Washington became the 21st US state to legalize sports betting on March 25th, 2020. Governor Jay Inslee signed a sports betting bill into law, allowing sportsbooks to open at tribal casinos throughout the state of Washington. Find out everything you need to know about the Washington sports betting laws here.
Washington Sports Betting Details
|Start Date||March 25th, 2020|
|Legal Age to Bet||21|
|Online/In App Betting||Yes|
|Maximum Bet||No Limit|
|Eligible Sportsbooks||Limited to sportsbooks at Washington’s tribal casinos.|
Current Washington Sportsbooks
With sports betting in Washington currently limited to only on tribal land, it is important to note exactly what that means. Washington residents that wish to bet on sports will need to be physically located at one of the state’s 30 tribal casinos.
While this clearly is not the final outcome Washington state residents were hoping for, as the bill does not allow for mobile betting, the good news is there is no shortage of tribal casinos in the state. Additionally, mobile betting is likely to be added within the year, the state is simply giving the casinos a head start at building an existing player pool. Below is the complete list of casinos currently operating in Washington.
|Angel of the Winds Casino in Arlington||Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians||No|
|Chewelah Casino in Chewelah||Spokane Tribe of Indians||No|
|Clearwater Casino and Resort in Suquamish||Suquamish Tribe||No|
|Coulee Dam Casino in Coulee Dam||Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation||No|
|Elwha River Casino in Port Angeles||Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe||No|
|Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma||Puyallup Tribe||No|
|Emerald Queen Casino at Fife in Fife||Puyallup Tribe||No|
|Ilani Casino in Ridgefield||Cowlitz Indian Tribe||No|
|Legends Casino in Toppenish||Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation||No|
|Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton||Squaxin Island Tribe||No|
|Lucky Eagle Casino in Rochester||Confederated Tribes of the Chehlis Reservation||No|
|Mill Bay Casino in Manson||Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation||No|
|Muckleshoot Indian Casino in Auburn||Muckleshoot Tribe||No|
|Nooksack Northwood Casino in Lynden||Nooksack Indian Tribe||No|
|Northern Lights Casino in Anacortes||Swinomish Indian Tribal Community||No|
|Northern Quest Casino in Airway Heights||Kalispel Tribe of Indians||No|
|Okanogan Bingo-Casino in Okanogan||Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation||No|
|Point-No-Point Casino in Kingston||Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe||No|
|Quil Ceda Creek Casino in Tulalip||Tulalip Tribes||No|
|Quinault Beach Resort and Casino in Ocean Shores||Quinault Indian Nation||No|
|Red Wind Casino in Olympia||Nisqually Indian Tribe||No|
|Seven Cedars Casino in Sequim||Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe||No|
|Shoalwater Bay Casino in Tokeland||Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe||No|
|Silver Reef Casino in Ferndale||Lummi Nation||No|
|Skagit Valley Casino Resort in Bow||Upper Skagit Indian Tribe||No|
|Snoqualmie Casino in Snoqualmie||Snoqualmie Indian Tribe||No|
|The Lucky Dog Casino in Skokomish||Skokomish Indian Tribe||No|
|12 Tribes Resort Casino in Omak||Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation||No|
|Tulalip Resort Casino in Tulalip||Tulalip Tribes||No|
|Two Rivers Casino in Davenport||Spokane Tribe of Indians||No|
Future Mobile Sports Betting Options in Washington
While it is certainly disappointing that the original sports betting bill did not include mobile sports betting, it is believed that a new bill allowing for mobile and online sports betting will be sponsored by the end of 2020. The bill passed in March came just days ahead of the state’s casinos shutting down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The pandemic should shift the move to mobile sports betting into overdrive for two reasons. The first is the fact that people can not and should not be going to casinos during a pandemic, particularly if it is possible to receive the same service from home.
The second reason is the state’s budget. COVID-19 has caused havoc for state governments across the US and the estimated $50 million in tax revenue would go a long way for the state of Washington.
The state of Washington currently has a population of over 7.6 million and is an avid sports state. This includes a new professional hockey team, the Kraken, Seahawks, Mariners, Washington Huskies, and Washington State Cougars. We expect most major sportsbooks will enter the market as soon as possible.
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|7.8Out of 10||Up to:$250||Get Offer|
Washington Sports Betting FAQ’s
Below are answers to the questions we receive most often regarding legal sports betting in the state of Washington. We keep these questions updated daily with the current gambling laws in WA.
Is sports betting legal in Washington?
Yes, as of March 2020 sports betting is legal in the state of Washington. To bet on sports, you need to visit one of the state’s tribal casinos.
Is mobile sports betting legal in Washington?
No, mobile sports betting was not included in the original sports betting bill. The state is likely to have a bill sponsored by the end of 2020 that would legalize mobile sports betting.
Are FanDuel and DraftKings available in Washington?
Yes, you can play daily fantasy sports on FanDuel and DraftKings in the state of Washington. The FanDuel sportsbook and DraftKings sportsbook are not yet available, but will likely enter the market once the state legalizes mobile sports betting.
What sports can you bet on in Washington?
Washington residents are able to bet on every major sport including NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, PGA, major college sports, UFC, boxing, and more. That being said, Washington residents are not allowed to bet on the local college sports teams.
What bet types can you place in Washington?
You can place every type of bet in the state of Washington. This includes straight bets, totals, spreads, props, parlays, and teasers.
What is the current legal gambling age?
The legal gambling age is 18 in the state of Washington. That being said, if the tribal casino and sportsbook serve alcohol, the legal age changes to 21.
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