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Off-Track Wagering

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Off-Track Wagering is any establishment at which bets or wagers are made on the results of any race, contest, sports event, game or any other event or occurrence.


$200 Non-refundable application fee

$1,200 Annual license fee (up to 4 tote machines, $400 for each additional tote machine) 


Tempe City Code §16A-100 to §16A-109 


OTW Application

Application packet must contain the following:

  • Business Application
  • Individual Application(s)

The following only needs to be completed for the Principal Wagering Establishment:

  • Description of Activity 
  • Plan of Operation 
  • Floor Plan 
  • Diagram of property 
  • Notices of hearing are sent to property owners within 300' of location

Note: All Owners must submit fingerprints

$22 fingerprint fee per person

Fingerprint cards created by licensing office

Application packet is forwarded to:

1. Building Safety 

2. Development Services 

3. Fire Prevention 

4. Police Department

Additional Info:

  • A public hearing notice is posted at the business location for 15 days 
  • City Council public hearing is held
  • City Council recommendation is forwarded to the Arizona Department of Racing
  • City off-track wagering license is issued by Tempe after the application has been approved by the Arizona Department of Racing