PointsBet pens Arizona market access deal with Cliff Castle Casino Hotel
| By Robert Fletcher
Sportsbook operator PointsBet has agreed a deal with the Cliff Castle Casino Hotel venue in Arizona to secure market access in the US state.
The 10-year deal will see PointsBet and Cliff Castle, a subordinate economic organisation of the federally recognised Yavapai-Apache Nation tribe, pursue online sports wagering in Arizona.
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey in April this year signed into law a bill legalising online sports betting, paving the way for up to 20 sportsbooks to operate in the state. Professional sports franchises and tribal casinos are able to apply for a licence.
Last month, the Arizona Department of Gaming has set a provisional launch date of September 9 for legal sports betting in the US state.
PointsBet and Cliff Castle will seek a ‘first skin’ licence to operate online sports betting via PointsBet’s mobile application and website platforms.