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7/10/2019

article The economic impact of tribal gaming in Washington state
(Washington) -- Class III Indian casinos are the dominant form of Washington State Gambling Commission-regulated of gambling in the state, accounting for $2.32 billion,...
article Washington to hold hearings on sports betting regulation
(Washington) -- The Washington State Gambling Commission is seeking public input on the future of sports gambling in Washington, including discussion of three bills that...

6/17/2019

article Maverick Gaming closes on purchase of Nevada Gold; deal includes nine Washington State card rooms
(Washington) -- After revealing in August 2018 that it was in “exclusive discussions” to sell the company, Las Vegas-based Nevada Gold & Casinos, Inc. (...
press release Washington Tribes Celebrate 20 Years of Machine Style Gaming in Pacific NW
(Washington) -- Twenty years ago, Appendix X brought the Tribal Lottery System and machine-style gaming to Washington. Tribes will celebrate the positive community,...

6/6/2019

article Women shape tribal enterprises in the INW
(Washington) -- Women in leadership roles in two Spokane-area Native American economic development organizations say their tribes are recognizing the benefit of diverse...

5/19/2019

article Commentary: One year later, little progress on sports betting in the state of Washington is disappointing
(Washington) -- One year ago this week, a U.S. Supreme Court decision essentially gave individual states the power to legalize sports gambling within their borders. And...

5/17/2019

article Legal sports betting might be years away in Washington, even as other states move ahead
(Washington) -- A year after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal law that banned sports gambling, residents of eight states are legally betting on...

5/3/2019

article Washington to create a statewide no-play list to help gambling addicts
(Washington) -- Washington lawmakers are trying to step up efforts to address gambling addiction and ensure the resources are available for those in crisis. Governor...

4/26/2019

article B.C.'s Great Canadian Gaming sells Washington casinos for $56 million
(Washington) -- Great Canadian Gaming is getting out of the casino business in the United States. The Coquitlam-headquartered casino operator, which owns 10 casinos in B...
article Maverick Gaming acquires three small casinos in the Seattle area
(Washington) -- Las Vegas-based Maverick Gaming said Friday it acquired three cardroom casinos in the Seattle area that were owned by Great American Gaming Corp., the...

4/12/2019

article American nation that operates a casino in Washington state
(Washington) -- A Native American nation that operates a casino in Washington state filed suit against Valve Software, accusing the gaming giant of fostering illegal...

3/29/2019

article Washington Gambling Commission Issues Warning
(Washington) -- Since the overturning of the 1992 PASPA Act by the Supreme Court last May, sports betting had been spreading across the US as states from New Jersey to...

3/27/2019

article Massive expansion under way at Angel of the Winds Casino
(Washington) -- It’s got all the bells and whistles of a modern casino, but Angel of the Winds Casino Resort near Arlington has been adding new features almost...
article Washington Gambling Commission Warns Gamblers
(Washington) -- If you’re in Washington and often or occasionally participate in office sports betting pool with your colleagues or you’ve been a fan of...

3/18/2019

article Washington Lawmaker Looks to Legalize Tribal Sports Betting
(Washington) -- Washington might not be the next state to join the list of eight American states with fully legalized sports gambling, but Washington lawmakers are...

3/17/2019

article Washington State Bill May Legalize Tribal Online Sports Betting
(Washington) -- A bill recently introduced in Washington State would make sports betting legal. This includes online sports gambling. This likely comes as good news for...

3/11/2019

press release Omnico announces Lucky Eagle deal as part of US casino strategy
(Washington) -- The Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel in the US state of Washington has signed up with Ominico so that it can seamlessly connect its offers and promotions,...

2/24/2019

article Other Papers Say: Sports gambling bill a good bet
(Washington) -- Are we going to try our best in this space to avoid employing cringe-worthy puns when analyzing a bill working its way through the state Legislature to...

2/23/2019

article Bill authorizes sports betting at tribal casinos in Washington
(Washington) -- A bill introduced in the Washington Legislature authorizes tribes to engage in sports betting at their gaming facilities. HB 1975 restricts such wagers...

