DraftKings Inc has reached an agreement with the Tulalip Tribes of Washington, securing exclusive market access to bring retail sportsbooks to the state of Washington.
The sports betting operator is looking to open retail sportsbook locations at Tulalip Resort Casino and Quil Ceda Creek Casino, both just 30-minutes north of Seattle in Tulalip, WA.
Teri Gobin, Chairwoman of Tulalip Tribes, commented: “As we get ready to open our sportsbooks, we are excited to announce our exclusive partnership with the best in the business, DraftKings. 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.”
Pending licensure and regulatory approvals, initial design plans for the DraftKings Sportsbook at Tulalip Resort Casino will feature a 5,000 square-foot space, a 50-foot video wall, more than two dozen kiosks, and eight ticket windows. However, the design of the sportsbook at Quil Ceda Creek Casino is still early in its planning phase.
Washington will mark the 19th state in which DraftKings is operational with its sportsbook product once these retail locations are open.
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.”
Earlier this month, DraftKings penned an ‘exclusive agreement’ with the Oregon Lottery to become the official sportsbook provider in the state of Oregon.