Sports betting and igaming operator BetMGM, the joint venture between MGM Resorts and Entain Group, has entered into an exclusive market access partnership with the Puyallup Indian Tribe to operate retail sports betting at Emerald Queen Casino (EQC) in Washington State.
Emerald Queen Casino operates two properties in Fife and Tacoma, a large gaming business owned by the Puyallup tribe. Pending regulatory approvals, sports betting will be available on both sites in the near future.
CEO of BetMGM Adam greenblatt said, “Today’s announcement marks another key moment in BetMGM’s expansion as we expand our Western footprint in Washington. The Puyallup Tribe and Emerald Queen Casino are ideal partners for us as they represent the same high level of service, amenities and experiences that is built into our DNA at BetMGM.
The BetMGM @ EQC Sportsbook in Tacoma will feature cutting-edge sports betting and viewing technology. Guests will be able to place bets at six counters and 30 kiosks. The sports viewing area will feature a dozen 86-inch HDTVs and an LED wall measuring over 500 square feet. EQC Fife will offer sports betting at 22 betting kiosks.
Frank Wright Jr, Managing Director of Emerald Queen, said: “We are very pleased to be working with BetMGM to bring legal sports betting to sports fans in the Pacific Northwest. As industry leaders, EQC and BetMGM are two engines of entertainment, and combined, we will provide the ultimate experience for fans in sports betting.