Caesars partners Spokane Tribe for retail sports betting in Washington

| By Robert Fletcher
Caesars Entertainment has agreed a deal with the Spokane Tribe of Indians in Washington to open a new retail sportsbook at the Spokane Tribe Casino property.

The Caesars sportsbook at Spokane Tribe Casino will allow customers at the casino to place bets on a wide range of sports and competitions, as well as access a new dining option.

The first expansion phase of the new facility is expected to be complete in time for the National Football League’s Super Bowl LVI on 13 February.

“As we look toward the completion of our first phase of expansion, this partnership is an important component for us as a growing casino,” Spokane Tribe of Indians chairwoman Carol Evans said.

Spokane Tribe Casino general manager Javier De La Rosa added: “We’re excited to partner with Caesars sportsbook to offer in-person sports betting in our new state-of-the-art sportsbook utilising Caesars’ betting platforms that offer hundreds of ways to wager on sports.

“This partnership also allows us to bring a new type of guest to the property while offering expanded gaming options for all players.”

The link-up was made possible after Washington agreed new tribal compacts with a number of tribes, including Spokane. These were approved by the US Department of the Interior in September of last year.

Last month, DraftKings secured market access in Washington after it entered a retail sports betting partnership with the Tulalip Tribes of Washington.

Flutter Entertainment-owned FanDuel Group is partnered with the Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort, while BetMGM agreed a deal with the Puyallup Tribe of Indians to operate retail sports betting at the Emerald Queen Casino.

In addition, International Game Technology (IGT) will provide its PlaySports platform to power sports betting at the Angel of the Winds Casino Resort, which is operated by the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians.

While retail and mobile-on-site sports betting are permitted in Washington, online betting outside of tribal casinos is not.

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