DraftKings to offer sports betting in Washington state
January 21, 2022
The Tulalip Tribes of Washington and DraftKings Inc. announced an exclusive market access deal yesterday that would introduce the DraftKings retail sportsbook experience to Washington state.
Tulalip Resort Casino and Quil Ceda Creek Casino, both located only 30-minutes north of Seattle in Tulalip, WA, are planning to build DraftKings retail sportsbook outlets. The DraftKings Sportsbook at Tulalip Resort Casino will have a 5,000-square-foot facility with a 50-foot video wall, over two dozen kiosks, and eight ticket booths, pending licensure and regulatory approvals.
However, the DraftKings Sportsbook at Quil Ceda Creek Casino is still in the development stages, but it will reportedly contain cutting-edge technology and offer the very same world-class betting experience as all DraftKings labeled retail sportsbooks.
Expansion efforts to Pacific Northwest
"As we get ready to open our sportsbooks, we are excited to announce our exclusive partnership with the best in the business, DraftKings,” stated Teri Gobin, Chairwoman, Tulalip Tribes.
“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."
Washington will become the 19th state where DraftKings' Sportsbook product is available once it is operating at full capacity.
“Today marks an exciting day for DraftKings as we are set to expand our sports betting footprint to the great Pacific Northwest,” commented Michael Kibort, Sr. Director, Retail Sportsbooks at DraftKings.
“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,” Kibort added.
The Tulalip Tribes are a federally recognized Indian tribe situated on the Tulalip Reservation in the mid-Puget Sound area, which is bounded on the east by Interstate 5 and Marysville, Washington.
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