Betfred and We-Ko-Pa Casino introduce sports betting kiosks in AZ

| By Nosa Omoigui
Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation's Arizona-based We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort has launched sports betting kiosks at the property in partnership with Betfred Sports.

The eight new self service betting kiosks, powered by OpenBet’s retail technology and solutions, will allow We-Ko-Pa customers to place various bets on sports matches, and the profits from winning tickets can be used to place additional wagers.

Four of the kiosks can be found across the casino floor, while the remainder are located in the resort’s dining outlet WKP Sports & Entertainment, where live sports matches are broadcast.

“When designing the We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort, the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation wanted it to be the place to be for local residents and area visitors interested in the latest-and-greatest gaming options,” We-Ko-Pa Casino general manager Mary Ketterling said.

“Adding sports betting further helps us make our beautiful casino the one-stop gaming destination they envisioned.”

Arizona’s sports betting market officially opened in September after the US Department of Interior signed off on an amended tribal gaming compact.

Betfred had secured market access in Arizona prior to the launch via its partnership with Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, with plans to introduce sports betting with a retail sportsbook in addition to mobile and online offerings.

Betfred Sports’ chief operating officer Bryan Bennett added: “We are now one step closer to offering Arizona sports bettors a great betting experience with the new self-service kiosks at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort.

“We look forward to opening the complete Betfred Sportsbook early next year.”

Arizona’s sports betting market officially opened in September after the US Department of Interior signed off on an amended tribal gaming compact. The roll-out did face a challenge from the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe, which submitted a complaint requesting the courts to suspend the launch of sports betting.

However, the Maricopa County Superior Court rejected the tribe’s request for an injunction.

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