Just in time for the Super Bowl this Sunday, the new sportsbook has opened at Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort between Bainbridge Island and Poulsbo.
To mark the occasion of sports betting being legal in Washington, Seattle Seahawks legends receiver Steve Largent and quarterback Jim Zorn connected once again to open the FanDuel Sportsbook last Friday.
Largent placed the ceremonial first bet, a $20 wager (-198) on the Los Angeles Rams to win the Super Bowl, while Zorn placed a $20 wager (+166) on the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Sportsbook is located just off the casino floor near the Agate Pass Deli and Seafood Bar. The 2,086-square-foot sportsbook features three live betting windows and 12 IGT PlaySports self-service betting kiosks. Sports bettors and customers will be able to enjoy game-day atmosphere with wagering options for all major sporting events.
“We are excited to have formed a partnership with FanDuel, America’s No. 1 Sportsbook, and be their exclusive partner in Washington state,” said Rion Ramirez, CEO of Port Madison Enterprises, the business arm of the Suquamish Tribe. “The joint effort between the Suquamish Tribal Gaming Commission, the Washington State Gambling Commission, FanDuel and a number of our casino employees made this all possible.”
Leonard Forsman, chairman of the Suquamish Tribe, said the sports wagering will further help the local community. “With the launch of our Sportsbook, 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.”
Greg George, Port Madison Enterprises board president, said the Sportsbook has been high anticipated. It enhances “our gaming offerings and provides an exciting amenity to our casino guests.”
Visitors will be able to place bets on all major U.S. sports, including professional football, basketball, baseball, tennis, MMA, soccer, golf, motorsports racing and more. Bets can also be placed on NCAA sporting events, however, bets cannot be placed on college teams located in Washington state.
“This has been a special project for us because it has allowed us to expand our retail footprint to the West Coast,” said Keith Wall, vice president of Retail, FanDuel Group. He called the casino “an amazing property that everyone needs to visit for the stunning views, world-class entertainment and now legal sports betting.”
For those new to sports betting, FanDuel offers experts who will walk customers through the process, as well as an online betting guide to help customers learn the ins and outs of sports betting. FanDuel is also the industry leader in promoting responsible play. They provide their on-site staff with responsible wagering training including offering customers support services through its PlaySafe site.
Washington marks the 14th state where FanDuel offers retail sportsbook locations joining Arizona, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.