Major League Baseball’s (MLB) Arizona Diamondbacks have entered into a new partnership with Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort. The team announced the new deal on Friday, which sees the two casinos becoming its official casino and resort partners. Through the new partnership, the two resorts’ logos will be visible in the team’s stadium, including on-field insignias in front of the two dugouts.
a VIP lounge for Casino Arizona behind the visiting team’s dugout
The deal also includes the creation of a VIP lounge for Casino Arizona behind the visiting team’s dugout. Another aspect of the deal will be the extra support for the Diamondbacks’ yearly Native American Inter-Tribal Baseball and Softball Tournament.
Welcoming the new deal
Diamondbacks CEO and president Derrick Hall welcomed the signing of the new partnership, saying “The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community has long been a valued partner of the Arizona Diamondbacks.”
The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community owns the Talking Stick Resort and Casino Arizona.
Talking Stick Resort and Casino Arizona director of public relations Ramon Martinez believes that the new partnership with the Diamondbacks will be of great benefit to fans and the local community. He said: “We are excited for Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort to grow with a partner who shares our values.”
Plenty of deals in Arizona
This is not the first gambling-related deal that the Diamondbacks have entered into recently. Last May, the team signed a sports betting partnership with Caesars Entertainment that allowed Caesars to launch an online sportsbook in Arizona. The ten-year agreement also led to the team opening a retail sportsbook adjacent to the stadium.
Most of the major sports organizations in Arizona have signed deals with casino and sports betting operators in recent times. The Phoenix Suns has has a deal in place with FanDuel, while BetMGM has a partnership with the Arizona Cardinals which will see it become the first NFL team to have a retail sportsbook at its stadium.