Within one year of legalizing betting, Arizona became the 11th state post-PASPA to clear $5 billion in total sports wagering handle. They also broke the record for the quickest state to reach the $5 billion threshold after PASPA. With such massive success within the first year of sports betting, the question arises can Arizona maintain it into the second year? The answer is yes. And it is all thanks to the NFL. In this article, we’ll cover how the NFL is helping Arizona do well with sports betting for its second year. So, continue reading.
The Arizona Cardinals and BetMGM created history on the opening day of the 2022 NFL season. The pair officially launched the first retail sportsbook at an NFL stadium in the United States. It is the third sportsbook in the metro Phoenix area and the sixth to debut in a professional sports facility nationwide.
The sportsbook has a 17,000-square-foot space with a 265-square-foot video wall, 30+ televisions, and more than 20 betting kiosks. There is a bar and gourmet grill inside the location. The sportsbook, which has a capacity of 500, will be open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays and from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekends.
This announcement is important because the Super Bowl will be held in Glendale on February 12, 2023. As a result, it will be the first time that a Super Bowl takes place in a state where gambling is legal. This is important not only because it’s a first but also significant in the context of this NFL season.
And if the Arizona Cardinals were to make it to the Super Bowl, that game would be even more historic. Tampa Bay and Los Angeles Rams are the only two teams to win a Super Bowl in their home stadium. Hence, if the Cardinals make it into the Super Bowl finals, the money made from betting will be unfathomable.
So, for fans, it provides an opportunity to bet while watching the Super Bowl game live. Furthermore, it is not only for the Super Bowl game. Once the 2022 NFL season kicks off, any games played at the State Farm Stadium, bettors will be able to place wagers on them.
Not only NFL
Although the NFL will be a massive contributor in Arizona doing well in its second sports betting year, it will not be the only sport happening.
On December 31 at State Farm Stadium, the Valley will host the national semifinal of the College Football Playoff. Then, on February 12, 2023, Super Bowl LVII is held at the same venue. Finally, during Super Bowl week in February, the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament takes place at TPC Scottsdale. Throughout it all, the Valley will have tens of thousands of fans and gamblers placing their favourite wagers.
But, if you don’t know how to bet on NFL games, you can check out AZSportsBettingSites.com. There, you’ll find guides on how to bet on NFL games and much more.