DraftKings and Tulalip Tribes of Washington Join Forces to Operate Sports Betting in the Evergreen State
Agreement Calls for Two Retail Sportsbooks at Tulalip Resort Casino and Quil Ceda Creek Casino
BOSTON (Jan. 19, 2022) – DraftKings Inc. (Nasdaq: DKNG) and the Tulalip Tribes of Washington today announced an exclusive market access partnership that will bring the DraftKings retail sportsbook experience to the state of Washington.
Plans are underway to open DraftKings retail sportsbook locations at Tulalip Resort Casino and Quil Ceda Creek Casino, both located just 30-minutes north of Seattle in Tulalip, WA. Initial design plans for the DraftKings Sportsbook at Tulalip Resort Casino, pending licensure and regulatory approvals, will feature a 5,000 square-foot space with a 50-foot video wall and more than two dozen kiosks and eight ticket windows. The design of the DraftKings Sportsbook at Quil Ceda Creek Casino is still early in the planning phase but is expected to feature state of the art technology and share the same world-class betting experience found across all DraftKings branded retail sportsbooks.
"As we get ready to open our sportsbooks, we are excited to announce our exclusive partnership with the best in the business, DraftKings,” said Teri Gobin, Chairwoman, Tulalip Tribes. “We're ready to take our gaming experience to the next level. Like Tulalip, DraftKings is committed to excellence and, together, we're going to give sports fans a one-of-a-kind experience. We can't wait for our customers to share our journey as we build the newest addition to our entertainment destinations."
Once operational, Washington will mark the 19th state in which DraftKings is live with its Sportsbook product.
“Today marks an exciting day for DraftKings as we are set to expand our sports betting footprint to the great Pacific Northwest,” said Michael Kibort, Sr. Director, Retail Sportsbooks at DraftKings. “In collaboration with the Tulalip Tribes of Washington, we look forward to bringing the very best in real-money gaming experiences to a state with a passionate fanbase spanning major professional sports leagues.”
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About Tulalip Tribes of Washington
The Tulalip Tribes is a federally-recognized Indian tribe located on the Tulalip Reservation in the mid-Puget Sound area bordered on the east by Interstate 5 and the city of Marysville, Washington; on the south by the Snohomish River; on the north by the Fire Trail Road (140th); and on the west by the waters of Puget Sound. The Tulalip Reservation exterior boundaries enclose a land-base of 22,000 acres, more than 50 percent of which is in federal trust status. The Reservation is rich with natural resources: marine waters, tidelands, fresh water creeks and lakes, wetlands, forests and developable land. The Tulalip Reservation was reserved for the use and benefit of Indian tribes and bands signatory to the Treaty of Point Elliott of January 22, 1855. Its boundaries were established by the 1855 Treaty and by Executive Order of President U.S. Grant dated December 23, 1873. It was created to provide a permanent home for the Snohomish, Snoqualmie, Skagit, Suiattle, Samish and Stillaguamish Tribes and allied bands living in the region.
About Tulalip Resort Casino
Award-winning Tulalip Resort Casino is the most distinctive gaming, dining, meeting, entertainment and shopping destination in Washington state. The AAA Four-Diamond resort’s world-class amenities have ensured its place on the Condé Nast Traveler Gold and Traveler Top 100 Resorts lists. The property includes 192,000 square feet of gaming excitement; a luxury hotel featuring 370 guest rooms and suites; 30,000 square feet of premier meeting, convention and wedding space; the full-service T Spa; and multiple dining venues. It also showcases the intimate Canoes Cabaret and a 3,000-seat amphitheater. Nearby, find the Hibulb Cultural Center and Natural History Preserve, Cabela’s and 130 designer names at the Seattle Premium Outlets. The Resort Casino is conveniently located between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. just off Interstate-5 at exit 200.
About Quil Ceda Creek Casino
Opened in February 2021, Quil Ceda Creek Casino is the newest major gaming, dining and entertainment destination in the Northwest. It spans 126,000 square-feet and is more than twice the size of the former “Q” casino property across the street. The new casino features 1,500 gaming machines and 16 table games; The Kitchen, an exciting new Food Hall experience with venues serving a variety of made-to-order dishes; The Landing, offering classic favorites on the menu for full-service, a la carte dining; The Stage, offering expanded entertainment offerings including live music, sports viewing on massive state-of-the art video walls, and other events; and a 1,000 stall, six-story parking structure with additional surface parking and charging stations for electric vehicles. Quil Ceda Creek Casino is situated on 15 acres of Tulalip Tribal land located directly off I-5 at exit 199.
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