Arizona witnessed its first ever month-over-month decline in sports betting, despite the Super Bowl aiding its sportsbooks performance.

Rush Street Interactive now operates real-money gaming in twelve states, with the firm taking its BetRivers online sportsbook live in the state of Arizona.

This follows the online sports betting and casino company securing a multi-year market access partnership with indoor football franchise the Arizona Rattlers earlier this year.

This latest launch enables sports fans aged 21 and over to register, deposit funds, wager, and withdraw payouts from the BetRivers Sportsbook app for iOS and Android.

The BetRivers online sportsbook offers thousands of betting options on various leagues, games, and players, as well as features including betting tips, stats centre and player search functionality, a library of live streaming content and real time game tracker visualisations. 

RSI is currently live with real-money mobile, online and/or retail operations in the states of Pennsylvania, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Michigan, Indiana, Virginia, Colorado, Iowa, and West Virginia, as well as Arizona.

“We are excited to bring our industry leading gaming platform to Arizona, marking the second state in as many months where we have launched online sports betting,” said Richard Schwartz, chief executive officer of RSI

“Moreover, with the sports calendar in full swing, and with the Arizona Cardinals near the top of the NFL, BetRivers could not be arriving in Arizona at a better time. 

“We invite Arizonans to experience the huge volume of betting content and first-rate customer service we have to offer and see why BetRivers is the preferred sportsbook of more and more Americans.”

Adding: “We are grateful for the trust and partnership of the Arizona Rattlers as well as the Arizona Department of Gaming, and look forward to delivering responsible, player-first entertainment to sports enthusiasts across the state.”

Earlier this year, the Arizona Department of Gaming disclosed the allocation of 18 sports betting licenses to ten tribes and eight sports organisations.