2/19/2019

article Editorial: Bill to legalize sports gambling in the state might be a good bet
(Washington) -- Are we going to try our best in this space to avoid employing cringe-worthy puns when analyzing a bill working its way through the state Legislature to...

2/16/2019

article BLOG: Washington State Looking To Bring Sports Betting To Tribal Casinos
(Washington) -- Washington Representative Eric Pettigrew (D-District 37) believes that sports betting should be added to the list of gaming options that are offered at...

2/13/2019

article Washington latest to consider sports betting legalization
(Washington) -- In Washington, legislation was reportedly introduced late last week that seeks to give sportsbetting aficionados in the western state the ability to...

2/12/2019

article Sports betting could be coming to Washington state – at tribal casinos
(Washington) -- Washington could soon be welcoming sports betting – at a limited capacity. House Bill 1975, introduced last Friday and sponsored by several state leaders...
article Animal Care: Washington State Sports Betting Bill Would Fund Horse Racing, Exclude Fishing Derbies
(Washington) -- A new sports betting bill in Washington State that seeks to legalize sports betting and fund horse-racing activities was filed Monday. The bill, HB 1992...
article Bill introduced to legalize sports gambling in Washington tribal casinos
(Washington) -- Eight Washington state lawmakers have sponsored a bill that calls for professional and college sports wagering to be legalized within tribal gaming...
article Washington State Bill Would Authorize Tribal Online Sports Betting in Only US Jurisdiction That Criminalizes Players
(Washington) -- A bill introduced in the Washington State legislature this week would legalize sports betting –- including online sports betting — at the...

2/11/2019

article Proposed bill would legalize sports gambling in Washington state’s tribal casinos
(Washington) -- A bill introduced last Friday would legalize sports betting in the state's tribal gaming casinos and include online gaming within those same facilities...

12/28/2018

article Horse Racing looks for ways to survive in Washington state
(Washington) -- Now that sports betting is being allowed on a state-by-state basis, the diminishing industry of horse racing could be prosperous once again as advocates...

11/19/2018

article Sports betting: Would it hurt or help Washington’s horse-racing industry?
(Washington) -- When the U.S. Supreme Court held the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) unconstitutional in May 2018, it left the decision whether or...

8/21/2018

article 3 myths about the Washington state lottery
(Washington) -- Retired school teacher Michael Hobson is displeased by how much his property tax is increasing, even though lawmakers did it to fully fund public schools...

7/5/2018

article Washington ban belies national efforts to license online poker
(Washington) -- Local poker players have hope for the first time in a dozen years, as legal rumblings at the national level are putting pressure on Washington state...

6/28/2018

article Tribe-to-tribe venture to see Sauk Suiattle Tribe casino open in Sept.
(Washington) -- The nearly 300-member Sauk Suiattle Indian Tribe will open its long-awaited casino this summer in Darrington, Washington, about 80 miles northwest of...

6/27/2018

article Last Chance Casino: Balancing Commerce and Culture
(Washington) -- The small Tribe of Sauk-Suiattle currently has just over three hundred members, but they’ve got big plans. The Sauk-Suiattles are putting in a nine...

6/21/2018

article Little Creek Casino Resort’s 2018 Wine & Jazz Festival
(Washington) -- Little Creek Casino Resort’s Wine & Jazz Festival returns to the South Puget Sound on Saturday, July 14 at 6 p.m. featuring an array of jazz...

6/17/2018

article 'Sovereign nation helping sovereign nation': Sauk-Suiattle Tribe finally opening casino
(Washington) -- The Sauk-Suiattle Tribe is getting into the gaming industry for the first time thanks to a fellow Indian nation. The Last Chance Casino and Bingo in...

6/15/2018

article New Tribal Casino to Open in Western Washington in September
(Washington) -- A small, rural tribe in Washington State announced the development of a new casino near Darrington. After several attempts at opening their own gaming...
article Sauk Suiattle Tribe is building a casino near Darrington
(Washington) -- The Sauk Suiattle Indian Tribe plans to open a casino, bingo hall and cafe this summer. Last Chance Casino and Bingo is under construction at 5318 Chief...

