SUQUAMISH, WA – Port Madison Enterprises (PME), the business arm of the Suquamish Tribe, and FanDuel Group recently celebrated the grand opening of the FanDuel Sportsbook at Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort in Suquamish, WA. The 2,086 sq. ft. sportsbook is located just off the casino floor, and features three live betting windows and 12 IGT PlaySports self-service betting kiosks.
Marking the occasion, former NFL stars Steve Largent and Jim Zorn took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony. Largent placed the ceremonial first bet, a $20 wager (-198) on the Los Angeles Rams to win the Super Bowl. Jim Zorn placed a $20 wager (+166) on the Cincinnati Bengals to with the Super Bowl.
“We are excited to have formed a partnership with FanDuel, and be their exclusive partner in Washington state,” said Rion Ramirez, CEO of Port Madison Enterprises. “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 and we are thrilled that our sportsbook is now open.”
FanDuel will provide its risk and trading technology that leverages the IGT PlaySports platform to offer 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.
“The FanDuel Sportsbook has been a highly-anticipated addition to Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort, which has enhanced our gaming offerings and provides an exciting amenity to our casino guests,” said Greg George, Port Madison Enterprises Board President.
“The Suquamish Tribe is extremely proud to have added sports wagering to our gaming compact,” said Leonard Forsman, Chairman of the Suquamish Tribe. “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.”