Prime. The property has four dining options and a hotel with an indoor pool.
We-Ko-Pa Casino – 10438 WeKoPa Way, Fort McDowell, AZ
The We-Ko-Pa Casino offers more than 800 slots, 100 video poker machines, table games, a bingo hall, and a sportsbook powered by Betfred Sports. Table games include blackjack, craps, Free Bet Blackjack, roulette, Spanish 21, Three Card Poker, and Ultimate Texas Hold’em. The property has six dining options, a golf course, and a hotel with a pool and spa.
Sports betting in Arizona
In Arizona, sports betting is available at casinos and sports venues, as well as on mobile apps. Seventeen sportsbooks are approved to operate in Arizona. Mobile sports bets may be made on any device inside state lines. Sports wagering is limited to persons at least 21 years old.
Bally’s is the official sportsbook partner of the Phoenix Mercury, BetMGM is the official sportsbook partner of the Arizona Cardinals, BetRivers is the official partner of the Arizona Rattlers, Caesars Sports is the sportsbook partner of the Arizona Diamondbacks, FanDuel is the official partner of the Phoenix Suns and SaharaBets is the partnered with the Arizona Coyotes. DraftKings is partnered with TPC Scottsdale while Barstool Sports is partnered with the Phoenix Speedway.
Other brands with tribal casino partnerships in Arizona include Betfred with the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, BetWay and San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe, Desert Diamond Mobile with Tohono O’odham Nation, Golden Nugget with the Hualapai Tribe, Hard Rock and Navajo Nation, Superbook with the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe, TwinSpires with the Tonto Apache Tribe, Unibet with the Quechan Tribe, and WynnBet and the San Carlos Apache Tribe.
Many online sportsbooks have competitive first deposit offers that include bonuses and free bets.
Approved sports wagers in Arizona
Most professional sports leagues and NCAA sports are approved in Arizona. Authorized wagers include exchange wagering, in-game wagering, in-play bets, moneylines, over/under bets, parlays, pools, proposition bets, straight bets, single-game bets, and teasers. While prop bets are allowed on professional sports, individual and team prop bets are not permitted on collegiate sporting events. Similar to other states, wagering on high school sports and equivalent-level clubs is prohibited.
Events approved by the Arizona Department of Gaming include Aussie Rules Football, badminton, baseball, basketball, beach soccer, beach volleyball, biathlon, bowling, boxing, chess, cornhole, cricket, cycling, darts, disc, eSports, floorball, football, futsal, Gaelic games, golf, handball, hockey (field and ice), horse racing, jai-alai, lacrosse, MMA, motorsports, netball, Olympics, pesäpallo, pool, rodeo, rowing, Rugby League, Rugby Union, sailing, snooker, soccer, squash, surfing, swimming, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, water polo and wrestling.
Additional sporting events are approved as summer and winter athletics. Multiple events governed by the Major Eating League are also approved. Events include Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest and the DraftKings Red Carpet Film Feast Championship. Wagers on the Academy Awards, Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Grammy Awards are also permitted.
Online gambling options in Arizona
Online wagering for horse races, daily fantasy sports contests, and sporting events is available in Arizona. Sweepstakes contests are also permitted in the state.
Arizona live horse racing
Horse racing is permitted. This includes live racing, off-track betting parlors, and mobile betting. There are three horse racing tracks in Arizona. All have live and off-track simulcast betting. Bettors must be at least 21 years of age.
The approximately 50 off-track betting locations are typically located in bars and restaurants. Mobile horse racing is also legal in Arizona. Sites like TVG and TwinSpires accept horse bettors in the state.
- Arizona Downs in Prescott Valley
- May through September
- Rillito Park Race Track in Tucson
- February and March
- Turk Paradise in Phoenix
- October through May
Arizona State lottery
There is also an Arizona state lottery. Proceeds from the Arizona Lottery go towards higher education, health and human services, economic and business development, and environmental conservation. Multistate lottery drawings include Powerball and Mega Millions. Games exclusive to Arizona include The Pick, Triple Twist, Fantasy 5, Pick 3, Quickcard, quick draw games, and scratch-off tickets.
Lottery players may purchase tickets from an Arizona Lottery counter or vending machine. Players must be at least 21 years of age.
Arizona Gambling FAQs
Are casinos legal in the state of Arizona?
Yes. Casinos are permitted on tribal land in Arizona.
What is the minimum age to gamble in Arizona casinos?
Players must be 21 years of age or older to gamble in Arizona casinos.
What types of games are allowed at Arizona casinos?
Tribal casinos are permitted to have slots, video poker, keno, electronic table games, live table games, bingo, poker rooms, and sports betting.
Are sportsbooks legal in Arizona?
Yes. Retail and mobile sportsbooks are legal in Arizona for players 21 years of age or older.
Is mobile sports betting legal in Arizona?
Yes. Bets may be placed by players 21 years of age on mobile apps in Arizona.
What online gambling options are available in Arizona?
Available online gambling options in Arizona include horse racing, daily fantasy sports contests, sports betting, and sweepstakes games.
Are live horse races held in Arizona?
Yes. Three racetracks host Thoroughbred horse races in Arizona.
Are live greyhound races held in Arizona?
No. Tucson Greyhound Park held the last greyhound race in Arizona on June 25, 2016.
Can you bet on horse races in Arizona?
Yes. Wagers on horse races may be placed at racetracks, off-track betting parlors, and mobile apps.
Can you bet on greyhound races in Arizona?
Yes. Wagers on greyhound races may be placed at off-track betting parlors.
What is the minimum age to wager on greyhound and horse races in Arizona?
Greyhound and horse bettors must be at least 21 years of age in Arizona.
Does Arizona have a state lottery?
Yes. In Arizona, lottery games include lotto drawings, quick draw games, and scratch-off tickets.
Does Arizona participate in multistate drawings?
Yes. Tickets for multistate lottery drawings, like Powerball and Mega Millions, are available in Arizona.
How old must you be to play lotto games in Arizona?
Lottery games are restricted to players 21 years of age and older in Arizona.
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Last Updated on August 27, 2023 by Kristina Mehaffey