6/8/2018

article Memories of Playfair are bittersweet, as fans of former Spokane horse track find other venues
(Washington) -- When Playfair closed the gates on its final meet on Dec. 17, 2000, local racing fans were forced to find other outlets to follow their favorite sport....

6/3/2018

article Could sports betting be in Washington state's future?
(Washington) -- With 20 states around the country making moves toward allowing sports betting thanks to a May 14 Supreme Court decision, some lawmakers in Olympia hope...

5/26/2018

article BLOG: Home from Home: Casinos
(Washington) -- Germany is famous for its stylish casinos in Baden-Baden, Wiesbaden, and a few other cities. They used to be part of the Grand Tour rich Americans...

5/20/2018

article Commentary: Legalized sports betting in WA state is the no-brainer that probably won’t ever happen
(Washington) -- Last Monday, the Supreme Court struck down a federal law that had effectively banned sports betting in most states. All states now have the right to...

5/9/2018

article Immerse yourself in Waves of Perfection at Little Creek Casino Resort
(Washington) -- No matter where you live, as Americans we’re surrounded by a vast array of backgrounds and ethnicities. One of the best—and tastiest—...

5/7/2018

article Washington State Gambling Commission arrests 4 in soccer betting ring
(Washington) -- The Washington State Gambling Commission says its agents have arrested four people in an illegal soccer betting ring in Wenatchee.

5/5/2018

article Suquamish business arm considers new entertainment venue in Kitsap
(Washington) -- Port Madison Enterprises, the economic development arm of the Suquamish Tribe, is dipping its toe into expanding its concert offerings with the long-term...
article Gambling Commission arrests 4 in Wenatchee soccer betting ring
(Washington) -- The Washington State Gambling Commission said its agents have arrested four people in an illegal soccer betting ring in Wenatchee.

4/28/2018

article Tribes with casinos just a couple of miles apart step up their food game
(Washington) -- The Kalispel Tribe and the Spokane Tribe are competing for gamblers' dollars and their taste buds too. The tribes operate casinos just a couple of...

4/21/2018

article Washington Lottery official ousted after probe
(Washington) -- The deputy director of Washington's Lottery has been ousted following an outside investigation into ethics complaints that found he and other lottery...
article Help ID burglar giving new meaning to ‘going bust’ at casino
(Washington) -- A big night at a Spokane casino for this guy. Problem is — the casino was closed and he broke in by hurling a brick through a window. A camera...

4/20/2018

article How the Ninth Circuit Big Fish Casino decision could impact online free casino offerings across the U.S
(Washington) -- Virtually every significant gaming operator in the United States has some form of “free to play” online casino offering. Because no purchase...

4/17/2018

article DoubleDown owner DoubleU hits back at Washington lawsuit
(Washington) -- Seoul-listed DoubleU Games has refuted claims that it offers illegal gambling products via its DoubleDown Interactive social casino subsidiary.

4/16/2018

article Commissioners OK board appointments
(Washington) -- The Washington County Board of Commissioners approved several appointments in recent months.

4/12/2018

article Gaming Law in Washington State: Court Rules that Virtual Chips are “Things of Value”
(Washington) -- The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently rendered a decision based on the State of Washington’s gamling law, known as the...
article Four Gaming Companies Hit With Illegal Gambling Lawsuits
(Washington) -- Four gaming companies have been hit with lawsuits this week. Allegations against the four gaming companies constitutes illegal gambling activities...

4/2/2018

article State Gambling Commission uncovers corruption at Macau Casino
(Washington) -- The State Gambling Commission says a couple was arrested and the Macau Casino’s general manager had his gambling license suspended amid suspicions...

4/1/2018

article Casino loan shark preyed on gambling addicts, authorities say
(Washington) -- An employee at a Washington state casino provided loans with exorbitant interest rates and often targeted patrons and employees with gambling problems,...

1/23/2018

article Chris Stearns: The healthy state of tribal gaming in Washington
(Washington) -- Tribal Gaming generated $31.2 billion in 2016, as reported by the National Indian Gaming Commission, yet many people outside of the United States are...

