MaximBet Lands Arizona Sports Betting Access With White Mountain Apache

Posted on August 12, 2021
Arizona sports betting
Posted By on August 12, 2021

MaximBet plans to be among the first wave of sportsbooks in the Arizona sports betting market.

On Thursday, MaximBet announced a deal with the White Mountain Apache Tribe to offer sports betting in Arizona. The state is on track to launch sports betting Sept. 9.

“This partnership will unlock a very important new revenue stream and is critical to the economic future of the tribe and its 17,000 members,” Brent Kurth, general manager of tribe’s Hon-Dah Resort-Casino, said in a statement.

On Wednesday, the Arizona Department of Gaming announced there are 25 applicants for sports betting, including 15 tribes. There are only 10 licenses available to tribes. If the ADG determines all 15 to be qualified applicants, it will follow a set of guidelines to award the licenses.

Partners apply for Arizona sports betting access

MaximBet confirmed in a release the partners are one of the 15 tribal applications.

“With some of the best sporting teams in the country and a highly engaged sports community, we are confident Arizona will be drawn to our consumer-friendly app, world-class customer service, and the incredible live events we are planning for the State,” Daniel Graetzer, CEO of MaximBet owner Carousel Group, said in a statement.

The deal is MaximBet’s first public partnership, according to the release.

MaximBet growing sports betting access footprint

The partnership gives MaximBet access to its fifth state.

With a speedy start expected for Arizona, MaximBet also plans to launch Colorado in early September. Pending regulatory approval, three other states are to follow:

In April 2021, Carousel Group announced its partnership with Maxim to rebrand SportsBetting.com. The platform promises to “give players incredible real life and virtual access to celebrities, athletes and influencers, and let guests truly live the Maxim lifestyle wherever they live and play.”

Arizona market filled up quick

Gov. Doug Ducey gave his stamp of approval to AZ sports betting legislation and new tribal compacts in April. The ADG has worked quickly to finalize rules and work through the license process to stay on track for a Sept. 9 launch.

Just as quickly, sportsbook operators found partners to gain access to the market. Including the MaximBet deal, there are 13 announced partnerships.

The other deals are:

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