American betting group DraftKings has announced that it will be entering the Washington state gaming market by signing a partner agreement with the Tulalip Tribes.
The deal will see DraftKings providing sportsbetting services at two casinos in the state. The first location will be at the Tulalip Resort Casino and will have 24 betting kiosks, eight windows, a 5,000 square foot area, and a 50 foot video wall., The second book will open at the Quil Ceda Creek Casino and is currently in the planning stages.
This will mark the 19th state in which DraftKings is active, and the company has spent millions of dollars advertising to become one of the go-to brands for sportsetting within the United States.
Commenting on the deal DraftKings Director of Retail Sportsbooks Michael Kibort Sr. Said, "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."
Teri Gobin, Chairwoman of Tulalip Tribes also commented, adding: "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."
As of press time we don't have a date for the opening of the first sportsbook.