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Strom Peterson's gamble: Sports betting in tribal facilities

Series: WNPA | Story 12

Last updated 2/27/2020 at 9:08am

Rep. Strom Peterson

Rep. Strom Peterson (D-Edmonds) is betting that citizens want legalize gambling.

On Feb.13, the Washington House of Representatives passed legislation sponsored by Peterson to legalize sports betting in tribal gambling facilities.

If passed, it would allow Washingtonians to place bets on both professional and college sporting events at the state's 29 tribal casinos. Wagering on Washington state college sporting action, both public and private, would be prohibited.

"We know that illegal sports wagering is happening in our state," said Peterson. "The Legislature needed to find a workable path...

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