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AZ’s Casino Del Sol Will Serve as Operator, Bookmaker for New Sportsbook

Arizona Casino Del Sol
  • AZ Casino Del Sol Unveils New Sportsbook, SolSports, Venue Construction Underway
  • Eschewing Third-Party Operators, Casino will Serve as SolSports Operator, Bookmaker
  • Plans to Launch SolSports, Arizona Sports Betting in September Still Stand

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AZ Casino Del Sol Unveils New Sportsbook, SolSports, Venue Construction Underway

In yet another encouraging sign that legal sports betting is coming soon to Arizona, the Casino Del Sol in Tucson has announced that it is in the process of creating a new sportsbook called SolSports on its premises.

A spokesperson for the popular casino says construction is now underway on the new venue that will house the sportsbook, promising Copper State bettors a deluxe sports gambling experience that will include seating for more than 100 people with more than 60 televisions plus a full bar and food service.

According to the CEO of Casino Del Sol, Kimberly Van Amburg, there will also be several self-service sports betting kiosks located throughout the Casino Del Sol and the nearby Casino of the Sun, giving all guests a convenient way to place their sports wagers.

SolSports will provide the ultimate environment for guests to watch and bet on their favorite professional and college sporting events.

This new sportsbook will be distinctive in several ways.

Eschewing Third-Party Operators, Casino Will Serve as SolSports Operator, Bookmaker

In one unique twist, the Casino Del Sol has decided to serve as its own operator and bookmaker, meaning that instead of depending on an out-of-state third-party operator to handle wagers and payouts, all of that critical business will be handled in-house.

The casino plans to use a sports betting technology called OpenSports™ from Scientific Games as its backend platform, the idea being that by managing this part of the business themselves they will receive a bigger cut of the revenue that is generated.

Another distinctive aspect of this new sportsbook is that it will allow for betting on college sports, something that most other operators in other states tend to avoid given that most of the athletes involved are not yet old enough to gamble.

Those in charge of the sportsbook are hoping for a September launch, but that date depends entirely on how the legal sports betting scene in Arizona progresses.

Plans to Launch SolSports, Arizona Sports Betting in September Still Stand

In a state already filled with onsite and online casinos, Arizona is hoping to add legal sports betting to its mix of gambler offerings, and ever since that became legal in April 2021, the plan has been to launch by September 9, 2021, in time for the upcoming NFL season.

The same goes for SolSports at the Casino Del Sol, still with plenty of time to make sure all the venue details are made perfect, the goal being to give Grand Canyon State gamblers an unforgettable experience, the type that CEO Amburg says their patrons expect.

Our goal is to continue to add to our offerings, so we are looking forward to providing our guests with another exceptional gaming experience with our new sportsbook.

Make sure to check out our prior coverage of Arizona’s exciting sports betting journey – 15 Arizona Tribes Seek Gaming Licenses, 10 Permitted, ADG Decides – and be sure to check back here often for all the latest updates.

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Mike Lukas is a retired standup comedian turned freelance writer now living in Dallas, Texas, originally from Cleveland, Ohio. His love for the game of football and all things Cleveland Browns turned Mike into a pro blogger years ago. Now Mike enjoys writing about all thirty-two NFL teams, hoping to help football gamblers gain a slight edge in their pursuit of the perfect wager. Email: [email protected]

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