In an exciting move for sports enthusiasts in Arizona, the prominent British online sports betting company, bet365, officially launched its operations in the state on the morning of February 5th. This expansion into Arizona marks the company’s ninth venture into the U.S. market, following closely on the heels of its recent entry into Indiana on January 30. The move also signifies bet365’s third expansion in the country within a span of just three months.
Bet365’s strategic partnership with the Ak-Chin Indian Community paved the way for its entry into Arizona, filling the void left by the closure of Fubo Sportsbook in October 2022. The collaboration adds another authorized betting app to Arizona’s portfolio, bringing the total to 17. However, amid this growth, WynnBET is set to conclude its operations in the state as part of a broader downsizing strategy.
The Arizona Department of Gaming is set to organize a request period starting February 16, during which tribal licenses and at least one professional sports franchise license will be awarded. Notably, Fanatics Sportsbook is the only major operator yet to gain access to the Arizona market.
Bet365’s presence extends beyond Arizona and Indiana, with its services available in Colorado, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Ohio, New Jersey, and Virginia. The company’s strategic expansion underscores its commitment to establishing a robust presence in the rapidly evolving U.S. sports betting landscape.
For the Arizona launch, bet365 is rolling out two enticing promotions for customers. New users can choose between the “First Bet Safety Net,” covering wagers up to $2,000, or the “Bet $5, Get $150” offer. The first promotion involves a minimum deposit of $10, with bet365 refunding an initial losing wager of up to $2,000 in bonus bets. Eligible bets include straight, parlay, Same Game Parlay, or Same Game Parlay+ bets.
The second offer, “Bet $5, Get $150,” requires new customers to sign up, deposit a minimum of $10, and place at least one $5 bet. Once the initial bet settles, bonus bets are credited to the account. While returns on bets made with bonus bets are withdrawable, the bonus bets themselves cannot be withdrawn.
As bet365 adds Arizona to its growing list of operational states, sports enthusiasts can eagerly anticipate an enhanced and dynamic sports betting experience in the region.