BetMGM and Arizona Cardinals have launched their first-ever retail sportsbook on the NFL stadium. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
Exciting new sports book
BetMGM and the Arizona Cardinals have successfully launched their first NFL sportsbook, just in time for the new season. The stand-alone facility at State Farm Stadium will open its doors to the public Sunday at 9 a.m. before the Cardinals face the Kansas City Chiefs in their first regular game of the 2022-2023 season. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday, in the presence of Arizona Governor Doug Ducey.
Spread over two floors and 17,000 square feet, it accommodates up to 500 people
Spread over two floors and 17,000 square feet, the BetMGM Sports Book can accommodate up to 500 people. It has betting booths and a window to trade, as well as 38 screens and food/drink options. The sportsbook works not just on game days, but every day of the week. The facility is also equipped to host a variety of events, including concerts and comedy shows.
A new kind of entertainment for the masses
talk about Opening of BetMGM Sportsbook At State Farm Stadium, it was BetMGM CEO Adam Greenblatt who said, “The BetMGM Sportsbook at State Farm Stadium is one of the most revolutionary additions the NFL stadium has seen in decades and unlike anything fans have encountered at games.”
He believes that BetMGM and Cardinals share a common vision of finding new ways to entertain fans.
BetMGM is a joint venture between MGM Resorts International and UK-based gambling group Entain. It has sports betting, online casino, and poker operations across the United States.
Michael Bidwell, owner of the Arizona Cardinals, spoke of his pride in being the first NFL team to offer retail sports betting to fans at the site. He believes the new show gives the team “an opportunity to engage current and potential fans year-round in a fun, responsible and fun way.”
Other NFL teams are making similar moves
BetMGM already has an online sportsbook that is up and running in Arizona. This offer was launched in September 2021 and made possible thanks to the operator’s partnership with Cardinals. Each of the state’s major professional sports teams and venues have been able to partner with the online sports betting operator.
In addition to its relationship with the Cardinals, BetMGM also has partnerships with several other major US sports teams, including the Kansas City Chiefs, who play the Cardinals on Sunday. There are plans by other NFL teams to develop retail sportsbooks in their home spaces. FanDuel and Washington leaders are working on such a project, as are the Baltimore Ravens and Caesars Entertainment.