TwinSpires, the Churchill Downs-owned online wagering brand for horse racing and sports, has announced that it will seek to enter the newly legalized sports betting market in Arizona in partnership with the Tonto Apache Tribe, owner and operator of the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino.

The partnership allows for a TwinSpires retail sportsbook to open within the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino, and also for TwinSpires to launch its state-of-the-art online sportsbook within the State of Arizona, in each case subject to obtaining applicable gaming licenses and regulatory approvals.

“The team behind the most exciting two minutes in sports is thrilled to partner with the Tonto Apache Tribe and pursue offering our leading sportsbook product and promotions to sports fans throughout Arizona,” Ian Williams, President of TwinSpires, said.

“In conjunction with our world-class partner, we look forward to supporting the local community and bringing more visitors to the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino and our beautiful county,” Calvin Johnson, Chairman of the Tonto Apache Tribe, said.