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Fresh off the first playoff appearance of the Kliff Kingsbury era in Phoenix, the Arizona Cardinals have some positive momentum to continue to build from. The team has improved by three wins in each season under Kingsbury, going from five wins in 2020 to eight in 2021 before last season’s 11-6 record that earned them a Wild Card spot in the NFC. The Cardinals faced the Los Angeles Rams in the first round of the playoffs for their third matchup of the season, losing badly by a score of 34-11 after previously winning in LA in October. The Rams would…

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Arizona has been in the middle of many offseason headlines, but not for the reasons some may hope. Following a second consecutive collapse in the winter months, Kyler Murray’s name was thrown around as a potential trade option if the team opted to not extend the former #1 pick. Though Murray may be a bit disgruntled, it appears that he should be back in a Cardinals uniform for the 2022-23 season. Will management look to get Murray some more playmakers at the skill positions? Veteran defensive end Chandler Jones is looking for a new home. The first day of free…

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In a little over two months since Arizona started sports betting in the state, the general fund has collected a little over 1.3 million dollars. This is significantly below what Governor Doug Ducey and other proponents of the new legislation set their expectations. Aiden Fleming, assistant director of the Arizona Department of Gaming, made light of things, saying it had been a promising start. It is also worth mentioning that a significant number of sports gambling operations have yet to start. All ten of the American Indian operations that were awarded skins have yet to open their operation. In fact,…

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Add BetMGM to the list of sportsbooks on pace to enter the Arizona sports betting market in September. The list of sportsbooks with a partnership in place with either an Arizona professional sports organization or existing casino is now at 11. With only a handful of skins remaining in the state, the pressure is on the few major US sportsbooks that have yet to gain access to the Arizona market. BetMGM Partners with Both the Arizona Cardinals and Gila River Hotels and Casinos As we mentioned, 11 US sportsbooks have announced a partnership that will allow them to offer mobile…

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The list of sportsbook operators planning to be live in time for the September 9 launch date grew by one today with BetFred announcing they have secured a partnership with the We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort. Of course, this partnership allows BetFred to apply for a mobile betting license in the state of Arizona. Beyond the mobile license, BetFred announced plans to open a retail sportsbook in Scottsdale at the We-Ko-Pa Casino. For Arizona bettors, BetFred is the 11th sportsbook to officially enter the market. Here is a rundown of current sportsbooks and their in-state partner: Sportsbooks partnering with an Arizona sports…

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