FanDuel and Port Madison Enterprises (PME) have announced a market access partnership between the sports betting operator and Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort.
FanDuel will operate a retail sportsbook at the casino, which is located just northwest of Seattle. PME is an agency established by the Suquamish Tribe and its operations are aimed at developing community resources while promoting the economic and social welfare of the tribe.
"We are excited to partner with Port Madison Enterprises and the Suquamish Tribe to bring America's #1 Sportsbook to the state of Washington," said Keith Wall, Vice President of Retail, FanDuel Group. "The Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort will be a truly impressive location for the West Coast expansion of our FanDuel Sportsbook retail operations."
The sportsbook will feature three live betting windows, 12 self-service betting terminal kiosks, 17 screens airing live sports including a 32’ x 9’ high-definition video wall and comfortable club seating.
Another three self-service betting kiosks will be located in the casino’s Beach Rock Music and Sports Lounge. No finalized date for the sportsbook’s launch has been announced.
"We are so pleased with the recent addition of sports wagering to our gaming compact, making sports betting legal in the state for the first time," said Leonard Forsman, Chairman of the Suquamish Tribe. "Revenue from sports wagering will help support the Suquamish Tribe's important governmental services offered to both tribal members and the local non-tribal community."
The Suquamish are one of at least a dozen Washington tribes approved to operate sports betting under revised gaming compacts signed with the state this year. Legalized sports betting in Washington is presently limited to on-premise tribal casinos.