FanDuel enters Washington betting market

Simona Boshkova | Published 30 Sep 2021, 10:20 a.m.

It’s been a while since we shared some news about the US sports betting market with you. So now we’re back with the newest happenings in the country.

You probably know that FanDuel is one of the most popular US gambling companies. It offers sportsbooks, daily fantasy sports, online casino and online horse race betting products. On top of that, FanDuel is committed to responsible gambling so it partnered with Gamban to make this possible.

Now, the major company continues its expansion across the United States. Namely, FanDuel announced it entered the Washington sports betting market through a partnership with Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort.

Exclusive partnership for retail sports betting

Washington is one of the biggest sports betting markets in the US. It offers legal sports betting in tribal casinos, as well as mobile betting. So, it’s no surprise that Washington welcomed FanDuel sportsbook. According to the announcement, FanDuel and the casino resort will form an exclusive partnership for retail sports betting in the state. 

FanDuel sportsbook will feature three live betting windows and 12 self-service terminal kiosks. Moreover, it will have 17 screens showing live sports and seating areas. Finally, three more self-service betting kiosks are planned to open in the casino’s Beach Rock Music and Sports Longue.

Keith Wall, Vice President of Retail for FanDuel, commended: “We are excited to partner with Port Madison Enterprises and the Suquamish Tribe to bring FanDuel to the state of Washington. The Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort will be a truly impressive location for the West Coast expansion of our FanDuel Sportsbook retail operations.”

Leonard Forsman, Chairman of the Suquamish Tribe, said: “We are so pleased with the recent addition of sports wagering to our gaming compact, making sports betting legal in the state for the first time. 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.”

Gaming Realms and 4ThePlayer sign distribution agreement

Among the latest news from the US gambling market is the information that Gaming Realms and 4ThePlayer signed a distribution agreement. 

According to the agreement, the top-performing games from 4ThePlayer will be built into Gaming Realms’ platform and distributed through its partners. The agreement foresees delivery of four to five games in North American markets in 2022 and beyond.

In accordance with Gaming Realms’ corporate governance protocols, Chris Ash has retired as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect. Michael Buckley, Executive Chairman of Gaming Realms, commented:

"Chris joined the Board back in 2019 and has provided valuable guidance and strategic advice to the executive management, which has helped to scale our licensing business. Given Chris is a significant shareholder of 4ThePlayer, it is right that he steps down from the Board of Gaming Realms in line with our good corporate governance practice.”

"At the same time, we are very excited to be adding a new revenue line to our business by building a selection of 4ThePlayer.com's games into our platform. Their portfolio of games complements Gaming Realms' own Slingo content, and their decision to partner with us highlights the strength of our distribution network in the US."

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