January 19, 2022 Sports Betting, Tribal, Land Based

DraftKings to open retail sportsbooks at two Tulalip properties

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Washington will be the 19th state in which operator offers sports betting.

DraftKings and the Tulalip Tribes of Washington on Wednesday unveiled an exclusive market access partnership that will bring DraftKings retail sportsbooks to the Evergreen State.

The two parties said plans are underway to open DraftKings retail sportsbook locations at Tulalip Resort Casino and Quil Ceda Creek Casino, both located approximately 30-minutes north of Seattle in Tulalip, Washington.

Initial design plans for the DraftKings Sportsbook at Tulalip Resort Casino, pending licensure and regulatory approvals, will feature a 5,000-square-foot space with a 50-foot video wall, more than two dozen kiosks and eight ticket windows.

The design of the DraftKings Sportsbook at Quil Ceda Creek Casino still is early in the planning phase, but is expected to feature the technology and betting experience found across all DraftKings-branded retail sportsbooks, the company said.

Once operational, Washington will mark the 19th state in which DraftKings is live with its sportsbook product.

“As we get ready to open our sportsbooks, we are excited to announce our exclusive partnership with the best in the business, DraftKings,” Teri Gobin, Chairwoman, Tulalip Tribes, said in a statement. “We are ready to take our gaming experience to the next level. Like Tulalip, DraftKings is committed to excellence and, together, we are going to give sports fans a one-of-a-kind experience. We cannot wait for our customers to share our journey as we build the newest addition to our entertainment destinations.”

Michael Kibort, Sr. Director, Retail Sportsbooks at DraftKings, added: “Today marks an exciting day for DraftKings as we are set to expand our sports betting footprint to the great Pacific Northwest. 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.”

Headquartered in Boston, and launched in 2012 by Jason Robins, Matt Kalish and Paul Liberman, DraftKings says it is the only US-based vertically integrated sports betting operator. DraftKings is a multi-channel provider of sports betting and gaming technologies, powering sports and gaming entertainment for operators in 17 countries. DraftKings’ Sportsbook is live with mobile and/or retail betting operations in the United States in Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming. DraftKings’ daily fantasy sports product is available in six countries internationally with 15 distinct sports categories. DraftKings is both an official daily fantasy and sports betting partner of the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, PGA TOUR and UFC, as well as an official daily fantasy partner of NASCAR.

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