Washington agrees sports betting gaming compacts with Kalispel and Snoqualmie tribes

| By Robert Fletcher
The Washington State Gambling Commission has amended Class III gaming compacts with the Kalispel and Snoqualmie tribes, permitting them both to offer sports betting in the US state.

The Kalispel agreement states that the tribe can open a retail sportsbook within one of its existing gaming locations in Washington, with the tribe able to place sports betting kiosks anywhere inside the wider gaming facility.

Mobile sports betting will also be permitted on-site at Kalispel’s licensed gaming location, but the tribe must use Geofence geolocation technology to limit players to betting only while at the property.

In line with state law, betting will not be allowed on any events involving a college team based in Washington, nor on Minor League events.

Fees will be determined at a later date, but the compact did state that the tribe would need to secure approval from the Tribal Gaming Agency to begin offering sports betting to players in Washington.

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