Three more tribal casino in Washington get greenlight to offer sports wagering

Three more tribal casino in Washington get greenlight to offer sports wagering

 Washington saw three tribes launching their sports betting operations in the state last week after securing approval from the Interior Department.

Tribe Casino & Sports Wagering Boom in WSH

Business is indeed thriving in behalf of the Indian Tribes in Washington.

In a press release dated September 16, Washington Indian Gaming Association confirmed three more tribes received the go-ahead to get their sports betting bets started at their casinos immediately. 

These tribes are Colville Indian Reservation, Shoalwater Bay Tribe, and Muckleshoot Indian Tribe. 

The 12 Tribes Resort Casino, Coulee Dam Casino, and Mill Bay Casino belong to Coville Indian Reservation. Meanwhile, Shoalwater Bay Casino and Muckleshoot Indian Casino facility operate under the banner of Shoalwater and Muckleshoot Tribe, respectively.

This development came after Washington’s Interior Department granted the application of nine Indian Tribes to carry out sports wagering business at their gaming properties in early September. Tulalip, Stillaguamish, Suquamish, Snoqualmie will kick off their operation in the coming weeks. The same goes for the Lummi, Puyallup, Squaxin, Cowlitz, and Spokane tribes. 

The number of Indian Tribes that offer sports wagering in Washington will increase once the department gives its approval to four more tribes. Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, Kalispel Tribe of Indians, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, and The Skokomish Indian Tribe all hope to add sports wagering segment to their business portfolios, pending license approval. 

Quotes from the Press Release

Rebecca George, executive director of the Washington Indian Gaming Association, commented on the issuance of licenses to three more tribes: “The strong partnership that tribal governments in Washington state have built up over the last three decades with the state of Washington and the federal government was further affirmed today, with the Interior Department approving three more tribal compacts, covering the Colville, Shoalwater Bay, and Muckleshoot tribes, allowing those tribes to move forward with sports betting.

“Our tribes are justifiably proud of our stellar record of offering safe and responsible gaming at our casinos. Washington tribes do gaming right, and we look forward to continuing to offer the highest quality gaming and entertainment options to visitors to our casinos.”


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