The legalization of sports betting in the U.S. is continuing its upward trajectory. Arizona sports fans should begin circling September 9th on their calendars, as it’s the official date for sports betting legalization in the state. And while this opens up residents of the Copper state to place standard moneyline bets and parlays, daily fantasy sports is a different story. Daily fantasy sports in Arizona is totally available to bettors right now! Here’s everything you need to know about the new availability of daily fantasy sports in Arizona.
Arizona Daily Fantasy Sports is Officially Live
Daily fantasy sports is totally available in Arizona right now. This is especially good news since, interestingly, Arizona was one of the few states in the U.S. where DFS was 100% banned. The major difference when it comes to Arizona daily fantasy sports is age. While other states require daily fantasy sports players to be 18 and up, you’ll have to be 21 or older to play DFS in Arizona. Still, considering there was nothing available at all beforehand, sports fans in the state will be ecstatic regardless of the age restriction.
While DFS is available right now, September 9th is the date when sports betting will be completely legal in the state. The day perfectly coincides with the Thursday night matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Dallas Cowboys, signaling the start of the NFL season, and bodes well for fans of college football as well. While the NFL is definitely the most popular sport for daily fantasy sports, Arizona residents will also have the opportunity to play DFS on the MLB and NBA, college football, and plenty of other sports.
Where to play Daily Fantasy Sports in Arizona
The big places to play daily fantasy sports in Arizona are the major players in DFS since the start, DraftKings and FanDuel. Additionally, four others are currently available: Yahoo, Fantasy Sports Shark, Underdog Sports, and the Fantasy Football Players Championship.
There are still quite a few platforms that haven’t been confirmed for Arizona DFS. There’s still no word available on daily fantasy sports sites like PrizePicks, Monkey Knife Fight, ThriveFantasy, and Underdog Fantasy.
Popular Arizona Cardinals Players in DFS
With daily fantasy sports becoming a reality in Arizona, locals might have a little unintentional bias and draft their favorite players. Luckily, there are some Arizona Cardinals players that residents would be lucky to have on their DFS team.
The highlight, of course, is QB Kylar Murray. In his second season, Murray threw 26 TDs with 12 INTs. Most importantly, he racked up 819 yards and 11 scores on the ground. This makes him an extremely valuable prospect in daily fantasy sports.
Plus, Murray is surrounded by plenty of offensive talent. In addition to DeAndre Hopkins, who himself is a top five wide receiver, there’s WR Christian Kirk, RB Chase Edmonds, and TE Maxx Williams. And let’s not forget newcomer A.J. Green, who’s looking for a comeback year after leaving his longtime home, the Cincinnati Bengals. Murray, Hopkins, and the rest of the offensive squad are going to be watched closely by DFS players throughout the season.