As sports betting in Arizona continues to gain footing, the spotlight is also on casinos in Arizona. Last week, the D-backs and Casino Arizona and its sibling facility, Talking Stick Resort and Casino announced their partnership for sports betting in Arizona.
With two Arizona casinos, the Arizona Diamondbacks are going all-in. Casino Arizona and its sister resort, Talking Stick Resort, have formed a relationship with the Grand Canyon State’s lone Major League Baseball franchise.
The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community owns both casinos. Both venues are now the D-Backs’ official casino and resort partners according to the arrangement.
Caesars has a mobile sports betting deal with the Diamondbacks. In addition, Caesars Sportsbook AZ will open its permanent retail shop this summer at the old Game 7 Grill at Chase Field. So, with at least one mobile sports betting platform and two retail casino operators, the Diamondbacks are coming into the 2022 MLB season in full swing.
However, how this affects the teams and local partners remains to see. Fans of the Diamondbacks will have many options to use and find their preferred one.
Also, Arizona Diamondbacks fans will soon find out how this agreement will affect their time at Chase Field.
Derrick Hall said
Regarding the president of Diamondbacks, he had this to say:
“I am thrilled to welcome Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort to our family,” said D-backs President & CEO Derrick Hall.”
Moreover, Derrick Hall talked about The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and how he is proud of the local cooperation with the Indian Community.
The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community was denied an Arizona sportsbooks and apps mobile license and lacked a retail sportsbook partner. Salt River Fields is on the tribe’s property. It is the first Major League Baseball stadium built on Native American grounds. It also acts as a spring-training facility for the Diamondbacks.
Salt River Fields has held the top 9 all-time attendance records in MLB Spring Training since its inception in 2011. In addition, the ballpark continues to boost the area’s infrastructure and investments.
What it means for Diamondback fans
Guests will be able to experience a one-of-a-kind VIP lounge behind the visiting dugout during games. The agreement will also benefit the Diamondbacks’ annual Native American Inter-Tribal Baseball and Softball Tournament and Native American Recognition Day, held later this month.
In a news statement, Ramon Martinez, the director of public relations for Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort, said, “We are constantly seeking like-minded companies to align our Enterprise.” “The Arizona Diamondbacks have shown a tremendous devotion to their fans and the larger community during our long partnership.” Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort are looking forward to expanding with a partner who shares our values.”
The big question remains. Since the Diamondbacks are fan favorites amongst Arizona residents, How will this affect sports betting pros and cons? Since the team will have extensive partnerships with several operators. Most people know that gambling can have its problems, but it is safe to say that the existing precautions will help fans that might have a problem.