The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and Betfred Sports on Nov. 23 opened eight self-service sports betting kiosks at the We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort.
The new user-friendly kiosks allow players to wager on select sports on pre-match, in-play or futures from straight bets, parlay cards, teasers and more. They can then insert their winning tickets into the kiosks and use their profits to place additional bets, according to a release.
Four of the eight kiosks are located throughout the casino floor. The remaining four can be found in WKP Sports & Entertainment, the casino’s sports-themed casual dining outlet that offers creative pub fare and craft beer along with football parties on Monday night and enormous flat-screen TVs that broadcast football games, boxing, UFC and other major sporting events.
“When designing the We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort, the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation wanted it to be the place to be for local residents and area visitors interested in the latest-and-greatest gaming options,” Mary Ketterling, general manager, said in the release. “Adding sports betting further helps us make our beautiful casino the one-stop gaming destination they envisioned.”
“We are now one step closer to offering Arizona sports bettors a great betting experience with the new self-service kiosks at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort,” Bryan Bennett, COO of Betfred Sports, said in the release. “We look forward to opening the complete Betfred Sportsbook early next year.”
Owned and operated by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, the 166,341-square-foot We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort at 10438 N. Fort McDowell Road (10438 WeKoPa Way) has state-of-the-art gaming, a variety of specialty fine and casual dining restaurants, and live entertainment.
The attached AAA Four Diamond hotel has 246 guestrooms and suites, 25,000 square feet of meeting space, spa treatments at the Amethyst Spa, and two resort-style outdoor pools, according to the release.
Betfred USA Sports is the wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Betfred Group, a Warrington, United Kingdom, based bookmaker that owns and operates more than 1,500 betting shops in the United Kingdom as well as online and mobile products in the United Kingdom and Spain.
Betfred Group created Las Vegas-based Betfred USA Sports in 2019 to enter the U.S. sports betting market. Betfred USA Sports, a sportsbook sponsor of the Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies, is a licensed operator in Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Pennsylvania and Colorado, with Nevada and Washington coming soon pending regulatory approval, the release states.
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