The Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton has announced that it will offer sports betting in its new lounge, which opened on Tuesday, February 1. In partnership with International Game Technology (IGT) and its PlaySports Technology platform, the Little Creek Sports Book has been opened at the main casino. floor.
The new space has eight betting kiosks, 30 luxury seating, eight 82-inch video screens and a 20-by-10-foot LED video wall.
The bookmaker, owned and operated by the Squaxin Island Tribe, is located 15 minutes’ drive from Olympia and is one of the first tribal casinos in Washington State to offer sports betting. Located an hour’s drive from Seattle and Tacoma, it is home to Salish Cliffs Golf Club, Seven Inlets Spa and Skookum Creek Event Center.
Sports betting became legal exclusively at the casinos of 16 tribes in September 2021. However, the situation may change, as a new federal lawsuit is aimed at opening the game with sports betting for non-tribal gaming facilities. In January, Maverick Gaming filed a lawsuit against Washington State officials, accusing them of illegally granting Indian casinos a “discriminatory tribal gaming monopoly” on sports betting and other types of gambling.