Fanatics Betting & Gaming secures Arizona license


The newest Arizona sports betting operator will be New York-based Fanatics Betting and Gaming, as it will replace TwinSpires as the Tonto Apache Tribe’s mobile partner.

Fanatics was the lone applicant to be awarded an Arizona betting apps license during the window the Arizona Department of Gaming opened on Jan. 16. Applications closed March 4.

Once Fanatics is live in Arizona, it will be the company’s 17th state, joining Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia

“The Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG) announced that it has allocated an event wagering operator license to Fanatics Betting and Gaming as the designee for Tonto Apache Sports Betting, an organization of the Tonto Apache Tribe, pursuant to A.R.S. § 5-1304 and A.A.C. R19-4-105 and 106,” the ADG announced in a press release.

“On January 16, 2024, ADG announced that it would begin accepting applications for available event wagering licenses, which included one event wagering license reserved for Arizona Tribes and no less than one event wagering license reserved for Arizona Sports Franchises,