1/19/2018

article Belleville brings in another $736,000 in cash from casino
(Ontario) -- The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation has issued the third quarter cheque to the City of Belleville, for hosting the Shorelines Casino. The city is...

12/1/2017

article Washington Owners-Breeders Back Added Gaming at Emerald
(Washington) -- The Washington Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association supports an initial plan that would allow Emerald Downs' owner, the Muckleshoot Indian...

10/13/2017

article OP/ED: Tribe could expand its possibilities
(Washington) -- I would like to see the Muckleshoot Tribe develop a first-class regional resort on all of that land they own adjacent to the casino. They could build a...

10/11/2017

article Washington state Lottery director calls women “criers,” report says
(Washington) -- An outside investigation into complaints of a hostile workplace at the Washington state Lottery has found that the agency’s director treats female...

8/28/2017

article Washington State Looking at HB1114 for Online Gambling
(Washington) -- The state of Washington could be the next state to legalize online gambling activities. The US state profits and licenses every other form of gambling...

7/6/2017

article Paul Martin Matheson / Devoted family man was a visionary in business who lived life to the fullest
(Washington) -- On March 25, 1949, Donald Matheson and his wife Pauline received a great blessing from God with the arrival of their first-born, Paul Martin Matheson.

6/8/2017

article Jamestown S’Kallam Tribe agree new compact with Washington state
(Washington) -- Officials from the Jamestown S’Kallam tribe have confirmed the tentative agreement of a new tribal compact agreement with the state of Washington.

5/17/2017

article Northern Quest working to independently test water quality
(Washington) -- The Northern Quest Resort and Casino is working to independently test the water quality after news broke Tuesday of water contamination in Airway Heights.
article Water Crisis: Northern Quest Resort and Casino
(Washington) -- The City of Airway Heights notified the Kalispel Tribe Tuesday afternoon that out of an abundance of caution, Airway Heights water customers have been...

4/14/2017

article Des Moines City Council approves new $80 million Pacific Ridge Development
(Washington) -- The latest $80 million development for the North Des Moines commercial area that will soon include the regional Federal Aviation Administration offices...

3/27/2017

press release Gambling Commission, Squaxin Island Tribe reach tentative agreement on gaming compact amendment
(Washington) -- The Washington State Gambling Commission has reached a tentative agreement with the Squaxin Island Tribe on an amendment to its Class III gaming compact...

2/26/2017

article Chehalis Tribe names interim CEO to lead Lucky Eagle Casino
(Washington) -- Lisa Miles has been named interim chief executive of Rochester-based Lucky Eagle Casino, the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation announced...

2/25/2017

article Yakama tribal casino opens 200-room hotel
(Washington) -- The Yakama Nation is opening a 200-room hotel at its Legends Casino near the town of Toppenish. The Yakima Herald-Republic says the hotel opens to the...

2/24/2017

article $20m Expansion Planned for Northern Quest Resort & Casino, WA
(Washington) -- A $20m expansion project at the Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Spokane County, WA, is reportedly on the verge of breaking ground.
article Yakama Legends Hotel set to open; anchors $90 million expansion
(Washington) -- When visitors arrive at Legends Hotel, among the things they will see is a floor-to-ceiling photograph of Celilo Falls, a sacred Columbia River fishing...
article Yakama Nation Legends Casino to open 200 room hotel
(Washington) -- The Yakama Nation will open their new 200 room hotel near Toppenish, Washington on Saturday, February 24, 2017. Reservations are being accepted for stays...
article New hotel opening this weekend as part of Legend Casino expansion
(Washington) -- This weekend, a huge expansion two years in the making comes to a fruition. The Legends Casino in Toppenish is opening a new hotel this weekend.

2/23/2017

article 2 Indian casinos on the rise in Airway Heights
(Washington) -- The Kalispel Tribe is planning a $20 million expansion of its Northern Quest Resort and Casino to draw in more families. On Wednesday, the tribe...

2/16/2017

article Kalispel tribe buys more land near Northern Quest Casino
(Washington) -- The Kalispel Tribal Economic Authority, an entity of the Kalispel Tribe of Indians, is expanding its land holdings for potential future development near...

