5 November 2021
BetMGM Launches First Retail Sportsbook in Arizona
BetMGM, a leading sports betting and iGaming operator, and Gila River Hotels & Casinos, today announced the opening of The BetMGM Sportsbook at Vee Quiva. This marks the first opening of a BetMGM retail sportsbook in Arizona and Phoenix’s first in-casino sportsbook.
“It’s great to see our partnership with Gila River come to life in Arizona,” said BetMGM CEO Adam Greenblatt. “The BetMGM Sportsbook at Vee Quiva will be a true destination for sports fans and we look forward to opening additional venues at Wild Horse Pass and Lone Butte. These retail sportsbooks complement our existing mobile platform in Arizona and further cement our goal of providing BetMGM customers with a world-class experience.”
In August, BetMGM, jointly owned by Entain and MGM Resorts International, announced partnerships with Gila River Hotels & Casinos and the Arizona Cardinals for retail and online sports betting, establishing its first relationships in the state. BetMGM collaborated with Gila River to build custom sportsbooks at each of its three properties – Vee Quiva, Wild Horse Pass and Lone Butte.
Kenneth Manuel, CEO of Gila River Hotels & Casinos, said, “The new sportsbooks align perfectly with Gila River’s sports-centric brand. As Arizona’s Official Sports Headquarters, we take pride in bringing unique sports experiences to our valued guests. We’re excited to partner with BetMGM to deliver a diverse, engaging selection of betting options, no matter if you’re a huge sports fan or just want to check out the fun.”
The BetMGM Sportsbook at Vee Quiva boasts 25 large screen displays, a massive media wall and seating for more than 100 guests. Guests can view games and events from all major U.S. and international sports. The sportsbook also features 20 betting kiosks and ticket writers present to assist guest with placing bets.
In addition to launching sportsbooks at Wild Horse Pass and Lone Butte in the near future, BetMGM is working with the Arizona Cardinals to create a BetMGM Sportsbook at State Farm Stadium, home of the Arizona Cardinals, which is targeted to open in time for the 2022 NFL season.
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About Gila Rivers Hotels & Casinos
Gila River Hotels & Casinos currently operates three locations in Arizona, all owned by the Gila River Indian Community: Wild Horse Pass, Lone Butte, and Vee Quiva. The hotels at Wild Horse Pass and Vee Quiva are Four Diamond accredited. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, all three casinos offer a combination of slots, live table games, poker, and other fun games, with BetMGM sportsbooks opening in November. A fourth casino, Santan Mountain, is under construction and is expected to open in 18 to 24 months. Additional information is available at 1-800-946-4452 or at PlayAtGila.com.
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