Washington Sports Betting

Washington Sports Betting

Legal sports betting arrived in Washington in March of 2020

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 DateMarch 25th, 2020
Legal Age to Bet21
Online/In App BettingYes
Maximum BetNo Limit
Corresponding BillHB-2638
Eligible SportsbooksLimited 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.

CasinoOperatorSports Betting
Angel of the Winds Casino in ArlingtonStillaguamish Tribe of IndiansNo
Chewelah Casino in ChewelahSpokane Tribe of IndiansNo
Clearwater Casino and Resort in SuquamishSuquamish TribeNo
Coulee Dam Casino in Coulee DamConfederated Tribes of the Colville ReservationNo
Elwha River Casino in Port AngelesLower Elwha Klallam TribeNo
Emerald Queen Casino in TacomaPuyallup TribeNo
Emerald Queen Casino at Fife in FifePuyallup TribeNo
Ilani Casino in RidgefieldCowlitz Indian TribeNo
Legends Casino in ToppenishConfederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama NationNo
Little Creek Casino Resort in SheltonSquaxin Island TribeNo
Lucky Eagle Casino in RochesterConfederated Tribes of the Chehlis ReservationNo
Mill Bay Casino in MansonConfederated Tribes of the Colville ReservationNo
Muckleshoot Indian Casino in AuburnMuckleshoot TribeNo
Nooksack Northwood Casino in LyndenNooksack Indian TribeNo
Northern Lights Casino in AnacortesSwinomish Indian Tribal CommunityNo
Northern Quest Casino in Airway HeightsKalispel Tribe of IndiansNo
Okanogan Bingo-Casino in OkanoganConfederated Tribes of the Colville ReservationNo
Point-No-Point Casino in KingstonPort Gamble S’Klallam TribeNo
Quil Ceda Creek Casino in TulalipTulalip TribesNo
Quinault Beach Resort and Casino in Ocean ShoresQuinault Indian NationNo
Red Wind Casino in OlympiaNisqually Indian TribeNo
Seven Cedars Casino in SequimJamestown S’Klallam TribeNo
Shoalwater Bay Casino in TokelandShoalwater Bay Indian TribeNo
Silver Reef Casino in FerndaleLummi NationNo
Skagit Valley Casino Resort in BowUpper Skagit Indian TribeNo
Snoqualmie Casino in SnoqualmieSnoqualmie Indian TribeNo
The Lucky Dog Casino in SkokomishSkokomish Indian TribeNo
12 Tribes Resort Casino in OmakConfederated Tribes of the Colville ReservationNo
Tulalip Resort Casino in TulalipTulalip TribesNo
Two Rivers Casino in DavenportSpokane Tribe of IndiansNo

washington mobile sports betting options for 2020

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.

SportsbookOur GradePromo OfferGet Started
fanduel sportsbook Washington9.8Out of 10Up to:$500Free BetGet Offer
draftkings sportsbook Washington9.5Out of 10Up to:$1,025Deposit BonusGet Offer
pointsbet Washington9.2Out of 10Up to:$1,000Free BetGet Offer
foxbet Washington9.1Out of 10Up to:$1,000Deposit BonusGet Offer
betmgm Washington8.7Out of 10Up to:$500Deposit BonusGet Offer
barstool sportsbook michigan8.6Out of 10Up to:$1,000Free BetGet Offer
williamhill Washington7.8Out of 10Up to:$250Free BetGet Offer

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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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