1/20/2017

article Lawmakers In Washington State Talk Online Poker, But Action Unlikely
(Washington) -- Washington tepidly tossed its hat into the online gambling ring this week. The state with by far the most archaic online gambling laws in the country...

12/9/2016

article Opinion: Allowing a string of bad luck
(Washington) -- If you live in Kitsap County, no matter where, you're no more than 50 miles from a gambling casino, probably much closer. This is significant,...

11/17/2016

article Washington casino market predicted to have a bright future
(Washington) -- In Washington, aggregated gross gaming revenues are expected to grow by nearly 37% over the next five years to $3.56 billion due to a significant...

11/16/2016

article Washington Gambling Industry Poised For Growth Through 2020; Online Gambling Could Generate $100mm
(Washington) -- A new study presented to the Washington State Gambling Commission shows that gross gaming revenue in the state will increase by over a third in the...

8/9/2016

article New gambling regulations force businesses to pull hundreds of games from bars
(Washington) -- Only KIRO 7 was there Friday when agents with the Washington State Gambling Commission raided a Lynnwood warehouse to ensure machines that are now...

7/18/2016

article Indian family drops plan for casino on allotment in Washington
(Washington) -- An Indian family has put off plans to develop a casino on their allotment in Washington, The Bremerton Patriot reports. The Chambers family owns the 0.79...

7/17/2016

article Casino project likely dead
(Washington) -- An effort to build a casino on a three-quarter-acre parcel of federal Indian trust land in a Bremerton neighborhood is over. That’s according to...

7/11/2016

article Washington tribe unveils plans for fourth casino
(Washington) -- In Washington, The Confederated Tribes Of The Colville Reservation has announced plans to spend around $1 million in order to open a small casino at its...

6/22/2016

article Building Friendships One Hand at a Time at Hawks Prairie Casino
(Washington) -- It’s true my experience and knowledge of gambling will barely fill a thimble, but I do know gallons about having fun. During my recent visit to...

5/20/2016

article Gaming has a long, rich history in Washington state
(Washington) -- Despite the fact that the state of Washington has no commercial casinos, gaming is big business here. According to the Washington State Gambling...

4/25/2016

article Washington hires New Jersey consultants for gambling study
(Washington) -- A Washington state agency has hired New Jersey consultants to prepare an economic market study on gambling in the state. The News Tribune reports that a...

4/23/2016

article State agency hires New Jersey consultants to examine gambling industry
(Washington) -- The Washington State Gambling Commission announced this week that it has hired Spectrum Gaming Group to prepare an economic market study on gambling in...

4/21/2016

press release Economic Market Study of Gambling in Washington State is Underway
(Washington) -- To help the Legislature and Commission prepare for future industry changes and potential gambling policy changes, Spectrum Gaming Group as been chosen to...

4/14/2016

article Washington Gambling Commission reconsiders new 'skill' games
(Washington) -- Insert $2 into the slot and watch the fruits spin: lime, orange, cherries. There’s no match, so add money and start a new game, where playing cards...

1/9/2016

article Tsunami-safe parking garage part of $25 million QBRC expansion
(Washington) -- A new 500-car parking garage that also can serve as the first tsunami evacuation shelter on the North Beach will be part of a $25 million Quinault Beach...

12/12/2015

article Nooksack River Casino shuttered, tribe in court for unpaid debts
(Washington) -- The Nooksack River Casino in Deming has closed its doors. The Bellingham Herald reported a sign on the casino door Friday said it’s closed and that...
article Nooksack River Casino Shuttered
(Washington) -- The Nooksack River Casino in Deming has closed its doors. The Bellingham Herald reports a sign on the casino door Friday said it's closed and that an...

11/8/2015

article Veronica Castillo saw winnings hit $8 million on pokie machine but casino said impossible
(Australia) -- The casino though told her not to believe what she had seen. The machine had a maximum jackpot of $20,000 and the figure she saw was a malfunction.

11/7/2015

article Woman who won $8.5 million jackpot at casino is denied her winnings because the slot machine 'malfunctioned'
(Washington) -- For five minutes, she was a multi-millionaire! Veronica Castillo, from Portland, Oregon thought she had struck it lucky after hitting an $8 million...

