Author: Joe Kizlauskas
Last Updated: 17th March 2022
After forming a sports betting relationship with the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and its We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort, Betfred has set its sights on the “amazing opportunity” afforded by Arizona.
The two companies want to construct a “state-of-the-art, Las Vegas-quality” retail sportsbook at the We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort in Fort McDowell, as well as introduce mobile and online betting under the Betfred Sports banner.
The official rollout of retail and online sports betting is scheduled for late 2021, pending licence and regulatory approval.
Betfred Group’s chief operating officer, Mark Stebbings, said: “Arizona is an amazing opportunity for Betfred Sports to continue its expansion in the US after successful launches in Iowa, Colorado and Pennsylvania.
“We look forward to working with our fantastic partner, the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, to leverage our 50 years of bookmaking experience to bring the best betting options to Arizona sports fans.”
Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
The 166,341-square-foot We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort, owned and run by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, offers gaming, a choice of dining establishments, and live entertainment. 246 magnificent guest rooms and suites, 25,000 square feet of conference space, and two resort-style outdoor pools are all available at the AAA Four Diamond hotel.
President of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Bernadine Burnette said: “The partnership announcement with Betfred Sports marks a new chapter for We-Ko-Pa.
“We are excited about the prospect of sports betting in Arizona, and are thrilled to pursue an event wagering license to allow us to offer sports betting to our retail and digital customers.”