FanDuel comes to Washington

By Gambling Insider

FanDuel has continued its expansion across the US with a partnership with Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort. According to this deal, the group and the casino resort will form an exclusive partnership to bring retail sports betting to the state of Washington.

Although Washington’s market opened up to sports betting in early September, the only mobile sports betting that is currently allowed under the state’s gaming law is geofenced to the individual property, meaning users can only use a certain mobile app in a facility with that certain retail sportsbook.

The state also failed to extend sports betting to commercial card rooms; the game offer is limited along with the maximum bet amount and the operating hours of the facilities. On top of having the tax rate increased from 5% to 20%, the state’s law also doesn’t allow slot machines, video poker and video lottery terminals.

Thanks to the new deal, FanDuel sportsbook will feature three live betting windows and 12 self-service terminal kiosks, as well as 17 screens showing live sports and seating areas. Also, three more self-service betting kiosks are set to open in the casino’s Beach Rock Music and Sports Longue.

Leonard Forsman, Chairman of the Suquamish Tribe, commented: “We are so pleased with the recent addition of sports wagering to our gaming compact, making sports betting legal in the state for the first time. Revenue from sports wagering will help support the Suquamish Tribe’s important governmental services offered to both tribal members and the local non-tribal community.”

Keith Wall, VP of Retail for FanDuel Group, added: “We are excited to partner with Port Madison Enterprises and the Suquamish Tribe to bring FanDuel to the state of Washington. The Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort will be a truly impressive location for the West Coast expansion of our FanDuel Sportsbook retail operations.”

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