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Casino   |   September 9, 2021

Legal Sports Wagering in Washington State Coming Soon to a Tribal Casino Near You

For the first time in Washington history, it is now legal to wager on casino games, football, and virtually any other sports; exclusively at the tribal casinos with federal approval by the state. 

The operators at Snoqualmie Casino have been contending to be part of the first 16 legal sportsbooks. Casino punters will soon be able to wager legally on the Mariners, Seahawks, or any other sport they may dream of. 

Snoqualmie Casino Ready to Go Live

Thousands of punters have been waiting to place bets on the National Football League (NFL) this 2021-22. Snoqualmie Casino happens to be the first legal sportsbook in the State to allow gamblers to stake wagers by the time the NFL officially kicks off this season on Thursday night. 

According to a survey, at least 36% of punters will wager on the National Football League this season. You will not miss a play at any time in all international sports. A series of new laws and tribal compacts will open up the place punters can go wager on sports legitimately for the first time in the state’s history. 

Stanford Lee, the CEO of the Snoqualmie Casino, together with the team are working fast to finish building one of the 16 legal sportsbooks and other tribal casinos across Washington State. Gamblers are expected to wager on the sports as soon as possible, especially those found in the Las Vegas Casinos.

Legalizing Sports Gambling in Washington 

Earlier it was a felony to place wagers on sports in Washington State unless you were in Las Vegas. In the last several years, lawmakers in Olympia slowly opened up the concept of legalizing sports bettings on selected tribal lands and making them come to life.

Other areas, including the Emerald Queen, Muckleshoot Casino, and the Tulalip Casino, are all working to open up sportsbooks within weeks to come. You get the opportunity to wager in person. You can also bet at a computerized kiosk inside the casino while experiencing the thrill of a lifetime. There will be a lot more action than just betting whether the team you selected will win or lose the event. Other proposition predictions that were also staged in Vegas include: 

  • Will your favorite home or away team get the first touchdown on the next possession  
  • Will the next score be a touchdown pass or touchdown run versus the field goal.

Tribal Casino Mobile Gaming App 

Each tribal casino will eventually have its gaming app. Punters can now get the opportunity to wager on sports directly on their mobile devices. However, it is a little bit more nuanced than just downloading the gaming app. 

First, you will have to set up a tribal account with your Identification Number at the individual casinos. However, it is not a guarantee it might work everywhere. Suppose you are standing near the casino. There are high chances it might work. 

But every casino by law should incorporate geofencing technology so that if you are off the individual tribal grounds, the app will work. Currently, you can pre-select your bets, just like in fantasy football. When you get to the casino’s property, that is when you can submit your bet. 

Tribes of the Washington State Are the State’s 7th Largest Employer. 

The casino sportsbook will continue building more jobs, revenues, and even pay for environmental work programs. However, there are certain limitations as you can’t place a wager if you are employed by a professional team around, and there are no bets allowed from Washington College teams. You can bet on these Washington college games while in other states. 

As per the Washington State Gambling Commission, here are the tribal legal sportsbooks expected to come soon:

▪ Tulalip Tribes Resort Casino in Tulalip, WA 98271, United States.

▪ Emerald Queen Casino Tacoma, WA 98404, United States.

▪ Suquamish Clearwater Casino in Suquamish, WA 98392, United States.

▪ Angel of Winds Casino in Arlington, WA 98223, United States.

▪ Little Creek Casino in Shelton, WA 98584, United States.

▪ Chewelah Casino in Chewelah, WA 99109, United States.

▪ Snoqualmie Casino in Snoqualmie, WA 98065, United States.

▪ Ilani Casino in Ridgefield, WA 98642, United States.

▪ Silver Reef Casino in Ferndale, WA 98248, United States.