PAYSON, AZ – The Tonto Apache Tribe has become the first Indian tribe to launch a live onsite retail sportsbook in Arizona. Mazatzal Hotel & Casino now offers onsite retail sports wagering on the results of professional, college and international sport and athletic events.
The tribe launched mobile sports betting statewide on Thursday, September 16 at 9:00am local time. Tonto Apache is one of ten tribes that applied for and was recently awarded sports betting licenses under new legislation.
“Over the last several years, we have worked diligently to secure our sports wagering license and today marks a significant milestone for Tonto Apache,” said Tonto Apache Chairman Calvin Johnson. “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.”