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Architects reveal plans for new DraftKings sportsbook at TPC Scottsdale

By Bill King

Plans for a first-of-its-kind sportsbook that DraftKings will open at TPC Scottsdale in the fall of '23 feature an indoor-outdoor patio with video screens, VIP cabanas and fire pits. Those areas will be open to patrons throughout the year and converted to private hospitality during the PGA Tour’s annual WM Phoenix Open. Designed by lead architect Allen + Philp Partners, the 390-seat full-service bar and restaurant will include about 40 betting kiosks and seven ticket windows, as well as WiFi to allow patrons to bet from their mobile devices. It will be located across from the Stadium Course clubhouse, at what has served as the main dropoff entrance for the PGA Tour event. Construction is expected to begin next month. Scottsdale’s city council approved initial plans on April 5. DraftKings and the PGA Tour agreed to develop the retail location as part of a deal struck last year that gave the sportsbook rights to offer online sports betting throughout Arizona.

IN THE 'ZONA: DraftKings has broken from the gate as the market leader in Arizona, accounting for $173.1M, or 31%, of online sports handle in the state in January, the most recent month reported. FanDuel was at 27%; BetMGM 21%; Caesars 13%. At retail, FanDuel handled $3.9M at its Footprint Center location in January. Caesars took $1.1M in bets at its Chase Field sportsbook for the month. Legal sports betting opened in the state in September.

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