Washington Governor signs off on tribal sports betting bill
Washington’s Governor Jay Inslee has signed off on a bill that will legalise sports betting at tribal gambling facilities in the state.
House Bill 2638 authorises in-person sports betting at tribal casinos, as well as on-premises mobile wagering.
Confirmation of Inslee’s signature means that Washington becomes the first US state to legalise sports betting in 2020.
Washington’s House of Representative cleared the bill by a vote of 83-14 earlier this month, while the state’s Senate voted 34-15 in favour of the bill on March 5.