FanDuel hails ‘momentous’ Suquamish grand opening

FanDuel, alongside Port Madison Enterprises, has hailed the “momentous occasion” of its grand opening of the FanDuel Sportsbook at Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort in Suquamish, Washington.

Located just off the casino floor, the 2,086 square foot sportsbook, opened by Steve Largent and Jim Zorn, former NFL players, features three live betting windows and 12 IGT PlaySports self-service betting kiosks. 

“We are excited to have formed a partnership with FanDuel, America’s number one 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 and we are thrilled that our sportsbook is now open.” 

The opening of the sportsbook will see FanDuel provide its proprietary risk and trading technology that leverages the IGT PlaySports platform to offer bets on all major US sports, including professional football, basketball, baseball, tennis, MMA, soccer, golf, and motorsports racing. 

Bets can also be placed on NCAA sporting events, however, they 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,” noted Keith Wall, vice president of retail at FanDuel Group.

“The Suquamish Tribe has been an amazing partner throughout the process and Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort is an amazing property that everyone needs to visit for the stunning views, world class entertainment and now legal sports betting.”

Greg George, Port Madison Enterprises Board president, stated that the FanDuel Sportsbook has been a “highly-anticipated addition” to Suquamish Clearwater, that has “enhanced” its game offerings and provided an “exciting amenity” to its casino guests. 

Sharing similar thoughts to George, Leonard Forsman, chairman of the Suquamish Tribe, concluded: “The Suquamish Tribe is extremely proud to have added sports wagering to our gaming compact.

“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.”

Washington marks the 14th state where FanDuel offers retail sportsbooks, joining Arizona, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.