The Tonto Apache Tribe has become the first tribal gaming interest in Arizona to launch a live onsite retail sportsbook at its Mazatzal Hotel & Casino in Payson.
In partnership with TwinSpires Sportsbook owned by Churchill Downs, Mazatzal Hotel & Casino will now offer onsite retail sports wagering on professional, college, and international sport and athletic events. The tribe has also launched mobile sports betting statewide through the TwinSpires online app.
Tonto Apache is one of 10 tribes that applied for and were recently awarded sports betting licenses under new legislation (HB 2772).
Chairman Calvin Johnson commented: “Over the last several years, we have worked diligently to secure our sports wagering license and today marks a significant milestone for Tonto Apache.
“In conjunction with our world-class partner, we look forward to offering a dynamic sportsbook, supporting the local community, and bringing more visitors and sports fans to the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino. This opportunity will also present great opportunities and economic benefits for our people.”