Fubo Gaming, a subsidiary of fuboTV, announced today that Fubo Sportsbook has made its launch in Arizona. The Grand Canyon State becomes the second state to offer the sportsbook from the leading sports-first live TV streaming platform.
Arizona joins Iowa as the first 2 states to allow sports enthusiasts 21 and older to place wagers on thousands of sporting events, from bowl games to league champions, and everything in-between via Fubo’s mobile app or website. In Arizona, the interactive gambling service was launched in partnership with the Ak-Chin Indian Community and will use “an industry-first integration of an owned-and-operated sports wagering platform with a live TV streaming experience. By integrating with fuboTV, the mobile app delivers personalized omniscreen experiences that turn passive viewers into active participants.” the company said in a statement.
“We are honored to partner with our first Native American tribe, the Ak-Chin Indian Community, to launch our market-defining sportsbook within the great state of Arizona,” said Scott Butera, president, Fubo Gaming. “In less than a year of establishing Fubo Gaming, we brought our sports betting platform to passionate sports communities across two states and look forward to continuing introducing our unique product to many more consumers.”
By using their Watching Now proprietary feature, “Fubo Sportsbook will leverage fuboTV’s first-party user data to engage participants by recommending relevant bets based upon what they are streaming — even as they change the channel. Fubo Gaming intends to continue iterating the app, launching additional features that will further integrate wagering into the fuboTV platform, to create an even more immersive and personalized experience.”
“Fubo Sportsbook is a major pillar of fuboTV’s mission to integrate interactivity into our live TV streaming platform and define a new category of interactive sports and entertainment television,” said David Gandler, co-founder and CEO, fuboTV. “I’m very proud of how quickly the Fubo Gaming team has brought Fubo Sportsbook to market: from our announcement to expand into online sports wagering to the launch of Fubo Sportsbook in Arizona, our second state, all in the same year.”
Fubo Gaming has partnerships with NASCAR, the New York Jets, and, as an Authorized Gaming Operator (AGO) with the NBA, a multi-year agreement with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Back in August, the gaming company received regulatory approvals to operate as the management service provider to the Ak-Chin Indian Community to go live with mobile betting operations within the state of Arizona.
“We’re so excited this day is finally here,” said Robert Miguel, chairman, Ak-Chin Indian Community. “The Ak-Chin Indian Community is proud to work with an industry-leading partner like Fubo Gaming in the development of its mobile app for online sports wagering, and we look forward to providing our customers the premier gaming experience they’ve come to expect.”
The company will look to continue its expansion, as it has also obtained market access agreements in four other states, including Pennsylvania via The Cordish Companies, Indiana and New Jersey via Caesars Entertainment Inc., and Iowa via Casino Queen. Fubo Gaming expects to announce the launch of Fubo Sportsbook in additional markets, subject to requisite regulatory approvals.