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On March 25, 2020, Governor Jay Inslee signed House Bill 2638, which amends the several criminal, regulatory and licensing requirements/crimes in the Gambling Act and now authorizes sports wagering subject to the terms of tribal-state gaming compacts. Tribes' Class III gaming compacts will need to be amended; new Commission rules will need to be adopted; and any new sports wagering licenses will need to be approved before tribal casinos can offer sports wagering at current tribal casinos.

Have questions about sports gambling in Washington? Visit our FAQ page, which we update regularly.

At the Commission

Below are the sports betting presentations from our commission meetings, as well as audio and transcripts.

Date

Item

November 14, 2019

Audio & transcript from November commission meeting

November 14, 2019

Staff presentation on sports gambling black market

October 10, 2019

TVW recording of October commission meeting

October 10, 2019

Audio & transcript from October commission meeting

October 10, 2019

MLB presentation on sports gambling integrity

October 10, 2019

Staff presentation on sports gambling integrity

September 12, 2019

Staff presentation on sports gambling for September commission meeting

September 12, 2019

Audio & transcript from September commission meeting

August 8, 2019

Staff presentation on sports gambling for August commission meeting

August 8, 2019

TVW coverage of sports gambling presentation and discussion for August commission meeting

August 8, 2019

Audio & transcript from August commission meeting

July 11, 2019

Audio & transcript from July commission meeting

July 11, 2019

Staff presentation on sports gambling for July commission meeting

May 10, 2019

Audio & transcript from May commission meeting

May 10, 2019

Staff presentation on sports gambling for May commission meeting

August 9, 2018

Staff presentation on sports gambling for August commission meeting

In the News

Date

Article

July 25, 2019

Editorial: Sports betting in Washington needs slow rollout

July 20, 2019

Washington gambling chief sees black market explosion when sports betting is legalized

May 17, 2019

Legal sports betting might be years away in Washington, even as other states move ahead

May 6, 2019

Montana Sports Betting Improbably First To The Finish Line In 2019

Mar. 29, 2019

State Lottery Commission Recommends SBTech As Oregon Sports Betting Provider

Jan. 31, 2019

Oregon Sports Betting Could Be Live By NFL Season, State Lottery Says

Jan. 28, 2019

No mobile in new NY sports betting regulations approved by commission

Jan. 15, 2019

DOJ reverses 2011 opinion of the Wire Act; legal online gaming in question

Jan. 2, 2019

Caesars, Turning Stone to offer sports betting in New York

Jan. 2, 2019

Sports betting will be no home run for state budgets

Dec. 26, 2018

Indian casinos across US wary of betting on sports books

Dec. 26, 2018

Congress doesn't need new law on sports betting

Dec. 19, 2018

Hatch, Schumer introduce bill that would regulate sports betting

Dec. 5, 2018

Congress pushing for federal sports betting oversight

Nov. 19, 2018

Sports betting: Would it hurt or help Washington’s horse-racing industry?

Nov. 5, 2018

What NHL’s new sports gaming partnership means for our future Seattle franchise

Oct. 30, 2018

Caesars signs promotional betting partnership with NBA, NHL teams

Sept. 18, 2018

William Hill, Golden Knights form sports betting partnership

July 30, 2018

MGM, Boyd, Caesars preparing for expanded sports betting

May 14, 2018

How is Washington affected by Supreme Court decision to overturn federal ban on sports gambling?

Jan. 11, 2018

National tribal gaming group: ‘We need to find out if Indian Country is ready to move ahead’ on sports betting

U.S. Sports Betting Forum

We are participating in the U.S. Sports Betting Forum created by the U.S. State Gaming Regulators Forum. This group is comprised of sports betting industry regulators and stakeholders, and discusses policy issues on sports betting, current regulatory and operational issues, information sharing and integrity monitoring, illegal sports betting markets, and development of best practices in sports betting oversight. The primary goal of this forum is to ensure that sports betting in the U.S. is conducted with integrity, free from criminal and corruptive elements.

What are your thoughts?

We want to know what you think about the future of sports gambling in Washington. Please visit our Request for Public Comment page to send us your thoughts.