Online Sportsbooks in
Washington

The Evergreen State has become the first state to legalize sports betting in 2020. However, the current legislation only allows for on-site betting at tribal casinos.

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Limited Online Sports Betting Legal in Washington

Washington online sports betting

Washington State became the twenty-first state to officially legalize sports betting in March 2020. The new bill HB 2638 was approved by both the house and senate before bypassing a referendum vote due to an emergency provision that had been inserted into the bill.

As it stands the legislation only allows for sports betting at any of the state's 29 tribal casinos. However since these casinos are currently open, we will have to wait a few months before sportsbooks will have been able to set up shop in the state.

Online sports betting will only be allowed on-site for the moment.

BETTING IN WA - WHAT YOU CAN AND CAN'T DO

Bet on sports ✅

Register with a sportsbook online ❌

Deposit & withdraw funds with a sportsbook online ❌

Bet on collegiate teams or collegiate games ✅

Bet on high/school sports ❌

FAQs Washington online betting

Here are your most commonly asked questions regarding online sports betting in Washington.

⚖️ Is sports betting legal in Washington?

Yes, as of March 2020, sports betting is officially legal in the state of Washington. However, you will only be able to bet on sports at a federally recognized tribal casino.

🤔 Are there any sportsbooks in Washington?

Sports betting is now legal in Washington State and sportsbooks can open at any of the federally recognized tribal casinos. However, since the legislation was passed in March 2020 no sportsbooks have been able to open yet in the state.

⌛ When will online sports betting be legal in Washington State?

You will be allowed to bet online while inside a physical sportsbook. However, you are not currently allowed to register and bet on sports in the state of Washington.

We expect this will change in 2021, due to surrounding states adopting leglislation that allows online sports betting.

❓ How can I bet on sports in Washington State?

After the summer in 2020 you should see the first sportsbooks open up at a number of federally recognized tribal casinos.

You cannot currently bet on sports online in the state of Washington. You can bet online in the neighbouring state of Oregon where you can bet with the state lottery's sportsbook app Scorecard.

Online Sports Betting in Washington

In March 2020 the Evergreen State finally legalized sports betting, fast-tracking a bill through the house and senate and by-passing a state referendum.

The bill however only allows sports betting at the state's federally recognized casinos. The casinos nay chose to partner with sportsbooks such as DraftKings, FanDuel or William Hill, but until casinos are allowed to open again, we will have to wait and see.

It is likely that a further bill will allow online sports betting with sportsbooks required to partner with existing tribal casinos.

This leglislation is likely to benefit neighbouring Oregon where the national lottery have launched a sportsbook app. Residents in Washington just need to cross the state lines if they wish to use the Oregon State app.

Seattle Sounders MLS sportsbooks

CenturyLink Field is home to both the Seahawks in the NFL and the Sounders in the MLS.

Sports teams in Washington

For a state with just over 7.6 million people, Washington holds its own when it comes to sport. They currently have three mens teams in the major leagues, two womens and one NHL team ready to start in 2021.

The Seattle Mariners are in the West Division of the MLB having joined as an expansion team in 1977. The team are only one of six MLB teams that have not won a World Series. However, with pro baseball the most popular sport in the state the team do enjoy some significant support.

The Seattle Seahawks play in the West Division of the NFL having joined as an expansion team in 1976. The Seahawks fans are referred to as the 12th fan and have recorded the two world records for the loudest noise at a sporting event. They have appeared in three Superbowls, winning their first title in 2013 (XLVIII).

The Seattle Sounders are a successful MLS team that despite only playing for 11 seasons in the league have picked up two MLS cups. They are the fifth most successful MLS team.

The OL Reign are a professional women's soccer team based in Tacoma. They have competed in the National Women's Soccer League since 2013, coming runner-up twice.

The Seattle Storm are women's basketball team that have competed in the WNBA since 2000. They have three championship titles and three conference titles to their name.

Seattle will have a new NHL team compete in the 2020 season.

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