- Caesars Sportsbook at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona is officially open.
- Hungry sports bettors can enjoy some grub at Guy Fieri’s DTPHX Kitchen + Bar at Caesars Sportsbook–also now open for business.
- The sportsbook offers a total of nine betting windows and 13 self-service betting kiosks.
Arizona might have the most corrupt sportsbook licensing process in North America but at least they’ve come up with a fairly good ecosystem for bettors. There’s even some good retail sportsbooks around the state and with so many jurisdictions missing the boat entirely on this that’s probably worth something. For now at least, the new champion of the Arizona retail sports betting scene is the Caesars Sportsbook at Chase Field in Phoenix. The 22,300 square foot facility is now open for business and is being billed as ‘the largest freestanding sportsbook in Arizona and the largest retail sportsbook to open in partnership with a major sports stadium nationwide.’
Credit to Caesars Entertainment and the other entities involved in the design, construction and launch of the sportsbook–it looks as good as they described it when it was announced in May 2021. Here’s the description of the sportsbook from the press release announcing the grand opening:
This new, first-class sportsbook and full-service restaurant combo is unlike any opened to date. The venue features a total of nine betting windows and 13 self-service betting kiosks as well as wall-to-wall flatscreen televisions, breathtaking patio space, along with table and plush lounge-style seating on both floors with a total capacity of more than 425. Private space is also available to rent.
Here’s a picture of the patio space–I’m not sure about the ‘breathtaking’ part but those Caesars Sportsbook umbrellas are definitely badass:
One positive trend in retail sportsbooks of late is seriously upgraded food options. When I first started betting on sports you were lucky to find nasty hot dogs in and around Las Vegas sportsbooks. I’ll never forget the smell of the bloody roast beef they used to serve at the deli adjacent to Binion’s Horseshoe Sportsbook back in the day. I’m trying to track down a picture but we’re talking long before they put a roof over Fremont Street.
At the Caesars Sportsbook at Chase Field, hungry bettors can avail themselves of Guy Fieri’s DTPHX Kitchen + Bar at Caesars Sportsbook. Here’s the 411 on the food from the press release:
The opening of Guy Fieri’s DTPHX Kitchen + Bar at Caesars Sportsbook marks the celebrity chef’s first-ever full-service restaurant in Arizona. Designed in partnership with Fieri and led locally by Executive Chef Kayla Laasko, who brings experience from The Barking Bodega, Desert Diamond Casino and the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa, Guy Fieri’s DTPHX Kitchen + Bar offers scratch-made food, signature and classic cocktails, and an extensive beer and wine menu. The menu also features a combination of new recipes and Fieri’s personal favorites from his other restaurants, including the world-famous Trash Can Nachos ($20) and award-winning Bacon Mac ‘n’ Cheeseburger ($18).
I recommend the Motley Que Pulled Pork. Here’s the menu:
Since Caesars Entertainment’s PR team are pros I have all kinds of food pictures:
Want a video of Guy Fieri himself cutting a promo plugging the new place? I’ll do better than that–here’s some ‘b-roll footage’ including Fieri’s promo:
Here’s Fieri’s press release quote:
“I’ve worked with the Caesars team for nearly a decade opening restaurants all over the country together. They are the best of the best. The idea of bringing this next-level restaurant concept to Arizona, a place where I have showcased more than 30 restaurants through ‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’ over the years, was a no-brainer for me. Thank you to the D-backs and Caesars for making it happen.”
Caesars Sportsbook is now open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., on Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m., on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m., and on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Guy Fieri’s DTPHX Kitchen + Bar is open Sunday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. for food service and until 1 a.m. both nights for beverage service. The venue will also be open during D-backs off days and have expanded hours during football season.