10/1/2015

article No decision on Spokane Tribe casino, Inslee says
(Washington) -- Gov. Jay Inslee hasn't made a decision yet on a request by the Spokane Tribe to open a casino near Airway Heights. And he can't predict when he...

7/29/2015

press release Director Trujillo testifies at Congressional Hearing on Safeguarding the Integrity of Indian Gaming
(Washington) -- Indian gaming revenue has grown from $3 billion to $28 billion during the past 25 years. This revenue has a significant impact on Tribal communities,...

7/25/2015

article LETTER: Problems with huge casinos
(Washington) -- It has been reported in the newspapers that the Enumclaw Highway is going to be connected to Highway 18. This is an excellent move to reduce traffic...

6/14/2015

article Ribbon-cutting slated for new casino
(Washington) -- New 56,000-square-foot casino will give membership and Tribe something to be proud of, casino manager says. The Colville Tribes’ new 12 Tribes...

6/12/2015

article Dining, music coming to 12 Tribes
(Washington) -- What do pork pot stickers, a chicken croissant sandwich, Kobe beef hot dogs and an 18-ounce rib eye steak all have in common?

6/11/2015

article 12 Tribes Resort and Casino nearly ready
(Washington) -- 12 Tribes Resort and Casino, designated as the Colville Confederated Tribes’ flagship gaming and entertainment facility, will open to the public...

6/5/2015

article Class III gaming compacts approved for 27 Washington tribes
(Washington) -- Twenty seven Indian tribes in Washington State now have approval for Class III gaming thanks to a new compact approved by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

5/11/2015

press release Commissioners tour amusement game center and other gambling businesses
(Washington) -- The Commissioners’ May meeting was held in Vancouver, which was a great opportunity to get to know our licensees in Southwest Washington. Several...

5/4/2015

article Chris Stearns Re-Appointed as Gambling Commissioner by Governor Inslee
(Washington) -- Chris Stearns has been re-appointed as a Gambling Commissioner by Governor Inslee. His term will expire June 30, 2021. Governor Inslee first appointed...

4/18/2015

article The Skokomish Expansion Along Hwy 101 Means Everyone Wins
(Washington) -- “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” This wisdom is from a true font...
article Ready for horse racing? Emerald Downs begins its season on Saturday
(Washington) -- Emerald Downs begins its 70-day live racing season Saturday with a first-race post time of 2 p.m.

4/11/2015

article Official: Washington County can't afford to roll dice on gambling problem
(Washington) -- With one casino in Washington County and four others within a 30-minute drive of the county's borders, a gambling problem is emerging in the county...

4/5/2015

article Council to vote on casino, lot purchases
(Montana) -- After a break on the fifth week of March, the Kalispell City Council has a full agenda for tonight’s meeting. The item that could get the most...

2/27/2015

article Nemacolin's Lady Luck Casino being shopped by Isle of Capri
(Washington) -- Less than two years after its opening, the Lady Luck Casino at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is up for sale, and could soon be under new management.

2/20/2015

article Tribal Deal Would Set Number of Gambling Machines in Wash. State
(Washington) -- The number of gambling machines in Washington state tribal casinos is set to increase by several thousand and rise automatically in the future under a...

2/14/2015

article State gambling board allows more machines at tribal casinos
(Washington) -- The state gambling board has approved a plan to allow more slot-like machines at tribal casinos. The Olympian reports the agreement approved Friday would...

2/13/2015

article Gambling board approves deal for more machines at tribal casinos
(Washington) -- The state board that regulates gambling in Washington cleared the way Friday for more slot-style machines at tribal casinos. The tribal compacts approved...
press release State Gambling Commission votes to forward Tribal
(Washington) -- Today at their public meeting, the five Gambling Commissioners and four legislative ex officio members voted 8:1 to approve Tribal - State Compact...

2/11/2015

article Editorial: Tribal gambling compacts look OK
(Washington) -- Washington’s treaty tribes would find it easier to add electronic slot machines as their enterprises gradually expand under terms of new compacts...

