BetMGM has rolled-out its maiden retail destination within Arizona, as the sports betting and igaming operator unveils a branded sportsbook at Gila River Hotels & CasinosVee Quiva venue.

This follows the MGM Resorts and Entain joint venture teaming-up with Gila River Hotels & Casinos and the Arizona Cardinals for retail and online sports betting in August. 

After detailing the launch of Phoenix’s first in-casino sportsbook, BetMGM will also launch sportsbooks at the group’s Wild Horse Pass and Lone Butte facilities in the near future.

Furthermore, the firm is also working with the Arizona Cardinals to create a BetMGM Sportsbook at State Farm Stadium, home of the Cardinals, which is targeted to open in time for the 2022 NFL season.

“It’s great to see our partnership with Gila River come to life in Arizona,” said Adam Greenblatt, BetMGM CEO. “The BetMGM Sportsbook at Vee Quiva will be a true destination for sports fans and we look forward to opening additional venues at Wild Horse Pass and Lone Butte. 

“These retail sportsbooks complement our existing mobile platform in Arizona and further cement our goal of providing BetMGM customers with a world-class experience.”

The BetMGM Sportsbook at Vee Quiva boasts 25 large screen displays, as well as a media wall and seating for more than 100 guests. Guests can view games and events from all major US and international sports. The sportsbook also features 20 betting kiosks and ticket writers present to assist guests with placing bets.

Kenneth Manuel, CEO of Gila River Hotels & Casinos, commented: “The new sportsbooks align perfectly with Gila River’s sports-centric brand. As Arizona’s official sports headquarters, we take pride in bringing unique sports experiences to our valued guests. 

“We’re excited to partner with BetMGM to deliver a diverse, engaging selection of betting options, no matter if you’re a huge sports fan or just want to check out the fun.”