Bet365 are continuing to expand throughout the US this year, as Arizona have become the latest state to award the operator with a sports betting licence from the Arizona Department Of Gaming (ADG).
On Tuesday the ADG confirmed that they had authorised Bet365 to get an event wagering licence with an agreement alongside the Ak-Chin Indian community.
The Ak-Chin Community is a federally recognised tribe and is one of Arizona’s 20 licence holders.
Arizona marks the sixth state in the US to give Bet365 a licence, after Ohio, Virginia, New Jersey, Iowa and Colorado all made the operator live earlier this year.
A seventh state is also joining Arizona as a newly licensed state for Bet365, as the Stoke-based operator also began its pre-registration with Kentucky this week. Bet365 plans to go live in Kentucky later in September, with a target date of the 28th next month for the launch.
Bet365 becomes the 17th sportsbook available in the state of Arizona, with operators such as Bally Bet, Betfred, BetMGM, BlueBet, Caesars Sportsbook, DraftKings, FanDuel, and SuperBook Sports, among others all already available.
Bet365 won’t be the only operator to receive a licence in Arizona this year, as the ADG have outlined plans to launch three new operators in state after accepting new applications in June.
WynnBet was launched in Arizona in 2021, however the closure of the site in eight states (including Arizona) could make room for another operator which is expected to come soon.