When Will bet365 Launch in Arizona? Timeline, Possible Promos After AZ License Gets Approved
bet365 is approved to launch in Arizona after getting its license in the state on Tuesday as the designee for the Ak-Chin Indian Community. The state announced on June 30 it would begin accepting applications for three vacant licenses — one to Arizona Tribes and two to Arizona sports teams.
So when will the world's favorite sportsbook launch in AZ? A Department of Gaming spokesperson said bet365 must launch within 180 days of getting its license, which would mean they'll go live sometime before the end of February. In all likelihood, it will be earlier than that.
"They will be able start operations after they submit all required information and are approved by the Department," spokesperson Maxwell Hartgraves said.
bet365 got its Pennsylvania license approved in January and still hasn't launched, though it's difficult to compare the process for each state.
Where Does bet365 Operate?
bet365 is live in five states as of late August, with a few more on the way:
In Pennsylvania, bet365 got the license left vacant by Twinspires when it shut down its sportsbook. It's been approved, but is still waiting to launch, and we don't have a specific timeline.
In Kentucky, it's all-systems-go for the first day of sports betting in the Bluegrass State.
What kind of promo will bet365 offer?
bet365 has gone back and forth between two different offers in different states, and they're both among the best in the industry right now. In new states they'll often have a bet $1, get $365 in bonus bets. In more mature markets, they still have a bet $1, get $200 in bonus bets.
In Iowa and Virginia, bet365 initially offered a bet $1, get $365 in bonus bets. In Kentucky right now before launch, they're offering the same, plus up to $50 in extra bonus bets depending on how many touchdowns are scored in Packers vs. Lions on the day Kentucky wagering launches.
It's impossible to say for sure what bet365 will do, but expect a pretty strong offer in Arizona similar to what we've seen in other states.
bet365 is a private company so we don't have detailed financials, but it's among the biggest sportsbooks in the world, if not the biggest. bet365 has slowplayed its entrance into the United States a little bit, and now appears to be making its move into some sizable states, as other sportsbooks exit the space.
bet365 boasts our favorite same game parlay product on the market, my favorite user experience of any sportsbook except maybe DraftKings, and tons and tons of markets. Anything FanDuel and DraftKings have, bet365 should have as well.