FanDuel to Enter Washington State In-Person Sports Betting Market

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The FanDuel group announced a partnership with Port Madison Enterprises that would bring one of America’s top sportsbooks to the state of Washington.

The plan would be carried out through Port Madison’s Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort is Suquamish, WA, which will operate the planned retail FanDuel sportsbook.

In a statement, Port Madison Enterprises board president Greg George said:

“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.”

Retail FanDuel Sportsbook to Open this Fall

The FanDuel sportsbook at the Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort is expected to open this fall. It will have three live-betting windows and 12 self-service betting kiosks. The facility will have 17 screens to feature all of the sporting action for the day, including a main 32’ x 9’ high-definition video screen.

Additionally, three self-service betting kiosks will be deployed at the Casino’s Beach Rock Music and Sports Lounge. This location will have a total of 11 screens including a main 24.5’ x 11.5’ video display, and has a total seating capacity of 250 people.

12 Tribes Can Offer in-Person Sports Betting in Washington

As of the present, there are a total of 12 tribes in Washington that have approved gaming compacts to offer in-person sports betting in the state. These tribes are the 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, and the Shoalwater Tribe.

Washington’s in-person sports betting is only allowed on tribal land so no tax revenue will be remitted to the state government with all sports betting income going to the Native American tribes’ governmental services. These services are used to support both tribal and non-tribal interests.