2/10/2015

press release Washington Gambling Commission Chair Stearns Looks Back At 2014
(Washington) -- Gambling Commission Chair Chris Stearns invites you to take a look at some of the ways the Commission kept gambling legal and honest in 2014. Chair...

2/7/2015

article WA State: Online Poker Bill Dead, Fantasy Sports Bill Moves Forward
(Washington) -- It was a bit of bad news/good news/bad news in Washington State this past week, as a grassroots effort that sought to legalize online poker in Washington...

2/6/2015

article Emerald Island Casino Continues to Shine
(Nevada) -- “Downtown Henderson makes a big comeback.” That’s the headline many business owners, investors and developers have been waiting to hear.
article Washington I-Poker Efforts Dead For 2015
(Washington) -- It didn’t last too long on the legislative table, as the state of Washington’s online poker bill has been deemed dead for 2015, according to...

1/29/2015

article Curtis Woodard Discusses New Bill Which Looks to Bring Online Poker to Washington State
(Washington) -- Back in 2006, Washington State took an early stance against iGaming by passing SSB 6613, which made it a Class C felony punishable by a $10,000 fine and/...

1/28/2015

article Washington Online Poker Bill Introduced
(Washington) -- Playing online poker is a felony in just one U.S. state: Washington. But that could change if lawmakers pass H1114, a bill recently introduced by state...

1/27/2015

article Deal would allow more gambling machines at Washington state tribal casinos
(Washington) -- A tentative deal between Washington state and Indian tribes would allow more gambling machines at tribal casinos. The News Tribune reports that over the...

1/25/2015

article Deal would allow more gambling machines at Washington state tribal casinos
(Washington) -- A tentative deal between Washington state and Indian tribes would allow more gambling machines at tribal casinos. The News Tribune reports that over the...
article Washington Tribal Casinos to Play a Key Role in State’s Gambling Affairs
(Washington) -- It seems like most tribal casinos, based on the territory of Washington, are looking for expanding their business and influence on the economy of the...

1/24/2015

article Tribal-state deal would put gambling expansion on autopilot
(Washington) -- The number of gambling machines allowed in tribal casinos – currently about 28,000 – has been set over the years in prolonged and sometimes...

1/22/2015

article WOODARD: Washington State Analysis: Online Poker Regulation Pays For Itself
(Washington) -- Washington State’s Office of Financial Management has released its fiscal notes for HB 1114, Washington’s internet poker bill. For bills that...

1/15/2015

article Most Washington tribes reach new Class III gaming compacts
(Washington) -- Nearly every tribe in Washington has reached a new Class III gaming compact. The Washington State Gambling Commission announced agreements with 27 of 29...

1/14/2015

article Washington State Gets its Own Online Poker Bill
(Washington) -- A Washington State online poker bill has arrived unexpectedly at the opening of the state’s new legislative session this week. The bill to legalize...

1/12/2015

article Online Poker Bill to be Introduced in Washington State
(Washington) -- State Representative Sherry Appleton (D) of the 23rd legislative district prefiled an online poker bill this past Friday. HB 1114 is scheduled to be...
article Washington State Eyes Legalizing Online Poker
(Washington) -- Even though the state of Washington has passed legislation that made playing online poker a crime punishable by jail (the only U.S. state to do so), in...
article Washington State Online Poker Bill Introduced
(Washington) -- A new online poker bill has been filed in Washington state. The bill would legalize and regulated online poker in the state, putting an end to a...

1/11/2015

article New Bill Would Legalize, Regulate Online Poker In Washington State
(Washington) -- The least hospitable state for U.S. online poker players is a small step closer to shedding that dubious distinction. The state in quest

12/30/2014

press release 27 tribes in Washington have reached a tentative agreement to amend their Tribal-State Gaming Compacts
(Washington) -- The State of Washington and 27 of the 29 federally recognized Indian Tribes in Washington have reached a tentative agreement to amend their Tribal-State...

12/13/2014

article Olympia police arrest woman for Steilacoom lottery fraud
(Washington) -- A 62-year-old woman accused of stealing lottery winnings was arrested Monday afternoon, according to the Olympia Police department.

