Casino & games

Suquamish Tribe agrees sports betting deal in amended Washington compact

| By Marese O'Hagan
The Washington State Gambling Commission and the Suquamish Tribe have reached an agreement allowing sports wagering to be added to its Class III gaming compact, becoming the second Washington-based tribe to make such an agreement.

If the new compact comes into effect, the Suquamish Tribe may offer sports betting at its Class III gaming facility, located on the Kitsap Peninsula on the Port Madison Indian Reservation.

“I am grateful for the thoughtful and cooperative approach taken by the Tribe and State in reaching this tentative agreement and this compact amendment continues to recognize the Tribe’s sovereignty and successful operation and regulation of gaming,” said Bud Sizemore, chair of the Washington State Gambling Commission.

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