DraftKings has partnered with the Tulalip Tribes of Washington, in an agreement that will see two retail sportsbooks provided by the gaming operator.
The two casinos initially benefitting from the deal are the Tulalip Resort Casino and the Quil Ceda Creek Casino, both of which are owned and operated by the tribe. The agreement is pending until licensing and regulatory approvals have been granted.
In terms of design, the sportsbook plans for the Tulalip Resort Casino include a 5,000 square foot space allocated to DraftKings, a 50-foot video wall with more than two dozen kiosks and eight ticket windows.
While the design at the Quil Ceda Creek facility is yet to be decided, it is expected to feature groundbreaking technology, mirroring the high-quality betting experience across all DraftKings retail sportsbooks.
Michael Kibort, Senior Director, Retail Sportsbooks at DraftKings, commented: “Today marks an exciting day for DraftKings as we are set to expand our sports betting footprint to the great Pacific Northwest.
"In collaboration with the Tulalip Tribes of Washington, we look forward to bringing the very best in real-money gaming experiences to a state with a passionate fanbase spanning major professional sports leagues.”
Commenting on the impact the DraftKings sportsbooks will have on the casinos, Teri Gobin, Chairwoman, Tulalip Tribes, said: “As we get ready to open our sportsbooks, we are excited to announce our exclusive partnership with the best in the business, DraftKings.
“We're ready to take our gaming experience to the next level. Like Tulalip, DraftKings is committed to excellence and, together, we're going to give sports fans a one-of-a-kind experience. We can't wait for our customers to share our journey as we build the newest addition to our entertainment destinations.”
When the agreement is finalised, DraftKings sportsbooks will be live across 19 states.