11/30/2014

article Gambling in state shifts to tribal casinos
(Washington) -- Colorful and brightly-lit signs identify each bowl behind the bar: “Defenders of Freedom.” “Hanky Panky.” “Nature’s...

7/6/2014

article Letter: Lakewood’s New Entrance
(Washington) -- “Lakewood looks to make good first impression with new entrance.” I’ve a suggestion. And it not only meets the standards of the current...

6/2/2014

article Angel of the Winds making more room for people to play
(Washington) -- The Angel of the Winds Casino opened its doors 10 years ago this October. It was due for an expansion.

6/1/2014

article The Washington State Gambling Commission’s Compelling Case for State-Regulated Online Gambling
(Washington) -- Let me say upfront that the Washington State Gambling Commission doesn’t set policy, they carry it out. But there is something I find interesting...

4/26/2014

article Guest opinion: Preventing casino development crucial to Fairchild’s future
(Washington) -- Recently, the Spokane County commissioners again urged the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs to reject the Spokane Tribe’s proposal to build a casino...

4/22/2014

article Washington State Advocates Fighting for Online Poker Reform
(Washington) -- In 2006 Washington State passed what many consider to be one of the most draconian gambling laws in the country, a law that makes playing online poker in...

3/13/2014

article Lacey City Council will weigh changes to gambling tax rate
(Washington) -- The Lacey City Council Thursday will consider whether to amend its gambling tax rate for social card games, a move designed to aid Hawks Prairie Casino,...

2/27/2014

article Opinion: Casinos a bad deal
(Washington) -- The Spokesman-Review nailed it on the head (Feb. 19) about the Spokane Tribe casino. I hear the sucking sound going to the Airway Heights area instead of...

4/29/2013

article Washington State Online Poker Ballot Initiative
(Washington) -- Two online poker ballot initiatives are active in Washington State. If these initiatives receive 300,000 signatures from Washington State residents on...

2/22/2013

article Washington State Online Poker Bill Dies in Committee
(Washington) -- Two days after what seemed like an encouraging hearing to discuss reducing the penalties of online poker in Washington state, bill sponsor Rep. Paul...

1/17/2013

article Op-ed: Allow nontribal cardrooms to offer electronic scratch-ticket machines
(Washington) -- Washington's tribal casinos poured jackpot-sized contributions into state political campaigns in 2012 — more than $1 million, according to...

1/24/2012

article OP/ED: Gambling expansion: Still a losing political bet for state
(Washington) -- One of the most irresponsible ideas kicking around the 2012 Legislature is the Republican proposal to pack local card rooms across the state with...

1/23/2012

article The results of the state's survey on gambling
(Washington) -- How simple it all once was – with penny Bingo at the club meeting, penny-ante poker with a few friends on Friday night or a raffle at the church...
article WSU reports results of state gambling survey
(Washington) -- Among Washington adults who gamble, the most popular form of gaming in the past 12 months has been the state lottery, followed by tribal casinos. Sixty-...

12/27/2011

article Wash. Looks At Gambling As Budget Solution
(Washington) -- The latest idea to solve Washington state's budget shortfall is to expand gambling. Some politicians say it's a coffer the state should have...

12/25/2011

article LETTER: Expand gambling, really?
(Washington) -- Rep. Gary Alexander, Republican and ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee, is proposing legislation to expand off-reservation gambling in...

12/9/2011

article WIGA: Expanding Washington gambling to nontribal casinos
(Washington) -- For-profit gambling expansion proponents promising hundreds of millions in new state revenue are relying on studies by their own gaming-market “...

12/6/2011

article COLUMN: Open up electronic gambling beyond tribal casinos to generate more state revenue
(Washington) -- THE governor's list of potential new revenue generators includes gaming sources, but their impact is characterized as "indeterminate."...
article State Republicans pulling for nontribal slot machines
(Washington) -- Republican lawmakers steadfastly opposed to any tax increases suggested by Democrats say they have other ideas for raising money to help plug a $2...

12/5/2011

article GOP wants more slot machines for nontribal casinos
(Washington) -- Republican lawmakers steadfastly opposed to any tax increases suggested by Democrats say they have other ideas for raising money to help plug a $2...

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