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BetMGM and Emerald Queen Casino open new sportsbook with Washington sports celebrities

BetMGM Sportsbook @ EQC in Tacoma, Washington.
2021-12-21
United States
Reading time 1:53 min

Emerald Queen Casino (EQC) in Tacoma, Washington, on Monday officially opened BetMGM Sportsbook @ EQC. The ribbon-cutting ceremony and first bets were led by Washington sports legends Edgar Martinez, Marshawn Lynch, Lawyer Milloy and Sydney Rice.

The new venue is billed as the largest sportsbook in all of the Northwest. It features a 500-square-foot video wall, more than a dozen 86" high-definition televisions, 70 DreamSeat leather armchairs, six ticket windows and 30 betting kiosks. 

"We're thrilled to expand BetMGM's presence in Washington, a significant market filled with some of the country's most passionate sports fans," BetMGM CEO Adam Greenblatt said in a press release. "Together with the Puyallup Tribe of Indians and our partners at Emerald Queen Casino, we're proud to welcome guests to the state's premier sportsbook."

Emerald Queen Casino has two casinos and hotels: EQC Fife and the newly built EQC Tacoma. Betting kiosks and in-game wagering will be available on-premise at both EQC locations with mobile in-game wagering to activate in early 2022. EQC Fife's kiosk betting will begin on Dec. 27.

The Puyallup Tribal Council, the tribe's governing body, said: "EQC has really gone above and beyond in making BetMGM Sportsbook @ EQC the premier destination for sports betting in the Northwest. We've got the biggest video screen in the country, great seating, and an opening day that brought sports legends plus a live broadcast and a live game. We are striving to offer the best sports betting experience around at the Betting Capital of the Northwest!"

Frank Wright Jr., EQC General Manager stated: "You have to see our massive video wall to believe it. It's just one component of the immersive experience that sets BetMGM Sportsbook @ EQC apart from every other sportsbook in the Pacific Northwest."

Visitors can now legally wager on sporting events including professional games and college matchups between non-Washington state universities. Fans can bet on a variety of sports like football, basketball, baseball, soccer, hockey, golf and boxing.

Sports betting in Washington launched in time for the new NFL season, on September 9, having been signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee back in March 2020. Mobile betting in the state is only permitted on-site.

Emerald Queen Casino, which is owned by the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, partnered with BetMGM to open the new EQC Sportsbook. Emerald Queen Casino is the exclusive partner for BetMGM in Washington.

As BetMGM continues to expand its sports betting platforms to new states, responsible gaming education remains a key focus. BetMGM is proud to provide resources to help customers play responsibly. For more information on BetMGM follow @BetMGM on Twitter.

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