DraftKings Bringing Sports Betting To Washington State With Tribal Deal

Written By Nicholaus Garcia on January 31, 2022
DraftKings Brings SportsBetting Deal With Tribe In Washington State

The Tulalip Tribes of Washington are partnering with one of the top operators in the US to bring retail sports betting to the Northwest.

The tribe signed an exclusive partnership with DraftKings which will launch a retail sportsbook at the tribe’s two properties.

Details on the partnership

The two casinos, located 30-minutes from Seattle, will each feature a DraftKings Sportsbook.

They Tulalip casinos are:

  • Tulalip Resort Casino
  • Quil Ceda Creek Casino

The DraftKings Sportsbook at Tulalip Resort Casino will also feature a number of amenities. Some include eight ticket windows and at least two dozen betting kiosks.

  • 5,000 square-foot space
  • 50-foot video wall

As of now, Quil Ceda Casino sportsbook is still in early development. However, DraftKings will provide state-of-the-art technology to ensure the ultimate sports betting experience.

Currently, the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe is the only one to offer WA sports betting

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What tribal leadership is saying

Here is what Tulalip Tribal Chairwoman, Teri Gobin, had to say:

“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.

Gobin continues by saying:

“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.”

What’s next for DraftKings?

With the addition of Washington State, DraftKings will now operate sportsbooks in 19 jurisdictions.

Michael Kibort, Sr. Director, Retail Sportsbooks at DraftKings, said,

“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.”

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Nick has had stints in Chicago and Washington, D.C., writing about politics, financial markets, and sports betting. He graduated from Texas Tech University and completed his master's degree in journalism at Columbia College Chicago.

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