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FanDuel Gains Market Access Into Washington Sports Betting

Robert Linnehan

by Robert Linnehan in Sports Betting News

Sep 28, 2021 · 10:40 AM PDT

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  • FanDuel announced a partnership with the Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort in Washington
  • FanDuel will operate the casino’s sportsbook, which is scheduled to open sometime this Fall
  • Only in-person sports betting is legal in Washington

FanDuel announced it has agreed to a partnership to gain market access for Washington in-person sports betting.

The sportsbook operator has partnered with the Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort to operate the facility’s retail sportsbook. The FanDuel sportsbook will open its door later this fall and will feature three live betting windows and twelve self-service betting terminal kiosks. Additionally, the casino will install three self-service betting kiosks that will be located in the Beach Rock Music and Sports Lounge.

Twelve Total Tribes Can Offer Sports Betting

Twelve Washington tribes have received approvals for their gaming compacts from the U.S. Department of the Interior to offer in-person sports betting. The tribes that can currently offer in-person sports betting are as follows:

  • Puyallup Tribe of Indians.
  • Tulalip Tribe of Washington.
  • Spokane Tribe.
  • Snoqualmie Indian Tribe.
  • Lummi Nation.
  • Cowlitz Indian Tribe.
  • Squaxin Island Tribe.
  • Suquamish Tribe.
  • Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians.
  • Colville Tribe.
  • Muckleshoot Tribe.
  • Shoalwater Tribe.

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“We are looking forward to offering sports wagering at our property for the first time and to making the Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort Washington’s premier destination for sports betting and the best game-day experience for all of our casino guests,” comments Greg George, Port Madison Enterprises Board President, the business arm of the Suquamish Tribe.

Revenue Will Benefit Tribe’s Governmental Services

Sports betting revenue will help support the Suquamish Tribe’s governmental services offered to both tribal members and the local non-tribal community, said Leonard Forsman, Chairman of the Suquamish Tribe.

Washington began accepting sports bets on Thursday, Sept. 9, the opening day of the NFL season. The Snoqualmie Casino, which bills itself as the closest casino to Seattle, was the first casino in the state to begin taking sports bets from the public.

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